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RETRO READS: Streetlethal by Steven Barnes

Hi all!  Welcome to Retro Reads, where I talk about my favorite books that were published at least ten years ago. You can still find most of them online, though sometimes they have been re-released with a different cover and/or title. 477 more words


"Blood Kin" by Steve Rasnic Tem channels old school American gothic

Looking for an old school American horror story? Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem, published by Solaris Books/Rebellion Publishing Ltd., may scratch that itch if you’re willing to return to greater Appalachia and the well trod world of inbred families, screaming preachers and the vagaries of nature. 717 more words


Sometimes There Are Even Readers

Lackington’s published a story of mine in their last issue. It’s called “The Glad Hosts” and is one of several stories and images Ranylt Richildis selected to explore “Skins” as a theme. 295 more words


Citzens of the Realm

A fantastical tale of the strange, wondrous, and imaginative people of Realm Makers

Arrival: Day One

When I first happened upon the current village of this nomadic, creative tribe, I wasn’t entirely certain what to expect. 751 more words


Book Review: Young Adult: The Harvest by Chuck Wendig

It’s been a year since the Saranyu flotilla fell from the sky, and life in the Heartland has changed. Gone are the Obligations and the Harvest Home festivals.

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Book Review: Young Adult: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

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