Anthony Mathenia

Novel Review — Forest Life by Shane Crash

A review of Shane Crash’s har­row­ing new fic­tion nov­el ‘For­est Life’, pub­lished by Civ­i­tas Press. ‘For­est Life’ is eas­i­ly the best Chris­t­ian fic­tion of 2012 and a bril­liant med­i­ta­tion on love and loss, life and death.

Buccaneer Blogfest — My 5 Favorite Books

As part of week three of the Buc­ca­neer blogfest, we were asked for our five favorite books.  In my pre­vi­ous post, I lament­ed the fact  that I don’t read a lot, which made com­ing up with this list a bit of a chal­lenge.  (I cheat­ed a bit by insert­ing a graph­ic nov­el.)  The first four […]

Buccaneer Blogfest — What I’m Reading!

In his book On Writ­ing, author Stephen King com­ments: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all oth­ers: read a lot and write a lot.”  So as a writer, when­ev­er some­one asks me, “what are you read­ing?”, I feel like I should have a response.  How­ev­er, I must con­fess that I real­ly don’t read a lot.  It’s […]

Happiness: How to Find It — Behind the Romance

Week num­ber two of the Buc­ca­neer blogfest con­tin­ues, and our pirate flag whips in the sun as we search the lit­er­ary seas for booty.  Today’s prompt asks writ­ers a very com­mon ques­tion: where did you get the idea for your nov­el? If you would have told me that one day I would write a romance […]

Two Roads, One Book: Traditional Publishing Versus Self-Publishing

It used to be that if an author want­ed to ful­fill their dream of pub­lish­ing a book, he or she had to work through tra­di­tion­al pub­lish­ing hous­es.   How­ev­er, new pub­lish­ing options, such as eBook pub­lish­ing and Print on Demand (POD) ser­vices, have low­ered the entry bar for those wish­ing to self-pub­­lish.  Accord­ing to Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, […]