Coming soon: The World Needs Bad Men

As many of you know, whenever I'm quiet I'm busy. Lately I've been very quiet because I've been very busy with my biggest project to date: a collection of essays on True Detective Season 1. I'm still at work on the final pieces of the manuscript, but the book will be coming out this summer... Continue Reading →


List: Yelp Reviews of Old West Whore Houses

  Miss Kitty’s   (five stars) “Enjoyment is to be had in any of her fine lady-holes. Try them all!” Jolly Jane’s    (four stars) “Good selection of purty girls at a low price. Some has peckers too, but I don’t let that slow me down none.” The Oriental    (two stars) “Fancy furniture and such. The whorin’ weren’t too... Continue Reading →

Armageddon in Retrospect

Title: Armageddon in Retrospect Author: Kurt Vonnegut ISBN: 978-0-425-22689-6      I’m always wary of any posthumously published works by my favorite authors. That’s why I approached Armageddon in Retrospect, a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s essays and short stories, with caution. Being a great writer isn’t just knowing what words to leave in a story, it’s... Continue Reading →

Shameless Spousal Promotion

Picking up the Ghost is cool new novel set to publish later this year. It's written by Tone Milazzo, a man who, through a series of coincidences and misadventures, happens to be married to me. Of course, this in no way colors my glowing recommendation of his book. Really. Check it out. It's awesome. In... Continue Reading →

One year of blogging

Read Write Rhyme is one year old today! I’ll forgo the traditional 1st birthday festivities (but I might smash a little cake in my hair later, just for fun). I’ll just use the occasion to thank everyone for reading and sharing my posts. Thank you, super cool people! I’ll be back to posting new material... Continue Reading →

Why my mother calls me at work

Why my mother calls me at work 1. To complain that my father does not like sweet potatoes. 2. To wish me happy birthday, then argue with me when I inform her it is not my birthday. 3. To ask me if I’m at work. 4. To tell me that my father was lost in the Grand Canyon for... Continue Reading →

Dreadnought (Clockwork Century #3)

Title: Dreadnought Author: Cherie Priest ISBN: 9780765325785 Dreadnought is the third installment in Cherie Priest’s popular Clockwork Century series. The series is textbook steam punk, set in a world where the civil war raged on for another 20 years, where oil was discovered decades ahead of schedule and where zombifying poison gasses occasionally seep out... Continue Reading →

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