Harry Potter Swag Giveaway!

  Would you like to win some truly AWESOME mechandise celebrating The One Who Lived? Then simply click on the link and enter. It’s that simple, and only takes a few moments. *Please note that you’ll be required to subscribe to the newsletter of the giveaway’s sponser, Megan Crewe, and possibly additional newsletters, but if […]

8 Writing Tips from Jeff VanderMeer

Originally posted on Chicago Review of Books:
I just completed my ninth novel, the first volume in the Adventures of Jonathan Lambshead series, working title “I am Squishy” (that will change, I’m sure). I’m also working on the tenth novel of my career, Hummingbird Salamander. This doesn’t include a number of unfinished or crappy novels written…

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother (review)

bookshelves:  memoir, favorites, historical-fiction,life-altering-books Recommended to Dustin by: Tanya Frueh Recommended for: everybody Rating: 5/5 stars   The Color of Water is a memoir told in two very distinct and powerful voices.  James McBride told the story about his white mother, raising her twelve mixed race children, caught (as the world was,) in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, […]

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

Originally posted on Anastasia Writes:
Edited to add: I can’t thank you all enough for interacting with this post. I am actually surprised that it’s become this popular. This is the first time more than ten people have read anything I’ve written here. I’m probably going to turn off commenting soon because everything that can…

Andy Warhol Lives in New Vampire Novel

Originally posted on monstermikeyaauthor:
IA/IL QUAD-CITIES – Quad-Cities author Michael McCarty and his collaborator, New York author Jody LaGreca, have finished their Bloodless trilogy of vampire novels by featuring avant-garde artist Andy Warhol as a character in the final book. (Photos of Jody LaGreca & Michael McCarty) McCarty will be selling and autographing all three…