“Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season” Book Review

As I mentioned in my last “what Tyson’s reading” post, Johnny Halloween:  Tales of the Dark Season, by Norman Partridge, basically brought Halloween in July to this old boy. It gets some mixed reviews, but I liked it quite a bit. The book is an anthology, and be it film or literature, I fucking dig anthologies, so I was already a bit influenced going into this one.  I don’t have the book sitting right in front of me, but if I’m remembering correctly I believe there are seven different stories…

What’s in Tyson’s Pocket?

I’ve been accused of being born in the wrong decade, if not the wrong century.  I’m an old soul, and have a natural hesitance towards evolving technology.  I would have been completely at home hanging with the likes of Hemingway, Teddy Roosevelt, and various other American icons who didn’t need an iPhone to help shape the world. 99% of the music I buy is on vinyl (and I’ve been doing that for the last 12 years or so; not just because it’s the cool, retro thing to do these days…).…

Tyson’s Reading Update July 11th, 2016

            O.K., so I should probably spend more time writing than I do reading, but what the hell–I enjoy it.  Hopefully you’ve checked out my last post on what I’m reading, and you’ve checked out some of my recommendations.  If not, here’s my current reading (and listening) list.   The Physical Book   “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie.  Yes, it’s old school–and it’s also one of the greatest mystery novels ever written.  Stick with me long enough and you’ll realize that I’m…

“First Train Out of Denver” Book Review

I recently finished reading “First Train out of Denver” by Leo Jenkins. I can’t exactly remember how I heard about the book in the first place.  I think I saw something on Facebook that essentially advertised the book as follows:  “An ex-Army Ranger sells his business and every possession that won’t fit into a backpack in order to travel the world.” As a veteran myself with an adventurers soul, I was instantly hooked.  I needed to read about someone who decided to say “fuck it” and step way outside  of…

Get Tyson’s New Story, “Tethered” Out today on Amazon Kindle!

Hi guys. Fancy a “longer” short story to take with you to the beach this weekend? My new story, “Tethered,” is available today on Amazon Kindle.  At 40 pages it’s the perfect companion for a day at the beach or pool. “Tethered” is a bit different than most of my other fiction.  I called on some of my experiences from the war in Iraq and wrote what can best be categorized as science-fiction military horror. It’s basically a really graphic episode of The X-Files. In “Tethered,” Staff Sergeant John Armstrong…

What I’m Writing and What I’m Reading

I’m a writer, and like any other writer worth his or her weight in salt, I’m also a reader.  So, I thought for my first blog post I’d talk briefly on what I’m personally writing and reading. I’m currently working on several writing projects, but the one that’s taking up the bulk of my time is a book called “Greetings From Barker Marsh.”  It’s my first stand-alone project, and I’m gonna play the detail cards close to the vest for the time being because I’m in the process of taking…