Science Fiction Books: Passage is a Long Masterpiece

Connie Willis continues to be one of my favorite science fiction authors, in part because she writes about time travel without making it convoluted and difficult. There’s nothing like reading some time travel books to make me feel stupid because I can’t keep all the timelines straight. The other books I’ve read by her–Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of […]

Top Nine Writing Books and Book Deals

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been writing for many years. Professionally, I’ve written hundreds if not thousands of blog posts, magazine articles, newsletters, white papers, product web pages, etc. and edited many more, plus a few books. And on the side, I’ve written fiction for seven years now. I have four complete manuscripts–all in the sci-fi, YA, and urban fantasy […]

My Top Five Cookbooks: Cookbook Reviews

I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel like mine and my family’s eating habits have changed since we’re home 99% of the home under pandemic isolation. Obviously, I’m tempted to eat more frequently because the pantry and fridge are RIGHT THERE. And when I cook dinner, I’ve tried to be more purposeful about using what we have on […]

Video Game Review: Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

I’ve played Zelda in its various incarnations for years, since Nintendo 64, always playing 100% through the games. So it wasn’t a surprise to me that I loved this game, with a few caveats. Want the details? Read on… Awesome Gameplay The gameplay was awesome: For me, that means there’s enough of a challenge defeating enemies, accomplishing quests, and finding […]

Unique Science Fiction: A Book Review

It’s not often you find science fiction books with black main characters (at least in my experience), especially in YA, but I found one such book–actually, three–and highly recommend it. It’s Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor. What is Binti About? From Amazon: Binti, a young Himba girl, has the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza […]