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Monthly Archives: January 2013

What an Aspiring Writer Should Look for in a Publisher

In today’s publishing environment, there are more ways than ever for a writer to get published.  These different options have advantages and disadvantages.  There are the highly coveted big publishing houses.  The big houses have the advantage of having larger support staffs and better distribution channels.  On the downside, you may wind up being a Read More…

10 Questions with JG Faherty

1.  Where did you come up with the concept for The Burning Time? **Actually, I got it from a song. For a long time, I’d wanted to do a story or novel that was a throwback to the old classics by Karl Edward Wagner and Manly Wade Wellman, a story about a simple country man Read More…

The Burning Time by JG Faherty

The Burning Time is a supernatural thriller set in a small town in New York.  In an otherwise normal, ho-hum kind of town a preacher of sorts comes to town, and when he does all hell breaks loose.  People start to die in horrific fashion.  Otherwise normal folk lose their mind.  The town is on Read More…

Movie Review: The Hobbit

I had very high expectations for The Hobbit because of the amazing job that Peter Jackson did with The Lord of the Ring trilogy, resulting in about eight million Oscars (a slight exaggeration).  On the other hand, I read The Hobbit years back and I hated it.  I’m not a fan of Tolkien, but I Read More…

10 Questions with Ronald Malfi

1.  In The Narrows, is the town of Stillwater based on a real place? Stillwater is based loosely on the area of western Maryland just west of Cumberland, where the Cumberland Narrows wind through the mountains in much the same fashion as they do in the book.  I’ve kept the names of the mountains the Read More…