Non-Fiction, Personal

Life Update: A Huge New Chapter!

Well, friends, it's been a while since I posted here, and I do apologize for that. If you're following me on any other social media platforms you'll know the gist of what's been going on, and if not, I hope this will catch you up on the deets. On November 4th, 2017, Drew and I… Continue reading Life Update: A Huge New Chapter!

Book Stuff, Personal

The Reader’s Best of Chicago 2016 – RUNNER UP!

  So the Chicago Reader has an annual issue where Chicagoans all over can vote (free!) on The Best of Chicago in categories like food, entertainment, sports, and more. It's an awesome way to bring attention to the awesome things about Chicago, as proclaimed by Windy City citizens themselves. Apparently, my novel On The Isle of Sound… Continue reading The Reader’s Best of Chicago 2016 – RUNNER UP!

Review

“Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

On the invitation of playwright, performer, and erstwhile genius Jared McDaris, the Fella and I found ourselves attending a Friday night performance of the new Elizabethan tragedy, "Countess Bathory." Written in iambic pentameter, styled after Shakespeare's finest twisted looking-glass stage stories of human ambition, revulsion, and misfortune, "Bathory" is staged in the very intimate space… Continue reading “Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

Geek, Review

“Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Maybe it's just me, but a good bit of stage combat does wonders for my appreciation of a show. I also happen to love a slight element of unpredictability - the need to ad lib within a story thanks to an unexpected twist or element. I furthermore enjoy fantasy, adventure, and the passionate work of… Continue reading “Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Geek

Cosplay Eye Spy: C2E2 2016 Edition

Round 1: DC > Harley Quinn Suicide Squad redesign Batman: The Animated Series Steampunk Pin-up/rockabilly Other DC > Poison Ivy  DC > Joker  Marvel > Deadpool As himself As someone/something else Nintendo > Ash/Pokemon Trainer Disney > Frozen > Elsa/Anna Star Wars > Han Solo Star Wars > Princess Leia Game of Thrones > Daenerys… Continue reading Cosplay Eye Spy: C2E2 2016 Edition