Author Interview: Talbot Finch

Talbot Finch: “The queer community has suffered far too many tragic endings in literature and film as it is, and it’s important, I think, to be reminded that misery isn’t our birthright.” I’d like to welcome Talbot Finch to the BLOG. Talbot is a skilled and imaginative queer author and artist residing in the southeastern […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST DICKENS BY MATTHEW PEARL

“Surprises, like misfortunes, seldom come alone.” ― Matthew Pearl, The Last Dickens The literary works of Charles Dickens have been widely acclaimed since the 19th century. One of his most famous works is his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, published as sequential instalments. In this era, production in book form often followed serialization, which […]

Memorable Reads of 2023

  “And books, they offer one hope that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe, one is saved.” – Anne Rice AT THE beginning of 2023, I made a New Year’s Resolution to read more. Specifically, I wanted to choose reading over watching TV in my downtime. […]

Review: The Haunting of Kinnawe House by Steven Rigolosi

THE HAUNTING of Kinnawe House, by Steven Rigolosi, is not your typical haunted house story. The author pushes the envelope far beyond the genre’s expected gothic ghost trappings. The supernatural horror is afoot here, but the novel moves more in the direction of the Satanic, not the spooky, with themes of occultism, human sacrifice, and […]