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Mystery writer Stacy Juba, author of the mystery novels Twenty-five Years Ago Today (cool book trailer on her site, but you can also watch it HERE:

And the forthcoming Sink or Swim has given Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole high marks, noting she “read this book in a day and a half, always eager for when I could return to it.”

Her favorites were “All This Furniture and Nowhere to Sit” and “Charlotte’s Family Tree.” I always find it interesting which ones people choose as their favorites.

To read her entire review—and please share it if you like!—visit here:


My short story “Paisley Surprise”—a version of which I printed in very limited run in 2009—was recently reviewed and recommended in BoneWorld Publishing’s From the Marrow Issue #79 (June 2010). It got the thumbs up!

In From the Marrow, BoneWorld’s publisher John Berbrich reviews, recommends, and provides ordering info for his small press picks in everything from horror and speculative to poetry, philosophy and beyond. John, a poet, is also Editor-in-Chief of Barbaric Yawp.

Berbrich gave “Paisley” high marks—and recommends many other fun reads (I’m definitely planning on purchasing a copy of something called Chum). You can read the blurb here (it may only be up for a couple of weeks until he posts the next issue) and while you’re at it, check out everything else on the list, including Puddinghouse Publication’s Love in the time of Electrons (about an Internet romance) and Superiority Complex Press’ poetry collection The Book of Nate.


My spoiler-free review of Disney’s The Princess & the Frog a film not released nationwide until December 11—is now up on Episode 243 of Inside the Magic!

Nathan, Charles and I were privileged enough to get tickets to a special engagement of the film on preview opening night—Wednesday, November 25—at New York City’s Ziegfeld Theater, and we also attended “Disney’s Ultimate Experience,” which followed at the Roseland Ballroom. And yes, I got to have my photo taken with ALL NINE princesses!

What’s even cooler is that this screening and event were held on both coasts—New York and Los Angeles—and Episode 243 features not only my review, but one from someone who attended the LA premiere, and, as I didn’t have time to talk about how wonderful the event was, the other reviewer, Al, did!


You can head on over to Inside the Magic, the Internet’s First Orlando-Based Disney Podcast hosted by Ricky Brigante, here. (Visit the Archive link if it’s following December 6, 2009.) Or, if you just want to hear mine and Al’s review of the film, you can listen below! (Note: this adding audio thing is new to me. If it doesn’t work, feel free to shout-out to me through my Contact page and I’ll do the best I can to get it resolved.)

Inside the Magic #243 — Princess & the Frog Premiere Reviews

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