BookList Review


Writing can be a very solitary endeavour, and after spending months or years working on a novel, it can be hard to tell if what you’ve produced is any good or not. Although self-validation is important, great reviews help too. I recently received a rare “starred review” from BookList, meant to signal “an outstanding work … Continue reading BookList Review

Marketing for Introverts


I came across Lauren Sapala’s book, “Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers,” while looking for material on marketing for authors. While I don’t identify as a “Highly Sensitive Person,” I am an introvert – albeit one trained by 26 years in the Army to act like an extrovert – and self-marketing doesn’t … Continue reading Marketing for Introverts

Blood & Bourbon May 2018


The fourth edition of Blood & Bourbon has finally hit the shelves, and it is an interesting one. It includes contributions from: Zachary Honey, John W. Dennehy, Israela Margalit, Reggie Mills, Benjamin Fine, Rosaleen Bertolino, David Lefkowitz, Joel Minor, Jon Kemsley Clark, Bruce McDougall, Jeff Nazzaro, Daniel Uncapher, Pablo Javier Herrera, J. J. Steinfeld, Alexander Illingsworth … Continue reading Blood & Bourbon May 2018

Pressfield on Writing


Some of you may know the author Steven Pressfield from his military fiction novels such as “Gates of Fire,” or as the screenwriter for “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” As of late, his focus has shifted towards providing guidance to artists of all stripes, based on his own experiences. Books like “The War of Art,” … Continue reading Pressfield on Writing

Review: My War Gone By…


I think that Anthony Lloyd’s autobiographical book on his experiences in Yugoslavia as a photojournalist is, hands down, the best book on war that I’ve ever read. There are better books, to be certain, on commanding troops in combat, that help to understand the nature of a particular conflict, or on the theory of war. … Continue reading Review: My War Gone By…

Ranger Anthology


The Queen’s York Rangers have a long and fascinating history, stretching from 1756 to present day. The most interesting part of this is the personal stories of individual soldiers that reflect their inside view of the larger events of history. I’ve decided to put together an anthology of these stories, tentatively titled “Rangers in Operations,” … Continue reading Ranger Anthology