This Is How It Always Is

This was a 5 out of 5 stars read for me!   “This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.” Don’t we all? Aren’t we all looking for that fairy tale ending? But thisContinue reading “This Is How It Always Is”

What Do You Do?

What do you do when you are angry? Or this? Maybe something like this? What do you do when you are sad? Or this? Or can you hide the tears and look like this? What does your disappointment look like? Do you pout or just call it out? Emotions can turn you inside out. Dump youContinue reading “What Do You Do?”

Castle Of Water

This was a 5 out of 5 stars novel for me; as near a perfect emotional ride as you can take.  How do you review something that blew you away? How do you add words to someone’s creation that has prose that should be considered illegal? So beautiful that it drips like honey- thick andContinue reading “Castle Of Water”

Comicon and The Mall

So, first and foremost I would love to say Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there making it happen in their kids lives!  I thought that I would give you guys a quick update on the Comicon adventure… (translated to the “what in the world was that?” adventure)… So anytime you are inundatedContinue reading “Comicon and The Mall”

The Breakdown

Cass seems to have it all—a loving husband, a great job (go ahead girl, a plus in this day and age), and good friends. One night in the middle of a rainstorm, she takes a shortcut home through the woods (I am seeing Little Red Riding Hood here) despite her husband’s warnings not to. WhenContinue reading “The Breakdown”

Hearts Are Like Balloons

Have you ever loved someone so much that their absence leaves a gaping hole in your heart?  Where the tears silently leak from your eyes whether you mean for them to or not? Where the pain as your heart tears is physical… And the despair you feel is guttural… The pain feels like it willContinue reading “Hearts Are Like Balloons”

Kids!

Have you ever just looked around you and thought… AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean Duracell would make a killing if they could harness the pure, raw, power of a child on a mission. So today, the object of the mission is “Anime Comicon.” I just want to know, WHOSE BRAIN CHILD WAS THIS? So let me justContinue reading “Kids!”

The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)

Four cousins summoned back by their grandfather… The death of a family patriarch… An old, mysterious house… A painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside it… And a family with dark secrets… This is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson, scheduled to be released in January of 2018. Continue reading “The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)”

Lying To Children

From the nine months it takes to create that perfect little life until the eighteen years and beyond it takes to raise them, children are by far the greatest gift we ever receive.  Their first smile. Their first laugh. Their first words. Their first steps. All are such monumental milestones. As parents, we smile andContinue reading “Lying To Children”

The Halloween Children – Coming June 13th to a bookstore near you!

As Halloween looms, tensions are building between the members of the Naylor family. Relations are getting woefully strained. Fractured. Violent. To top it off the annual Stillbrook Apartment Halloween party has been canceled. That was the last straw. The Halloween Children are not going to like that at all. Looks like the Naylor’s family woesContinue reading “The Halloween Children – Coming June 13th to a bookstore near you!”