The Pine Cones Writers Den is on fire…

with awards, new releases and milestones reached. What is the Pine Cones Writers Den? PCWD is a robust writers group based out of the Portland, Maine area. Comprised of ten members, spanning just about every genre you can imagine, each monthly meeting takes on a life of its own, as thriller writers critique memoir and chic lit writers critique post-apocalyptic tales. Without a doubt, the depth and variety of critique has led to vast improvements in my writing over the years, pushing me in directions that I likely wouldn’t have considered if I sat around, high-fiving with other thriller writers all the time. Not that I don’t like hanging out with other thriller writers! The group is always busy; submitting to agents,  publishing on their own and striking deals to expand their author footprints. Each meeting brings exciting news and new manuscript samples to the table. There’s never a dull moment. With that said, I’d like to highlight a few of the most recent accomplishments/releases. First up, Tim Queeney, with his second release in two months! Seriously, that’s impressive. Starting with his Perseid Collapse Series Kindle Worlds release, The Borealis Incident, in February, he follows up with book 3 in his Perry Helion thriller-adventure READ MORE

Book Review of The Liger Plague by Joseph Souza

I’m woefully behind on posting reviews of books I’ve read, so I’ll start with Joseph Souza’s latest entry in the post-apocalyptic, horror genre. This isn’t a zombie novel, but the reader will detect (not so subtly) a strong influence from Souza’s The Living Dead Series. The Liger Plague entertains on a visceral level. If you’re a fan of relentless action, bio-conspiracies and devious villains, you feel right at home here. “Maine writer Joseph Souza knows a thing or two about horror. His Reawakening series put a new spin on the undead genre, and Liger carries on his tradition of redefining “everything apocalypse.” No zombies in this one, but you might not notice the difference when the Liger is unleashed on an unsuspecting island population. Once the action starts, Souza doesn’t pull any punches in this high-octane, race against the clock to stop a deranged bioweapons scientist. Cooke’s Island will never be the same again, and neither will any of its inhabitants. Not for the faint of heart, The Liger Plague is a blistering start to a promising high stakes cat and mouse” thriller/horror series.” Get The Liger Plague today on Amazon READ MORE