Soring controversy keys mystery in Jaden Terrell’s A Taste of Blood and Ashes

If you’re a writer or a fan of mystery novels in the Southeast, chances are you already know Jaden Terrell. Terrell has been an integral force behind the Killer Nashville Writers Conference along with founder Clay Stafford since 2006, has served as president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and is the regional president for Mystery Writers of America. But beyond that, Terrell is a Shamus Award finalist and author of the Jared McKean private eye series. … More Soring controversy keys mystery in Jaden Terrell’s A Taste of Blood and Ashes

Alana White’s Come Next Spring a timeless story of growth, change

Nashville author Alana White’s first novel, Come Next Spring, is making a comeback after 25 years. First published in 1990 by Clarion, the book has been re-released with a 25th anniversary printing by Open Road Distribution, making it available to a whole new generation of readers as well as those who missed it the first time. … More Alana White’s Come Next Spring a timeless story of growth, change

Burning Bright’s hero has simple task: Get the bad guys, save the girl

If you can get past the almost unbelievable setup of Nicholas Petrie’s latest novel, Burning Bright, you’ll be in for an action-heavy, fast-paced read. Petrie literally chases his action hero Peter Ash up a giant redwood tree into the arms of a damsel in distress at the opening of the book. But if you’re a fan … More Burning Bright’s hero has simple task: Get the bad guys, save the girl

Review: The Dark Room holds long-buried secrets

Jonathan Moore’s The Dark Room starts like any number of Kathy Reichs’ Bones novels, with a team of detectives overseeing the exhumation of a grave as part of a criminal investigation. But it doesn’t take long—only a matter of pages—before the novel takes the first of many intriguing plot turns. Read my full review at … More Review: The Dark Room holds long-buried secrets

Imagination has no boundaries on National Science Fiction Day

Today is National Science Fiction Day, created to honor the great Isaac Asimov on his birthday. Asimov created some of the most thought-provoking fiction with such classics as the iRobot and Foundation series. The best science fiction tales can make you wonder about your place in the universe. … More Imagination has no boundaries on National Science Fiction Day

Around the Web: Top literary stories of the year, Wired goes sci-fi, and more

by G. Robert Frazier I often troll the Internet and my web feeds for interesting articles about writing and reading in my ever-going effort to increase my knowledge and skills. Because I’m such a swell guy, I also like to pass along some of my finds to you lucky readers and fellow writers. This will, … More Around the Web: Top literary stories of the year, Wired goes sci-fi, and more