Category Archives: writing

Review: Zulu Heart

By | January 30, 2014

Zulu Heart by Steven Barnes My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is just a fine book. It is the sequel, of course, to Lion’s Blood, but I have to hand it to Mr. Barnes in that the story and the characters have advanced. We still have Kai and Aiden, brothers beneath the skin in… Read More »

Review: Lion’s Blood

By | November 28, 2013

Lion’s Blood by Steven Barnes My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was not prepared to love this book as much as I did. This was recommended to me by a friend, and I picked it up somewhat as a curiousity. I like sci-fi and alternate histories, and thought this might be like dozens of… Read More »

Official Judges’ Response to THE EXILE RETURNS

By | November 13, 2013

Here is the official judges’ responses to my Flash Fiction Entry “The Exile Returns” WHAT THE JUDGE(S) LIKED ABOUT YOUR STORY This piece was quite inventive. I liked the details of the fantastical world with which you imbued the narrative. Excellent character development, as well. Really nice work You have a clear knack for fantasy… Read More »

Another Good Review on Amazon

By | October 16, 2013

It’s only natural that a book’s language should match the time period and setting. Stephen J. Matlock does just that – naturally weaving in descriptions that match the time and the place – which is difficult to do unless you are a master of your craft. The author masterfully tells a coming-of-age story relevant for… Read More »

The Utter Normalcy of Human Beings in America

By | October 14, 2013

Recently someone posted on a website their observations about black Americans, and was curious and frustrated at how black Americans, religious and hard-working and future-oriented, would so often and so blindly pick the Democrats when they went into the voting booth. Frustrated that black Americans were so lazy and uneducated, so “urban” and so exotic.… Read More »