#FridayReads: My Top 15 Fiction Picks of 2016

Hard to believe another year is already coming to a close. 2016 was an entertaining year for me. I spent time with vicious psychopaths, investigated murders, met people with supernatural abilities, went back in time, experienced heartache, joy, fear, excitement, love, and hatred. Of course, I’m talking about books I’ve read. As I type this, my count for the year is 120. That’s a whole lot of emotional turmoil squeezed into 365 days! Today I’m Read More …

#BookReview: THE SPIDER by Maria Savva

‘No one’s ever come out of that house alive…’ What lurks behind the door of 8 Goldfern Road? Are you brave enough to step inside? By entering the sinister house, George and Glen become entangled in a dangerous battle of wills. “The Spider” is a story of obsession, infidelity, and broken dreams. This darkly humorous mystery will appeal to fantasy and romance readers as well as those who love to hate spiders! Published: September 19, Read More …

New Supernatural Suspense! THE SPIDER by Maria Savva

‘No one’s ever come out of that house alive,’ said George, swigging the last of his beer. ‘That’s ridiculous,’ said Glen. ‘No it isn’t.’ George placed his empty glass on the table in front of him. ‘Last month, there was a story in the local paper about a homeless man who broke in and was never seen again.’ What lurks behind the door of 8 Goldfern Road? Are you brave enough to step inside? By Read More …

Morning Grumpiness and Destiny – Getting to Know Author Maria Savva

I have an interview today with friend and fellow author Maria Savva. Maria breaks genre boundaries, following her characters wherever they lead, in whatever setting feels right. Writer of novels and short stories, multi-genre. Maria’s short stories have appeared in the BestsellerBound anthologies and the Mind’s Eye Series of books. Currently working on her 6th novel, a new collection of short stories, and book 5 in the Mind’s Eye Series. Maria is also a music Read More …

Short Story: A Different Perspective

Many of you know that I’m a contributing author to the Mind’s Eye Series. This is a photography/short story series. Each book is a collection of stories, written by a variety of authors. The stories are based on and inspired by photographs we’re randomly given, with no backstory. We’re told nothing about the photo, and so we write what we see within that image and beyond. The Mind’s Eye Series began with my fellow author Read More …

#BookReview – LOST AND FOUND by Maria Savva

Human nature is not neat and predictable. What makes us betray a loved one? Can isolation lead to irrational behaviour? Why do other people’s lives always look more appealing? Ordinary people living ordinary lives, torn apart by regret, remorse, and deceit. We’re all stumbling through life together. This collection of stories shows you the Lost and Found among us. Published: February 20,2016 Amazon / Amazon UK   My Review: Maria Savva excels at characterization, getting Read More …

Human nature is not neat and predictable. LOST AND FOUND by Maria Savva

Compelling collection of stories by a prolific, insightful author! Human nature is not neat and predictable. What makes us betray a loved one? Can isolation lead to irrational behaviour? Why do other people’s lives always look more appealing? Ordinary people living ordinary lives, torn apart by regret, remorse, and deceit. We’re all stumbling through life together. This collection of stories shows you the Lost and Found among us.     Published on March 18, 2016 Read More …

#MondayBlogs: My Favorite Fiction Reads of 2015

I read a total of 110 books throughout 2015 – 34 nonfiction and 66 fiction. Today I’m sharing my top 12 fiction reads. These are in no particular order. Sorting my top 12 was challenging enough. Listing them in order of preference is an impossible task, given the uniqueness of genre and the differing preferences of my fickle moods. Best Fiction Reads of 2015 This is dark, twisted, psychological suspense at its finest. Richard Thomas Read More …

There Are 3 Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Grab It Free!

Triptychs is free this week! Download it for your Kindle anytime between Monday, November 1 and Friday, November 6. This book is part of the Mind’s Eye Series, a collaboration between authors and photographers. With Triptychs, the photographers provided eight photographs of their choice. Those photos were then randomly assigned to our authors and poets, with each image going to three different writers. Our task was to write a story or poem inspired by what we Read More …

A Chocolate Lover’s Dream: TALES FROM THE CACAO TREE Pre-Order Discount!

I’m excited to announce the fourth book in the Mind’s Eye Series! This series is a collaboration between authors (me included!), poets, and photographers. It works like this: The photographers provide us with photos and nothing more. We don’t get background information or tidbits about the photos. The authors and poets then write a story/poem inspired by each image we receive. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry Read More …