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My podcast interview with author Ryan C. Thomas is now online!

May 15, 2014


In case you missed it, I recently interviewed the horror/splatter punk author Ryan C. Thomas over at the Drinking with Writers podcast. For an author who spends a great deal of pages writing out vividly terrifying descriptions of death and destruction, I think the above picture of him is a actually an accurate representation of his bright […]

Putin bans cursing in books/films; No one can write “He’s no pussy”

May 7, 2014


As I flaunt my right to write dirty headlines, another country is about to lose theirs. NPR reported today that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law this week that requires books containing obscenities to come in sealed packages with warning labels and that bans cursing in movies and the performing arts. The law is set […]

Herman Melville beats Dan Brown in new readers’ poll; Jesus beats all

April 30, 2014


It’s a good day whenever classic literature ranks high on a readers’ list. It’s an even better day when 50 Shades of Grey isn’t even on it. The Harris Poll, which was conducted originally in 2008 and again in March of 2014, asked 2,234 U.S. adults what their favorite book is. According to the results, Across all the […]

Thoughts of Gone Girl at the midnight hour…and what makes good genre fiction?

February 6, 2013


I am minutes away from passing out, but I have some time to kill before the audio files I recorded for the documentary I’m working on finish uploading to my computer. And so I’m thinking about Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl, and how stoked and hopeful it makes me that Gone Girl is still on the […]

Books you would like if you only knew about them, Part 1: The Time Machine Did It by John Swartzwelder

March 7, 2011


I tend to like stories that get right to the point. This is one of my new favorite examples: “Frank Burly is my name. Okay, it’s not my name. I lied about that. My name is Eward R. Torgenson Jr. I changed it for the business. You’ve got to have a tough sounding name if […]