About Si Dunn

I am a novelist, screenwriter, technical writer, and author of nonfiction books. My most recent works are Dark SignalsErwin’s Law, and Jump.  Dark Signals, a Vietnam War memoir, is drawn from my days as a radio operator aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Tonkin Gulf and South China Sea during 1964 and 1965. Erwin’s Law is a detective novel; a retired book reviewer named Erwin Tennyson is the investigator. And Jump is an experimental novella that focuses on some after-effects of PTSD.

Previously, I was a photojournalist for a number of newspapers and magazines. I also spent about 15 years in software development, working primarily as a technical writer but also doing some programming.

For more information, see my LinkedIn profile.

NOTE: I am not paid by publishers to review and tout their books. And I do not guarantee to publish a review about a particular book. If I do not like a book,  I will not review it here. Writing a book requires significant time, effort, and expense, and I will not trash someone else’s writing. My goal here is to provide what I hope is an honest assessment and provide useful information to readers seeking particular types of books. Sometimes I offer a few critical comments, but mostly, I try to provide useful information that can help a reader decide to purchase a book–or not.

I receive sample copies from publishers, and I am under no obligation to publish reviews of any of those books. Indeed, I review only the books that I want to review, and I try to assess how well I think the books meet the goals set forth by their writers.

Publishers may mail printed books for possible review (no promises!) to: Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions LLC, 3800 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 730-131, Austin, TX 78756-4011. As a general rule, I do not review e-books.

If you buy a book or e-book through links published in one of my reviews, I will make a few dimes (and not much more!) through my Amazon Affiliate account. Periodically, after printed books have been on my shelves for a while, I have to make room for new ones. So I sell some of the reviewed books on the used-book market. A few get donated to libraries. And a few are passed along to friends and relatives.

Book reviewing definitely is not a way to get rich quick–nor slowly. But reviewing is something I have done, part-time, for more than 35 years, mainly because I love books and enjoy helping authors reach new readers.

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