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...

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...

April 9, 2015

 

    Congratulations! You've just contracted your novel and now it's time to prepare for the big debut. At first it's all very exciting. You get your own editor, marketing manager and updates on your book cover. But then one day, just as you've reached the pinnacle of...

March 10, 2015

Write what you know; write what you love- chances are that if you're a poet, blogger or novelist, you've heard this all too often. That's not to say that it isn't true. In fact, just look at your favorite author's latest titles and I'm sure you'll note a repeating the...

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