R is for Rocket—Book Review

As always, this book review is spoiler-free! R is for Rocket is a collection of short stories published in the '40s and '50s by author Ray Bradbury. In his preface, Bradbury writes: "I dedicate these stories to all the boys who wonder about the Past, run swiftly in the Present, and have high hopes for... Continue Reading →

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Short Story “Chicken Coup” Published in The Palouse Review

My tall tale short story "Chicken Coup" is out today, published in The Palouse Review. Click here to read "Chicken Coup" online!  "Chicken Coup" follows a brother and sister and their crazy adventure volunteering at a farm for their middle school science club. I hope you have as much fun reading the story as I did writing... Continue Reading →

Update: Brandon Sanderson’s Writing Class

One of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi writers is Brandon Sanderson (if you couldn't already tell from my book reviews page.) Among other things, he is the award-winning author of the Mistborn series, a founding host of the podcast Writing Excuses (which I listen to regularly while I make dinner), and an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University. I... Continue Reading →

The Halloween Tree—Book Review

As always, book reviews are spoiler-free, designed to highlight the the best qualities of a book and examine its weaknesses. The Halloween Tree is a children's book by Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451. The story follows eight boys on a cinematic adventure through time and place on Halloween night. Here's what you should know: Read Aloud—The Halloween Tree begs... Continue Reading →

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