This week, I was elated to hear that my latest novel, “Webs of Perception” was the winner of the International Book Excellence Award in the category of fiction. I have been extremely fortunate in having each of my proceeding “Web Series” novels honored with a national and/or international award. It got me thinking. Are any.. read more →

Ahh, to be a bookworm. To love books with a fiery passion, and always be searching for the next great read! Of course, bookworms come in many varieties. As I began thinking about similar traits shared throughout the greater book loving community, I realized that I could not think of a single list that could.. read more →

Last September you may remember a blog post I published entitled “4 Reasons to Join Talking Fiction”, which laid of some great reasons to join this fast-growing Facebook group for Fiction writers and readers. It was a popular post that led to the further growth of our thriving community. Since then, we’ve seen a noticeable.. read more →

The flowers are flowing with flashy pops of color, the birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing––it must be Spring! At least that’s my experience here in California. But no matter where you are, Spring is a sign of renewal, growth, and prosperity! It’s also a time of many holidays for which gifts are.. read more →

Reading and writing are essential skills. In today’s world information is more and more likely to be shared digitally through the written word. For some children, the love of reading and writing comes naturally, but others may take some guidance towards love–and mastery–of the crafts. If you’re looking to get a young person of any.. read more →

You may remember a post I did several months ago entitled “Goodness Is All Around Us” which highlighted the good in the world—and in light of some of the recent tragedies I thought it might be a good idea to spread some positivity in the midst of all the sorrow. So I’ve pulled together some.. read more →

I recently came across a rather interesting fact about Iceland that I thought was well worth sharing with my readers. This winter wonderland has a spectacular Christmas Eve tradition of gifting books to friends and family. As I dug deeper, it became clear as to why this icy landmass has such a fond relationship with.. read more →

Book readers are the heroes of the literary world. Their love of reading keeps authors writing and countless parts of the industry afloat. But, there is one individual who runs a close second to the reader. What is that, you may ask? Reviewers, of course. Readers who take the time to review the books they.. read more →

Summer is a time for enjoying the great outdoors and—of course—knocking out your summer reading list. While you’ll likely love the experience of the task at hand, you’ll always find an opportunity to read a few chapters. I decided to write this blog by incorporating some of my friend’s and family’s favorite ways of enjoying.. read more →

In my view, the absolute best way to enjoy a good book is in its traditional form. There is nothing quite like sitting down in a comfy chair, and turning the crisp pages of a book in print. The smell. The feel. It’s wonderful. I am never without book at my bedside. But, I simply.. read more →