Monthly Archives: October 2022

Trying More Misaky Tokyo!

Hello, everyone! You might remember back in July, I posted a piece over these edible crystal candies I found, made by a company called Misaky Tokyo. Back in September, the company reached out to me and said that a few of their recent customers mentioned that they found out about them through my blog post, […]

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The Big Idea: Jason Denzel

Author Jason Denzel knows the challenge of enticing readers to one book — but what about an entire trilogy. With this Big Idea about the final installment in his Mystic Trilogy, Mystic Skies, Denzel is going to give it a shot… and be sure to check out the book trailer at the end. JASON DENZEL: […]

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Beware! Kaiju!

This motley assemblage of very large beasts greeted me at the bar I went to for an aftershow meetup, following the event with me and Andy Weir in Louisville. The bar, appropriately enough, was called Kaiju, and was possibly the hippest bar I’ve gone to in years. Which is admittedly not saying much as I […]

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The Big Idea: Brandon Crilly

Look, up in the sky! It’s not a bird, or a plane, it’s… squid gods? Author Brandon Crilly gives us a look inside his newest novel,¬†Catalyst, and what it means to have faith; especially in something you can see. BRANDON CRILLY: When I was a kid, I grew up with two very different family branches. […]

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I Finally Tried Crumbl Cookies

That’s right, you heard it here first! I finally got a chance to try Crumbl Cookies! If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a pretty popular cookie company that comes out with new specialty flavors weekly. I’ve been watching @gofredo15 do weekly Crumbl cookie reviews for a while now, and this last box he reviewed […]

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The Big Idea: Nicole Dieker

Author Nicole Dieker couldn’t solve a mystery in her own life, so she tried to solve one in her newest novel,¬†Ode to Murder. And as her big idea explains, there were plot twists in store for her as she made the attempt. NICOLE DIEKER: When I began drafting Ode to Murder, I had just two […]

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“The Summer EP” Now Out to Streaming and Download

As readers of the site well know, over the summer I wrote and recorded a number of musical tracks and posted them here and elsewhere; it was fun for me and hopefully enjoyable for other folks too, but it also meant that the individual pieces were scattered and somewhat disorganized. So I went ahead and […]

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The Big Idea: Mur Lafferty

Master storyteller Mur Lafferty is back, and in her new novel Station Eternity, she confronts the question of what would really happen if the one thing that always happened around you, was the one thing you wish would never happen… MUR LAFFERTY: I am of Generation X, and grew up with Murder She Wrote, watching Jessica Fletcher […]

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Trying Out A New Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

I am someone who is a big fan of seasonal flavors. I like eggnog in the winter, floral flavors in the spring, fresh watermelon and tomatoes in the summer, and of course, pumpkin spice and warm apple-y flavors in the fall. So this Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake by Handle the Heat seemed like the perfect […]

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Minor Housekeeping Note Re: AMP

Which is: I’ve turned it off because the AMP theme I was using wasn’t playing nice with desktop views, and I don’t really want to switch over to a new AMP theme because the primary theme I use works fine with phones/tablets and there is no longer any Google penalty for not using AMP. So, […]

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Small Business Saturday: Twenty One Barrels

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Small Business Saturday! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these, but I am extra excited for today’s featured business because it’s actually local to me. So local in fact that it’s literally across the street from my house! I remember two years ago when I […]

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