Book Review: “The Awakening of David Rose” by Daryl Rothman

In 2013, I met a friend. His name was Daryl. We met at a writing conference, and he told me he was (unsurprisingly) writing a book. Several, actually. He was editing one, a young adult fantasy novel, and was pitching that, along with an adult literary fiction novel, at the conference. He seemed cool. We traded…

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On Fantasy

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away… Just kidding, it was only twenty years and three thousand miles away. Hang on…that’s a suspiciously long way from my current location in the space-time continuum. Let’s try this again. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a young girl named Amira…

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Book Review: Who Is Evelyn Dae by Sarah La Fleur

A few weeks back I won something in a random draw contest. It was the first time in my life I’ve ever won something at a raffle-style event, so that alone was special. It was made even more special because the thing that I won happened to be a paperback copy of Who Is Evelyn Dae,…

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Book Blogger Confessions Tag

I don’t usually do these games. In fact, I haven’t done one in almost a year. I think the last time I did a blog chain or tag game was January of last year. But because I haven’t blogged much in a few months, and I’m trying to remember how to do it, I’m going…

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What Happens When You Don’t Like A Book You’re Supposed To Love?

About four weeks ago, I took a book out of the library that I was supposed to love. A good friend of mine recommended it to me about a year and a half ago and it had been on my to-read list since then. Looking for one last ‘literary’ read before harvest sets in and…

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COVER REVEAL: The Reaping

Remy Alexander wants justice. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Sector only to watch her world burn around her, she will defy everyone to find her revenge. Valerian Orlean wants truth. After learning what evils the Sector is truly capable of, he must confront his past in order to create a better…

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Writing and Running: On Triumph And Sacrifice

Writing a book is like running a marathon. You start out feeling great. You’re flying. You’re not tired yet (not even a little bit!) and you fucking love what you’re doing. That’s the first few miles, the first few chapters, dominated by euphoria, the thrill of your story, the thrill of activity. Then you get…

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Write, Publish, Repeat?

We live in an age of newness. Everything must constantly be new. We must supply our readers with new books, new blog posts, new articles, and new tweets, every moment of every day, or we become irrelevant. We must reinvent ourselves daily in order to hold attention. We must bring new subjects to new people…

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Author Interview: Matthew Wayne Selznick

Please welcome Matthew Wayne Selznick to the Z-Axis. Matt is an author, creator, and creative services provider living in Long Beach, California. He’s the creator of the popular Sovereign Era storyworld, the free fantasy serial Walk Like A Stranger: Passing Through Home, and Reading The Amazing Spider-Man Volume One, among many other books, short stories,…

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Book Review: “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making” By Catherynne Valente

Fairies, golems, wyverns, magical swords, talking furniture, flying cats, and evil sorceresses. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making has all of these and more, critical elements of a soon-to-be childhood favorite that, I hope, will stand among the classics of the genre. The Girl Who… seems to me best described by elements…

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