Greetings, all! It’s been a while since you heard from me. Several life events occurred earlier this year – good events, I should mention to avoid creating any unnecessary sense of mystery. I intended to get back to you all earlier this summer but at the same time I revamped my website. That project was NOT without its challenges and ended up bringing me deeper into the world of servers and website hosting know-hows than I ever thought I needed (or wanted) to go! In any case…[Read more…] about Check Out My New Website
Book Review: Rides From Strangers
The first thing one notices upon reading through the nine stories collected in Rides From Strangers by independent author Mike Sahno is how empty-feeling everyone is. If one experience can be said to tie together all the protagonists from this provocative compilation of literary tales (with a light touch of magical realism), it’s that of loneliness hard-earned through tough encounters with others. Mike Sahno is the author of three previous books, Jana, Brothers’ Hand and Miles of Files (which recently relaunched). Rides from Strangers is his first collection of stories, though he demonstrates effortless ease in developing these tales, which leave the reader with a desolate sense of loss more typically found in bleak examinations of dystopian society. Though that feeling may not sound good, these stories definitely are.
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Why I Am Eating Some Humble Pie Right Now
It has been a while since I blogged. My interview series with authors of literary fiction is going strong thanks largely to the contributions of the many talented members of the Alliance of Independent Authors and other committed authors. Those interviews have done a good job of keeping my blog busy.
I have been planning a post nevertheless, which, when I publish it in the not-too-distant future, will share some interesting insights from the literary fiction survey I have conducted over the past few months with the above-mentioned authors.
Before then, though, I have to publish this post. And THIS post is born from the fact that I need to eat some humble pie.
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