Review of A Cast of Stones — Post by Mary C. Findley

Sometimes I write a book review because I promised I would. Sometimes I need to because I want to tell the world about a great story. Sometimes I just have to write a review, even though I feel like I am spiritually and mentally under attack every step of the way. That probably sounds arrogant …

Why Would I Join a Mailing List? — Post by Mary C. Findley

The answer to the question in the title  is ... I'm still not sure why. This post is part of my non-series about our publishing and marketing endeavors. This is one of the tips I keep hearing over and over again, and it's the one I am the least certain of. I don't like mail …

Benny and the Bank Robber Historical Adventure Series — Now There Are Four!

As soon as Violet arrives with the wagon train Ben can finally be married. But is she truly in love with Ben, or with the five or six trunks of things her letters say she can’t do without? When trouble stalks the widowed young schoolteacher, will Ben go past protecting her and threaten both their …

Why We Write — Post by Michael J. Findley

Our daughter’s pet hamster died today. She’s an adult, a school teacher, and it was expected. But it caused me to reflect on the brevity of life and why Mary and I write. It is possible to know things. This might sound silly, but movies such as the Matrix are confusing more and more people. …

The Collapse of the Peer Review Process — Post by Michael J. Findley

“The real problem for science today is quality control. Peer review has been at the heart of this, but there are too many failures – both in open access and traditional journals – simply to plod ahead with the same system.” (Quoted from the article, “Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong”, by …