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. 

Ahsoka (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) by E.K. Johnston - Book Review 04, Dec

“That was where he was wrong. She wasn't weaponless. No Jedi ever was.”

Well Fed (Mountain Man #4) by Keith C. Blackmore - Book Review 12, Nov

“Too bad a person couldn't pick whom they shared the apocalypse with.”

Hellifax (Mountain Man #3) by Keith C. Blackmore - Book Review 26, Oct

I’m always amazed when an author is able to successfully shift between genres, writing stories that may appeal to different readers, but doing so with ease. Keith C. Blackmore is one such author, writing in both the fantasy and horror genres. I discovered Blackmore’s works back in 2013 when I read the first installment of his ongoing zombie series, Mountain Man. I was enraptured by the crude, rum drinking hermit Gus and his eventual companion Scott as they did their absolute best to survive the apocalypse from zombies and people alike. For whatever reason, I took some time off from reading Blackmore’s books, but have recently been bingeing his stories, beginning with book three, Hellifax. As the name suggests, it’s a terrifying experience.