Has anyone else noticed a lull in “writing” podcasts? Sure, there are plenty of shows out there, but I’ve been out of content for days. Enter my favorite show, Adventures In SciFi Publishing, and their plan for 2013 to put out three or more shows a week. I classified their show as a “writing” podcast, but it is more than just for writers, it’s for anyone who enjoys reading, listening to or watching Science Fiction and Fantasy–maybe even Horror, as their last guest talked about his post-apocalyptic story, Tincture. Continue reading
We are now halfway through my contribution to the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour, and to recap, I have been interviewing other authors from the upcoming Monsters! anthology put out by A Flame in the Dark. The theme for this anthology is the same for my theme here: should Christians write Horror and can they do it without being preachy or predictable (Deus ex machina- Latin term referring to an outside solution or force as a means of resolving a plot.)? Today, I have the honor of presenting a written interview with Pauline Creeden, a Fantasy, Horror and Devotional writer who “breaks down Biblical stories and applies them to real life in new ways.” As a thanks for stopping by to read what Pauline has to say on this subject of Christian Horror, I’m running a giveaway. Continue reading
Welcome to my interview with Mike Shevdon, author of Strangeness and Charm: Courts of the Feyre #3, due out May 29th through Angry Robot Books. Because this is the third book in an awesome Urban Fantasy series, I wanted to make sure that those who haven’t read the first two books could enjoy a good chunk of the interview. We don’t introduce spoilers until 52 minutes into the show, and even then, it’s only to discuss how the first two books set the stage for book three. Actually, we have a couple minor spoilers regarding the setup of the first book, Sixty-One Nails, but you might get those in a backcover summary anyway. If you don’t want any information about story events, I posted a 4 minute snippet of our interview about Mike and his style of Urban Fantasy. The spoilers are over by the 65 minute mark, and I ask Mike about writing tips he learned going into book three. We chat about some marketing ideas for his book launch and his schedule for book four.
My aim for this show was to discuss elements of this series and Urban Fantasy from Mike’s British perspective that would give readers a good taste without ruining the experience. I think we accomplished that. Mike has some good writing advice and was a blast to chat with. On top of all that, Mike is offering a book giveaway: a signed ARC of Strangeness and Charm will be given away as part of the show.
Book Giveaway Details
I like to give multiple ways for people to enter: Continue reading
I really liked this movie. 4 Stars. There were some all right movies out last weekend, but my friend and I went to this one because of our love for the great Denzel movies we’ve seen. Unfortunately, there were only glimpses of the Denzel attitude and flair that we’ve come to love. There were some though, and we had a good laugh at his nonchalant humor in the face of life-threatening danger. Denzel was more of an anchor and a side kick to Ryan Reynolds, who didn’t exactly steal the show as much as not let the show flop through an admirable display of fight and car chase scenes.
I try to avoid watching trailers of movies I want to see because I don’t like having the action spoiled. For movies like G.I. Joe: Retaliation, I’ll watch the trailer because I know that’s about all that movie has to offer. Continue reading