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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Movie Review: Glass

My expectations of Glass were sky high since I was a big fan of Unbreakable and Split, the first two movies on this trilogy.  For me, this was a tale of two movies.  The first two thirds of the movie was compelling and filled with tension, accompanied by strong character development.  I enjoyed the build Read More…

10 Questions with Matthew Quinn

Who has been your biggest influence as a writer? Not completely sure. Some people have compared my work to Stephen King and my first finished novel Battle for the Wastelands (as yet unsold) was inspired by reading The Dark Tower series. However, I didn’t read any King until high school, although I did start reading Read More…

Movie Review: Bird Box

  I watched the breakout Netflix movie without having read the novel by Josh Malerman.  There was a lot of hype surrounding the movie.  There was some good parts and bad parts in the movie.  Unfortunately, its long lasting impact will be the ridiculous and asinine Birdbox challenge which is a vehicle for the stupidest Read More…

10 Questions with Jay Caselberg

If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?   Hum. That’s difficult. There are so many to choose from, but one for the rest of my life? Finnegan’s Wake probably. Trying to find meanings would probably occupy me unendingly.   Of all of the places you Read More…

10 Questions with Martin Shoemaker

Who has been your biggest influence as a writer?   The list is long; but if I have to choose only one, I would choose Jack McDevitt. After years of being so busy with work that I had little time to read for pleasure, A Talent for War rekindled my love for good old science Read More…

10 Questions with Lillian Csernica

If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?   SNUFF by Sir Terry Pratchett   You describe yourself as a Japanophile? What does that mean to you and what attracts you to Japanese culture? The paradoxes in Japanese culture intrigue me. On one hand, they celebrate Read More…

10 Questions with Mark Rossman

 1.)  How did you get started as an audiobook narrator?   Several years ago I received an audiobook as a Christmas gift. While working out at the gym one day I decided to pop in my earphones and began listening. After a few minutes I thought to myself “Hey, I can do that!” So, that Read More…

10 Questions with Carson Buckingham

Who has been your biggest influence as a writer? I guess that would depend upon which genre we’re talking about.  For my humor writing, definitely Mark Twain.  His Sketches New and Old are the most hilarious pieces of writing I have ever read.   For the children’s books I write, it would have to be Read More…