by G. Robert Frazier So, we’re two days into 2017 and I’ve had some time to reflect on 16 highlights from the past year. But don’t worry, I’m not counting anything politics related. I co-wrote a short script, “Blind Sighted,” with fellow Tennessee screenwriter Dustin Alexander III, which he later produced and directed as a … More My writing life: 16 highlights from 2016
It’s been a while since I compiled one of these, and a lot has happened (such as a new president being elected), so here goes: If you just can’t get enough of President-elect Donald Trump, Publishers Weekly has compiled a roundup of its reviews for his books and books about him. The backlash over Trump’s … More Around the Web: Authors sound off on Trump’s America; awards season begins
by Jean Rabe If you search for my titles on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, you’ll discover I’ve written roughly three dozen fantasy, urban fantasy, and science fiction novels. I’ve been in the game a while, and it felt like now was a good time to acquire a new writing wardrobe. So I traded in … More There’s no fantasy in The Dead of Winter
Thomas Mullen’s Darktown is a novel readers won’t soon forget—not just because of its thoroughly engrossing, suspense-filled plot, but because of the historical, moral complexity contained within its pages. Read my interview with Mullen and my review, both at Bookpage.
I read somewhere that bloggers like myself shouldn’t waste time with these sorts of curated lists. The argument is that it doesn’t say anything about you, the writer, and it potentially sends readers away from your site. I can see the point of that argument, but I don’t entirely agree. For one, I think the following lists say a lot about me. The links below clearly show my interests in the industry and my support for other writers. … More Around the Web: A curated list of book news, writing tips and more, because, well,…books.
By G. Robert Frazier One of the biggest challenges presented by events like this weekend’s 28th Annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville is determining which panels or sessions to attend. It’s a good problem to have. Presented by Humanities Tennessee, more than 150 authors—from literary giants like Winston Groom to up and coming stars … More Southern Festival of Books a slice of heaven for book lovers, writers
Fans typically want to see Scary Steve, the mind behind such classic novels as It, Carrie, and Salem’s Lot. But Scary Steve doesn’t travel. He works three to four hours a day holed up somewhere in the wilds of Maine coming up with ways “to scare the shit out of you.” If you’re Scary Steve, it’s what you do. … More Stephen King entertains, scares Ryman audience