Category Archives: writing

Review: The Desert Look

By | February 13, 2014

The Desert Look by Bernard Schopen My rating: 3 of 5 stars Note that this is not my favorite genre, so my opinion might be biased. This is a good piece of work about the revelation of a death some 30 years ago in the Nevada desert. A cast of disreputable sorts interacts with each… Read More »

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 »