Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Butcher's Boy wins silver medal

Congratulations to Michael Robb Mathias whose The Butcher's Boy won the Readers Favorite silver medal for Horror. 

The Butcher's Boy
Fall 1984 - This story begins with a trial. A man was accused of killing his family. Richard King the defense, attorney cared little whether his client was guilty or not. He took the case for the publicity. The accused (Buxley the Butcher) declared his innocence... Read More >>

I worked on a literary edit for this great horror story last year. It's had a stream of excellent reviews and this award is well deserved. M.R.'s a prolific writer who's not afraid of hard work. This book is one of the best examples of his natural story-telling ability and ability to find just the right words for his characters, action, and exposition.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Coldhearted Son of a Witch

Just finished a three-stage literary edit of Coldhearted Son of a Witch by M.R. Mathias and will now be taking a short break until the next commissions start in October. Coldhearted is book 2 of M.R.'s Dragoneers saga. It's a tightly written action-packed adventure and great fun to read.

I'll be spending the next few weeks finishing off final edits for my own Best Laid Plans (Shader book 2), as well as drinking fine wine in France.