This week on Cryptids Decrypted, we're covering the dark history of the wendigo myth. Originally used as a cautionary tale by the native populations in Northern Canada, wendigos were described as pale, emaciated creatures, hungry for human flesh. It was said that humans were possessed by evil spirits in moments of physical weakness and greed. … Continue reading Cannibalism, Starvation, and the History of the Wendigo
Originally posted on Word Play, an excellent podcast hosted by Kristine Raymond who interviewed me last month. Over the past few weeks, I’ve sat down several times to write this blog post, word jumble, rant, whatever you call it, and each time I’ve struggled. We’re all stuck at home, writing should be easier, right? Actually, … Continue reading I’m Struggling
Hey all, around this time last year I did a post talking about upcoming projects and then never really put out an update. Well, consider this that update! Below are the projects I'm currently working on and a few that are coming out very soon. A Man of the Mountain This story has been in … Continue reading Current/Upcoming Projects – Spring 2020
Mokole Mbembe – The One Who Stops the Flow of Rivers "The Congo River at sunset, Democratic Republic of the Congo" by water.alternatives is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 This week on Cryptids Decrypted, John and I are talking about a fascinating myth from the Congo River Basin, Mokole Mbembe (pronounced M’Kay-lay Bem-bay, we think). … Continue reading Mokole-Mbembe – A History of the Mystery
Earlier this month, a few of the many writers behind Aberrant Literature were interviewed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond. She’s a fantastic interviewer, and I’m really pleased with how our episodes came out. If you’re curious what goes into making a book, how indie publishing gets done, or just need more info on the … Continue reading We got interviewed on Word Play!
Hello everyone, if you've been following me on social media recently, you've probably seen me talking about my latest writing project, A Man of the Mountain. So, I figured I'd take a second and answer some questions about what it is exactly. What is it? A Man of the Mountain is a prequel novella (think … Continue reading What is A Man of the Mountain?
Hello and welcome back to my re-review series for the wonderful Star Wars Skywalker Saga, and a few spin-off movies along the way. So far, I’ve reviewed Rogue One (3.5/5), A New Hope (4.5/5) , The Empire Strikes Back(5/5) and The Phantom Menace(2/5) which unfortunately means it’s time for… Attack of the God Damned Clones. I’ll be … Continue reading Star Wars – The Re-Review – Attack of the Clones
Well, with The Mandalorian coming out tomorrow, it's time I get back to my reviews, and here we are, the prequel trilogy. You will never find a more wretched hive of bad dialogue and poor plot decisions… Or at least that’s what some people say. The prequel trilogy has provided the internet with fantastic meme … Continue reading Star Wars – The Re-Review – The Phantom menace
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This is a movie I’ve seen easily twenty times, if not more, throughout my life, and that makes it difficult to look at it through an objective lens.
That's right, I'm reviewing all the Star Wars films leading up to IX. Buckle up, stay on target, and fly casual, because I've got some opinions.
This is the fifth episode of Cryptids Decrypted, the podcast where we talk about all things on the fringe of reality, we're covering the history of the Roswell Incident. For those who are unfamiliar, Roswell is one of the most high profile UFO sightings in history and has spawned a myriad of theories about alien … Continue reading Roswell – A History of the Mystery
Hey Everyone, a few months ago I started a Patreon and today I took it down! All content that was posted there will now be posted here free of charge. Below is a copy of the statement I sent out: Hello fine and lovely patrons, and a few bots someone created to win last month's … Continue reading The Patreon Is Dead – Long Live the Patreon
Last month, a friend of mine had a very intriguing prompt about the Area 51 raid that garnered the most votes. I hope you enjoy it!
I've been working on a host of projects that are all coming out soon! I wanted to take this time to provide a brief update on where everything is and how it's coming along.
Being an independent author is simultaneously one of the easiest and hardest things I’ve ever done. The easy part? All you need to do is write a few words, slap your name on them, and BOOM, you’re an Indie Author.
Whiteout has almost been out for a month, and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. I couldn't be happier with the reception, and am so happy to see people enjoying Nick's adventures as much as I do.
Hey Everyone, The time has come! Whiteout is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon! Release is only about a month away (May 1st), and I am so excited to share the final product with you. If you're a fan, or a friend, or just want to help, please share our pre-order link around. A lot … Continue reading Whiteout Pre-Orders are Live
Overall, I was engaged every minute through Doug’s book and I would highly recommend it to any video game fan. Hell, even the young’uns out there who think strategy has always been found on YouTube might enjoy this piece of what is quickly becoming history.
The style is unmistakably Crichton, and for someone who thought I was done with his collection, Easy Go was a welcome surprise.
From a Certain Point of View by Elizabeth Schaefer My rating: 3 of 5 stars Star Wars fiction has always been a mixed bag, and the same is true of this collection. The concept behind From a Certain Point of View is wonderful: iconic moments from A New Hope, told from the eyes of ancillary … Continue reading From a Certain Point of View – A Review in Brief
John Dies at the End by David Wong My rating: 5 of 5 stars When a book starts out with two young dudes fighting a monster made of deli cuts and spewing sausages, you know you're going to have a good time. From the first few pages, John Dies at the End had me repeatedly … Continue reading John Dies at the End – A Review in Brief