book review, fantasy, short story

Blame it on the Bubblegum by Rhonda Parrish

What’s better than a changeling story? A changeling story set in an algae powered airship, of course. Quinn’s job is to observe the first flight of the Callebaut, humanity’s greatest achievement, and report back to the fairy queen. But when things go awry, observation turns into action in this imaginative, entertaining short story. It should… Continue reading Blame it on the Bubblegum by Rhonda Parrish

book review, nonfiction

Bits of a Boyhood by Bruce Goodman

It’s always nice when you read the memoir of a person you hold in high esteem and you like them even more after you’ve read the book. In this short volume, blogger, musician and author, Bruce Goodman, recounts his early years growing up as the penultimate of six children in rural New Zealand. Let me… Continue reading Bits of a Boyhood by Bruce Goodman

book review, nonfiction

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

The true story of a South African sleeping beauty. In 1988, at the age of 12, Martin fell ill with a mysterious debilitating disease. Over the course of a few months he lost the ability to speak and move. He fell into a living sleep. Doctors predicted he would die in a matter of months.… Continue reading Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

book review, nonfiction, writing

5000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox

What better book to read during National Novel Writing Month than one that promises to teach you how to write faster and write smarter? The secret really is discipline, and if you’re interested in increasing your hourly word count Fox will give you step by step instructions on how to pre-plan your writing, write distraction… Continue reading 5000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox

book review, nonfiction, writing

Writers on Writing Volume 1

From Crystal Lake publishing, edited by Joe Mynhardt, nine great genre writers share their insights into the craft. Each writer tackles a different topic such as perseverance, finding time to write, imposter syndrome and discovering your story’s emotional centre. With Brian Hodge, Monique Shyman, Kevin Luca, Mercedes M Yardley, Jasper Bark, Jack Ketchum, Dave-Brendon de… Continue reading Writers on Writing Volume 1