This has been an exceptionally busy month for me, both on the blog front, and writing in general. Oddly enough, despite all the words written, hardly any of them were for reviews. And of those books I did read in November, one was a re-read for SciFiMonth. I hope to do better in December. Especially as this last month saw an upsurge in interest from Authors and Publishers alike, in my reviewing work for them.
Author and journalist, Laura Fahrenthold, reached out to me, asking if I would be interested in reviewing her upcoming, The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story. To which I said yes. How could I say otherwise? Laura is writing about the tragedy that struck her life, and her family, and recounts how she decided to deal with the loss, on her own terms. She bought an RV, took her kids and their dog, and drove across the United States and Canada in search of healing and understanding.
Title: THE PINK STEERING WHEEL CHRONICLES
Author: Laura Fahrenthold
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Pub Date: June 6, 2018
I was also contacted by another journalist turned author, Ian Thomas Shaw, who asked if I would be interested in reading his latest novel, Quill of the Dove. In total contrast to Fahrenthold’s novel, Shaw is writing about something just as close to him, on topics he’s covered while in the Middle East. Written as a political thriller, Shaw presents real life events, and the current political intrigue in Palestine and the Lebanon, as seen through the eyes of two journalists, looking for truth.
Title: QUILL OF THE DOVE
Author: Ian Thomas Shaw
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Pub Date: April 1, 2019
Add to the fact I’m reviewing Roar of Sky by Beth Cato for the SF magazine, Foundation. I need to get cracking, as I also have Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell still in my pile, for review.
Meanwhile, November was a fun month, and I really enjoyed participating in SciFiMonth. It was a great chance to highlight a lot of my favourite science fiction books and authors. I hope you found something to grab your attention, and interest you, whether from In Space No One Can Hear You, to A Blast From The Past, and my popular Book Suggestions for People Who Don’t Like SF!
And finally, remembering the sad passing of one of comics books greatest heroes: Stan Lee.