Nicholas Adams grew up in the small, rural town of Boring, OR with his six brothers and sisters. After graduating from High School in Gresham, OR he attended BYU-ID and received his Associates Degree in Pre-Med.chitects (AIA).

2017-12-01
Book Review: Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland
Million Dollar Outlines is any writers map to literary success. ​ David Farland, The Story Doctor, distills decades of experience into 234 pages of insightful and applicable guidelines you can't get anywhere else. He's helped authors like Brad Sanderson, Brandon Mull, Stephanie Meyer and James Dashner build the skills to...

2017-11-24
Guest Post by Susan Day: Is Respecting your Elders a Thing of the Past?
​Respecting your elders was the one thing that many of us ‘older’ folk remember being told over and over again. We weren’t allowed to talk back to our parents, we had to sit still and listen to our grandparents, and we always spoke politely to grown-ups we encountered in the...

2017-11-17
When Glints Collide - An Anthology by Fluky Fiction
When Glints Collide takes a group of unknown to lesser-known writers (myself included) and combines their talents into an eclectic anthology of Sci-Fi, Horror, Paranormal and mysteries. I enjoyed many, but not all of the stories. I found myself pulled into several, and awkwardly watching from the outside on others....

2017-11-17
When Glints Collide - An Anthology by Fluky Fiction
When Glints Collide takes a group of unknown to lesser-known writers (myself included) and combines their talents into an eclectic anthology of Sci-Fi, Horror, Paranormal and mysteries. I enjoyed many, but not all of the stories. I found myself pulled into several, and awkwardly watching from the outside on others....

2017-11-10
Writing until I'm Winded
League of Utah Writers, Herriman Workshop ​Writing Sprints On your marks... Get set... Write! via GIPHY Last night, at my monthly LUW writer's group, we did a Writing Sprint Challenge led by Robin Glassey , one of our chapter members and fantastic author.. The Concept is pretty simple: Gather some...

2017-11-03
The Writer's Peak Workshop
I'm so excited... and I just can't hide it... Today starts Day 1 of 2 with none other than David Farland, The Story Doctor at his Writer's Peak Workshop in Provo, UT. I've been following his blog on writing tips for the past year and I can't begin to describe...

2017-10-27
Destroying Angel by Rick Bennett
​If you're innocent, you'll be fine. If you're guilty, well... ​Rick Bennett delivers a tale immersed in historical references and cutting-edge techno-jargon. He takes the reader on an epic adventure from the ancient Jerusalem to modern San Francisco of a man called to turn the world on its ear, ass...

2017-10-20
Author Interview: Rick Bennett
Who are you? Rick Bennett ​ ​Where do you live? Draper, Utah in “The Pirate Cottage” What’s your home life like? Sedate except for daily bicycle 25-50 mile bicycle rides. What genre(s) to you like to write? To read? Thriller/mystery verging into Sci-Fi. Why did you start writing? Good question....

2017-10-13
When Glints Collide Anthology
On Sale Now! Alien worlds and accidental time travel. Talking plants and nighttime showers. Ghost stories and bloody anklets. Body harvesting and post-apocalyptic wonderlands. Big bushy beards and sour dreams. Shadowy men in black suits and claustrophobic drunks. These are just a few of the many frighteningly strange and weird...

2017-10-06
Author Interview: Darius Jung
Who are you? I go by the name Darius Jung. I'm not really hiding, but I just don't want to be too obvious with my identity. . Here's a secret. That picture you see is not really me. Shocking, I know. It's a character I've created, Josef Stuffin, a sort...

2017-09-29
Author Interview: Sarah Sylvester
Who are you? Sarah Sylvester, 19 years old, born in Mass. and raised in Maine! (Forgive me for using a car selfie. but I’m more the type who prefers being BEHIND the camera, so this was one of the few good pictures I have) ​ ​Where do you live? I...

2017-09-22
Author Interview: Brad Carl
Who are you? Brad Carl ​ Where do you live? Kansas City, Missouri. I was born in raised in Iowa, though. ​What’s your home life like? My wife wants me to tell you that it sucks - and it probably does - for HER. I live with my wife, Kristi,...

2017-09-22
Author Interview: Cara Fox
Who are you? Cara Fox is an English author trying to write her way out of the dark. She favours steampunk, horror and Gothic fiction, but you can find her anywhere that the stories sink their claws into you and the wine is flowing freely. Her work has been featured...

2017-09-15
Author Interview: Stephen C. Evans
​Who are you? ​My name is Steve Evans, however I use the pen name Stephen C. Evans. It turns out there are quite a few Steve Evans’ out there putting pen to paper. The first time my grandmother tried to find me on Amazon she called to ask why I...

2017-09-15
Author Interview: Michaela Martell
​Who are you? I am a calm and collected soul on the outside with a lot of experience locked inside my head. I have many stories to tell that I’m ready to share on any canvas. I’m a resurrected writer, painter, and photographer. I say this because I was dormant...

2017-09-08
Author Interview: Susan McDonough-Wachtman
​Who are you? I’m a reader, writer, mother, gardener, teacher, kayaker, wife of a photographer... Probably a few other ‘ers I haven’t thought of. ​Where do you live? I live in the Seattle area in the waterfront home my husband grew up in. I'm very lucky! What’s your home life...

2017-09-08
Author Interview: Emma McAnirlin
​Who are you? Emma McAnirlin ​ ​Where do you live? I currently live in Newport, ME but I’m going to college in Roanoke, VA. ​What’s your home life like? It can best be described as tame. I have an older sister who is going to school in Ohio, so it’s...

2017-09-01
Book Review: Child of Humanity by Alyse N. Steves
Part Surrogates , part Avatar and a whole lot of introspection on the meaning of Humanity. ​Allyson Owens is Saira Ta'u. Having spent multiple lifetimes observing Earth, she is the unwitting seed of the apocalypse. Her only hope is to save as many of her precious family and friends as...

2017-09-01
Author Interview: Alyse Steves
Who are you? My life revolves around science – both science fact and science fiction. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Genetics and Molecular Biology program at Emory University, though I also conduct research at the University of Georgia. I’m a graduate of Kennesaw State University, where I received...

2017-08-25
Book Review: Got Hope by Michael Darling
Got Hope by Michael Darling takes the reader further into the Behindbeyond than Alice fell into the rabbit hole. I could not put it down until (except for sleep and the occasional work-related task) and read it in three days. Goethe “Got” Luck, the son of the Fae King likes...

2017-08-25
Author Interview: Michael Darling
Who are you? ​Michael Darling, award-winning and #1 Amazon bestselling author of The Behindbeyond series and numerous short stories. ​Where do you live? I do live in a house now, but my mother was constantly asking me if I was born in a barn as a kid. You’d think she’d...

2017-08-18
Book Review: Ghost Writer by Netta Newbound
​Natalie wanted to tell a scary story, but Ryan had a scary story to tell. ​Ghost Writer by Netta Newbound is a thrilling tale of murder, mystery, and betrayal. Would you tell anyone if your blank notepad was filled out in your own handwriting while you slept? ​ What I...

2017-08-18
Author Interview: Netta Newbound
BIO: ​Originally from Manchester, England, Netta has travelled extensively and has lived and worked in a variety of exciting places. She now lives in New Zealand. ​ ​What’s your home life like? ​I live with my husband of thirty years and our dog. We have three adult children and four...

2017-08-11
Book Review: The Dark Citadel by Michael Wallace
Description from Goodreads: A slave boy named Darik falls in with a pair of spies as the great city of Balsalom comes under siege by the armies of a dark wizard. They flee west to enlist the aid of griffin riders, an order of wizards, and a band of ascetic...

2017-08-03
Book Review: Storming: A Dieselpunk Adventure by K.M. Weiland
K.M. Weiland has once again produced a masterfully-crafted work of storytelling. This story resonated with me on multiple levels because I truly related to the Main Character in so many ways. All I can say is Brilliant! In 1920's Nebraska, gadabout Captain Hitch Hitchcock returns to his home town. His...

2017-07-27
Book Review: Future Worlds - A Science Fiction Anthology
Within the Future Worlds Sci-fi Anthology you will find stories spun from the webs of current Future House bestselling books. Whether you are a fan of space dinosaurs, population annihilating bugs, interstellar magicians, man vs. distant planet scenarios, or colonization troubles, this anthology will have something galactic for you. Come...

2017-07-20
Book Review: Darkness Falls (The Secret Bunker Trilogy) by Paul Teague
Darkness Falls seems to be the tale of a teenage boy who gets trapped in a Cold War-era bunker with his family. Seven chapters in (33% of total length) and I'd read enough. What I liked: The writing style gave each character a slightly different voice, so figuring out who...

2017-07-13
Author Interview: K.M. Weiland
Bio: K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. ​She is the IPPY, NIEA, and Lyra Award-winning and internationally published author of Outlining Your Novel , Structuring Your Novel , and Creating Character Arcs . ​She writes historical and speculative...

2017-07-06
Book Review: Dreamlander by K.M. Weiland
​Dreamlander isn't your kid sisters fantasy novel! Sword fights. Gun Play. Strong leading men. Strong leading women. Take the mind trip of a lifetime. ​ ​Dreamlander follows the lives of Chris Redston and Allara Katadin, two people from different worlds whose lives are intertwined. Both fight against the destiny that...

2017-06-30
Author Interview: Roy Huff
Who are you? ​Roy Huff is a research scientist, author, and teacher who overcame the hardship of a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. ​ After graduating high school as Valedictorian a year early, he moved to Hawaii at the age of seventeen with only $100 in his...

2017-06-23
Book Review: Think Smart Not Hard by Roy Huff
52 Principles of Success and Happiness Roy Huff's humble beginnings give him a unique perspective on overcoming trials, setting and achieving goals. In his book, Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Principles to Success and Happiness, he uses personal experiences and empirical data to support the methods he outlines to develop...

2017-06-16
Book Review: The Unlocked by J.D. Stonebridge
Beverly Hills, 90210 meets The X-Men Charlene "Charlie" Hartley is about to graduate High School and go off to college when her secret catches the attention of a young A.N.D.R.E.I. operative with a special ability of her own. When Charlie learns she's not only adopted, but she may have a...

2017-06-09
Book Review: The Shadow above the Flames by Daniel Swenson
Reign of Fire meets Jack Reacher. In an idyllic little down in Ireland, a beast emerges from its long hibernation, awakened by the vermin known as Humans. Years later, the Union Forest Corporation sends Rick Morgan and a team of soldiers to retrieve a priceless computer data core and become...

2017-06-02
Author Interview: Daniel Swenson
Who are you? To answer who I am would take more time that we reasonably have. I am a walking cliché because of the fact that I am a Redhead stepchild. I was teased in high school as I was one of those geeks that use to wander the hall...

2017-05-26
Book Review: Writers of the Future Volume 33
Seventeen Stories to Fascinate, Terrify, and Delight! The Annual Writers of the Future Anthology never ceases to deliver amazing stories from new talent. Having received an Honorable Mention myself for a submission this last year, I don't envy the judges their task of sifting through thousands of entries each quarter...

2017-05-19
Book Review: Gerald and the Amulet of Zonrach by Carl Hackman
Gerald is a short fellow with an unshakable confidence that one day he'll be the greatest wizard in all Wyverndawn. That is if he can overcome his penchant for biting off more than he can chew and the unforeseen consequences of taking shortcuts. Gerald, like the young readers to whom...

2017-05-11
Author Interview: Carl Hackman
Who are you? ​After serving eighteen years in the British Royal Navy I was medically discharged with a broken back and started my first novel. I had almost completed it when I had to earn a living wage so I taught myself Visual Basic and became a computer programmer. Although...

2017-05-04
Book Review: Mind Games - LDS Beta Readers 2017 Anthology
Mind Games: The 2017 LDS Beta Readers Anthology has something for everyone. Paranormal, action, humor, mystery and romance. These 26 sort stories will entertain, delight (and quite possibly confuse) readers of all ages. It's a Good Read!...

2017-04-27
Book Review: Yesterday's Thief by Al Macy
Yesterday's Thief by Al Macy caught me by surprise. I've not read too many Supernatural PI novels, but I enjoyed the added SciFi spin Al Macy put on his. Eric Beckman uses his unique talent to solve cases that leave the cops stumped by picking up on leads no one...

2017-04-20
Book Review: Drifter's Alliance by Elle Casey
Drifters' Alliance by Elle Casey ​If Malcom Reynolds and Inara Serra had a love child, she would be Cass Kennedy. Captain Cass Kennedy is running from her past, but not fast enough. Trying to hide from the OSG as a Drifter Ship captain seemed like a great idea at the...

2017-04-13
Guest Post by Susan Day: Changing Careers
How can changing careers shape us into being better people? ​For those baby boomers who grew up in the 50s and 60s it was expected that you would get a job and stay with the same company for your life. Many things have changed that notion now, not least of...

2017-04-06
Book Review: The Athena Operation by Dalton Cortner
I gave The Athena Operation by Dalton Cortner 3 stars. Although the author has a wonderful imagination, I didn't find myself anxiously engaged in the story or wanting to read "just one more chapter". However, I attribute that to my own short attention span and not Dalton Cortner's writing ability....

2017-03-30
Book Review: Heart of the Hydra by A. Mangina
Heart of the Hydra by A. Mangina will take you along with Nick and Harper on their quest to find true love, even though they both feel like aliens among humans. ​Harper isn't your typical girl, and Nick is nowhere close to your typical boy. At least, that's how they...

2017-03-25
Travelling with a bad back
i try to post something each Friday, sometimes more successfully than others. Yesterday was one of those unsuccessful timeS as I was traveling to Boise Idaho for a niece's wedding and family gathering. But, if I haven't shared it yet, here's the new cover for my novella, Imprint. Happy writing,...

2017-03-17
Book Review: Pursuit of Platinum by Vic Robbie
In Pursuit of Platinum: The Shocking Secret of WW2 by Vic Robbie has some good writing and was a story that had an intriguing premise, but after getting less than 10% into the story I couldn't get into the plot enough to continue. Here is the official description, so you...

2017-03-17
Book Review: Death Becomes Her by Michael Anderle
Death Becomes Her by Michael Anderle has good writing, but I just didn't feel invested in the plot or characters enough to read past the first 10%. Maybe you'll like it better! The UnknownWorld is about to suffer change. For a thousand years, it has felt stifled by Michael's strictures,...

2017-03-17
Who says Politics isn't funny?
A Gag book has sold over 50K copies through Amazon. Why is that a big deal? Because of it's content. The most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date, "Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide" is a political treatise sure to stand the test of...

2017-03-02
My Author Interview with The Bookish Spider
BookishSpider's Web of Reviews Book reviews, weekly or semi-weekly short story reviews, occasional murder mystery writing prompts, book tags, author interviews, new release announcements, and anything else I decide to ramble about that happens to relate to works of literature. http://weavingabookinmyweb.blogspot.com/ The Bookish Spider Another Author Caught In My Web...