books, dystopia, fantasy, horror, Office Life, Publishing, Tarot, Vampires, writing

Dispatch from the Zone – My Excuse

It's been an odd couple of weeks for me. Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday, where I grumbled about having to take Friday as personal vacation because my company doesn't give it as a holiday (as my previous companies have done), all was well until that Sunday night. I'm only telling this now because a lot… Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – My Excuse

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books, Ireland, writing

Pigsong

Pigsong is the third in a series of short stories, collectively titled Storytellers, by Frank Delaney, who also brought us The Last Storyteller. There will be a new one each month for the year 2012. It starts with a short lead-in, Author’s Notes, that explains the idea behind the story, delving into the concept of… Continue reading Pigsong

books, fantasy, science fiction, science fiction, writing

How NOT to Review Books or Movies

Last week, the New York Times ran an opinion piece (can hardly call it a review) on George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones that was dismissive, scornful, insulting and sexist. The claim was that girls don’t read fantasy, and that sex scenes had been thrown in as a feeble attempt to lure in… Continue reading How NOT to Review Books or Movies

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Speaking of Everything on the Internet

So we talked about writers posting on the net, now I want to draw your attention to a really excellent article about reviews on the internet. Unfortunately, the article itself is not online, it's in the latest issue of Cemetery Dance magazine (issue #63). Ed Gorman, author of The Midnight Room and Sleeping Dogs, has… Continue reading Speaking of Everything on the Internet