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After writing a post-apocalyptic fantasy set in Iowa, my next book is riding the wave of fun scifi. I don’t know if I had too much time spent in the caves outside of Denver in my Scavenger books, then in the Abyss of Godsknife, but I’ve needed a breather. My Scavenger: Evolution book is part […]

J.L. Doty on Lasers, FTL travel, and The Thirteenth Man


Welcome to timothycward.com, J.L. Doty, author of the new novel, The Thirteenth Man, from Impulse, a division of Harper Voyager. Spanning the galaxy, The Thirteenth Man (E-ISBN: 9780062562081, on sale 08/23/2016, $3.99; ISBN: 9780062562104, $7.99) blends the best traditions of space opera and military sci-fi into a non-stop adventure that’s as much Patrick O’Brien as […]

Best Spell and Magic System with Leanna Renee Hieber #ReaderOlympics


Our Reader Olympics continues with a couple quick entries from Leanna Renee Hieber discussing her favorite spell and magic system. To read previous entries, check out our first part of David D. Levine and Randy Henderson. Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults […]

Video unboxing of new Justin R. Macumber books #Fragile


I’ve been a fan of Justin R. Macumber from the early days of my resurrected writing efforts like nine years ago. His podcast, Dead Robots’ Society was a weekly inspiration for me. I enjoyed hearing Justin and his crew discuss the challenges of being an aspiring author, while also providing crucial advice on how to […]

Audiobook Review: THE ANDROID’S DREAM by John Scalzi (Narr. Wil Wheaton)

The Android’s Dream Written by: John Scalzi Narrated by: Wil Wheaton Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:12-07-10 Publisher: Audible Studios I came into John Scalzi’s The Android’s Dream hoping to find a strong read and I was impressed beyond my expectations. Wil Wheaton adds his touch to smart scifi that has […]

Layers of Storytelling with Seth Skorkowsky


Today’s guest post is with Seth Skorkowsky, author of the new book, Ibenus, the third book in his Valducan series from Ragnarok Publications. Layers of Storytelling. One of the most difficult questions novelists face is, “What is the book about?” It’s a simple question and we ask it of other authors all the time. But the […]

Graphic Novel Review – Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke (First Second Books)

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Ben Hatke is my two year old’s favorite author, and my favorite to read to him. Every book of his we get into the house gets well worn and produces countless happy moments of in my lap reading with my son. His books are more for elementary school to middle school aged readers, but that […]