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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!

The Odd Bureau Part 3 – Forgotten Folios Society

If you read parts 1 and 2 already, you know that I’ve been sitting next to my mailbox every day waiting for the next piece of the story to arrive. Okay, not literally, but if I didn’t have other responsibilities and commitments I might actually do it. So far, I haven’t been disappointed by the mail order story service, and part 3 is no different.

The Watch – Tyner Gillies

The Watch is a wonderful combination of two of my favourite genres: fantasy and crime. The book itself I must classify as fantastical crime, not only because of its fantasy elements—hello, demon in the basement—but also because the book is fantastic.

Collin Piprell Interview

Collin Piprell is a Canadian writer, a former journalist and editor, resident in Thailand. He has also lived in England, where he did graduate work as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow in politics and...

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