Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Confessions of the Creature - Historical Novels Review

Arleigh Johnson reviewed Confessions of the Creature for HNR Issue 61 (August 2012). You can read the review online at the link below.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Victorian Technological Revolution

I've guest-posted on the above referenced topic: The Victorian Technological Revolution. You can read the post at the English History Authors blogspot. Comments are welcome and encouraged!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Confessions of the Creature Back In Print

My first novel, Confessions of the Creature, is back in print in a new Fireship Press edition. The new edition looks great, and I've corrected some minor errors, including a couple of issues of historical fact, that appeared in the first edition. I'm very grateful to the folks at Fireship Press for helping bring my creature back to life.

The story of Frankenstein's monster continues... In the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea, the creature has taken the ultimate revenge on his creator, Frankenstein. He travels south, where a chance meeting with a witch gives him the opportunity to overcome what he is, and perhaps become who he was meant to be. Transformed into a normal-looking man, but retaining his superhuman strength, the creature journeys to Moscow, where he becomes the protégé of a wealthy natural philosopher and the lover of his daughter, Sabrina. Taking the name Viktor Suvorin, the creature wins acclaim as a military hero while Napoleon rages across Europe. Following the wars, Viktor and Sabrina travel to Switzerland, where they meet Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who bases her novel on Viktor's memoirs. Viktor faces a final challenge to his hard-won humanity when tragedy strikes his family and he returns to the Arctic. There, on a frozen sea under the shimmering Northern Lights, the creature must confront the meaning of his creation and his life. "... a compelling, thought-provoking novel with an undercurrent that made me always a little anxious about what will happen next to the characters." Camellia, Long and Short Reviews "This wonderfully written novel will have any reader hooked right from the beginning. It is an enjoyable and extraordinary story! I hope this will not be the last we see of this author, who obviously has a wonderful talent." Ann Marie Chalmers, Front Street Reviews

Confessions of the Creature is now available in paperback and e-book formats from, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Flower to the Painter Reviewed in The Copperfield Review

Jessica Garamondi wrote a very favorable (4 Quills) review of The Flower to the Painter for The Copperfield Review, an online journal devoted to Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction.

"This book is recommended for art fans and for anyone who wants to look at the art world from a woman’s point of view."

You can read the entire review in the current (Winter) issue of The Copperfield Review.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Flower to the Painter Reviewed in Neo-Victorian Studies

Marie Luise Kohlke has written a scholarly critique of The Flower to the Painter for Neo-Victorian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic e-journal published at Swansea University, Wales, UK. You can read the entire review online in pdf format.