Category Archives: Plugs and Promotions

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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The Catholic Geek: The Last Closet, by Moira Greyland 12/17

//percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=10462525 The Catholic Geek show returns this Sunday, with host Declan Finn interviewing Moira Greyland Peat, the author of The Last Closet.

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Why Vatican Ninjas?

I think the first time I came up with the concept of Vatican ninjas was as a joke during a Dan Brown review. The protagonist stated that he, personally, knew the current pope, and therefore he was certain that the Catholic … Continue reading

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A Pius Man, Chapter 2, A Pious Mercenary

Yup. Here we go again. Last week was chapter 1, and now we continue with your look at the new edition of chapter 2 for  A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller. By now, you’re probably well aware my yanking this … 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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A Tale of Two Awards

A lot of attention has come to the state of awards in the field of science fiction and fantasy in the last few years, thanks to increasing problems with and arguments over the Hugo Awards. If you’re unaware of why, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Catholic Geek Library!

This weekend, I teased the logo you see here on social media. If you saw that, then now you get answers! If this is new to you, well, you still get answers! The Catholic Geeks is happy to announce a … Continue reading

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Audible.com 2-for-1 Sale on The Great Courses

Hello, everyone! I’m dashing off a quick (and rare) Sunday post just because I want to let you all know about Audible’s latest sale: no less than 153 lecture series from The Great Courses! Specifically, it’s a 2-for-1 sale; it only works if … Continue reading

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The Baen Free Library: “Hey, Kid, the First Taste is Free!”

Over the last several weeks, I’ve found myself explaining the Baen Free Library to people. Now, I like introducing people to cool stuff, but even the best things can get repetitive, and repetitive can easily become boring, and boring quickly … Continue reading

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Habitica: Productivity that Grants XP

A few months ago, I noticed someone in one of my Facebook groups posting about an interesting app called Habitica. It’s one of a host of time-management and productivity-increasing applications, both web- and mobile-based. What sets it apart, however, is … Continue reading

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A Wizard, a Supervillain, and Death Walk Into a Convention

That sounds like the setup for a joke, but it really was my weekend. I went with CG founder Matthew Bowman to the fourth annual AwesomeCon in Washington, D.C. I had never been to a major convention before, so the … Continue reading

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To Sail the 7th Sea

There’s a game I’ve never played and yet I’ve enjoyed anyway. It’s called 7th Sea, and it’s a near-Earth (not an alternate history, but with deliberately obvious parallels) setting that, at its debut, was extremely innovative. Unlike much more ubiquitous roleplaying games, you … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Star Wars Character

Picture this: A line that runs through the theater lobby and out the door. People talking excitedly, hoping to get in to see the new film about to be released. The same two words on everyone’s lips: Star Wars. No, … 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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Review: Liberation

Well, we come now to book three in the I Am Margaret series, and I have to say, I’m starting to fall off the bandwagon. I know, and I’m sorry to have to say it, but there it is.  Once … Continue reading

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Review: The Three Most Wanted

There’s no way I could review I Am Margaret and just leave it at that.  It would be thoroughly against my nature to leave the series unfinished without addressing each installment in turn. And, of course, it’s a good series, so … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Lego

As you already know if you’ve been following me over at Novel Ninja, I like Lego. I really like Lego. Lego is one of the greatest inventions of mankind, right up there with the wheel, written language, agriculture, and pizza. Lego … Continue reading

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Review: I Am Margaret

I was asked to do a review on I Am Margaret by Corinna Turner, published by our friends at Chesterton Press.Being a good and friendly blogger, I agreed, and even though I was a bit wary at the description at … Continue reading

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Writing Catholic Romance

My new book, Honor At Stake, is officially posted as a vampire romance.  I’ve obviously done romance before, but mostly as a subplot in the books I’ve written. With Codename: Winterborn, for example, there were two love plots going on. … Continue reading

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