Max’s passion for fantastic stories began with weekly trips to the comic book store as a child. Now an English teacher at a boarding school, he is always reading. Max has written for sites like Geeks of Doom and SF Signal, where he created the Indie Author Spotlight. Max lives in Connecticut with his wife – who graciously embraces his need to display action figures all over the house – and daughter, who is inheriting her parents’ affinity for books. 

Reign and Ruin (Mages of the Wheel #1) by J.D. Evans - SPFBO 7 Finalist Book Review 29, Mar

For my final SPFBO 7 finalist review, here is Reign and Ruin by J.D. Evans

Beginnings and endings. That is why there must be balance. To relieve the terrible with the beautiful, to make the beautiful more precious, for the threat of its absence. 

Hall of Bones (The Brotherhood of the Eagle # 1) by Tim Hardie - SPFBO 7 Finalist Book Review 11, Mar

For my first SPFBO 7 finalist review, here is Hall of Bones by Tim Hardie.

*Minor spoilers below!

Cthulhu Armageddon (Cthulhu Armageddon #1) by C.T. Phipps - Book Review 14, Jul

When the world has already gone to hell, how much worse could it actually get? In C.T. Phipps’s Cthulhu Armageddon, the answer is a lot. It can and will get a lot worse.