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Long time coming: What's been cooking?

I’ve been focusing on the MA and Pain Management for the past few months so posts here have been scarce. However, there has been some success, a lot of work done (for me) and a lot in the pipeline. 723 more words

MA Writing

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Did you like “Lost” (the TV series)? Do you like Kafka? Yes, and yes? Go ahead, plunge into this trilogy. 38 more words


Book Review: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

This book review is by our teen contributor, Abigail. 

DIVERGENT is a science-fiction novel set in a dystopian Chicago. The plot follows 16 year-old Beatrice Prior, a curious girl with a wandering heart. 343 more words


It's Gettin' Hot in Here -- Let's Stop Burning These Books, Then

Let’s take a moment to ponder the place that books have within our society; their impact is infinite. From wanting to understand just how to do your own taxes to having a desire to travel throughout as many worlds and timelines as you could possibly imagine, it’s books that allow you to do just exactly these things. 406 more words


Interview with KA Angliss

Today’s interview is with K. A. Angliss, author of Project Butterfly, a sci-fi thriller.


Tell us something about yourself. (as much or as little you want — where’d you grow up, where do you live, what do you do for a living, significant relationships, etc.) 1,269 more words

Author Interviews

The Scar of Heaven - excerpt from the first chapter

Serufel tore a piece of cloth from the injured Malakh’s vestment into ragged strips, and began to bandage the bloodied angel as well as he knew how.  350 more words


Cheeky, Charming Cannibals in Chicago

Panther in the Hive
A Novel
by Olivia A. Cole

Chicago author Olivia Cole sets her novel Panther in the Hive about seventy years in the future just after a bio-technological snafu has transformed people with implanted healthcare devices into cannibalistic zombies. 984 more words