Book Review: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid is an interesting mix of YA urban fantasy and mythology that Rick Riordan made famous with his Percy Jackson series.  And while I have not read those Greek-mythology inspired novels, I fully expect to since I enjoyed The Red Pyramid pretty well. Riordan also takes an area of mythology that I have… Continue reading Book Review: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan

Writing My Novel: Midlist or Bust

My goal in life is to make a living by writing.  I don’t aspire to be a breakout New York Times Bestseller.  I’d love it, don’t get me wrong.  But I’m not setting out for that.  I’m no James Joyce with pretentions of being the next big literary author, either.  I don’t even want to… Continue reading Writing My Novel: Midlist or Bust

Review: Amazon Kindle 2

When I heard about the’s first generation Kindle, I scoffed.  I thought that ebooks would be a fad because the machines were clunky, there was no standard format for files, and the most sought-after books were simply not available. And on top of that, I like holding books.  I love being able to go… Continue reading Review: Amazon Kindle 2