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Olympics and Oracle!

Olympics has literally taken over the world.   To keep the excitement at fever-pitch, J.C. Martin releases her debut novel, crime thriller Oracle!  To help celebrate, she’s holding a month-long Oracle Olympics Blog Tour, with tons of games and prizes, including a possible grand prize of an iPad3 (for more details, visit J.C. Martin’s blog) Read on…

Do You like Detailed Character Descriptions?

By Starar Band [CC-BY-2.0],via Wikimedia In my short stories, I’ve never gone in for detailed descriptions of characters. In my first attempt at a novel, I find I do end up describing the characters, though a very little.  I found this on an old blog post by Janice Hardy:  I’m the type who dislikes a…

Why Does the World Exist?

Why Does the World Exist? A large question, with many (unsatisfactory) answers. Rarely does a review convince me to read a book, but this one seems to have done the trick. The author, Jim Holt, seems to have explored all the answers humanity has come up with over the hoary ages, from God made it…