April 27, 2020

Open up any author’s web browser and you’ll find one heck of a history. Everything from how to kill someone with a pool noodle to how many hours would it take to ride a bicycle to Mars might show up. What you’ll also find are a dozen literary pages complete with market...

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...

September 2, 2019

When we imagine Urban Fantasy books, we may dream up wizards trotting along dirty streets or dragons soaring between skyscrapers. But why do readers enjoy this outlandish genre? In this blog, Urban Fantasy: The Modern Fairy Tale, we’ll see that we’ve been using fairy t...

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...

August 26, 2015

 

 

        The Monstrous Age, the Gothic Era, The Heroic Period- vampires have had many different roles in culture throughout the ages. They’ve been what scares us, what draws us and what aspires us to be. We fear their power, desire their immortality, and relate with t...

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