Beauty Through Pain – Review of A.M. Aylward’s “Displaced Egos”

When personal pain can be transformed into beautiful work, that is my definition of “art”. The collection of poems found in “Displaced Egos” by A.M. Aylward carries the writer’s pain simultaneously like a thick overcoat but underneath that coat is poignancy, grace and reclaimed power. Poetry, as an artform, is deeply personal and in many … Continue reading Beauty Through Pain – Review of A.M. Aylward’s “Displaced Egos”

Going on an Adventure – A Review of “The Monster of Marnmouth Valley” by Charlie J. Greene

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/519nIKgE75L.jpg Cover art for "The Monster of Marnmouth Valley" I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve not read much children’s fiction as an adult. Growing up, I read voraciously on whatever I could get my hands on (and that my mother would allow me to read). “The Monster of Marnmouth Valley” is a book … Continue reading Going on an Adventure – A Review of “The Monster of Marnmouth Valley” by Charlie J. Greene

Accepting Your Fate – A Review of “Rerun” by Chris Manteria

If you could see into the future or the past, what would you do with that information? What kind of burden would the visions impose on your life? Would you accept the fate you’ve seen or would you seek to change it? These are some of the questions raised by the premise of Rerun by … Continue reading Accepting Your Fate – A Review of “Rerun” by Chris Manteria

The Madness Spreads – Layden Robinson’s “The Havoc Tree”

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51OFX0SEKmL._SX260_.jpg Madness in literature is as old as the art form itself. From the works of Jorge Luis Borges to Hunter S. Thompson to Clive Barker and Stephen King, the mind of a character fracturing into pieces is a compelling topic for a story. It also makes telling the story that much more difficult. Layden … Continue reading The Madness Spreads – Layden Robinson’s “The Havoc Tree”