Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of the Quest 2011

The end of the year brings all those articles where people reflect on the year gone by. Then there are all those best of and worst of lists. Mostly what it's all about is not having to actually think or do much in the final days of the year and just slopping together some old content.

So here's my effort at not being particularly productive.


Interview with Lindsay Buroker

She was just starting out then on her first blog tour. I've noticed she's gone on to be a hit.


I was blogging a lot that month, and I have two posts that deserve repeat attention.

My glowing review of Demon Lord by T.C. Southwell

Review of Wallstreet: Money Never Sleeps

I liked this movie and it's message that Gordon is hardly the bad guy anymore in these hard times.


I'll be selfish and highlight my character profile of Dreibrand Veta.


This month I pondered real world matters in my post Real life more epic than any fantasy novel. I wrote about an article I read about Doma in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is thronged with war refugees and apparently destined to be destroyed by its nearby volcano.


I just have give a second shot to my review of Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie. The Cold War atomic bomb video in this documentary is jaw dropping to behold and to think about. And for the kicker, it's narrated by William Shatner.


Once again I want to mention two posts from this month.

Reflections on the Battle Creek tornado

I inspired somebody

Taken together, these posts remind me that I never know what will happen and sometimes people are actually noticing what I do.


Author W. Brondt Kamffer posed the question Can good fantasy be good literature? in his guest post. This post actually proved to be a popular one and drew traffic for months.


If you like music, romance, history, and epic action, I suggest you read my review of Jodhaa Akbar. Awesome movie.


It was a long time in the making, but the audiobook podcast of Union of Renegades started in this month. Chapters are still being added. It's an epic.


I lost my beloved dog Sasha on the 22nd. This is my tribute to her. It's been over two months, and I've only begun to emerge from my grief-stricken fog. Her absence is a constant sorrow.


Reviewer Meagan Morin of the Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community lavished a five raven rating on my novel Rys Rising: Book I. Thank you!

Throughout 2011 I met many great and supportive people online.

Happy New Year.