So I’m terrible at keeping this website updated, so instead of doing individual posts archiving my latest book reviews, I’ll just do a master post of every review of mine that has gone live since the last time I updated this site.
My second spooky read this year was a review of a Gen-Z haunted house story. What happens to Camille when she moves into her family manor in the UK countryside? Read my review here in Quail Bell Magazine.
In one of my October spooky reads this year, I read L. Marie Wood’s The Realm, a speculative horror novel about the worst possible fate for life after death. You can read about this terrifying setting in Broads Non Gratahere.
Guts Publishing’s second anthology is a collection of literature about the internet and its effects on our minds and bodies. This collection features several amazing stories from UK authors, and can be read here in The Blue Nib.
The newest book from award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer is a historical fiction novel about the birth of the nuclear age. You can learn about the various figures who radically altered the world here in Quail Bell Magazine.
I reviewed a sci-fi/fantasy anthology called Shapers of Worlds for Broads Non Grata. This collection was new work and reprints from an array of international authors, with a great mix of stories throughout. Read about the collection here.
I reviewed Mark Kirkbride’s novella about the war between Heaven and Hell for Writer’s Egg Magazine, a relatively new UK based literary site. Did this novella make me think about life after death? Read about it here.
My first double book review, I reviewed Tosca Lee’s pandemic thriller duology. The books follow an ex-cult member as she navigates a world plagued with a new virus that disrupts the U.S. Read about the series here in Quail Bell Magazine.
So nearly a year after it was originally published, I remembered that I wrote an essay for the Guts Publishing blog about my short story, “How I Lost My Virginity in a Lobster Trap,” for their debut anthology, Stories About Penises. I discussed how the story, which a family member once described to me as “shockingly ribald for a Christmas gift,” came to be, and how various forms of collaboration led to the inception of the character Noah.
I picked up 13 books to review at AWP 2020 in San Antonio before quarantine went into affect, and the 13th review has finally gone live on Lambda Literary Review. It’s a review of Greg Mania’s debut memoir, Born to Be Public. It’s a great book of a queer millenial coming of age in the internet age, full of humor, heart, and lots of pictures of NYC nightlife and questionable frosted-tip hairdos. Check it out here.