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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Movie Review: XMen Days of Future Past

After watching XMen: First Class, the bar was set pretty high for this movie.  XMen: Days of Future Past may have even exceeded its predecessor.  The movie boasts a deep and complex story line starting off in the future and going back to 1973 where Wolverine, expertly played by Hugh Jackman, is sent into the Read More…

10 Questions with Mort Castle

1.   Do you think there exists a group of people similar to the strangers in your novel The Strangers?   A group? Well, there’s no question we do have sociopaths running around loose. And sometimes small groups of sociopaths, or those directly controlled by them (think  Charles  Manson!)  might band together for a while …  Read More…

The Strangers by Mort Castle

The Strangers is a bit of a demented novel with a killer premise.  Michael Louden lives as ordinary a life as he could.  He has a well-paying professional job, a wife and two kids, and is ordinary in every way – except for the fact that he is sociopathic killer lurking underneath his placid exterior.  Read More…

10 Questions with Jeremy Brown

1.  Out of all of the jobs you have held, which is the most interesting? My current job as a Content Manager and Lead Writer for the video game Heroes of Newerth is by far the most interesting. Every day I get to create characters, write origin stories, tweak heroic abilities, and solve problems like Read More…

Suckerpunch by Jeremy Brown

In this novel, Aaron “Woodshed” Wallace is a professional mixed martial arts fighter with a very shaky past.  He’s rough around the edges and is the kind of person who only knows fighting, so he might as well get paid for it.  He’s a club fighter operating in regional shows when promoter Eddie Banzai from Read More…

Saturday Recap of 2014 World Horror Convention

After a night of debauchery, I woke up bright and early on Saturday to attend the pre-pitch panel where editors were telling prospective writers about what they were looking for.  I had a chance to meet with a few editors to pitch my latest novel to them.  Special thanks goes out to RJ Cavender, Brian Read More…

World Horror Convention Friday Recap

After arriving at the World Horror Convention on Thursday and doing little other than reconnecting with some friendly horror folks, the Convention started for me in earnest on Friday.  I met up early with Brian Mathews and Benjamin Kane Ethridge, where I helped Brian Mathews retool his book signing catch phrase.  My first official event Read More…