Review: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple

I snagged this from the graphic novel section in a used book store in New York City without realizing three things. It’s written for the middle-grade audience. It’s a collection of short essays, not a graphic novel. The few illustrated elements are about the authors doing research, not the subjects of the text. That being […]

Con Report: Pulpfest 2019

Pulpfest, held outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is not a convention I would have attended normally, but my publisher held an event there and I wouldn’t have missed that for the world. Raw Dog Screaming Press celebrated their sixteenth anniversary with readings from many of their authors, and I had a blast spending time with old […]

Review: The Barista’s Beloved (River Hill #4) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley

Disclaimer: I am friends with both authors; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. The latest installment in this small-town romance series pairs up a whiskey distiller with a barista, and the fact that the distiller is the lady and the barista is a guy is only one of the many things I loved […]

Review: Invisible Chains by Michelle Renee Lane

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author, who provided me with an advanced electronic version of this book for review. This is the first book I’ve read in years to give me nightmares. Lane’s debut novel is an intricate and descriptive historical horror that encompasses some of my favorite tropes in speculative fiction. Jacqueline is […]

Pulpfest 2019 Schedule

This weekend I’ll be attending Pulpfest for the very first time! This convention is outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press, is celebrating their sixteenth anniversary with special events within the convention. Sixteen years is kind of a big deal for a small press, but then again, RDSP is kind of a […]

New Release: Steel Shadows!

BUY THE BOOK From my publisher Amazon Barnes & Noble CELEBRATE THE BOOK Help spread the word on social media! Check out these blog posts: Speculative Chic: My Favorite Things with J.L. Gribble Raw Dog Screaming Press: Third Annual State of the Empires Leave a review of Steel Shadows on Amazon or Goodreads once you’ve read it. Leave a review of ANY […]

Author Interview with Nancy O’Toole Meservier

I’m pleased to help celebrate the latest book in fellow author Nancy O’Toole Meservier’s superhero saga! Information about the book is below, along with some insights into her worldbuilding and writing processes and a short excerpt from the book. ABOUT THE BOOK The masks are off. Dawn Takahashi has achieved her dreams by becoming Bailey […]

July Wrap-Up & August Goals

Priority number one for August is to celebrate! Seriously, on August 8, I’m publishing my fifth book in five years — Steel Empires Book 5: Steel Shadows. That’s a pretty awesome accomplishment, and while it would be easy to focus on all the other projects I have (and am behind on), I shouldn’t let this […]

Review: A Duke in Disguise (Regency Impostors #2) by Cat Sebastian

It’s hard to distill this book into a short review, because it was chock full of elements I loved with surprising moments at every turn. Sebastian is fantastic at creating characters that go against expectations, either the reader’s or for their position in society. Verity and Ash follow the “friends to lovers” journey, but the […]