A Tale of Two Zombies

I used to love zombie fiction. I really, really did, but now I find that the bandwagon riders have boarded the “Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide” and “World War Z” train and ridden it into the dirt. Zombie fiction sucks now, and has lost much of what drew in its original appeal. Two book series have…

Author Review: Stephen England

Man, it’s been a while. I blame the National Guard and deer season.  …but I mostly blame the Guard. Deer season was way too much fun I’ve also been involved with an in-depth writing project, which has taken away my daily time to write for this blog. I’m back with an author review on Stephen…

Review of “Spent Shell Casings;” Iconoclasm With A Gun

As I read Spent Shell Casings: 25 (and 5) Stories,a single thought continues to needle into my mind. I stand, reading and psychotically highlighting key passages, and I think, “Well, that’s it. I can stop writing. David Rose has already said everything I’ve been struggling to put on paper.”I have attempted to write about the…

Books by Veteran Writers Part 2: “You Delta Boys…”

In veteran circles, there is a common joke that, once a man becomes a Navy SEAL, he automatically gets a book deal. There’s a reason for that, and it’s because the American public is fascinated by them, and by special operations in general. Not to be outdone by the (admittedly awesome) stories by the squids,…

Book Review of “Tattoo Zoo”

I have been privileged to read this book, and even more honored to correspond with the author, Paul Avallone. Rarely does a reader get the chance to trade emails back and forth with an author, where questions are asked, criticisms are traded, and honest discussions of serious subjects take place. Paul Avallone is a fellow…