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A Soupçon of an Update?

A whiff? A vague undertone? A telling but ultimately enigmatic glimpse of the otherwise intangible? Yeah, probably that last one. Quoi qu’il en soit, there won’t be a great deal “occurring” on the Official Jonathan Kieran site for the foreseeable future, but the reasons for any dearth of breathlessly riveting information and addictive content are good and worthy ones, I assure. Two major book … Read More A Soupçon of an Update?

Life-Changing Egypt: 10 Questions with a Master Tour Guide!

In my last blog entry I took a few moments to introduce readers to Essam Ali Mahmoud, a gentleman who is one of today’s most gifted professionals when it comes guiding visitors through the myriad wonders of ancient and modern Egypt, whether you’re on a luxury couples vacation or a personal odyssey. Essam’s company, Explore Egypt with Essam, is one of the finest and … Read More Life-Changing Egypt: 10 Questions with a Master Tour Guide!

Ease into the Adventure of your Lifetime and Explore Egypt with Essam …

As an intrepid and almost swashbuckling wanderer, adventurer, and explorer of many years, many nations, and many memories, I can tell you that no excursion could offer you more history, luxury, or pure jaw-dropping glory than a visit to Egypt. Yes. It’s greater than Rome. Greece. The Grand Canyon. The Great Barrier Reef. The Great Wall of China. Name the amazing place and, I … Read More Ease into the Adventure of your Lifetime and Explore Egypt with Essam …

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Speak, Lucid Dreamer!

Well, it was one hell of a dream to ring-in the New Year. And I may mean that literally. Shadows threaten from the sky and tectonic plates shift beneath unsteady feet. Matters are going to get a tad metaphysical from now on. Maybe even thaumaturgical.  Count upon heaps of the cryptic, as well.  There, there. Providence will reveal Its designs and Its infinite array … Read More Speak, Lucid Dreamer!

Little Grains of Sand

The final months of 2020 are before us at last. November and December stare us down like obsidian-clad angels of ruin and regret, looming higher than the very vault of the sky, swords drawn and fingers pointed in accusation, as if to herald the inevitable smiting. Those with eyes to see and ears to hear are not at all astonished to behold such twin … Read More Little Grains of Sand

Winding Up (and Down) with Wistwood

As our agitated and addlepated society performs an endless watusi in the lusty throes of its confusion, gyrating from one chaotic cultural vortex to another, life goes on for people of all backgrounds who are busy with projects major and mundane. Bread and circuses were never my thing, so best of luck to all the Caligulan lemmings out there. Have a happy Fall. Great … Read More Winding Up (and Down) with Wistwood

Kirkus Love Keeps Coming for Wistwood

[For inquiries about representation and film rights, email JonathanKieranWriter@gmail.com] Lovely news just keeps coming into the midst of our secluded Summer idyll. The latest unexpected and inexorably delightful development once again wends its way to my reclusive existence courtesy of Kirkus Reviews, the gold standard for literary criticism in the USA and beyond. It was honor enough that the Shuriken-sharp and whirling editorial minds … Read More Kirkus Love Keeps Coming for Wistwood

Love for Wistwood from Kirkus Reviews

  For over 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has been known as one of the toughest, most respected, prestigious, and no-nonsense sources of serious literary criticism in the world. They remain a bellwether of discerning excellence across a bloated and increasingly chaotic industry landscape. For an author to get a glowing review from their esteemed masthead and assortment of discriminating professionals is (for this gent) … Read More Love for Wistwood from Kirkus Reviews

Revisiting Coppola’s ‘Dracula’ 28 Years Later

Amid the tumult of our addlepated society, millions are hopefully taking little excursions into the realm of entertainment, now and then, to relieve the inner-cranial pressure that threatens to explode with caldera-like potency not seen since Yellowstone’s last prehistoric tantrum. Even if your diversions are random at this point in time, do try to find the wherewithal to enjoy such jaunts … while you … Read More Revisiting Coppola’s ‘Dracula’ 28 Years Later

Wistwood Featured by Duffy the Writer

An article I wrote detailing the impetus behind writing Wistwood, as well as delineating some of the novel’s primary themes, has been published on the outstanding Australian blog, Duffy the Writer. Within the context of the piece I also reference a few of my own literary influences and ponder the timing of Wistwood’s release amid the unexpected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Invisible horrors, … Read More Wistwood Featured by Duffy the Writer

Three Cheers for Goodreads Winners

The Goodreads Giveaway contest for Wistwood has ended and 15 winners were duly selected from a group of 2,109 entrants vying for a chance to acquire a print copy of the novel. The response on Goodreads–the greatest community of devoted readers on the planet!–exceeded expectations, and I’d like to congratulate the winners personally. Your copies of Wistwood are on their way to you via … Read More Three Cheers for Goodreads Winners