Praise for Campbell’s Koontown Killing Kaper

Title: Koontown Killing Kaper Author: Bill Campbell Genre: Science Fiction, Satire Goodreads All the rappers in Koontown are being killed, and rumor has it that it's vampire crack babies doing the killing. Desperate, the police reach out to Genevieve "Jon Vee" Noire, ex-super model/ex-homicide detective/private eye. Together with her former partner, Genevieve must navigate the … Continue reading Praise for Campbell’s Koontown Killing Kaper

Best Advice for a Frustrated Writer, Plus Three Book Reviews!

An esteemed and long-time friend of mine recently read a healthy chunk of the novel (?) I've been working on all year. We discussed a number of things working and not-working with it (including if it even qualifies as a novel) and somewhere toward the end of our talk I began complaining. My friend waited … Continue reading Best Advice for a Frustrated Writer, Plus Three Book Reviews!

The Little Shoppe of Negativity — The Paris Review

I have no idea what kind of merchandise they will carry in the Little Shoppe of Positivity, so I asked some friends having coffee at that café next door what a positivity shoppe would sell. “All kinds of angel paraphernalia I would imagine,” one said. “Needlepoint pillows with positive thoughts,” said another. “I don’t… via The … Continue reading The Little Shoppe of Negativity — The Paris Review

Reading Tolkien

This is my first time reading Tolkien and, admittedly, I've been hesitant to start. In the past, I adamantly refused to read his works -- The Hobbit, LOTR, The Silmarillion, etc. -- believing, rather stupidly, that only losers read Tolkien (I mean, the man created Elvish) and, I, being quite naturally a loner, feared adding … Continue reading Reading Tolkien