I follow Newcomer’s blog. That’s what led me to this book. Check him out at josephdnewcomer.com His website tells us that El Camino Blue is “loosely based” on a journal he kept during the last four months of high school. I survived my teen years and don’t want to go back. El Camino Blue drug … Continue reading El Camino Blue by Joseph D. Newcomer
Ender’s Game was the first book I read by Orson Scott Card http://www.hatrack.com. I read it when it first came out and was hooked by Card’s writing. It may be one in my top 10 of all time. Janne from SPARK was named after the AI in Ender's Game. A couple of weeks ago, I … Continue reading The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
I had second thoughts about posting this. Some of the writing makes me cringe. I originally wrote the entire book in Third Person Omniscient - as told by the all-knowing, all-seeing narrator. It allowed me to do some simultaneous perspectives and foreshadowing that I enjoyed. My publisher didn't. She wanted a POV (Point Of View) … Continue reading SPARK – the original first chapter
SPARK was reviewed by onlinebookclub.org. Here's what they had to say:https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=200256 Reading through the comments below the review, it seemed that some readers of the review came away thinking that it was a "sad" book. Yes, some sad things happen, but is that what those of you who read it thought?
I picked up this book at a local Comic Con – Baytown TX to be exact. I was there at my publisher’s table, hawking my book (and others) and figured I’d spread a little love to other local authors who were doing the same. There wasn’t much conversation, but I’m assuming that the woman who … Continue reading The Red String by D. Marie Prokop