Category Archives: Publishing

REVIEW: Across the Event Horizon

Mercurio D. Rivera’s stories punch you in the stomach with a great idea, toy with your emotions, then leave you gasping for more. In his collection of short stories, Across the Event Horizon, Rivera not only surprises with novel ideas, those ideas will remain days after the reading. Rivera understands there are infinite possibilities (and […]

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Ray Bradbury R.I.P.

It has been a long time — too long actually — since I had read one of Ray Bradbury’s books. I remember reading The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes when I was a teenager. Even though it’s been 30 years, I remember being gripped by fear as I read Fahrenheit 451. […]

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6 Tips for Using the Time Between (Writing) Projects

I’m between novels. That means I just finished one and am gearing up for the next one. I’m lucky in that I usually know what I’m writing next (the next novel involves Hernán Cortez, there’s a screenplay about cloning dragons that needs revising, and a space opera that keeps begging for attention). (OK, THE COLUMBUS […]

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Hunger Games vs. Battle Royale – Great Artists Steal

With the release and the tremendous success of The Hunger Games movie, I’ve seen (but can’t remember where) several haters commenters bashing author Suzanne Collins. Their reasoning? The Hunger Games is a rip-off of the Japanese movie Battle Royale. How’s that? Both stories involve a group teenagers fighting to the death for the amusement of […]

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The Final Artemis Fowl

The eighth and last book in Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series will be published later this year on July 1 According to Colfer “Artemis’s story always had to end with him being a hero. He had to go from being a selfish criminal to a hero who is prepared to sacrifice everything for a good […]

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Happy Birthday: 49 Things I’m Thankful For

I just celebrated a birthday and wanted to thank everyone who wished me the best. I am without a doubt, one of the luckiest people ever, and thought I would share the following list of things I am so grateful for. Kristen. The love of my life who puts up with me every day. She […]

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Review: THE ETERNITY CODE (Artemis Fowl 3)

Top-secret, highly classified fairy-technology has fallen into the hands of a ruthless, criminally insane businessman. The Lower Elements Reconnaissance Unit (LEPrecon) suspect Thirteen-year-old master criminal Artemis Fowl, who previously outwitted fairies out of a half-ton of gold but helped them quelch a Goblin upwrising. But the master criminal isn’t Artemis, who seemingly has gone straight. Artemis […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit – January Report

The Year of the Rabbit isn’t over yet. It ends on January 23rd. Then we enter the very exciting and predicted-to-be tumultuous Year of the Dragon. So get ready for a wild ride. Spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says this is the year of happiness. 2013, he says, will be the year of victory. […]

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The Distracted Writer

I just got back from a yoga class at Bend and Bloom. I hadn’t been there in ages because (1) the last time I went the teacher ruined the hour-and-a-half of yoga by playing some shitty chanting music during the end-of-session shavasanah, and (2) I’ve started going to Dharma Yoga Brooklyn. But Dharma Yoga was […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit: August Debriefing

August marks the eighth month of 2011. It marks the seventh month of my tracking progress toward my goals (I started in February because I hate January with all its empty goal-setting, it’s my birthday, and this year, was the start of the Year of the Rabbit). After a summer that took us from Brooklyn […]

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