Drew ascribes his love of stories to an aunt giving him a hard back edition of Dracula & Frankenstein for his 8th birthday. Since then he’s been an avid reader of books, short stories, and comics. He is a regular blogger at “The Scribblings” and is working on his own writing.

Warlord (Ironstone Saga #2) by Keith McArdle - Book Review 05, Jan

With a rapidly advancing Huronian army bearing down on his adoptive city, Vyder Ironstone has to return to the Highlands of his birth in the hopes of recruiting reinforcements. 

The Iron Crown (Dragon Spirits #1) by L.L. MacRae - SPFBO 7 Finalist Book Review 23, Apr

SPFBO7 Finalist Review

When Fenn awakens with no memory of anything beyond his name, it sets him on a path of discovery. With the aid of the allies he makes along the way, Fenn begins to learn, not only some fragments of his past, but of the role he may have to play in his world’s future. 

Norylska Groans by Michael R. Fletcher & Clayton W. Snyder - SPFBO 7 Finalist Book Review 27, Apr

Norylska is a city struggling under a number of oppressions. There is the near-permanent winter, the poverty and totalitarian government left in place after a recent war, and the depredations of the various criminal gangs determined to carve Norylska up between them, with Katyushka Leonova and Genndy Antonov caught in the middle.