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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Trying New Things: 5 of the Funniest K-dramas, by Dani Eide
K-drama is short for Korean drama, a scripted television show made in South Korea that fans from all around the world now stream over the internet. You’ve probably already heard about Japanese anime or manga or know a friend that is just rabid about it. And you don’t get it. How can something in another […]
Interview with Professional Knitting Designers Norah Gaughan, Rosemary Hill, and Karen Clements, by Alisa Gus
As well as being an urban-fantasy author, CQ’s Vicki Stiefel is an avid knitter. In fact, when she was preparing for the launch of her novel, CHEST OF BONE, beta reader and fellow knitter Rosemary Hill suggested the novel needed a book of knitting patterns to accompany it. Vicki got together with renowned professional knitting […]
Riverdale Recap and Review – Season 1 – Chapter 8 – The Outsiders, by Andrew Buckley
There quite literally is not one happy marriage happening in Riverdale. Maybe it’s the water, maybe it’s the maple syrup, maybe it’s the disturbing amount of redheads . . . but relationships are not meant to survive in that town. Tensions ran high in this episode with double crosses and back alley deals happening all […]
Death by Cliché 3 Turned In, and a New Rule, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
First the good news. Today (well, yesterday when you read this), in a sleep-blurred haze, I turned in Death by Cliché 3. So that’s done. The last draft had a bit of a rocky edit, and it’s because of a joke I made in the chapter quotes. You see in one of the chapters I […]
Jordan Elizabeth, by Jordan Elizabeth
Joining Curiosity Quills for another edition of our Author Spotlight: Question & Answer Coloumn, is Jordan Elizabeth, author of recently released steampunk historical-fantasy, WICKED TREASURE, which hit Amazon on April, 11, 2017! In the comments, please join us in asking Jordan Elizabeth anything you’d like to know about writing, her new book, and life in […]