Giving Superhero a Whole New Meaning?

This bright, quirky fantasy, gives "superhero" a whole new meaning... The world Russ creates is so real, so believable, that you're left wanting more of this character driven, action packed book. - One of my first reviews of Crimson Son, a 5 star review from the Author Visits. Now that the Crimson Son Universe has … Continue reading Giving Superhero a Whole New Meaning?

Subverting Genres One Bug at a Time

One thing I hoped to do with the saga was subvert the normal genre conventions like with my Crimson Son Universe superhero series. Tweak those expectations traditional publishers have drilled into you. It's a risk for sure, but I wouldn't be publishing independently if I wasn't willing to take them.

A Hidden Genre – The Superhero Novel

Crimson Son isn't the first superhero novel out there by far. While comic book publishers such as Marvel and DC have been writing companion novels for quite sometime, it could be argued that at least the raw idea of a "superhero novel" predates the comic book format itself. Sue Storm is merely a descendant of the Invisible … Continue reading A Hidden Genre – The Superhero Novel

Mash-ups and Mud Wrestling

I had a productive writing week. I managed to crank out a 5k word short story and get it sent off to the publisher. Now, as usual, I get to try to ignore the fact I sent it and wait around for several weeks to hear anything. Currently, I have three stories drifting around somewhere … Continue reading Mash-ups and Mud Wrestling