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Books Received 5/25/13

As a sign of appreciation to the authors and publishers who have shared their stories with me for free, I’d like to start posting covers and synopses to share with you until I’m able to get these books reviewed. (Thank you to My Bookish Ways for the Interview and Giveaway about Scare Me by Richard […]

Author Spotlight: James Smythe

I recently had the pleasure of reading James Smythe‘s recently released novel, The Explorer, and interviewing him over at SF Signal. We’re making plans to get him on AudioTim, but for now, enjoy: My 5 star review of The Explorer My interview with James Smythe In short, The Explorer is the fastest book I’ve read […]

Book Review: The Chessman by Jeffrey B. Burton

If I keep picking up books written as well as Jeffrey’s, I’ll become a much faster reader. I prefer books in Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Horror, so the fact that this book grabbed my attention so quickly and easily is an impressive feat. I was first introduced to Jeffrey B. Burton through his short story […]

AudioTim 39: Jeffrey B. Burton, Author of The Chessman

I was first introduced to Mystery/Thriller author, Jeffrey B. Burton, through his magnificent short story, “A Building This Size,” from Evolved Publishing’s Evolution: Vol. 1 anthology. In fact, I was so impressed, I did a Saturday Spotlight about it. I’ve been excited ever since for his novel, The Chessman, to come out, and was blessed […]

Blasphemingly Beautiful: Reflecting on Stephen King’s Stoker Award Winning, “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive”


Stephen King’s short story, “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” won a Stoker Award this weekend, and is available online for a free read at Atlantic Magazine’s website. (You can also listen to it for free on the Tales to Terrify podcast, along with other fantastic Stoker nominees.) Reading a story like this, for free, online, […]

Podcast interview with Terri Blackstock and $500 giveaway

Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing Terri Blackstock for the Holy Worlds Podcast regarding her recent release of Downfall, the third and final book in her Intervention Series. I was touched by her humility and a little convicted. She encouraged me not to care how many people I write for, saying that she’d be […]

Movie Review: Safe House with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington


I really liked this movie. 4 Stars. There were some all right movies out last weekend, but my friend and I went to this one because of our love for the great Denzel movies we’ve seen. Unfortunately, there were only glimpses of the Denzel attitude and flair that we’ve come to love. There were some […]

Drooling Over My To Read Pile

First, I apologize for not posting a Saturday Spotlight this past weekend. It’s my first time missing it, and I’m sorry. I took my brother in law snowboarding and developed a massive headache afterwards that left me not wanting to do anything but drink water and stare at my laptop. I read a lot of […]

AudioTim 18: Matthew C. Wood, Author of The Day the Sun Stopped Shining

Today’s AudioTim podcast interview is with Matthew C. Wood, author of the Apocalyptic Science Fiction Web Series, The Day the Sun Stopped Shining, which you can read for free on his website. We talk about the setting and the unique hook about what would happen if the sun stopped shining, the protagonist being an unlikely […]

Merry Christmas, Creepfest Winner, New Blog Series, & the next Blog Tour

First off, Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine! As I have since I got married a few years ago, I’m spending it in St. Charles, IA (picture covered bridges and small Iowa town–though the company is large and loving). I just wanted to share what will be going on at […]