Author Archives: Heather

To my future mother in law on the occasion of my impending wedding,

We chose a theme today. You don’t keep in touch too often, but even if you had you might have missed the significance of that one so no harm done so far. This week, we crossed a significant hurdle in the progress of my divorce. My ex-husband and I had some tax debts that would […]

Double Book Review: Blood Mother and King of Men

Blood Mother By: Brian G. Wood Genre: Horror/Fantasy Rating: Excessively Good Blood Mother, the sequel to Dead Roots, is a continuation of Tom’s terrifying life at the DPSD. Set primarily on an old plantation in Louisiana, Tom is on trial for the murder of two baby vampires, or krasue.  Even though baby vampires are freaking […]

Author Interview: Noah Murphy

Noah Murphy may not have forgiven me for my review of his book Ethereal Girls, but that didn’t stop him from meeting me early Saturday for an interview to discuss writing, publishing, feminism, and why he’s giving up. Or not.   Me: Thanks for coming   Noah Murphy: no problem   Me: So I wanted […]

Book Review: Ethereal Girls [TW: racism, misogyny, transphobia]

Ethereal Girls By: Noah Murphy Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Action This book gave me cancer. The next several paragraphs are completely true to the book and not made up. Liza is a regular old cheerleader until one day, as she’s driving by the mall after cheer practice, a giant magic axe falls out of the sky and crushes […]

Righteous ecofeminist takedown

In my Women’s literature class, all of the books we read had ecofeminist themes. Obviously I got an A. I know. I can’t help it. Even though the class is over, it got me thinking about ecofeminism.  I read a few articles about it and the widest criticism I can find is that the narrative […]

Disorganized thoughts on the Zimmerman trial from a white person to whom you should not be listening.

I wish I had been surprised last night when the verdict came through Not Guilty, but I wasn’t. The last time I was surprised was 13 months ago, when I learned that not only had George Zimmerman not been arrested immediately, but he’d managed to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from his supporters. In […]

Author Interview: Brian G. Wood

Brian Wood, author of Dead Roots met with me this evening to discuss writing positively, the problems with NaNoWriMo, his success in the world of self-publishing, and his systematic unwarranted torture of poor Sonic the Hedgehog. me All right so first of all, is this your actual first book or just the first one you’ve […]

Book Review: Dead Roots

Dead Roots: The Analyst (Volume I) By: Brian G. Wood Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Action/Horror Rating: Flawless Tom’s official job title at the Department of Paranormal Study and Defense (DPSD) is Analyst.  Analyst is the un-fancy way of describing an action-packed, psychologically taxing, high mortality rate position at a super secret government agency. It’s not an easy job, […]

Author Interview: Ken Floro III

Ken Floro III, author of Little Green Men From Beyond the Amazon was kind enough to meet with me today to discuss writing style, his kids’ college fund, and who NOT to listen to while you’re trying to make it as an indie author.  It turns out he is an unbelievably super nice guy, and […]

Book Review: Little Green Men From Beyond the Amazon

Little Green Men From Beyond the Amazon By: Ken Floro III Genre: Sci-fi/action Rating:  Jury still out pending completion of series. Little Green Men From Beyond the Amazon (heretofore LGM) is written in the first person narrative of the main character Max, a southside park ranger whose job it is to hunt down boogey men, […]