Who is Roger C. Carmel?

 Roger C. Carmel helped me win a piece of Iron Man original art. Being the crazed comic book collector and Star Trek fan that I was, I was the only geek at a convention with the skillz to recall who had played Harcourt Fenton Mudd on the original series. I always liked Roger. His trademark […]

Book Review: Chunky Monkey Pupu

 Title: Chunky Monkey Pupu Author: Sam Knight Genre: Children's Publisher: Knight Writing Press Release Date: December 2, 2013 Format: Print Pages: 40 Source: Purchased Two stories in one! Chunky Monkey Pupu thinks he is just like you, but is he really? He also thinks he looks just like you. What do you think?   Chunky […]

Free Candy and Lies

 There’s a trend these days where authors promise something for free, typically using social media like Twitter or Facebook. The freebie piques your interest, so you click the link and go to the page to download the promised item. Then you find out it’s not really free. There is a cost, and it’s typically your […]

Book Review: Million Dollar Productivity

 Title: Million Dollar Productivity Series: Million Dollar Writing Series Author: Kevin J. Anderson Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: WordFire Press Release Date: August 14, 2014 Format: Print & Ebook Pages: 87 Source: Purchased Life is crazy and hectic for most of us. We’re surrounded with personal and family obligations, jobs, fitness programs, virtual mountains of email, not […]

Product Review: Epubor Ultimate Converter for eBooks

 Product Name: Epubor Ultimate Version: 3.0.5.4 Product Website: http://www.epubor.com/ultimate.html Windows/Mac? Yes/Yes Trial Version Available? Yes, 30-day Disclosure: Affiliate? No, I am not an affiliate. If you’re like me, you have a lot of eBooks that you’ve purchased over the years. Ever since Amazon reached out and removed copies of the book 1984 from all Kindle users […]

Doctor Who Review: 001-An Unearthly Child

 Episode Number: 001 Production Code: A Number of Episodes: 4 Original Broadcast Date: November 23, 1963 The Doctor: William Hartnell Companions: Susan (The Doctor’s Granddaughter), Ian, Barbara Location: Earth Main Enemy, Alien or Monster: Kal Notes: Sometimes referred to as 100,000BC, but it was re-titled before release. First appearance of The Doctor, the TARDIS, Susan, […]

Movies, Shows, & Books Re-Imagined as Horror Flicks

 The Wizard of Oz – After sustaining a head injury, a woman goes on a psychopathic battle to the death for the last pair of ugly red shoes. Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss – A megalomaniac reptile seeks to recreate the original big bang theory of turtles all the way down. Rudolph the Red-Nosed […]

Book Release: Sidekicks

 Title: Sidekicks Series: MileHiCon Presents Author: Sam Knight Genre: Speculative Fiction Publisher: Villainous Press Release Date: October 23, 2015 Format: Print, Kindle, ePub, PDF Pages: 304 Sidekicks are used to being hidden from the spotlight shining on the hero they support. They work behind the scenes, doing their best to support their more famous companion. […]

Book Review: Ghosts of Coronado Bay

 Title: Ghosts of Coronado Bay Series: A Maya Blair Mystery Author: JG Faherty Genre: Paranormal Publisher: JournalStone Release Date: June 10, 2011 Format: Print Pages: 162 Source: Purchased 2011 HWA Bram Stoker finalist for superior achievement in Young Adult fiction. By all accounts, 16-year-old Maya Blair is a typical teen-age high school student. She hangs out with […]

Interview up on SF Signal

 The Hugo-winning website SF Signal, which happens to host some of the best articles on what is happening in science fiction every day, posted podcast number 302 earlier this month. As part of their series of folks attending MileHiCon from October 23-25, 2015, Patrick Hester conducted an interview with little old me. I had a […]