book launch, book review, fantasy

Book Launch: Idriel’s Children by Hayley Reese Chow

It’s a blog takeover! I’m so happy to be handing the reigns over to Hayley Reese Chow for the next three days. Released today, Idriel’s Children is a magical epic fantasy set in a world I’ve fallen in love with. Look out for an interview with Hayley tomorrow and her guest post on writing the… Continue reading Book Launch: Idriel’s Children by Hayley Reese Chow

book review, fantasy

Burning Shadows by Hayley Reese Chow

This sequel novella to Odriel’s Heirs follows Dragon Heir, Kaia, her ragehound Gus, and Shadow Heir, Klaus, as they track down and destroy the remaining undead Lost. A call for help from an outpost on the country’s border introduces the Heirs to a new enemy. Kaia offers help without hesitation, but is she ready for… Continue reading Burning Shadows by Hayley Reese Chow

book review, nonfiction

Deanna Durbin by William Harper

Lovingly written by a fan of the actress, Harper meticulously researched this short but informative book detailing Durbin’s movies and time in Hollywood. The rumor is my father’s favorite actress was Deanna Durbin. I never spoke to him about her, but he would have been a young man when her movies came out, and I… Continue reading Deanna Durbin by William Harper

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The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

A series of essays on writing, Dillard talks about internal and external creative spaces, the dichotomy of simultaneously wanting to write and do anything else in the world, and the general nature of creativity and art. Backed up with quotes from other writers, her writing is often metaphorical but always wondrously descriptive. A muse on… Continue reading The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

book review, nonfiction

Gene Kelly by Clive Hirschhorn

I’m a big fan of Gene Kelly, and movies such as Anchors Aweigh, It’s Always Fair Weather and, of course, Singing in the Rain, are films that I watch repeatedly. However, I know very little about the man behind the actor/singer/dancer/director/choreographer. It seems that no one does either, as he was a introvert who kept… Continue reading Gene Kelly by Clive Hirschhorn