Category Archives: Book review

2017 Press and Radio

My chief lesson in 2017, when it came to work, was what exactly a big publishing house could do for me.  199 Cemeteries is my 11th book. I’ve worked with independent presses big and small, as well as running my … Continue reading

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Review of Kill By Numbers

I just came across this again, right when I needed it. Family life has been complicated, lately, and I’m finding it impossible to concentrate and write. So it’s a gift to read this review right now. “It’s tough to be … Continue reading

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How to celebrate an author’s birthday

Imagine you’re writing a book.  You labor over it alone in your room (or alone at a table in a cafe, as the case may be).  You show it to 2 or 3 people, but mostly it exists in your … Continue reading

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Lost Angels signing tomorrow

Saturday, July 9, at 1 pm EST, the Barnes & Noble at Genessee Valley Mall in Flint, Michigan is hosting a three-author signing. Martha Allard will be signing her rock-n-roll vampire novel Black Light, which has been described as “a … Continue reading

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Reviewing on Goodreads

Goodreads wrote to tell me that I’m in the Top 1% of reviewers on their site. That seems weird to me. I’ve written fewer than 400 reviews there — 387, to be precise.  That doesn’t really seem like that many, … Continue reading

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