Wrestling Inspires The HARDWAY Feb16

Wrestling Inspires The HARDWAY

Let’s get this out of the way—yes, I know pro wrestling is fake. Get a few wrestling fans in the same room and they’ll inevitably share the moment of when they first realized this.  They noticed how the punches being thrown rarely connected, or spotted a heel and babyface (wrestling parlance for bad and good guy) eating together at some diner, when just hours before they were swearing to do violent and unnatural things to each other. But I don’t have a story like that. Much like Spencer, the main character of my novella, Hardway, I always just sort of knew. And just like with Spencer, knowing this only makes me love wrestling even more....

Review of Steph Posts’s LIGHTWOOD

Polis Books January 24, 2017 2017 is barely a month old and LIGHTWOOD by Steph Post has already set the bar mighty high for any other books scheduled to be released this year. LIGHTWOOD explores family dynamics, both in the families we’re born in to and the ones we choose. How far will you go to protect your family? Everyone wants the money the Scorpions motorcycle gang just earned after their huge cocaine score. Before the bikers can get back to the safety of their rural Florida clubhouse, the outlaw Cannon family robs them. The Pentecostal preacher that loaned the bikers the seed money for the cocaine, Sister Tulah, finds out about the...

HAWKEYE #1 with Kate (and Dan) Jan03

HAWKEYE #1 with Kate (and Dan)

Kate: I’m bored. ::throws dart across room. Hits Hummel between eyes:: Dan: I’m cold. I hate the winter. K: We’ve watched every episode of Veronica Mars. And face it dude: your verbal skills don’t measure up to Kristen Bell. D: Huh? Wha? Oh. K: I rest my case. D: ::shrugs:: K: I need adventure! And snappy repartee! And hot California abs! D: ::flexes in mirror, single tear falls:: I don’t have hot California abs, or even cool Minnesota abs, even. But I do have the new HAWKEYE #1 by Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero. Kate Bishop takes up the bow and arrow in her first solo series. And believe me, her debut issue has all the adventure and...

The Angel Luis Colon Interview

Note: Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited. Dan & Kate: Congratulations on the release of your second novella, NO HAPPY ENDINGS! What can readers expect from the adventures of your newest creation, Fantine Park? Angel Luis Colon: THE GREATEST STORY EVAH. Oh, sorry. Excited. Well, thanks for the kind words for one! As for Fantine, man, she gets put through the ringer a bit, what with having to rob a sperm bank that’s a front for a much more insidious (and gross) operation while trying to ensure her senior citizen father isn’t perished by her late mother’s old partner. Real family friendly stuff,...

THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD by Ed Kurtz

Chizine Publications September 2016 THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD starts out as a mystery novel, a murder occurs and the hotel detective must figure out who did it; however, the book takes a turn to horror after the murder. As things take a turn towards the macabre, hotel detective George “JoJo” Walker must look deep inside himself to learn the secrets of the traveling “hygiene show” that has turned his rural town in Arkansas upside down. The traveling show has a special invite-only midnight show. There’s no nudity here, but the movie shows each viewer their own personal nightmare on the big screen. Some nightmares...