Chat About Books Reviews “The Wallace House of Pain”

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Thanks to Kerry at Chat About Books for reviewing my novelette, The Wallace House of Pain, on her hugely popular book blog, and calling the story "A must read!" on her 5-star Amazon review. https://youtube.com/shorts/kDySb0WVKHw?feature=share She writes: "[Xander] is convinced his father won’t accept him for who he really is. Something we all know many, many … Continue reading Chat About Books Reviews “The Wallace House of Pain”

Book Giveaway: 15 Copies of “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

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We are conducting a book giveaway contest to clear out inventory of my last novel, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and make way for the next one—Beautiful and Terrible Things, which is being released by TouchPoint Press very soon. Winners also receive a free novelette and other Bonus Materials. Fifteen copies of the paperback version of … Continue reading Book Giveaway: 15 Copies of “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

“Inside and Out” Short Story – Monadnock Underground

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My short story Inside and Out has been published by Monadnack Underground, "a journal of thought and spirit". Here's a taste of the dark story tracing a college romance--and its disturbing secrets (in the well-put words of Monadnock Underground). "You can’t break up with me. We’re unbreakable. You said it yourself." "I was wrong. Nothing … Continue reading “Inside and Out” Short Story – Monadnock Underground

Readers’ Favorite Rates “The Wallace House of Pain” 5 Stars

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Readers' Favorite, one of the fastest growing book review and contest sites, has rated The Wallace House of Pain 5 stars! They also posted the following review. "The Wallace House of Pain: A Novelette centers around Xander and his estranged father, Jim. S.M. Stevens uses this short story to introduce us to Xander and his … Continue reading Readers’ Favorite Rates “The Wallace House of Pain” 5 Stars

How to Add “The Wallace House of Pain” to Goodreads Lists

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If you're here, then you must be considering "voting" for The Wallace House of Pain on one of Goodreads' relevant lists, so thank you! This is easier and way more fun than voting in the November election. It's not really a vote at all - there's no competition. It's just you saying this book belongs … Continue reading How to Add “The Wallace House of Pain” to Goodreads Lists

Three Must-Read Books

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This is not a book review blog; it's a blog to talk about my own books and related news. However, sometimes you read a book that is too good not to talk about. I've enjoyed a few of those lately, and I want to share these three must-read books with you. Making these books extra … Continue reading Three Must-Read Books

How to Add a Book to a Goodreads List

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Those of you who use Goodreads to find your next book are probably familiar with the site's Lists. These are reader-selected collections of books on similar themes. So there are lists on everything from New Horror for Your Halloween Reading to one of my favorites, YA Books About Performing Arts. (That list is one of … Continue reading How to Add a Book to a Goodreads List

Early Reviews for “The Wallace House of Pain”

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Early reviews for The Wallace House of Pain are starting to come in. Wottaread The first blog review of The Wallace House of Pain is from Wottaread. This book review site featured my novelette last week, for which we thank them. I love how they sum up the story: "This book is about knowing yourself … Continue reading Early Reviews for “The Wallace House of Pain”

Fun Friday Photo: The Joy of Reading

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Thanks to fellow author Jane Risdon for this fun Friday photo on the joy of reading. I unapologetically borrowed this after seeing it on her Facebook page. And thanks and kudos to the artist, Guada. If this doesn't sum up the power of a book to transport us from everyday doldrums to somewhere fantastical, historical, … Continue reading Fun Friday Photo: The Joy of Reading