The Nexus Nebula Saga
The Nexus Nebula Saga
Musings on books, writing, fatherhood, and other clichés.
Instagram influencer Bex has launched a new series of blog posts, "Social Media Tips For Authors, From Authors." The first post is an interview with YA Fantasy author Nadine Brandes and her experience with successfully using social media to promote her series. Check it out here:
I'll be implementing these tips, including building a relationship with social media influencers (self-evident) and we will see if it makes a difference when Momma Grizzly comes out this summer.
In order to improve my writing, I have decided to get back into reading. I've made a bad habit of reading the first chapter of a book, thinking "Hmm, that looks interesting," and then throwing it on the space of my shelf reserved for my reading list, never to be touched again.
That changes today.
I have 21 items on this list and have resolved to get it under 10 and then keep it there. Most of these are classics. A fair few more are military books handed off from my dad. Some are not first-time reads, being revisited for nostalgia or to sharpen my aging brain.
Once I get this list under 10, I plan to focus on adding indie books from there. I’ll be taking requests for (honest) reviews. I’ll post reviews here as well as on Amazon, Goodreads, wherever they need to go.
1. Jack London The Call of the Wild (this is my favorite book)
2. Edith Hamilton Mythology
3. Homer The Odyssey
4. J.R.R. Tolkien The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún
5. Richard Adams Watership Down
6. C.S. Lewis The Horse and His Boy
7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles
8. Stephen King Wizard and Glass, The Dark Tower IV (I have read the first three)
9. T.N. Dupuy A Genius For War
10. Sun Tzu The Art of War
11. Lawrence Wright The Looming Tower: al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
12. Mark Bowden Black Hawk Down
13. Barb Karg & John K. Young, Ph.D 101 Secrets of the Freemasons
14. Charles Dickens David Copperfield, with an Introduction by G.K. Chesterton (!!)
15. Larry Gonick The Cartoon History of the Universe
16. The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
17. A Robert Louis Stevenson collection including Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Black Arrow, Weir of Hermiston, and The Master of Ballantrae
18. Sir John Glubb The Fate of Empires
19. Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections
20. T.R. Fehrenbach Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico
21. Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans
I have my work cut out for me.
Also, Momma Grizzly is about finished with the editing phase. I'm about a quarter finished with In Sheep's Clothing 3 and I still haven't thought of a good subtitle. Help.
Kevin C Hensley
Modernization brings increasing social control. Young men taking responsibility and having families are our best hope of pushing back against what is coming. I write fiction geared toward encouraging them to do so.