Examining the collapse of America’s blue-collar middle class Philipp Meyer's American Rust may be fiction, but it's very real.

Philipp Meyer made his name known in the literary world with the release of his 2013 epic The Son. But that’s not what I’m here to write about, because there is another book by Meyer that is similarly exceptional: American Rust. Continue reading Examining the collapse of America’s blue-collar middle class Philipp Meyer’s American Rust may be fiction, but it’s very real.

They said it, not me: Best quotes from writers Because when the greatest authors speak, we should listen.

When talented people share their thoughts on a subject, others should listen. It’s no different in the writing world. For me, while I enjoy a good laugh, the words that resonate are often words of encouragement or motivation from writers I admire. Continue reading They said it, not me: Best quotes from writers Because when the greatest authors speak, we should listen.

More like “One of the Best” Daniel Magariel's debut novel is masterful.

There is a certain degree of mystery in every novel. What’s most impressive is when the plot surfaces, the reader gets a sense of the direction of the story, yet every page is as important as the next and you cannot seem to stop turning them. That’s what it’s like reading Daniel Magariel’s One of the Boys. Continue reading More like “One of the Best” Daniel Magariel’s debut novel is masterful.

Do big words yield big emotions? Faulkner thought so. Hemingway, not so much.

This, I should tell you now, isn’t about comparing the novels of great American writers. See, even the biggest personalities in the world sometimes find themselves in the middle of a feud. Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr. Biggie vs. Tupac. Hatfields vs. McCoys. … Continue reading Do big words yield big emotions? Faulkner thought so. Hemingway, not so much.

NOW AVAILABLE: In a Northern Town

Ed A. Murray’s original collection of short stories, all of which are centered around the rugged yet beautiful landscape of northern Michigan, is now available in paperback and on Kindle. Pick up your copy of IN A NORTHERN TOWN today on Kindle or in paperback! “From the author of Between Two Slopes and Somewhere More Than Free comes a collection of short stories that spans the stunning and vast landscape of northern Michigan. In a Northern Town follows the characters who reside in this often-overlooked region as they navigate their way through journeys of grief to find their own means of escape. The stories begin and … Continue reading NOW AVAILABLE: In a Northern Town

The first two books like you’ve never seen them before

Introducing the brand new redesigned covers for the Amazon bestselling young adult book SOMEWHERE MORE THAN FREE and BETWEEN TWO SLOPES. Also, these two books are now available for the first time ever on Kindle! SOMEWHERE MORE THAN FREE “Travel from the untouched forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the mysterious mountains of eastern Tennessee in this pair of stirring novellas. TO THE LAND OF NOD follows Mason Clark, a twenty-six-year-old living in the northern Michigan woods. Mason carries with him a dark secret that he has never entrusted to another soul. Every day he takes one step closer to … Continue reading The first two books like you’ve never seen them before