Being a lover of books, I started this site as a companion to my BookTube Channel “Rogers Reads” and as a way to chronicle my reading journey and help spread the love for books that I enjoyed. This site is a place for me to review books that range from Young Adult fiction to Fantasy to LGBT Romance. I do have somewhat ecclectic reading tastes though Fantasy and YA Fantasy are my most read genres at the moment.
I am the author of the Ghost Oracle Series, a YA paranormal/fantasy/horror series which follows the adventures of Nick Michelson, a reluctant 16-year old tarot-reading psychic medium who uses his abilities to assist the spirits who come to him for help. Books one, two and three are now available on Apple iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and everywhere else fine e-books and paperbacks are sold.
I also penned A Touch of Cedar, a gay-themed/time-travel/fantasy stand-alone novel also available in e-book and paperback format.
A little bit about me….
Born in: Detroit, Michigan
Grew up in: Upper Peninsula of Michigan (yup – I’m a Yooper!)
Current location: I currently live in Milwaukee, WI with my excessively patient, long-suffering and dashingly good-looking mate.
Occupation: I am a writer of fiction and non-fiction (technical manuals) and a hobbyist photographer.
Work: I spent most of my life working with technology. Past (and current) occupations include: French teacher, English teacher, computer programmer (mainly databases and SQL), computer software trainer (Photoshop, Lightroom, Microsoft Office, and Mac software), photographer, training coordinator and technical writer.
Education: I have a Master’s degree in Foreign Language and Litterature and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French.
What I do: I write fiction (mainly young adult paranormal/fantasy), computer training manuals (courseware) for my day job: mainly courses in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Office, Macintosh and project management. I still do some contract work on the side teaching Photoshop, Lightroom as well as database design but prefer to spend my time writing about vampires, werewolves, tarot readers, and ghosts.
Hobbies/Interests: Besides reading, I enjoy pretty much anything photography/photography software related. I am also a sucker for languages and spend time brushing up on my French and Spanish in my spare time. I also like the usual stuff: voraciously reading books, going to the movies, spending time out in nature, listening to music, playing with gadgets and riding my motorcycle.
Book/Movies: As you can tell from my author blog and my fiction, I especially enjoy stories about the paranormal (ghosts, vamps, shifters, etc.), fantasy, horror superheroes and M/M Romance. Young Adult fiction is a favorite (for both reading and writing). So these are the types of things you’ll find on my blog.
Little Known Tidbit: I grew up in a house without hot running water, a bathtub or a shower. Wanna know more about that? Ask me 🙂 I know, right?
My Work: My books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBooks, The Book Depository, Kobo and other online retailers . I also release the occasional bonus story that’s only available to my Newsletter subscribers. If you want to find out more about my upcoming work, you can subscribe to my author newsletter HERE.
This site: I created this blog to share my love of reading with you! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the reviews and perhaps even find your next favorite book here.
Also, don’t hesitate to contact me – I love hearing from folks!
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