SQS Reviews

Rob Boffard Interview

Rob Boffard is a South African author who splits his time between London, Vancouver and Johannesburg. He is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications such as The Guardian, Wired and io9. Tracer is his first novel.

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Tracer – Rob Boffard

Admittedly, this book was on my shelf, unread, for far too long. Now that I’ve read it, I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. If I had, I’d have already read books two and three in the series—in one sitting, if I could clear my schedule.

The Wizard Killer 1 & 2 – Adam Dreece

I’ve never been a fan of books written in first person present tense. I had yet to find a book that did it well enough for me to enjoy reading it. It’s not that I have anything against first person books or books written in present tense, but I find when they’re combined it’s difficult to get across the details and emotions necessary for moving the plot forward without breaking first person.

Top 7 Tips for Short Fiction Writers

Writing short fiction is very different than writing long fiction. With short stories, you have a lot less space to make your reader feel connected to your characters and fall into your world. Short fiction can be tough for a lot of writers because of this. If you’re new to writing short fiction or you want to improve your work, follow these top 7 tips from published short fiction writers.

Purgatorium – Connie Di Pietro

I’ll start off by saying that I love anthologies. Collections of short stories are fantastic to have on your shelf for times when you have a few spare moments, but don’t quite want to sit down with a long novel. Being able to start and finish a story in one sitting is a wonderful gift, and Purgatorium is definitely one you’ll want to have on your shelf.

The Grotesques – Tia Reed

I found the plot to be intriguing, and there were definitely a lot of cliffhangers to keep me going—I was happy I was able to listen to it in large chunks because I didn’t have to wait to start the next chapter!

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