Book Review: Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Book Review: Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

I have been told that to fully appreciate Dostoyevsky’s writing it is necessary to read his works in Russian. The poetry and lyricism of his prose is supposed to be spellbinding in his native language. Unfortunately this is not yet possible for me so I have had...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Ariran guisou

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Ariran guisou

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, it is extremely important for me to honor the legacy of the Garifuna people (Black Caribs) in my upcoming historical fiction novel Children of the Ocean God. I am therefore doing my utmost to tell a story that is authentic...
Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – Back Cover Summary

Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – Back Cover Summary

2021 is finally upon us. I am confident that this year is going to be much better than 2020! To kick off the year on a high note I am making a series of blog posts focused on my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean. Over the holiday period, I am...
Highlights from 2020 – A Year of Gratitude

Highlights from 2020 – A Year of Gratitude

As this year rapidly draws to a close I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all my readers and fans for their amazing support in 2020. In spite of all of the challenges that arose this year, which impacted us all, there are still many wonderful moments and...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Head Flattening

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Head Flattening

I am currently busy writing part two of Children of the Ocean God. As you can imagine, in a novel such as this it is important to create an authentic picture of what life was like during the historical period in which the events are set. To achieve this I am weaving...
Book Review: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (Carlo Rovelli)

Book Review: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (Carlo Rovelli)

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a wonderful, easy-to-read, accessible introductory text to the exciting yet complex world of science. It is perfect for a lay-person who is interested in grasping the basics of physics, without getting bogged down with mind-numbing...
Book Review: Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Book Review: Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Notes from Underground was my first taste of Dostoyevsky’s work. Dostoyevsky came highly recommended to me by a good friend, as one of the most critically acclaimed Russian writers of the 19th century not named Leo Tolstoy. I enjoyed Notes from Underground...
The Mirror of Life

The Mirror of Life

This past week has been quite a challenging one for me for a number of reasons, both personal and professional. Nevertheless, I managed to get through it and things are thankfully looking up now. During this rough patch I did quite a bit of reflection on my life. In...
Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly (Rolf Dobelli)

Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly (Rolf Dobelli)

I found The Art of Thinking Clearly to be an intriguing take on the cognitive biases that afflict us all as human beings. The book is composed of short, pithy chapters which are each dedicated to at least one of the almost 200 cognitive biases that have been...

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