Alien Covenant – Brain Dead Space Truckers, by Jason Purdy
While Alien Covenant was a fun film, the entire crew of the spaceship make repeatedly stupid decisions throughout the entire film, getting themselves rightfully slaughtered in a feat of space Darwinism.
The Benefits of a Long Commute, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
My mother is disabled and lives with me, but for years before that, I’d drive to her house most every Sunday for dinner and a movie. I lived in Orem, UT. She lived in Salt Lake City. I hadn’t discovered podcasts yet, so I spent most of that time listening to music. But more importantly, […]
Interview with Spring Farm Cares: Animal and Nature Sanctuary, by Clare Dugmore
CQ author Jordan Elizabeth recently came to us about donating July’s royalties from her book Cogling to local animal and nature sanctuary Spring Farm Cares, in Clinton NY. It’s where she adopted her own cat, Dora, and a recent visit lead Jordan to discovering the sanctuary is desperately under-funded. As CQ are a team of animal […]
Obscure Mythological Creatures, by Sharron Riddle
We’ve all heard of unicorns and dragons, vampire and werewolves, but some of the most interesting stories told are centered around creatures we’ve rarely heard of. Katherine Arden’s “The Bear and the Nightingale” is rich with Russian folklore. House spirits, Domovoi, and other demons who have co-existed with humans are being driven out of existence […]
War in Ficition, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
It’s Memorial Day, and I’m thinking about war. This is the first Memorial Day in a long time that hasn’t been a convention weekend for me, and I’m not used to using the day for it’s intended purpose. This has me thinking some about war in novels. War can be handled in different ways in […]
Phantom Dust Review, by Jason Purdy
Phantom Dust is a re-master of a game you’ve probably never heard of. I don’t say that to sound like a hipster, I say it, because it’s true. Microsoft announced at E3 back in 2014 that they were bringing a reboot to the original Xbox cult hit (first released in 2004) to the Xbox One […]
Richard Roberts, by Richard Roberts
Joining Curiosity Quills for another edition of our Author Spotlight: Question & Answer Coloumn, is Richard Roberts, author of recently released young-adult superhero novel PLEASE DON’T TELL MY PARENTS I HAVE A NEMISIS, which hit Amazon on May 25, 2017! In the comments, please join us in asking Richard Roberts anything you’d like to know […]
Amy Bearce, by Amy Bearce
Joining Curiosity Quills for another edition of our Author Spotlight: Question & Answer Coloumn, is Amy Bearce, author of recently released middle-grade fantasy DRAGON REDEEMER, which hit Amazon on May 23, 2017! In the comments, please join us in asking Amy Bearce anything you’d like to know about writing, her new book, and life on […]
Loving Mothers in Fiction, by Dani Eide
Mothers have been on my mind this month… it didn’t start with Mother’s day though. As a book blogger I participate in a popular meme where predetermined prompts gather the thoughts of the (mainly YA genre) book community every week. This month we were asked what we wanted to see more of in the books […]
The Big Ol’ Book Convention, by Jordan Elizabeth
Oftentimes, readers or other authors will ask me why I don’t frequent a lot of “big” book conventions. I have done some in the past and I plan to do more in the future, but I’m going to be honest here – I sell more books at intimate gatherings, like libraries and craft fairs. “That’s […]