Interview with Fairfax Library Foundation’s Director of Development Abigail Fine., by Alisa Gus
This weekend, a number of CQ authors will be attending the Fairfax Library Foundation’s Barnes & Noble Bookfair. This event wouldn’t be possible without Fairfax Library Foundation’s Director of Development Abigail Fine, who met CQ managing partner Alisa Gus, when she entered a Twitter pitch event. Alisa faved the pitch, requested the full (at which […]
Abzu – 40,000 Pixels Under the Sea, by Jason Purdy
Abzu is a gorgeous, laconically paced, meditative experience that is all too brief, and all too beautiful. At times, it makes you feel a sense of elation and awe that I’ve rarely experienced in any other game. Other times, the terror of the darkness, of the crushing void of the endless ocean around you is almost palpable enough to make you feel like you’re suffocating on your sofa.
Most Memorable Moments at Book Signings, by Jordan Elizabeth
I aim to do a book signing every month.  Sometimes I’m able to squeeze in more than just one.  I appear at craft shows, Renaissance Faires, book stores, conventions, and libraries.  Each book signing is a rewarding experience where I get to talk with readers.  Some people keep coming back to see me; others are […]
Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Chapter 10 – The Lost Weekend, by Andrew Buckley
I’ve often complimented the CW shows on their ability to tie up dangling plot points and sub story arcs in a timely manner. Many shows prefer to drag things out for multiple episodes and sometimes entire seasons (*cough* The Blacklist *cough*). This can get arduous and can result in story fatigue. Don’t laugh, it’s a […]
Benjamin Sperduto, by Benjamin Sperduto
Joining Curiosity Quills for another edition of our Author Spotlight: Question & Answer Coloumn, is Benjamin Sperduto, author of recently released fantasy novel, MIRONA’S LAW, which hit Amazon on April, 18, 2017! In the comments, please join us in asking Benjamin Sperduto anything you’d like to know about writing, his new book, and life in […]
The Humanity (and Inhumanity) of Laughter, by Benjamin Sperduto
There’s a memorable passage in Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land in which the main character “discovers” that humans don’t laugh at things because they’re funny, but rather because they’re tragic. Every incident of humor he describes occurs at someone’s expense, a recognition of physical or emotional suffering. We laugh, he says, at the […]
On Mass Effect and the Purpose of Humor, by On Mass Effect and the Purpose of Humor
You probably think that I’m going to comment on humor in the new Mass Effect game, Mass Effect Andromeda. For that to be true, however, the game would have to actually have a sense of humor. Unfortunately, it does not. I have laughed out loud once in the first 24 hours of the game. In the […]
Why I Love “Games With Gold”, by Jason Purdy
Jason Purdy talks about video games subscription services, and how much value you can get with one.
Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Chapter 9 – La Grande Illusion, by Andrew Buckley
There are a number of universal truths in this world. Unbreakable and unbendable facts that shape our humanity in a physical, mental, and emotional sense. Water is wet. The sun rises and sets. Snow is cold. Cats have no souls. Pop Tarts are the best breakfast snack food ever created. And so on. However, there’s […]
On Critiques and Humor, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Here’s the thing about humor. Everyone thinks they are funny. It’s one of the oldest truths in comedy. Some people even are. A few can be funny reliably, but even then, there’s a big jump between that and writing humor. Some of it comes with experience and some can be trained. I posted on joke […]