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Announcing Issue #85

I’m delighted to announce that the August 2018 reviews for The Historical Novel Society are now available online. Check out the full reviews (and great articles) at: The Historical Novel Society. You can find the print views in Issue #85 of the Historical Novel Review (HNR). For this issue of HNR, I have one review appearing in print and online, In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson.  This is my first time reading Ms. Peterson’s work and I really liked this new series she’s releasing. I hope you enjoy my review of her work and the many other fine reviews available. May you find plenty of new favorites! Remember to please support authors by buying authorized print and digital versions of their books.

A Literary Internship!

Happy Fourth of July! This year, I’ve got a lot to celebrate. The nice folks over at Metamorphosis Literary Agency have welcomed me on board as a literary intern to learn more about the publishing industry. Metamorphosis represents a variety of commercial fiction, and I’m especially excited about the fantasy and sci-fi genres, as seen from some of their past work featured on their Facebook page. An enormous thank you to Stephanie Hansen (owner) for taking me on, Patty Carothers (agent) who has already been an absolute delight to work with, and Meghan Pinson (editor, My Two Cents Editing) who referred me to Metamorphosis in the first place. I even got a nifty bio added on their website! (see below:) Don’t worry — I’ll still be occasionally blogging here but expect a lot of my free time over the next several months to be spent working on this internship. I’m always astounded by the twists and turns God brings to our journey. Here’s to discovering what lies beyond the next bend in the road. Keep …

We’re Launching a Literary Journal!

You heard that right. I’m partnering with the St. Louis Writers Guild to launch their newest literary journal, 1764: A Literary Journal, showcasing the best and brightest talent from the Guild and from writers from across the United States. We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, poetry, essays and illustrations. With issues to be released annually (to start with), this publication is seeking entries from writers and illustrators, aged 18 or older, entries to be chosen by a selection committee. The St. Louis Writers Guild will be paying a modest fee for accepted submissions with an e-book and print publication to follow. This has been a project I’ve been layout the groundwork on for a couple of years now so I’m so pleased to announce that submissions are now open. Full details are available over at St. Louis Writers Guild. Come check out the submission guidelines and more at 1764.

Announcing Issue #83

The February 2018 reviews for The Historical Novel Society are now available online. Check out the full reviews (and great articles) at: The Historical Novel Society. You can find the print views in Issue #83 of the Historical Novel Review (HNR). For this issue of HNR, I have three reviews appearing in print and online. I’ll be taking a break with the May issue but will have a review also in the August 2018 issue. I hope you enjoy my reviews and the many other fine reviews available. May you find plenty of new favorites! Remember to please support authors by buying authorized print and digital versions of their books.  

Announcing Issue #80

The May 2017 issue is now available! Check out the full reviews (and great articles) at: The Historical Novel Society. You can find the print views in Issue #79 of the Historical Novel Review (HNR). For this issue of HNR, I have just the one review appearing in print and online. I’ll be taking a break from the August issue but hope to be back with new reviews later this year. I hope you enjoy my reviews and the many other fine reviews available. May you find plenty of new favorites! Remember to please support authors by buying authorized print and digital versions of their books.

Announcing Issue #79

I’m delighted to announce that the February 2017 reviews for The Historical Novel Society are now available online. Check out the full reviews (and great articles) at: The Historical Novel Society. You can find the print views in Issue #79 of the Historical Novel Review (HNR). For this issue of HNR, I have three reviews appearing in print and online. I’ll be taking a break with the May issue but hope to be back with new reviews later this year. I hope you enjoy my reviews and the many other fine reviews available. May you find plenty of new favorites! Remember to please support authors by buying authorized print and digital versions of their books.   

Talking About Tennyson on His Birthday (Blogcast)

Airing this week is a blogcast I participated in recently for Write Pack Radio on “Simplifying and Lord Tennyson” in celebration of his birthday. (Blogcast Link) His actual birthday, for those who might not know, is August 6th, 1809. There, now I’ve saved you the trouble of Googling! From the website: “In this episode, the Write Pack explores the writing of poet Albert Lord Tennyson and simplifying our writing. • How has Tennyson’s writing affect the stories of today? • How can we use the simplification process work? • How does “show don’t tell?” change based on the media you are writing? • How has prose writing and description changed from the time of Tennyson differ from today? And more…” (Write Pack Radio) I don’t generally talk on the radio, especially not about 19th century British poets, but when I was invited to participate, I couldn’t help myself.  For those of you who don’t listen to podcasts, essentially when I have the courage to chime in, I’m gushing over him, more sentiment than substance, occasionally apologetic, but …