15 Talented Performers and Some Old Guy

It has been my honor to be a guest artist this fall with Kirkwood Performing Arts in the musical, "1940s Radio Hour."It has been a complete blast, and if you're in the Corridor area, please consider this your invitation to join us for a step back in time to the music, and entertainment of the …

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Showing The Rifle

The following originally appeared in 2015 on the blog of one my literary heroes, Ed Gorman. Ed passed away in October 2016. But you can still read some of his final musings at newimprovedgorman.blogspot.com.Showing The RifleLike anyone who has spewed forth a book, I’m occasionally asked what the toughest thing is about writing. I’ll mumble …

$.99 ebook sale!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Imagine Other Worlds with Authors event in Cedar Rapids. It was a great chance to talk books with readers and authors.Special kudos to Terri LeBlanc, Dana Beatty, and Aaron Bunce for all their hard work putting the event together.But next time, I want to be further from the …

The Jazz of Star Trek

(This is taken from "More Than Zarathustra" originally published in Perihelion SF magazine. Read the full article here.)At first listen, the original Star Trek Theme seems to be a pretty conventional orchestral piece, using classical forms, as most TV and movies themes of the era are. But Alexander Courage’s composition has its roots in jazz.In a …

Travelers, Shifters, & Fey Free Weekend!

Three free books!TSF is free this weekend on Amazon. Click on this link to download it. But hurry, sale ends May 17.  Travelers, Shifters, and FeyBUY TSFA collaboration between three Iowa authors to introduce you to each of our series for one low price!Featuring:TRAVELER BY DENNIS W. GREENDISENCHANTED BY A.R. MILLERBEAR NAKED BY R.J. ELIASONLEARN MORE

A Close Shave

From Playbill Magazine:Two Hospitalized in Sweeney Todd Mishap.At the time, we thought it was cute for him to put his brother in the barber chair. Kinda glad I did not see that article at the time.