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Young Australian Micah Johnson is the first AFL player to be out at the beginning of his career. Retired professional football player Declan Tyler mentors Micah, but he finds it difficult, as Micah is prone to making poor life choices that land him in trouble. Nothing Dec can’t handle. He’s ... more >
Dear AE Ash, I have always been a little envious and a lot awed by those who can write short well. I think it takes a special skillset to convey a complete story in few words. There is no time for character exposition or much by way of backstory. The ... more >
Dear Roan Parrish, A number of my trusted Goodreads recommenders spoke highly of this book. I asked a friend “should I read this book?” and her answer was an unhesitating “YES!”, so I had it on my wishlist – then was delighted when it had been submitted to DA for ... more >
Dear Robert Jackson Bennett: I’m not sure how I came to know about this novel; probably from the blog Two Dudes in An Attic, who participated in a multi-blog read of the book and put it on their Best of 2014 list. I was intrigued by the combination of murder mystery ... more >
Kimolijah Adani—Class 2 gridTech, beloved brother, most promising student the Academy’s ever had the privilege of calling their own, genius mechanical gridstream engineer, brilliantly pioneering inventor… and dead man. But that’s what happens when a whiz kid messes with dynamic crystals and, apparently, comes to the attention of Baron ... more >