Notes on Creating a Story (part 3)

Following my last post (part 2) on how/why I came to write my modern fantasy, The Lords of the Summer Season (Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3d1LbcV ), below is part 3. Other installments will follow.  Besides describing Bradan's adventures during 1967's Summer of Love, I’ve also included flashback chapters set in sixth-century Britain, Renaissance Florence, and on … Continue reading Notes on Creating a Story (part 3)

Notes on Creating a Story (part 2)

Following my prior posting (part 1) on how/why I came to write my modern fantasy, The Lords of the Summer Season (Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3uuH4vQ ), below is part 2. Other installments will follow. The Lords of the Summer Season is mostly set during 1967’s “Summer of Love.” This period is too expansive and amorphous to … Continue reading Notes on Creating a Story (part 2)

Notes on Creating a Story (part 1)

I thought it might be amusing, if a little self-indulgent, to post on how/why I came to write my modern fantasy, The Lords of the Summer Season (Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2Q0TPQ4 ). Below is part 1 with other installments to follow. Literate entertainment is my goal. The Lords of the Summer Season blends fantasy, action, historical … Continue reading Notes on Creating a Story (part 1)

Book Review – IN THE LAND OF MEN

Curiously, In the Land of Men needed better editing; it’s curious because this memoire was written by a former fiction editor of Esquire. Early on, Adrienne Miller's In the Land of Men is an arch portrait of a time when journals like Esquire made an effort to publish significant, literary short stories and Miller navigated … Continue reading Book Review – IN THE LAND OF MEN

Book Review – THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA

Three-star book reviews may be the most useful critiques for judging a book. These reviews call out both good and bad aspects of a story and thread the needle between gushy fanboy/fangirl praise (4 and 5 stars) and spiteful hating on a book (1 and 2 stars). In that spirit, I’m giving The Lies of … Continue reading Book Review – THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA