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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Movie Review: Split

After a slump of some pretty disappointing movies, the last couple of movies M. Night Shyamalan have been pretty solid.  With Split, I feel that Shyamalan is back at the top of his game, his best movie since Signs.  The movie starts out with three teenaged girls being abducted at the King Of Prussia mall Read More…

10 Questions with James Crawford

1. What is the genesis of your novel Manleigh Cheese? Initially, it was born from Facebook. After writing my first trilogy, I asked my friends what I should write next. Out of the choices I gave them, they picked urban fantasy. I decided to give it a try. Of course, I had to bend the Read More…

10 Questions with TJ Weeks

1.  If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? Deadlock by Iris Johansen   2.  Tell me more about your story Site 48 in the Crossroads in the Dark 2 anthology? It’s a story I came up with about the legendary monster Wendigo. It’s about a Read More…

10 Questions with WJR Parks

1.  Who has been your biggest influence as a writer? I couldn’t put one single author as my influence. Multiple writers have influenced me. Perhaps Edger Poe would be the one that started me in writing. Poetry captured me when I was younger and I wrote hundreds of poems. Mostly, I kept to dark poetry Read More…

Movie Review: Star Wars Rogue One

  When I saw the trailers for Rogue One, I thought it was a bit overkill to have a stand alone movie so close to when the series was relaunched.  Of course, Disney wants to milk every last dollar they possibly could from their acquisition of the Star Wars franchise.  Having said all of that, Read More…

10 Questions with John Dixon

1.      Your background as a boxer, youth services case worker, and prison tutor all seem to influence your novel Phoenix Island.  Specifically, how did your background help you write the novel? It’s funny. When I was writing, I didn’t put much thought into my past experiences, but all of those things clearly played a big Read More…

Phoenix Island by John Dixon

In Phoenix Island Carl Freeman is an orphan and champion amateur boxer who can’t stay out of trouble because he refuses to stand by while bullies hurt other kids.  All of this leads him to Phoenix Island, a place outside of the United States, where a paramilitary mercenary organization is training kids like Carl to Read More…