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. 

Interview with James Aquilone 03, Sep

A couple of months back I reviewed James Aquilone’s second novel, Dead Jack and the Soul Catcher – a wild, supernatural, film noir style alternate reality in which a dust-addicted zombie detective is thrust into a world-ending caper he wants nothing to do with. It’s an incredibly fun book, in an equally engaging series. Today, it is my absolute pleasure to share with the BookNest community an interview with James Aquilone himself, in which he discusses the series, as well as his other creative ventures.

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes - Book Review 28, Aug

I love a good time travel story. I’ve also been curious about Lauren Beukes’s novels for a long while. When I saw The Shining Girls on a list of top time travel novels, the premise intrigued me enough to give it a go. I’m not quite sure I was ready for the wild ride that awaited me.

The Stone of Knowing (The Stone Cycle #1) by Allan N. Packer - SPFBO 2020 Book Review 27, Aug

For my fourth SPFBO 2020 book review for BookNest, I review Allan N. Packer's The Stone of Knowing.