Category Archives: Personal Posts

Castlia House Reviews Hell Spawn

Over at Castalia House, Jon Mollison reviewed Hell Spawn. Played entirely straight, the result is an urban fantasy for people who don’t like urban fantasy. Instead of the usual kitchen sink approach as seen in the “Iron Druid” series and … Continue reading

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The Dragon Award nominated Honor at Stake is Undead Once More

You’d think with all my experience on Twitter, I’d have more pithy titles. Anyway, yes, Honor at Stake is back. The Award nominated book is possibly the best thing I’ve ever done. If you don’t believe me, look at the … Continue reading

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Catholic Geek Lecture on the Hero’s Journey

This Saturday (yes, it’s short notice; sorry about that), I’ll be giving an online lecture through the Catholic Writers Guild. The topic is on the Hero’s Journey, a concept invented and popularized by Joseph Campbell. Here’s the blurb: March 24 … Continue reading

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Bricktonshire at BrickFair

I just got through with BrickFair VA 2017, which was fun as always. I didn’t have much time to go enjoy other displays, though, so I didn’t get a lot of picture-taking done. The last time I had all the … Continue reading

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The Epic Conclusion to the Dragon Award Nominated series

Live and Let Bite is the second book of the Love at First Bite Series to be nominated for a Dragon Award. Yes, when half of my quartet is nominated for an award, it’s “the award nominated series.” So what does … Continue reading

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Silver Empire To Re-release Declan Finn’s A Pius Man

Before Declan Finn became a Dragon Award nominated horror writer — before there was even a Dragon Award — he wrote a thriller series that’s been described as “the anti-Dan Brown,” or perhaps, “The Da Vinci Code — but not … Continue reading

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Confession and the Rosary

The other day, I went to Confession and had an experience I wanted to share with the Catholic Geek audience. The priest was forceful, which is always a mixture of refreshing and startling. Confession is a sacrament of love, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Continuing a Catholic Romance Novel

I had a great many reactions to my novel Honor At Stake. If you read the original Lori review on this site, you may have noticed in is that it’s a romance. It’s also one that doesn’t follow the standard … Continue reading

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Hope in the Darkness

Another day of good friends, food, and fun came to a close, and as my headlights guided me home, one thought racing through my mind prevailed over all others: how can I possibly feel so empty? For those who suffer … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geeks on The Drew Mariani Show

As I write this, I’m fresh from a last-minute interview on The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio. I was asked to come on to talk about the Pokemon Go craze. Being myself, I wrote up about a page and a … Continue reading

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Strange Skies: Fortune Favors the Bold (Part 2)

I ran out of time in the last segment (or rather, I decided the wall o’ text was big enough), so I wasn’t able to finish the tale of the first chapter of Strange Skies. If you missed that first installment, … Continue reading

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Strange Skies: Fortune Favors the Bold

I promised to share the events of Strange Skies, the campaign I’m running that includes over half of our Catholic Geeks writers. That was a few weeks ago, so it’s high time I fulfill that promise. And, since we just came to … Continue reading

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The Pointless Clock Change

Why do we even do this anymore? No, really, WHY? I asked this on Facebook, and the closest I got to a defense of Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time for the rest of the world) was “Some of us don’t … Continue reading

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Strange Skies: An Introduction

I’ve had a storytelling bug for a long time, and I’ve been running RPGs for well over a decade now. I love this form of storycraft, where players narrate the actions of various characters in response to a plot crafted … Continue reading

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Being Thankful on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is an odd day in many respects. It’s a day that’s tied into both a religious and national history, and yet isn’t considered a holy day or particularly patriotic. It’s a cultural celebration that stands on its own, independent of … Continue reading

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RIP: Matthew Benjamin Landry

We have lost a true Catholic geek this week. As has been mentioned, Matt Landry had died. If you doubt his nerd cred, I’ll take pictures of his home computer network and post them. Trust me, it’s better than the computer … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks

When I founded The Catholic Geeks, I started by inviting eight people I knew to be both enthusiastic and opinionated about their faith and their fun. Only six of them were able to commit to even irregular writing on this new … Continue reading

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HonorCon 2015: After Action Report

THE ROYAL MANTICORAN NAVY MEMORANDUM FOR: HONORCON Third Day, Eleventh Month, Year Three Hundred and Three After Landing  From: Spacer Second Class Lori Janeski, Grayson Space Navy To: –Captain (Senior Grade) Christa Brolley, GS, QBM, EM; Commanding Officer, HMS Hector … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Children: Grand Prize Winner

And now for a moment of shameless self-promotion: I won! My Halloween short story, Saturday’s Children, won the Grand Prize at the Liberty Island short story contest. If you need to extend your Halloween fun for another few days, give … Continue reading

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#MakeAMovieCatholic on Twitter

Yes, the hashtag #MakeAMovieCatholic trended on twitter last night. So, being the geeks that we are, I had to play along — and Matt had to join in. And once he started in, I tagged him in my tweets, and he … Continue reading

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