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In 2013, I read 31 books.

I’m going to do better with keeping this thing updated. I promise. Even if the blog posts are short and simple (like this one!) So in 2013, I read 31 books. A few of them were some of the best books I’ve ever read (ever), and others were some of the worst books I’ve ever…

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I have read several books since returning home from my mission–particularly books that were released during my time in the mission field.  One of those books was suggested by a good friend of mine and since reading it, it has become one of my favorite books.  It’s certainly the best book I’ve read since my…

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YA Book Suggestion: The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner

Since reading the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Road by Cormac McCarthy and Nineteen-Eighty-Four by George Orwell, I’ve been craving dystopian novels.  One of the recent books I picked up was The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I had heard of Dashner before from his The 13th Reality series (I have yet to…

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Mockingjay Review (SPOILERS INCLUDED)

Ok, before getting to the actual review, I just gotta say that I was NOT pleased with Barnes and Noble. I’m a huge fan of B&N, but I was really disappointed when I ordered my copy of Mockingjay from them. Aside from it not arriving the day of its release, the way they packaged it…

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My Latest Project

First up on my agenda is a really quick update on the site.  If you check out the Portfolio page, you might notice that my short story, Fairy Hunting, is no longer available to read.  The reason is because (from what I can tell) it’s being considered for publication in a contest.  I don’t have…

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Mockingjay – Hunger Games 3 Cover & Theories

Last night as I was memorizing lines for Hamlet, Scholastic announced the title and cover of the third and final book in the Hunger Game Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  Feast your eyes on the cover of MOCKINGJAY. Anyone who has actually read the books will, of course, note the significance of the title.  Still, I…

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Gnomes: No. Mages: No. Bran Hambric: YES!

We’re beginning to see more and more young authors in the publishing business, whether in the self-publishing or mainstream publishing industries. Who comes to mind when you think of a young author? Christopher Paolini? Nancy Yi Fan? Cayla Kluver has been making headlines herself lately. Kaleb Nation should be making headlines himself soon, as he…

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Talk About Crazy!

This week has been crazy! I’m not really sure where to begin…. maybe the bad stuff? The homework I’ve had in the last week has been ridiculous. There were a few nights where I had two or three assignments from the same teacher at one time (all three due the next day). Some of these…

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Max Quick

Before I began writing Space Dog (this was sometime in 2006), I was almost certain that I was going to self-publish.  I had my options narrowed down to two services: Lulu and AuthorHouse.  I investigated both Lulu and AuthorHouse, taking a look at their prices, offered book types, distribution options and the books that were…

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Kaleb Nation this September

Kaleb Nation, the Twilight Guy, will be celebrating the debut of his first book, Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse, which is scheduled for a September 9th release.  The Farfield Curse, being published by SourceBooks Jabberwocky, is already getting a ton of attention.  This past July, an advanced readers copy sold for over a hundred dollars…

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