Book Review: “These Violent Delights”

This debut novel by Micah Nemerever blew me away. “These Violent Delights” was twisted and beautiful and I would recommend this to any reader who wants to take a walk down the road of infatuation and manipulation turned to violence. Paul and Julian are both intriguing characters, with Paul being taken almost instantly by Julian.Continue reading “Book Review: “These Violent Delights””

Scenery Helps

Today I woke up and got settled. It is amazing how much better I feel just having everything in its place. The camper is set for the next several weeks. I took a moment to do some writing after doing my day job (which is also finally slowing down for the next two weeks whileContinue reading “Scenery Helps”

Holiday Melancholy

The holiday’s have always been difficult for me when it comes to my writing. Pressure at work combined with the coordination of family events always led me to sacrifice my passion. This year (in part due to the pandemic) it is a bit different. Since a lot of people are not meeting with family thisContinue reading “Holiday Melancholy”

Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks

This Thanksgiving, my family and I decided to get out of the city and do a bit of exploring. We live in downtown Chicago and, like a lot of Americans, we have spent our time looking for alternative methods of maintaining our sanity during the pandemic. Being safe for our families and ourselves is ourContinue reading “Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks”

Book Review: “Leave the World Behind”

I recently finished up the latest title by Rumaan Alam and it left me, well, in an unsure place. I enjoyed the book, and it certainly touched on themes of race and class in America that are conspicuous in today’s climate, but I also was waiting for something to happen that never quite materialzed toContinue reading “Book Review: “Leave the World Behind””

Book Review: “Imaginary Friend”

One of my favorite activities, outside of writing, is reading. Not only does it help hone my craft by observing the masterful execution from my peers and literary heroes, but it also provides me with overwhelming entertainment. Since Halloween just passed, I was in the mood for some horror. Stephen King is one of myContinue reading “Book Review: “Imaginary Friend””