I try to ignore the occasional one-star review of my books, which tend to have an agenda, or sometimes are just a rating without a written review (very frustrating). In fact, I try not to obsess over reviews generally. But, every once in a while, I’ll get a review that is truly amazing. Such a … More Best Book Review Ever
Here’s a nice birthday present. In the email today I received a badge from Writer’s Digest signifying that my literary fiction novel, A Legacy of One, was recognized with an “honorable mention” in the 2021 Writer’s Digest contest for self-published books. This is actually more significant than the term “honorable mention” may suggest, because the … More A Legacy of One wins an Honor
On this MLK Day, please remember. There is still work to do. Listen to Dr. King’s own voice here: https://www.npr.org/2010/01/18/122701268/i-have-a-dream-speech-in-its-entirety Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Aug. 28, 1963: Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of … More I Have a Dream
This bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection is my book club’s January read. Based on the hype and the 60,000 reviews on Amazon, I had high expectations. The book did not live up to them. I’m certainly not the target audience, and I’ll admit that, as a male, I may be missing the emotional connection … More The last thing he told me, by Laura Dave [Review]
This book is its own genre, to be categorized as gibberish satire fantasy adventure. I happen to be a fan of James Joyce, and have a dog-eared copy of Ulysses on my bookshelf. The Reeking Hegs starts out as a kind of retelling of The Odyssey, written in even more impenetrably language than Joyce, with … More The Reeking Hegs, by Pete Peru and Lord Tupelo [Review]
Listen to the recording of Kevin talking to Amanda Bacon, guest hosting on the Todd Ortloff show on KONP Newsradio 1450.
If you missed it live, you can watch the video replay of the big Launch Party for Perilous Gambit, which took place on Facebook Live! on November 23, 2021.
This is my first dive into Mark S. Bacon’s Nostalgia City Mysteries, and it was a worthwhile read. The author oddly chose not to identify the protagonist, Lyle, as a former cop, now working as a cab driver in the Nostalgia City theme park – and occasionally doing investigation work for the park’s owner – … More Dark Ride Deception (Nostalgia City Mysteries Book 4), by Mark S. Bacon [Review]
Today, November 23rd (OK, it’s technically tomorrow, but it’s nearly 11 p.m.), with the Kindle launch of Perilous Gambit, the Mike Stoneman Thriller series is officially a series. I know, you can be a series at 3 books, and 4 books is nice, but getting to 5 books makes it a legitimate series. Plus, there’s … More A Milestone
Sometimes you wake up on a Monday and curse the start of the work week. Other days, like today, things happen that make you smile. First, I got the link to a guest article I wrote for a fellow author’s blog. Mark S. Bacon is a very successful indie author who consented to helping me … More Some Days Are Better Than Others