January 10, 2020

Ask any best-selling author where they were before their first book became a New York Times bestseller or before their big million dollar publishing deal and their answer is the same. They were struggling. They were getting rejected. They were climbing the hill like ev...

April 17, 2019

Rogue Planet/Horrified Press has contracted the Justin Alcala short horror story, "The Offering" for their Cthulhu themed "Candlemas 2020" Anthology that will be available in book and electronic form. Keep an eye out for the anthology in December of 2020. What's Justin...

April 9, 2019

Oh the magic of books. What would life be without them? More importantly, where would we be without their authors? We take for granted all of the dreamed up stories on our bookshelves and iPads. We forget about all of the work, love and struggles that goes into each wo...

November 27, 2016

People argue that we don’t change, but let’s face it, we do. We change in the small ways- what we choose to eat, our fashion sense, what we read. We change in the big ways- our approach to resolving problems, faith and how we perceive the world. It’s a never ending cyc...

June 1, 2016

"The Devil in the Wide City" Release Party

Date: July 09, 2016    05:00PM -- July 09, 2016    08:00PM

Venue: Bucket O Blood Bookstore, 3182 N Elston Ave. , Chicago, IL, US

Type: author appearance

Website: http://www.bucketo...

May 23, 2016

Hello readers,

 

Below is a bona fide link to the Zharmae Publishing Press Giveaway, “The Devil in the Wide City.” Supplies are limited, so click now. You’ll be the envy of the Internet if you’re the lucky ebook winner, Act now, and as an added bonus, I’ll also pray for...

April 27, 2016

Chicago is no stranger to the goose. Its home to Goose Island, The Mother Goose Parade, and it supports one of the largest Canadian Geese populations in the United States. There's geese in the Chicago River, geese in Lake Michigan, and geese all over the north and west...

March 8, 2016

As part of our excitement for Justin Alcala's next novel, "The Devil in the Wide City," we are giving away 10 copies of Justin's first novel, "Consumed." Readers if you love Gothic-Horror mysteries, this is the book for you.

 

 

February 17, 2016

 

No writer should ever go without critiquing. Receiving writing advice is beneficial. It helps test our mindset and keeps us thinking about the reader. However, there are many types of advice- sometimes good and sometimes...well, corrosive. It's the responsibility of t...

December 14, 2015

   I must confess, at one time in my life I was a naysayer, a bah-humbugger, a downright Grinch when it came to Christmas. It was my first years of college- a time when being uniquely tetchy was in, and all of the dark clothed art students along Michigan Avenue groaned...

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