The Irony of Isolation #HoldOnToTheLight

  Growing up, I never felt like I fit in. I still don’t. Every day remains a struggle, with that demon we like to call depression whispering lies into my ear. “You’re a failure.” “Nobody likes you.” “You have nothing interesting to say.” And on and on … these are some of the tamer lies […]

Frequency Season 1

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Pass on this one. Frequency is a one-season CW show which originally aired in 2016/20177. It has been cancelled, although it isn’t entirely clear why because despite what I’m about to say, it got a fairly positive audience reception. They apparently released an epilogue […]

GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Kaitlin’s Tale

Kaitlin’s Tale took the GOLD in the contemporary fantasy category of the 2017 Global Ebook Awards! The judges at the Global Ebook Awards have been extremely enthusiastic about the Cassie Scot Series. Every book in the series has won a Global Ebook Award. (Some have received other awards as well.) So I’m super excited to […]

Dear Netflix

Dear Netflix: I thought you were different. I’ve been an ardent supporter of the Netflix brand almost from the start. Well before on-line viewing became more the norm than the exception. Well before your original content made you a serious threat to cable TV. You created binge watching, everyone’s new favorite way to watch TV. […]

Travelers Season 1

Canada is once more proving that they’ve got game when it comes to science fiction television shows. This joint Canadian/Netflix venture was an easy binge watch with an instantly hooky premise and a great cast. So sometime in the future, things are bad. “Travelers” jump back to modern time by rewriting the brain of some […]

Sense 8 Season 2

It’s been almost two years since I reviewed “My New Favorite Scifi Series: Sense8” I made no bones about it, I love, love loved this show! I rewatched it 3 times in the summer of 2015, checked daily for news of its renewal, and felt the greatest relief of my life when they announced it had gotten […]

Haven: Season 1

4/5 stars I started watching this show with my 11-year-old son a few weeks ago and we’ve been enjoying it a great deal. He might be enjoying it more than me, but then, a lot of the show’s tropes are fresher for him. 🙂 You’ve got your basic cop/paranormal drama set in a small town […]

Writing 101: Description

To celebrate the launch of my new editing venture, I’m writing a new series of blog posts that take us back to basics. These are the fundamentals of writing, the things you need to know before you’re ready to publish. DESCRIPTION For many new writers, and even some experienced writers, description is the bane of […]

Finish the Story Grand Opening Special: FREE First Chapter Edit

This week is the Grand Opening of Finish the Story. I’ll be working alongside Claire Ashgrove and Dennis Young, two fantastic fellow authors/editors, to offer a greater variety of services than I could on my own. We are a full-service editing company, which means we strive to help you prepare for publication no matter where […]

Free Ebook Today Only!!!

It’s Read an Ebook Week, and that means free books! Twilight Times is offering Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective, the first book in the Cassie Scot Quartet, completely free for one day only! No catch! Just click the link to the file type you need … Download Cassie Scot in .mobi (kindle friendly) format Download Cassie […]