Numinous by Emory Skwara My rating: 5 of 5 stars Numinous is an imaginative and engaging read, which will whisk you away on a marvelous journey into the world of Rood’ravil. Emory Skwara has an uncanny ability to create real, grounded characters who you connect with right away. The story surrounds Lily and her ability […]
Autumn is here and why not celebrate with a book sale?
When I was in college back in the early 2000s, blogging was really starting to take off and I became really intrigued with the idea of having my own blog. I started and ended about three different blogs at that time for the same reason many readers will either end or never start a blog: lack of readers. This was a short-sighted decision on my part and I’d like to prevent other writers from making the same mistake.
Last week, I had the privilege of attending a webinar hosted by Jeff Goins and Danny Iny. The webinar was titled, “Passionate, Purposeful, and Prosperous… This Year!” and Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing spoke on a number of topics related to platform building and growing an audience. So of course, I came out of the […]
I recently came across an article on The Guardian’s US money blog entitled, “You can try to be the next Hemingway — for $6,000” by Suzanne McGee and I was curious to read what Ms. McGee had to say. I was shocked and somewhat irked to read her cost breakdown for self-publishing a book. Not […]
No toy comics post today–the week got away from me and I didn’t have enough time to search through my files for old action figure strips. However, I did want to make everyone aware of some exciting giveaways that I’m currently running on Facebook and Goodreads for The Blade Heir. The Facebook contest will […]
Alright toy fans and comic geeks, here’s the conclusion to the Iron Man vs Thor (vs. Red Hulk) comic strip I made a few years ago. I hope you enjoy it!
Writing stories has been a hobby of mine since I was in elementary school and I’m glad I never outgrew it for something else. But there’s another hobby I love that most people probably wish I had outgrown as an adult and that is toy collecting. For several years now, I’ve collected action figures of […]
Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 3 of 5 stars Veronica Roth’s first book in her dystopian young adult series is an entertaining read, if you can get past the first 100 pages. The basic premise of the story is that society has split into five factions committed to a virtue: Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, Dauntless, […]
Ask any writer and they’ll tell you that writing is meant to be a solitary experience. Writers do their best work when no one is around and when distractions are minimal. Unfortunately, many aspiring authors are unaware that this rule of solitude should never apply to their social media platform. Too often I’ve seen authors […]
Writers love to make excuses. We love to procrastinate. Blame it on that ol’ writer’s block that plagues us all the time. But our favorite excuse is the busy schedule. You know, the full-time job, the kids, softball practice, the dishes, etc. The stuff of life that prevents us from sitting down and typing […]
The Giver by Lois Lowry My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Giver is one of those books you start reading and immediately know is a modern classic. Ahead of its time, The Giver is a young adult novel that presents a dystopian society which is perfectly ordered and free of war, crime, pain, and […]
Last week, I provided indie authors with some resources and tips on designing book covers through the use of several different programs. For those of you who might have missed the post, it can be found here. This week I’ve put together a video tutorial instructing new users in creating a scene in DAZ […]
One of the most crucial elements of any fiction book is its cover. Think about it. When you go to the bookstore or the library and stroll down the aisles of shelves, you typically gravitate towards a book with a cover that is either eye-catching or emotionally moving. A potential sale sometimes depends upon a […]
Captain America is one of my favorite superheroes and so far in the Marvel cinematic universe, he’s been portrayed in a way that I believe is faithful to the source material. The sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger continues that tradition, but wades into darker themes about government corruption, NSA-level spying, and compromising […]
Hello, my name is Daniel Adorno and I’d like to extend my sincerest thanks to you for visiting my website. As you no doubt have guessed, I am an author. What do I write, you ask? I write fantasy and science fiction stories in either novel or short story form. I’ve also dabbled in […]