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On Crafting a Novel

The biggest thing I’ve realized about writing recently: There is an original source of tension for the protagonist of the novel, and the novel will seem to fall off or Learn More

Peak Is ALSO a Publishers Weekly Editor’s Pick!

  Peak By L.C. Barlow The climactic volume of Barlow’s epic Jack Harper urban fantasy/horror series boasts an irresistible logline (“Now she’s declaring war on Hell itself”) and action that Learn More

Perish is a Publishers Weekly Editor’s Pick!

  The Publishers Weekly review of Perish is below: Perish By L.C. Barlow “Barlow’s smartly constructed and chilling second book in the paranormal Jack Harper trilogy, after Pivot, continues Jack’s Learn More

PIVOT is at Barnes & Noble!

A few days ago, a wonderful friend of mine (named Lindsey, no less) sent me a picture of PIVOT in the wild! It was at a Barnes&Noble in Plano. I Learn More

PIVOT’s Kirkus Review Was Featured in Kirkus Reviews’ July 1, 2021 Issue!

Wonderful, wonderful news! PIVOT’s Kirkus review was featured in Kirkus Reviews, Vol. LXXXIX, No. 13, 1 July 2021 This is just so wonderful, and I am blown away. Many thanks Learn More

Kirkus Has Reviewed PIVOT, PERISH, and PEAK!

I am a bit late in posting this wonderful news, but Kirkus Reviews has provided phenomenal reviews of PIVOT, PERISH, and PEAK that I would like to post links to Learn More

I Really Like to Read Books, But It Takes Me at Least a Couple of Months to Start Reading. When I Buy a Book, I Lose the Motivation to Read It. What Should I Do?

I highly recommend listening to audiobooks as a workaround. Studies have shown that listening to audiobooks has the same effect on the brain as does regular reading. After I got Learn More

What Is the Worst Side Effect You Have Ever Experienced from Taking a Prescription Medication?

Back in 2012, I had a very odd sore throat that would not go away. Rather than make an appointment with my GP (which I should have done), I instead Learn More

From Back in the Day :-)

Why can’t people live beyond suffering?

Supposedly, they can, though this is reserved for those who have “found enlightenment.” Suffering is different from pain in that pain will always exist, but suffering is a result of Learn More

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