Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Chapter 11 – To Riverdale and Back Again, by Andrew Buckley
I have a theory on who killed Jason and why. But you’re going to have to read to the end to hear it. This week’s episode handed us a murderer wrapped up in a pretty little Skeet Ulrich bow, smoking gun in his closet, and nefarious partnerships with a well-known biker gang and an evil […]
Working Through the “Stall”, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
We’re in that no man’s land of writing. DbC 2 is still five months out from release. DbC has been out for a year, so at this point, there are few surprises on that front. I’ve turned in DbC 3 and still await a response. DbC 4 sits fallow at the moment. DbC 5 stands […]
How to Write Heroes, by Alisa Gus
“I need a hero “I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night “He’s gotta be strong “And he’s gotta be fast “And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight…” Excuse me while I digress, but the classic Bonnie Tyler song, “Holding Out for a hero” – and the soundtrack to the […]
Parents.  Gotta love ‘em., by Jordan Elizabeth
Parents.  They play a part in most stories, and a huge role in most young adult fiction.  I’ve noticed a trend, though.  Parents in young adult fiction are clueless.  They are childish and neglectful.  The teens don’t feel comfortable sharing anything about their lives with their parents. Why is this a trend?  Shouldn’t we teach […]
Interview with Wendy Ceballos, by Nina Post
Curiosity Quills recently had the pleasure of speaking with Seattle’s Third Place Books’ former Director of Events & Marketing Wendy Ceballos. Seattle is losing you to New York City, where based on your track record, I’m presuming you’re running for governor. You’ve obviously been an incredible asset to Third Place Books. Considering that you grew […]
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 […]