Guest Blog: LaShawn Wanak

I first met LaShawn at Odyssey Con in Madison, Wisconsin a few years ago, and am continually amazed at her fearlessness and the strength of her convictions. We both submitted stories to Dark Faith: Invocations; mine didn’t make the cut, but hers did, and I encourage you to read it. *** Novel Evolution IGNITE (or […]

Guest Blog Post: Steve Lickman

Available at Amazon.com What is Metastasis? me•tas•ta•sis :noun, plural me•tas•ta•ses 1. Pathology . a. the transference of disease-producing organisms or of malignant or cancerous cells to otherparts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces. b. the condition produced by this. 2. Transformation – Random House Dictionary Are you […]

Guest Blog by Alana Joli Abbott: Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey

Despite working on several projects together, including us both being contributors to Haunted: Eleven Tales of Ghostly Horror, Alana and I have never met in person. I admire her writing talents, and am amazed at just how much writing she does besides her fiction work. *** Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey Alana Joli Abbott A lot of people […]

Guest Blog by Alex Bledsoe: Speaking of Monsters

I first met Alex Bledsoe at a reading from his first novel, Blood Groove, in May of 2009. Since then, he’s released a number of other novels across three series and a half-dozen or so short stories. His sequel to Blood Groove, Girls With Games Of Blood, currently awaits my attention on my to-read shelf. […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – My Take

So my lovely wife T and I took in the latest installment of Peter Jackson’s Tolkein franchise last night. I have to admit, after seeing the first part last year, I went into this with lowered expectations. I was STILL disappointed. I will do my best to leave out spoilers for those of you who […]

Holiday Game Recommendations

In case you weren’t aware, my day job involves working with games – either at the local games store where I log a few hours a week, or doing freelance writing for companies within the game industry. As such, I present ten favorite games I’d like to recommend to help you pass the time at […]

A Semi-Insider’s Guide to the Bellydance Community

My wife has been involved with the local Middle Eastern Dance community for a number of years. I’ve been involved too; mostly, I’ve been her sidekick and general dogsbody, but it’s been a fun time. Belly dance, more accurately known as Middle Eastern dance, is a dance form common to areas of the Balkans, Greece, […]

Congratulations Dr. Who!

I’ve been watching Dr. Who since it premiered on American television (in my case, my local Public Television station, WHA-TV) back in the early 1980s, and found myself smitten with Tom Baker’s portrayal. Since then, there’s been a lot of water passing under that bridge, with a number of subsequent Doctors failing to make much […]