BOOK REVIEW: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig is one helluva yarn, and the first in the Miriam Black trilogy. If you want to conjure a miasma of human vileness with shots of blacklight humour, this is the book for you. In essence: Blackbirds This book is a death-fest, in a highly entertaining, twisty-turny format that keeps you slavering…

On The Edge by J.B. Christopher

BOOK REVIEW: On The Edge by J.B. Christopher

On The Edge by J.B. Christopher is a gritty, seedy, and well-imagined police procedural of the classic noir type. In Essence: On The Edge On The Edge is a dark tale of a gambling den that thought itself above the law. It opens with the reveal of a bomb-extortion plot; a bomb inside a landmark casino in…

When is a Writer like a Pop Diva? Jessica McHugh talks to The Book Bird

Meet Jessica McHugh. Creator of “sometimes disgusting characters”, author of bizarro sci-fi novels, erotic thrillers, and now: young adult, coming-of-age, Judy-Blume-eat-your-heart-out drama. She’s young, fresh, comfortable with vulgarity and fiercely intelligent. With fourteen of her novels published in the last six years, just waxing a bunch of clichés about her prowess and early success would…

GUEST POST: Monique Snyman, The Reinterpretation of Mythology

Monique Snyman, temptress author of the Charming Incantations series, explains the background of why she likes to write YA fiction with clear links to popular (and less well known) mythology. Defining Mythology: Mythology, often referring to any traditional story, is a pivotal part of human development. It gives us a little bit of culture here…