Review: Books of 2018

Ok, not a Top 10 of New Fiction of 2018 because, quite frankly, I'm not sure I read 10 books that were originally published last year. That's not to say I didn't read...I did - a lot. But one of my resolutions of the previous year had been to start reading the stuff I actually... Continue Reading →

Authors: An Extended Profile of Joe R. Lansdale

Series Note: This is one of a series of 10 posts looking at my favourite authors writing today. Not just the writers I like; I’m talking the ones I pre-order anything new that they release and spend unhealthy amounts of time and money searching out back catalogue books that have been written under pseudonyms or via... Continue Reading →

5 Great Documentaries

  Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) The tag line in the poster above sums up as much as you should know about this documentary: On Nov 5 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered. To memorialize him, his friend Karl began making a documentary film. Then the killer revealed she... Continue Reading →

5 Great Story Songs

As should be fairly obvious by now I love a good story (and can stomach, even write, a mediocre one.) I also love music - I generally have something playing in the background when I'm writing, driving, cooking, whatever. And sometimes I even listen to that music - I mean properly listen to it. This... Continue Reading →

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