Review: “Full Throttle” by Joe Hill

Review: “Full Throttle” by Joe Hill

The secret’s been out for years now, but in case you didn’t know it—and in case you’ve never seen a photo of him—Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King. He came admirably to prominence outside the shadow of his father with the excellent collection of short stories, 20th...
BREW Is New from Permuted Press

BREW Is New from Permuted Press

One of the first things that happened after I signed on with Permuted Press was a rather insane book called Brew. Specifically, the editor/publisher offered to let me read an advance copy of Bill Braddock’s novel for the purpose of providing a cover blurb. I...
Dan Wells Is Not a Serial Killer

Dan Wells Is Not a Serial Killer

At the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver last night, I met a fascinating author named Dan Wells. He’s published a number of critically acclaimed novels, including the John Cleaver series (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don’t Want to Kill...
Two NaNoWriMo Surges

Two NaNoWriMo Surges

I can’t remember who first turned me on to NaNoWriMo—that is, National Novel Writing Month, which is the month of November. It was a few years ago that I first heard about it. It’s an annual internet-based novel-writing project that challenges participants...