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Satanic Panic Novel Feels Timely in Our Divisive Times

by Christopher Ryan Clay McLeod Chapman is currently on what looks like a fun book tour for Ghost Eaters and more power to him. While that intriguing book is on the ever-growing TBR list, his 2021 novel Whisper Down the … Continue reading

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Bono and The Idea of America

by Christopher Ryan U2’s Bono spoke at the 23rd annual New Yorker Festival last night. Well, first he riled up the crowd, and sang, and recited new poetry, and sang some more. And then he ignited my soul. During his … Continue reading

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Stephen King Offers Gold for All in Fairy Tale

by Christopher Ryan Stephen King is 75 years old and at yet another thrilling peak of his writing powers with his new fantasy epic, Fairy Tale. This is, of course, reason to celebrate for his long-time “constant readers” as he … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WIP: Me

Today I turn 60 years old. And I feel like I have hardly begun. Yes, I have been an award-winning journalist, teacher, union president, Board of Education vice president, actor, producer, and director, but mostly, I’ve been a writer. I’ve … Continue reading

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SUNDAY CHILL Guest Blog: How to be the KoC (King of Chill) by Sonny Mehlman, chief security officer, Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC

Let’s be honest, some are born with gifts, some aren’t. This piece is for those of you not quite as fortunate as I am. While these abilities come to me naturally, I believe that if you follow my advice you … Continue reading

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Lansdale Delivers An Exciting Visit to Moon Lake

Joe R. Lansdale utilizes his long career as a gifted storyteller in many styles to create what may be the ultimate multi-genre mixtape of a summer must-read. While Lansdale has delivered horror gold and crime classics, pulp delights and comic … Continue reading

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A Return to Learning as a Writer

I have a break from my day job as a teacher this week and have been filling it as a student of writing. And yes, it has been a thrilling week. First, I am getting more involved with writing associations … Continue reading

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Missing Writing Cons? Here’s One For Free

Alex Simmons and I do a podcast for creatives, especially writers, called TELL THE DAMN STORY. Since COVID-19 took away summer writing conferences this year, we decided to create one for you. We invited pop culture author and journalist Caseen … Continue reading

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Mutually Assured Destruction Takes on a Pathetic New Meaning

By Christopher Ryan So some geniuses celebrated American freedom on Saturday by attacking a statue of Frederick Douglass. Nope, this was not in the Rebel South and it wasn’t a bunch of Confederate wannabes chanting, “The South will rise again!” … Continue reading

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Alex Simmons’ Blackjack: A Quiet Coup

By Christopher Ryan and Alex Simmons There are only two cars on the street. One is running. A driver sits behind the wheel and another man is standing outside. They are talking. All around them the streets are deserted. All … Continue reading

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