Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Author Interview: Maranda Russell

Please introduce yourself.

I am an award-winning author and artist who also happens to have Asperger's Syndrome (a kind of high-functioning autism). I live in Dayton, Ohio and am married with no children, although we do have six cats that are like children to us (Jack, Einstein, Spyder, Mao, Icky and Rosie). 

How long have you been publishing?

My first book was published in 2011 (a children's picture book entitled "Ode to Icky"), but even prior to that I was getting stories, poems, articles and essays published in various publications. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bond is Back!

As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of the James Bond series. I love all the incarnations of the character on screen (though some more than others), and have also read most of the books. (I like to save them like treats!) Though things have been really stressful for me lately, I did find a lot of joy in the release of the new teaser trailer for Spectre. I love what Daniel Craig and Same Mendes are doing with the franchise. I can't wait to see how they bring back the ultimate Bond villian: Blofeld.

In honor of this release, here is a post that was originally written for my movie blog during the release of Skyfall. Here are the top and bottom 5 Bond films, in my opinion.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The X-Files Returns!

The X-Files (1993-2002)

I was (and still am) a huge fan of the X-Files. It was recently announced that the show will return for a limited run; hopefully resulting in a satisfying ending that eluded the last film. In honor of the show's return, here is an article I wrote for my defunct movie review blog. Enjoy! 

The television landscape of the early 90's was completely different than it is today. For one, cable was the land of reruns and B-movies. HBO and Showtime weren't producing their own material yet; so the networks were king. By networks, I mean NBC, CBS, and ABC. Back then, FOX was a newcomer, struggling to make a name for itself.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fear and Trembling

I'd like to start off by saying that I had a great time at Midsouth Con 33 this past weekend. I was on some fun panels and met a lot of other authors. It was a much needed respite from something that's been shaking me up.

About a month ago, I found out that my dog, Ayden, has a tumor growing just behind his lung. I took him to an oncologist, though we were unable to determine if it is lung cancer or lymphoma. In either case, there was not much that they could do. He is around 13-14 years old. He has spent almost that entire time at my side. The diagnosis was, frankly, shocking in the worst way.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Author Interview: Hollywood Hellmouth

This weekend, I was at Mid South Con 33, as was author Armand Rosamilia. In celebration, this Sunday's interview features Armand, as well as Jay Wilburn, Jack Wallen, and Brent Abell. They have a new book entitled Hollywood Hellmouth. Let's find out more about them, and their work!

Is writing your full-time career?

Jay Wilburn: Yes, I left teaching and have been writing full-time for a couple years.

Jack Wallen: Yes it is. I wake up every day, do NOT get out of my pajamas, and lay fingers to keys for the majority of the day.

Armand Rosamilia: Yes. I’ve been writing full-time for over four years now and loving every minute of it. Living the dream as the young kids say. I know somebody says it.

Brent Abell: It is a dream for it to be a full time career and I hope over the next few years, I can reach that point. I might have to flip burgers in a fast-food joint to pay the bills between royalty checks though. Choices...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Author Interview: Lenita Sheridan Graves

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Lenita Sheridan Graves. I write under the pen name Lenita Sheridan. My website is

How long have you been publishing?

I've been publishing since May of 2013.

Sunday Author Interview: R.F.G. Cameron

Each Sunday, I would like to bring you an interview with another author. It gives fresh perspective, and allows me to connect with others in the business. I'm sure you'll enjoy reading these, as well.

Here is our first interview:

Please introduce yourself.

A: Hello, I'm R.F.G. Cameron. I tend to use my initials as most people mangle my name, and it's also easier than a generic "Hey You".

How long have you been publishing?

A: I released my first two novels in June, 2013, so not quite two years.

Buy This Author's Work On Amazon.