6 Ways to Spring into New Writing Energy

If you live in the northern hemisphere, you’re probably more than eager to see the last cold winds of winter blow away.  And if there’s not another flake of snow for the next six months, your feelings won’t be hurt.  It’s been a long, cold, dreary winter around here. But the advent of spring brings […]

wordhaus – New Short Story eZine Ready to Launch!

You may remember my posts, back in June, about the upcoming new ezine, wordhaus.  Publisher, and blogger, Emily Wenstrom realized that many sources for short stories were available only to the small community of short story writers.  Her personal desire for a constant supply of short stories in the genres of romance, mystery/thriller, and sci-fi/fantasy […]

Good News and Fascinating Tribute

Good news first, right?  And good news last, today. Madavor Media has acquired The Writer magazine.  Just a couple of weeks ago I wrote about Kalmbach Publishing looking for a buyer for the 125 year-old magazine.  In a surprisingly short time, the deal was struck, and the print magazine will carry on.  Madavor intends to […]

Book Review: House of Order by John Paul Jaramillo

There’s no beauty in this collection of short stories. Instead, they reveal a harsh people, living in a harsh environment. There’s nothing kind in the characters. Not in the way men treat women and boys, not in the way boys treat each other, and as they grow to manhood, the way they treat other people according […]