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Monthly Archives: June 2013

10 Questions with Tim Marquitz

1. Which character in Dawn of War do you most identify with?   TM: I think Arrin is the character I most identify with. He’s caught up in his head, the past tearing at him, and that’s how I was for a very long time growing up. He can’t see what he has for what Read More…

Blood Street Blog Tour Stop 11: Guest Post on Ginger Nuts of Horror

For the next stop on my Blood Street blog tour is a guest post of my mafia influences for my novel Blood Street on Ginger Nuts of Horror.

Dawn of War by Tim Marquitz

Dawn of War is the introduction to Tim Marquitz’s epic fantasy Blood War Trilogy. The central plot line involves a race of monstrous creatures known as the Grol.  Previously, they had not been a serious threat to the inhabitants of their world, but through the capture of ancient relics, they have newfound power that makes Read More…

Blood Street Blog Tour Stop 10: Guest Post on Chapter by Chapter

On the next stop of my Blood Street blog tour is a guest post about the Shadowy World of Vampires and the Mafia at Chapter at Chapter.

Movie Review: World War Z

I had not read the best-selling novel by Max Brooks prior to watching the movie, which was probably a good thing.  I had heard so many good things about the novel that it was unlikely that the movie would live up to the book.  Coming into the movie with a blank slate and hearing mixed Read More…

Blood Street Blog Tour Stop 9: Author Spotlight on Scott Nicholson’s blog

For the next stop on my blog tour is an author spotlight on Scott Nicholson‘s blog at Scott Nicholson.

Blood Street Blog Tour Stop 8: Top 5 Gangster Novels

For the next stop of my Blood Street blog tour is a guest post of my top 5 gangster novels of all time on Benjamin Kane Ethridge‘s blog at Benjamin Kane Ethridge.

World Horror Convention Day 3 Recap

After a late night walking Bourbon Street and attending the various after parties and a hearty workout at the gym in the morning, day 2 began for me at the pre-pitch panels moderated by RJ Cavender.  RJ even looked and sounded sober despite the early hour of the morning.  I had the opportunity to talk Read More…

Day 2 Recap of the World Horror Convention

After getting about three and a half hours of sleep after arriving late in New Orleans the previous night, I was ready to go.  My first workshop was Marketing Yourself as Author with Matt Schwartz, the Vice President of Digital Marketing at Random House.  This was one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended.  Matt Read More…

Blood Street Blog Tour stop 7: Guest Post on Fang-tastic

On the next stop on my Blood Street blog tour is a guest post I wrote on Fang-tastic books about how I combined vampires and the Mafia in my novel Blood Street at Fang-tastic Books.