Joe Beernink

Daily Archives: December 12, 2010

I slept in this morning.  Why?  Because I could. Yesterday I finished the first edit of my latest book, now titled Army of the Risen (AOtR).  Again, Huzzah!  I sent it right to FedexOffice for printing and picked it up late yesterday afternoon.  Lisa is reading it as we speak I write this, and I am getting caught up on blog entries.  Hence, the flurry of activity here. How did I get… Read More

When you pick up the hardcover edition of The Passage by Justin Cronin, you know you are not going to be able to take this one everywhere you go.  It’s huge.  It’s heavy.  It’s Stephen King-sized.  And in a lot of ways, it’s very reminiscent of King’s The Stand.  Though I have not read The Stand in twenty years, it still does occupy a haloed place on my bookshelf because it was… Read More

One of my all time favorite books is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.  He also wrote one of my least favorite books, Empire.  Shadow Puppets falls somewhere in between, though slides more towards the Empire class than Ender’s Game. Card followed up the Ender storyline with a whole series of books about the hero, Ender, and then another series about one of Ender’s Jeesh, Bean.  This ‘Shadow’ series includes two books… Read More