Expectations vs Reality, by Private: Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
My first draft of book 6 started with a problem. It’s easy to fix, since the Narrator can just impart the necessary information, but I thought I’d talk about these issues in general. It’s expectation vs. reality. In this case, it comes from the fact that so far, many of my DbC novels are actually […]
CQ at The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is excited to announce that Courtney Sloan, Keith Fentonmiller, Marianne Kirby, J.P Sloan and Adriana Arrington will be manning a Curiosity Quills table at The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival, September 23, from ten a.m to five p.m. They can be found at table H6 if you want to stop by, have a chat […]
IT Review, by Private: Jason Purdy

IT Review

September 16, 2017
By Private: Jason Purdy
IT has some clown sized shoes to fill. Pennywise the Clown has been etched into horror legend by Tim Curry thanks to his incredible performance in the 1990 made for TV classic. While it skews campy and a little cheesy now, it’s ruined many a childhood, including my own, when I first saw that bulbous […]
Jerry Pournelle, by Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Pournelle

September 11, 2017
By Jerry Pournelle
We stood in a long line at the banquet for the academic symposium Life, the Universe, and Everything. Howard Tayler, Sandra Tayler, Jerry Pournelle, and myself. We were all sitting at the same table, probably with members of the con committee. Suddenly Jerry bellows at the top of his lungs, “Donner, party of 16!” Long […]
Your Second Published Novel Part (I’ve Lost Count), by Private: Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Now that Game of Thrones is over, and I’m no longer afraid that if I don’t blog about it, I’ll be stabbed in the back every time I go to the salon for a hair cut, it’s back to the novel-writing grind. And by grind, I mean that I have to continue to produce words, […]
Flash Sales, by Clare Dugmore

Flash Sales

September 6, 2017
By Clare Dugmore
Thanks to a glitch on Amazon, a number of titles are on sale, including digital and paperback releases, for an unknown duration. Be sure to grab a bargain while the sales are still in effect! Static Mayhem, by Edward Aubry. Digital editioncurrenty 99 Cents A year after the world was thrown into magical chaos, Harrison […]
Three Fourths Home Extended Edition Review, by Private: Jason Purdy
Three Fourths Home is something really unique, according to Jason Purdy.
Interview with The SwitcH authors A.W. Hill & Nathanael Hill, by Clare Dugmore
Want to know more about the father-son duo behind our latest YA scifi thriller, The Switch? Well you’re in luck, as we have an interview with authors A.W. Hill & Nathanael Hill about writing a book together, the science behind parallel universes, and if there will be a The Switch 2. Okay, so who gets credit […]
Review: Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 7, by Private: Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Spoilers for Game of Thrones season finale to follow. So I got a hair cut tonight (I write these in advance of posting). A guy at my salon insists that I talk to him about Game of Thrones, much to the chagrin of the stylist. I’ll admit that after his reading my Star Wars deconstructions […]
Review: Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 6, by Private: Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 6 follow. I desperately wanted to title this blog post, “Help, My Show has Jumped the Zombie Polar Bear.” But I thought that was too spoilery for the title. So. Most of this episode was a bunch of dudes wandering the white wastes talking about dude stuff […]