I’m currently working on my first novel, a sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian novel set in the near or distant future. I’m pretty excited about it; I’ve written disconnected short stories and poetry all my life. I am a self described grammar Nazi – and hate myself for it -, and I love the English language. Just because I said that, I know I’m going to have at least one grammar or spelling error in here.
My favorite genres are sci-fi/fantasy and horror, although I’m open to reading books in all genres. I’m not particularly fond of romance, which makes me an odd staff member here on RtB, but I’m always open and willing to try new things!
My favorite book is Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. I love the way Dostoyevsky gets inside of Raskolnikov’s head, and really shows you step by step the mental and physical processes that go on. It gives you a really good glimpse into another man’s head.
** A little side note from Jen… Justin recently posted his first short story, Gale, on Amazon. It’s an introduction to his dystopian world and as of this posting (on November 13), it is free on Amazon. You can also learn more about Justin’s writing at his new website: http://cataclysmica.blogspot.com/