Critical Views

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

  This is an updated version of a post I did for Mother’s Day 2016. And one, along with its companion that I’ll post next week, are two of my favorites. And giving myself a “day off” seems like a good way to celebrate Mother’s Day. “All I wanted to be when I was a […]

Review: Avengers Infinity War

Review: Avengers Infinity War

First things first: SPOILER ALERT!!!! My family and I had planned on watching  Avengers: Infinity War next weekend but looking at our schedules decided to watch it Sunday instead. No complaining here. I’ve been attempting to stay spoiler-free. And I did for the most part. The one spoiler was major but didn’t ruin it for […]

Wordsowers Report

This past weekend I was honored to be at the Wordsowers Christian Writer’s Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. I was unsure about attending at first, I’ve only ever been to one writer’s conference. The faculty lineup, course offerings, price point, and proximity were all driving factors for my decision to go. But the one thing that […]

Review: How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: A Humorous Romance Anthology

How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: a Humorous Romance Anthology is a fun and quick read. Or rather a series of quick reads with a good dose of humor. The anthology is written by a great collection of authors: Janeen Ippolito, H.L. Burke, Kyle Robert Shultz, K.M. Carroll, and Laura VanArendonk Baugh. I […]

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Winter and I go way back. Keven mentioned the other day that Winter was entered in the Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest back in 2009. For those of you who weren’t around for that, this was an online contest where readers voted on which stories they wanted to see more of. When the contest got to […]

Review: Failstate by John Otte

Review: Failstate by John Otte

I’m writing today’s blog post sitting in a third floor suite overlooking a beautiful, pine tree covered mountain. It’s ok to be a little jealous. I’m sure I will be after a few weeks of being back in the Missouri flatland. But for today, I have a beautiful view. My wife and I took turns […]

Audiobook Review The Shadow Queen

Audiobook Review The Shadow Queen

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of libraries, especially online ones. When we owned a home in Phoenix, I held a city of Phoenix library card. Taxpayer perk. When we sold our house, I gladly forked over the $40 per year to keep my beloved maroon card that’s older than either one of my […]