Tiny Sparks

I know this is just transitory, and therefore pretty meaningless in a sales sense, but it means the world to me to even see my name so close to Stephen King’s (not to mention his son’s). Even the tiniest spark can ignite a conflagration. -Phillip

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I Wrote Some Books

Today is a day that for seven years, seemed like that dream where you’re running and running towards something but that something seemed to only get further and further away. I’m happy to say I’ve finally reached that something–publication. For those that don’t know, this time last year, I was in the throes of writing a short story every week and …

Book Review – The Directorate by Berthold Gambrel

When Berthold Gambrel announced the publication of his second novel, The Directorate, I grinned from ear to ear. It was difficult to recall the last time I had dug into a good military space opera. There was a youthful summer when it was all I read, but it’s since been one of many genres that I cycle through. Let me tell …

Book Review – Second Chance Romance by Jill Weatherholt

As writers, expanding our literary horizons is one of several keys to getting better. If we narrow our lens into the world, we limit what we can pull out of it and stuff into our toolbox. My natural inclinations may not have me buying tickets for an upcoming ballet performance, joining the local quilting club, or, ahem, reading a faith-based …

Book Review – Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin

With Carrie Rubin’s new book, The Bone Curse, coming out shortly, I’m a little (a lot) behind the times with this review, but it’s better late than never to spend time with such a gem. Eating Bull is Carrie Rubin’s sophomore effort, a thriller centering on overweight Jeremy Barton (unaffectionately known as “Eating Bull”) and a serial killer with a …

Book Review – Between the Shadow and Lo by Lauren Sapala

Between the Shadow and Lo isn’t a book for everybody, but that doesn’t mean everybody shouldn’t read it. I don’t care who you are, at some level, addiction is something to which we can all relate. If you don’t have a vice, you’re not being honest with yourself and Lauren Sapala’s book is the cure: It’s a fistful of tightly …

Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell – $0.99 Until Nov 1st!

Circumstances of Childhood   By John W. Howell   Shipping on October 1st. Priced at $0.99 for the introduction. This is a different story for John. It is in the Family Life genre and tells the story of brotherly love, riches to rags, redemption and a little paranormal thrown in. Normally John writes thrillers but this time he has stepped …

The Not-So-Antisocial Person’s Guide to Conversing With the Dead

Good answers require good questions. But, just as many people aren’t prepared to ask good questions, not everyone is prepared to provide good answers. If I wanted to learn how to sail a boat, would I rather consult Magellan or the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island? Knowing this, I usually skip the office cafeteria during lunch hour, head out to the dim …