The Kick-Ass Writer, by Chuck Wendig

July 10, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Book Reports
Genre: Non-Fiction | Writing Themes: Writing Fiction, Publishing, Social Media, Monkeys & Bees *Explicit* (In other words, he swears a lot) Wow, what to say about Chuck Wendig? He’s the […]

Formative Reading

June 28, 2017 // Kelly Greenwood // 3 Comments // Posted in Reading
I heard once that the books you read when you are eleven are the most formative books you will read in your life. Sounds like pretty soft science, unprovable in […]

Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll

June 27, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Book Reports
Genre: Fiction | Horror | Graphic Novel Themes: Ghosts, Haunted woods, Murder A delicious trip through visual and lyrical craft. Carroll chills not only with words, but also with texture […]

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, by Hannah Tinti

June 27, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Book Reports
Genre: Fiction | Thriller Themes: On-the-run-thriller, Crime, Coming-of-age, Father-daughter relationships Sam Hawley is not a good person. He’s broken all the rules, and he’s got 12 gunshot wounds to prove […]

Published in Sick Lit Magazine

June 19, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Publications
A new short story, published in Sick Lit Magazine. “Test Subject 65382” is a sci-fi short story about a brilliant scientist who’s success in creating a perfect human being ultimately […]

Published in Moonshine Ink

June 19, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Publications
Check out our short write-up in this month’s issue of Moonshine Ink on Jeremy Benson’s new mountain bike guidebook, Mountain Bike Tahoe: 50 Select Singletrack Routes, available at Word After Word Bookshop in […]

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

June 13, 2017 // Tara May // 2 Comments // Posted in Book Reports
Genre: Science Fiction Themes: Virtual Reality, Utopias, Puzzles & Video Games What was once required reading at Oculus VR  is now primed for Hollywood, scheduled for release on the big screen […]

A Crack in the Sky: A Short Story

June 9, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Short Stories
There are stories in the clouds. My mother used to tell me that. “That one there,” she’d say, pointing to the sky, “is a spaceship, come to land in the […]

My Favorite Prompt: Here and Now I Am

June 8, 2017 // Kelly Greenwood // No Comments // Posted in Writing
Putting words on a page can be a daunting task. Sometimes the words flow like a spring river, other times they trickle in like teenagers arriving reluctantly to class. The […]

The Good Rain, by Timothy Egan

June 6, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Book Reports
Book Report by: Kelly Greenwood This book came to me as all good books should—with a friend pressing it into my hands and saying, “You have got to read this […]