December Westerns Wednesday Roundup

(I am still fine. I have finished writing the second episode in the northern adventure radio/podcast series and expect I'll be spending December not writing much after the Christmas card rush. I'll be back to writing work in January!) I was somewhat overwhelmed this year by Advanced Reader's Copies. (ARCs) While I am quite delighted… Continue reading December Westerns Wednesday Roundup

Kolkata Noir – by Tom Vater

Three short novellas linked by place and characters through time, collected into a short book suitable for reading during Noirvember. Indeed, I quite early on began to suspect that the third story was in its way paying homage to Casablanca, which was later confirmed to me through the author's notes. (Casablanca, however, is, according to… Continue reading Kolkata Noir – by Tom Vater

Gunsmoke and Dragonfire – A Fantasy Western Anthology

I picked this book up because it's editor was one of my regional liaison people for the Nanowrimo event last year - to be perfectly honest, when I got it, I had tempered expectations - as I've said before, I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, and while I'm happy with the concept of cross-genre… Continue reading Gunsmoke and Dragonfire – A Fantasy Western Anthology

I Write Westerns Because – Road Trips!

This post is one of an intermittently-appearing series "I write westerns because..." in which I share thoughts. Some thoughts are likely better thought out than others. Chances are, the following could use a round of edits for consistency and clarity, but it hasn't gotten one because I'm trying to operate on the shared is better… Continue reading I Write Westerns Because – Road Trips!

Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina Hall – Western Wednesday Book Review – October ’21

Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina HallMy rating: 3 of 5 starsI was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this book by the author. Thank you Ms Hall!I don't think I've ever read a novel so clearly infused with Christian belief before. I found it a bit of a strange experience, although not unpleasant.Our… Continue reading Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina Hall – Western Wednesday Book Review – October ’21