Progress report on t...

Yes, I am working on new books. No, they’re not ready yet. But they’re coming along. I’ve decided to separate the new work into a trilogy of short novels. The topic? Magic! I’m planning on putting a sci-fi spin on magic. It’s kind of a mix of Harry Potter, The Prestige, and even a little...

Book Review: Dreams ...

I love modern fairy tales. I love them so much I’ve even started writing my own (check out my novel Clockworkers). Dreams and Shadows was like something I’d written myself, which is perhaps why I enjoyed it so much. The novel tells the story of Ewan and Colby; two little boys who have very different upbringings but...

Book Review: The Giv...

The Giver is one of those books I really, really should have read a long time but never got around to it. When it was released in 1993 I was already a teenager and there was no way in hell my school district was going to put it on the reading list so, unlike many fans of the work, I wasn’t aware of the story as a child....

Travel stories: Sing...

I went to Singapore for the holidays. It was the first time I’d spent the Christmas season outside of the US, and my first time visiting the island city-state with the benevolent dictatorship disguised as a democracy. I wouldn’t say it was a life-changing trip, but it did give me some new perspective, and writers...

Pardon the dust

It has been quite some time since my last blog post here. Life has been filled with various adventures, and I find myself with less time to devote to the blog. So what’s new and exciting in the life of Ramsey Isler? Well, I recently put my latest novel Clockworkers on Amazon. I have not yet put it into full promotional...

Kobo removes self-pu...

Ebook seller Kobo announced yesterday that they’re going to “quarantine” self-published books in an attempt to clean up the plague of books filled with questionable content like rape, incest, and bestiality. I think this is ultimately a good thing; it was just done in a very bad way. As self-publishing has...

Book Launch! Ghosts ...

Great news! After years of development, Ghosts of ARCADIA is now available in a “soft launch” exclusive to Amazon Kindle. You can buy Ghosts of ARCADIA on Amazon Ghosts of ARCADIA is a sci-fi novella that combines video games, brain-scanning technology, and a heist mystery all into one easy-to-read story...

Book Cover Reveal: G...

I’m releasing a new book soon! It’s called Ghosts of ARCADIA, and it’s a sci-fi mystery/thriller. What happens when hackers infiltrate the world’s first video game system that uses thought as the controller? Follow the mysteries of the investigation when the book releases in...