• Interview: Michael G. Williams

    Today I’m interviewing Michael G. Williams, who has just released his new book, A Fall in Autumn, with Falstaff Books. Here’s a bit about him. Michael G. Williams writes wry horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He is the author of two series for Falstaff Books: The Withrow Chronicles, including Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Award), Tooth & Nail, Deal with the Devil, Attempted Immortality, and Nobody Gets Out Alive; a new series in The Shadow Council Archives featuring one of San Francisco’s most beloved figures, SERVANT/SOVEREIGN; and the science fiction noir A Fall in Autumn. Michael also writes short stories and contributes to tabletop RPG development. Michael…

  • Interview: Christy Mann

    Today I’m interviewing Christy Mann, author of some seriously scary stories. Here’s a bit about her in her own words. I’m Christy. I’m old enough to know better about most things but still young enough to do them anyway. I’m single as well, so I actually get to do them. I have 3 adult children, and I’m from Phoenix, Arizona originally. I currently reside in West Monroe, Louisiana with my daughter, her girlfriend, 2 dogs, 3 cats, a guinea pig, and about 20 fish. I spend my days clickety-clacking on a keyboard, writing full-time. When I’m not writing, I spend my time meeting people and getting to know what they…

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    Author Interview: Melony Paradise

    I’m here today interviewing another author writing some romantic speculative fiction. Here’s a bit about her. Just a laid-back chick with eccentric tastes who loves writing, reading, graphic design, music, horror flicks, and unusual things. Melony Paradise lives in South Carolina with her wonderful husband and their lazy cat Gyzmo.  She writes science fiction romance and paranormal fantasy that’s dark, steamy, and a little bit snarky. DP: How did you decide to write in your genre? MP: I’m a big fan of urban fantasy, and when I began writing seriously, I knew that was the genre for me, but that wasn’t the genre I first published in. My first novel,…

  • With Great Creativity Comes Great Influence

    There’s no creative talent who fits the above better than Stan Lee. So many of my friends and peers keep saying he saved their lives. My own experience was different. I’m getting personal in this post to talk about the effect his work had on me. It’s not what I expected when I started writing about it. Stan Lee’s work didn’t save my life. I grew up in a community where “girls can’t read comics” so his stories didn’t reach me until I was an adult and had fled that swamp. I was taught to use everything and everyone to my own advantage, look for the next best person or…

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    Winter Writer Interview: J.D. Cunegan

    Today, I’m here with J.D. Cunegan, author of the Superhero meets Sci-Fi Jill Andersen series. D.P.- You’re ready to write and have your pen and paper or computer or microphone ready. What else do you need during your session? J.C.- I almost always have to have a hot mug of something – either coffee or tea, depending on the time of day – at the ready, and something I can use for background noise. I have music I like to listen to, the heavier the better, or sometimes I’ll put a TV show or movie I’ve already seen several times on in the background. I can’t write in silence; I have to…

  • Winter Writer Interview: JR Gershen-Siegel

    We’re here today with Janet, who is a freelancer with one published work and several more to come in the future. Speaking of which, she writes about the future, also alternate versions of the past. I’ve had the privilege of beta reading some of her work. Here’s a bit more about her. D.P.- What’s your favorite thing to cook? J.G.- I love to cook Thanksgiving, and it’s actually been a few years since I’ve done it on the real turkey day (I’ve been going to my folks’) so it ends up being late December holiday fare. I do the whole nine yards – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green veg (usually asparagus…

  • I’m Going To ComiCon!

    Comicon! In Rhode Island! I will be there! So, I guess I’d better show you all what I’ll have and how to find me. I’ll have all the books in the gallery below, plus handy links for you to get ebooks, other volumes, or anything I run out of. There will be some PPC swag as well as the Island of Misprint Books at a discount.         I should also mention that I’m going in costume. I won’t say much more about that because some Rivers shouldn’t be crossed. I’ll be there with other Rhode Island authors. Check them out, because they’re a great bunch of writers. Worried about how…

  • Kelly Blanchard Author and Muse

    Autumn Authors: Kelly Blanchard

    Today, I’m interviewing the lady who interviews other authors and even their characters. This isn’t madness. This. Is. Kelly Blanchard! Known as The Muse within her writing circle, Kelly Blanchard first became serious about writing at age twelve and worked hard to learn and fully comprehend the numerous elements of writing. She tutored and assisted teaching in college while she studied for her degree in English. After graduation, she continued tutoring children and even taught several classes. Now she’s established an online community to assist fellow writers in understanding their craft. Outside of writing, Kelly enjoys baking her world famous chocolate chip cookies, and she takes great pleasure in the company of…

  • Untamed by Madeline Dyer

    Autumn Authors: Madeline Dyer

    Happy Halloween! Today, I’m interviewing Madeline Dyer, which is appropriate because she loves everything spooky. Here’s a bit about her. ​ Madeline Dyer lives in the southwest of England and holds a BA honours degree in English from the University of Exeter. She has a strong love for anything dystopian, ghostly, or paranormal, and can frequently be found exploring wild places. At least one notebook is known to follow her wherever she goes. Her debut novel, Untamed (Prizm Books, May 2015), examines a world in which anyone who has negative emotions is hunted down, and a culture where addiction is encouraged. Madeline’s second novel, Fragmented, released in September 2016, and…

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    Autumn Authors: Allison Barnard

    Today, I’ve got an interview with Allison Barnard! She wrote what just happens to be one of my favorite dystopian books, Unforeseen. Here’s a bit about Allison in her own words! ​ Wife, mother to two toddlers, book blogger, and equestrian. Now I’m an author? What? I’ve always loved books. My mom would actually take my books from me instead of sending me to my room when I was in trouble (it was terrible!). I’ve dabbled in writing for years, had some poetry published in high-school, but it wasn’t until after I had my first child that I started writing. Unforeseen is the first book that’s fit to be read…

  • Jeffrey Cook

    What Happened Wednesday!?

    I’ll tell you what happened while you admire these delicious waffles. Friendly Neighborhood Friday went to a convention right along with my interviewee. I’m talking about Jeffery Cook, one of the authors of Working The Table, which is a book about bringing your books to conventions. I can haz ironywaffles and they are tasty! Irony. Waffles. Gah, yeah you see what I did there. Anyway, here’s something about Jeff, whose convention experience can be measured in loads (literally, as in dragging loads of books with him plus working loads of shows). ​ Jeffrey Cook is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, primarily affiliated with Clockwork Dragon Books and the…

  • Autumn Authors: Kyleen Valleaux

    Today, I’m interviewing an author who has quite a bit in common with me. She’s got a wicked awesome sense of humor, loves doggies, can’t live without music, and her muse moves on liquid fuel. Give it up for Kyleen Valleaux! Here’s a bit about her.  Kyleen is a Michigan native and telecommunications veteran. She has been writing since the age of twelve, often forgoing homework for either reading the latest Anne McCaffery novel or penning her original stories. (Said stories are locked in a trunk in her bedroom, never to see the light of day.) She was highly active in the early online Elfquest Community and helped found two round-robin writing…

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    Have a Good Read and Help #ENDALZ!

    “An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer’s).” www.alz.org/facts/ On March 12th, 2015, the writing world lost one of its greatest contemporary heroes – Sir Terrence “Terry” Pratchett. To honor his life, a group of writers published an anthology of stories that showcased his influence on their writing, and which also helped bring awareness of the disease that contributed to his end, Alzheimer’s Disease. That anthology was The Longest Night Watch, volume 1. It was a success, and the group–now…

  • Domechild by Shiv Ramdas

    Autumn Authors Interview with Shiv Ramdas

    It’s time for another interview! This time, I’ve got the chance to ask Shiv Ramdas some questions. He wrote Domechild and is finishing up the sequel, Wrathchild. Here’s a little bit about him. Shiv Ramdas is a speculative fiction writer and Clarion West graduate based out of India. He has written short stories, radio scripts and plays,  advertisements and in between all of these, numerous resignation letters. He has also written a cyberpunk novel, Domechild, published by Penguin India. Scroll on down to read the interview and be sure to check out the links at the end. D.R.- Who is your favorite animated character (comic, anime, manga, graphic novel) and why?…

  • Office Heretics by Nan Sampson

    Autumn Authors: Nan Sampson

    Hello! Today I’m here to introduce you to Nan Sampson. She loves doggies and crayons, which is awesome! Here’s a bit about her in her own words: ​ Nan Sampson has been writing stories since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She writes primarily mysteries, fantasy, and space opera – sometimes all at once. She also gardens (and indeed, some of the plants actually grow!), foists herbal concoctions off on friends and co-workers, reads voraciously, and dreams of one day living on a space station, where she will use her education in Anthropology, Linguistics and Psychology to build trust with the alien life forms mankind will one day…

  • Broken Empire by E.A. Copen

    Autumn Authors Interview with E.A. Copen!

    Summer Splash is over. Long Live the Summer Splash!  Now it’s time for Autumn Authors! We’re still interviewing every Monday, but with prettier foliage. Our first Autumn Author is E.A. Copen. She writes some engaging stories, not the kind where some dude puts a ring on it. I’m talking about books you will stay up reading because you can’t sleep, plots will eat you. Here’s a little bit about the author: E.A. Copen is the author of the Judah Black novels and the forthcoming space opera, Broken Empire. She’s an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy and other genre fiction. When she’s not chained to her keyboard, she may be…

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    Friendly Neighborhood Friday!

    Hello! I’m trying something new for a while. You see, us authors have friends. We have friends who illustrate, friends who promote, friends who edit, friends who are just plain awesome. So, I’m going to use Friday as a way to introduce some friends to other friends. Like this guy right here. This is my friend, J.D. Cunegan. Yeah, okay, so us folks who go by initials flock together sometimes. Don’t give us grief, or we’ll initialize your names, okay? No, that’s not okay? Eep! Okay, I won’t do anything to your names, but I will initialize the rest of this post now. Anyway, One awesome thing about J.D. is,…

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    Summer Splash Interview: Kristan Cannon

    Hello! It’s your Friendly Neighborhood Writer here bringing you another friendly writer! This is Kristan Cannon, who writes the Kingdom of Walden series. Kristan loves cats, sailing, reading, and gaming. She’s a member of The Indie Writer’s Network and the NaNoWriMo Ambassador’s program. D.R.- Dancing or singing? KC- Dancing D.R.- Beach or Woods? KC- A secluded beach in the woods. D.R.- Coffee, tea, or something else? KC- All of the above. D.R.- What book do I recommend? KC- Hunting Party by Elizabeth Moon D.R.- How do you get ideas for stories? KC- From life itself. Everything. Sometimes from what scares me, or what makes me feel something deeply. D.R.- Which genres do you write and what’s your favourite one? KC- I write literary…