Category Archives: Reviews

Christmas Review No. 4: Ghost Mark by JP McLean

I’ll conclude this miniseries of minireviews with one of my favourite authors of urban fantasy/supernatural fiction, JP McLean. I’ve been following her for years. I reviewed all of her books and it’s never been a difficult task: you only need … Continue reading

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Review No. 3: Dog Meat by Priscilla Bettis

Priscilla Bettis’s novella is a fascinating journey into the blackness of totalitarian regimeā€”a literary sublimation and a paradigm that we have seen before, from Romania between 1945 and 1989 and Stalin’s gulags to the crazy, murderous dictatorship of Pol Pot … Continue reading

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Christmas Review No. 2: She Who Returns by Audrey Driscoll

The next in my series of Christmas reviews is the closing book of Audrey Driscoll’s Herbert West series, She Who Returns. I’ve read and reviewed the previous installment, She Who Comes Forth and I want to touch on this one, … Continue reading

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Christmas Review No. 1: Christmas in Silver Creek by Katie O’Connor

I’ll start off my mini-series of Christmas reviews with Katie O’Connor’s Christmas novel. The fact that Katie and I are friends has nothing with the fact that I like her books. I know the real reason for that: the feeling … Continue reading

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The Best Antidote for Self-doubt

I almost wept when I read Audrie Driscoll’s review my three story collection, Best Friends and Other Lovers. It’s been so long since I got any feedback about my writing. Yesterday I told my friend, Georgette, about it. “I probably … Continue reading

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From NaNo to Ninny: Downsizing Expectations

I made quite a strong statement a while ago saying that participating in NaNoWriMo was my worst writing decision. It was four or five years ago. At the end of that agonizing November, I had the required number of words. … Continue reading

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