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An Open Letter to Chuck Wendig

Editor’s Note: If you are unaware of it, Star Wars author Chuck Wendig went on an extended tirade online against Star Wars fans for being racist, bigoted, white supremacist, misogynistic, illiterate, masculinist, mediocre, and possessing an overabundance of earwax. Okay, that last part … 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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#DragonCon Report 2016, Effective Promotion for Writers

Description of this panel: “The pros discuss what works for them, and what doesn’t.” Panelists include: Jade Lee, Peter David, Faith Hunter, Gail Z Martin, and Lee Martindale. No, sorry, I don’t have too much to add to this one. … Continue reading

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TONIGHT on The Catholic Geek Radio Show: the Military in Fiction

http://percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=9055475     At 7 PM, EST, Jonathan LaForce joins us to discuss how to create proper military characters in science fiction and fantasy. Building proper military characters in science fiction and fantasy, including ranks, behaviors and attitudes. A former … Continue reading

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Writing Catholic Novels

I was recently asked to write about Catholicism in my novels. Going through Honor at Stake, one might pick up on the fact that I’m Catholic. It’s only in about a quarter of the novel, after all. I built my … Continue reading

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  http://percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=7845501 In this episode of The Catholic Geek, we had…

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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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There Is No Such Thing as Universal Literature: A Shakespearean Fisk

We haven’t had a good fisk here at The Catholic Geeks in a while, so it was inevitable that we would find some juicy material for one sooner or later.  Well, the stupidity of this particular article approaches full plaid. … Continue reading

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AAR: The Catholic Geek radio show: “The Young, Catholic and Restless,” with J. Ryan on 09/13

Jonathan Ryan (Dark Bride) of Ave Maria Press joined Declan Finn (Honor at Stake), discussing being an editor, and “The Young, Catholic and Restless” revolution, his book Dark Bride, as well as working as an editor for Ave Maria Press

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Review: Honor at Stake

I read Honor at Stake at the request of the author, Declan Finn. He needed a review, and now he’s got this one. Cue the maniacal laughter! Nah, I’m just giving a fellow blogger a hard time, really. Honor at … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Bedroom Eyes

I wrote this story for Liberty Island’s Memorial Day short story contest in memory of my grandfather, T/Sgt. Lewis Forbes Smith, and the crew of his B29, Bedroom Eyes. I am pleased to say that it received one of the … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Mega-Novel: A Fisk

Yesterday’s fisk covered a lot of stupidity, and there is more to be slapped down today. There is a counter-argument for yesterday’s article, also from The Guardian, and it was written by someone who is dumb enough to deserve multiple … Continue reading

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