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Writing Team That Makes up Sara Driscoll talks Pets

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Pet Spotlight | 0 comments

Writing Team That Makes up Sara Driscoll talks Pets

LONE WOLF is created by Sara Driscoll, the author pseudonym of the writing team of Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan. As a team, we were asked to talk about our pets, past and current.   Jen: The dog in LONE WOLF is based heavily on Shady, the black lab my family owned all through my childhood and teenaged years. But I haven’t owned a dog since then because of my children’s allergies. For years, we were unable to have pets; then we were able to own a sequence of very social, hypoallergenic hamsters. Still, this is not the same as owning a...

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THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD by Ed Kurtz

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 1 comment

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,...

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Review of THE KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS – ROOTS AND REBIRTH OF THE FOLKLORIC DEVIL

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS – ROOTS AND REBIRTH OF THE FOLKLORIC DEVIL

THE  KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS – ROOTS AND REBIRTH OF THE FOLKLORIC DEVIL Al Ridenour  November 20, 2016 Feral House  Straight up, I’ve always hated Christmas. Holidays are traditionally miserable times for me. A fat man in a red suit and family grief are not my ideas of fun. When it comes to The Krampus, I thought it was just some hipster shit. Just some cool, vintage German X-mas cards that I saw on Tumblr. I would make fun of it in my head. When I make fun of something in my head, a pattern shows this will be something that...

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FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS: EIGHTIES-INSPIRED NEON NOIR

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS: EIGHTIES-INSPIRED NEON NOIR

Short Stack Books Edited by Michael Pool November 1, 2016   The beautiful thing about nostalgia is that it means different things to different people. Some people feel the waves crashing down on them when they see a certain rerun of a certain show on the Decades Channel, or when Pandora is set to random and plays a song that you haven’t heard since Homecoming. You know the one. The song that was playing when Cindy dumped you. Thanks a lot, Pandora. For me, it’s New Wave music and classic television. Editor Michael Pool must be on my same...

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Review of THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON – LAS VEGAS, HEROIN, AND HEAVYWEIGHTS

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON – LAS VEGAS, HEROIN, AND HEAVYWEIGHTS

THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON – LAS VEGAS, HEROIN, AND HEAVYWEIGHTS Shaun Assael 2016 Blue Rider Press I’m gonna chew the scenery on this one. I can’t help it. Sonny Liston has been an obsession of mine since I first heard his name about 16 years ago. I can’t remember if it was by way of James Ellroy or Nick Tosches. Either way, that name imprinted itself on my brain. How could it not? Say it out loud….Sonny Liston. Yeah, you feel it too. Shaun Assael has written the book I’ve been waiting for since I first...

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Marcia Clark talks MORAL DEFENSE

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

Marcia Clark talks MORAL DEFENSE

Moral Defense Marcia Clark The Second Samantha Brinkman Nov 8th, 2016 Thomas & Mercer Moral Defense by Marcia Clark brings back defense attorney Samantha (Sam) Brinkman. This second novel of the series is as riveting and suspenseful as the first, Blood Defense. What makes these novels by Clark unique is that within gripping crimes she allows the readers to gain a glimpse of the inner workings of the judicial system. In this book there are four sub-plots. Samantha promises her dad, LAPD Detective Dale Pearson, to investigate the...

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A MAN CALLED OVE Reviewed

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Films | 0 comments

A MAN CALLED OVE Reviewed

A Man Called Ove Written and Directed by Hannes Holm; based on the novel by Fredrick Backman Starring: Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Ida Engvoll Ove is a Swedish curmudgeon with OCD. Only the occasional person will bother to find the softy underneath. When the story opens, his wife has died and he is attempting to join her. If this sounds grim, it is in spots. But the grimness gives way to humor or sentiment quickly. And yet it never lets the story run away with it. A Man Called Ove is about as faithful to its source as any movie I’ve seen...

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WAITING TO BE FORGOTTEN: Stories Of Crime And Heartbreak, Inspired By The Replacements

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

WAITING TO BE FORGOTTEN: Stories Of Crime And Heartbreak, Inspired By The Replacements

Gutter Books Edited by Jay Stringer November 2nd,  2016   You can tell the minute something lands in your hands whether or not it’s a passion project. You know, if the person in charge was just marking time or if it’s something they stayed up all night thinking about: who to get involved, how to make it better, how to make it sing. WAITING TO BE FORGOTTEN: STORIES OF CRIME AND HEARTBREAK, INSPIRED BY THE REPLACEMENTS is absolutely a passion project. Editor and contributor Jay Stringer has long been a rabid fan of the seminal Minnesota...

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Finding The Missing Piece at the Mysterious Bookshop with Kevin Egan

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Books | 0 comments

Finding The Missing Piece at the Mysterious Bookshop with Kevin Egan

Finding The Missing Piece at the Mysterious Bookshop with Kevin Egan by Gilbert Colon The New York state court system is a hotbed of writing talent. Besides Carlito’s Way novelist Judge Edwin Torres, there is Kevin Egan, Esq., Senior Settlement Coordinator in the General Clerk Office of Supreme Court, Civil, First Judicial District. Egan is author of a legal thriller series, along with several Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine short stories, set in the Manhattan Supreme Court Building at 60 Centre Street where he works – Midnight, and now The...

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Author Work Spaces: Radine Trees Nehring

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Author Workspaces | 1 comment

Author Work Spaces: Radine Trees Nehring

After writing in all kinds of “Okay if I use this space now?” locations for a number of years, it was a wonder and a marvel to have an office of my own as part of our new home after we moved to Arkansas in 1988.  I immediately put up my “DO NOT DISTURB, Writer at Work” sign over the door and did, indeed, go to work. Bliss, and it sure made it easier to write every day since I didn’t have to clear up everything to set the breakfast table for a meal, or shove work to the side while my husband used our one desk for...

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