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  • 'Angel Killer'
    Of Mystery & Magic: Illusionist Andrew Mayne on 'Angel Killer' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Andrew Mayne.The author of Angel Killer: A Jessica Blackwood Novel (Bourbon Street Books, $14.99), Mayne is also an illusionist who stars in A&E’s reality show Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne. He...
  • Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
    Box Brown's "Andre the Giant: Life and Legend" is on the brute squad of comics
    Whether one is a fan of professional wrestling or not, its' history both worldwide and in North America is a fascinating subject, with many larger than life figures and bombastic productions. The colorful costumes, over the top "...
  • 'The Rain Dancers' by Greg F. Gifune
    'The Rain Dancers' by Greg F. Gifune
    With a new Greg F. Gifune novella scheduled to be released in December from DarkFuse, I decided to delve back into the DarkFuse catalogue to read a novella that I had missed in the past to help prepare for his new release (and I plan on doing this...
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    List of Creative Writing Contests and Submissions
    Here is a list of respected organizations that have writing contests, grants for writers, or awards. These various contests offer cash prizes, perhaps even a university scholarship or literary recognition! Some writing contests are free and some...
  • Short story anthologies, bow down to one of Bradbury's masterpieces
    A morbidly beautiful tale of a not impossible future
    Created by the brilliant mind who wrote Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles is a work of morbidly beautiful short stories that tell a future of mankind taking over and residing on the Red Planet.No, The Martian Chronicles...
  • Southern author/vampire historian Lyn Seal Gibson shares dark side of romance
    Southern author/vampire historian Lyn Seal Gibson shares dark side of romance
    When author Lyn Seal Gibson enters a room, she draws attention without saying a word. Her striking cotton white hair and pale eyes assure those watching that she is someone of note. Once she is revealed as the author of the vampire horror novels...
  • "Through These Lenses"
    'Through These Lenses' by Apostolos Anagnostopoulos
    “Through These Lenses” by Apostolos Anagnostopoulos is a poetry collection of emotional sincerity by an up and coming Greek-American writer. These personal poems demonstrate a brave voice forged by struggle and brimming with potential....
  • "Subway Stories"
    'Subway Stories' art and poetry inspired by underground New York City
    In “Subway Stories” the artwork of Sophocles Plokamakis and the poems of Apostolos Anagnostopoulos create a unique snapshot of the New York City subway system. Inanimate objects speak, and the little dramas subway riders experience...
  • The Capital announces a 5-part “District Voices” web series
    The Capital announces a 5-part “District Voices” web series
    With the threat of District 13 reaching to many of the people of the Capital, the Capital is releasing a five part series to show the people of Panem just why they should remain loyal to the Capital.In the commercial, we see why districts are...
  • Rocky Flats and the nuclear age
    The 'Full Body Burden' of the Rocky Flats legacy
    Being a conspirator is draining and requires a lifetime of effort--just ask Kristen Iversen, author of “Fully Body Burden; Growing Up In The Nuclear Shadow Of Rocky Flats.” Iversen’s new book is a carefully researched and crafted...
  • YA Horror for Halloween
    YA Horror for Halloween
    It's the time of year again where fear is bought, sold, and peddled on the streets. Horror movies, horror stories, horrifying costumes, Halloween has it all. Why not add horror to your reading with some scary YA Fiction? Here is a list of...
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    Lit Crawl Seattle Thursday October 23
    The third annual Lit Crawl Seattle is almost here!65 authors. Dozens of venues. Uncountable moments of literary delight, just waiting to happen...Starting at 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm on Thursday October 23, then at the Hugo House after-party to follow,...
  • Poetry N Motion: Dedication To  Ferguson
    Poetry N Motion: Dedication To Ferguson
    Dedication To FergusonHow many more children go unnoticed?Young doves, with big dreamsLives, cut short by blinded soulsWomen, are sound, humbled, transformed by the era of motherhoodThis, is our hoodRevealed, are the shallow graves of our sonsAs,...
  • Everlasting Hunger by Brandy Dorsch
    Into the Mind of an Author: Brandy Dorsch
    Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:I am a lover of books. I started reading romances at the age of ten and have consumed hundreds of books over the years. I speed read so I have been known to devour...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Cara Langston
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Cara Langston
    Cara Langston, author of "Battle Hymns" answers 10 questions about herfavorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.1. If you could go back in time and be any figure from...