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The Musement

The Daily Pages, Reason and Romance, serial stories and Suit Up Philosophy. They can all be found here in the blog. 

Podcast

With Gary Phillips and The Unvarnished

Suit Up! With Gary Phillips, author of The Unvarnished Gary Phillips: A Mondo Pulp Collection, One-Shot Harry, Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem among many others,

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With Jim Beard and Sgt. Janus

On the show we’re joined by Jim Beard, a prolific writer who brings pulp style to new stories. He’s the mind behind Sgt. Janus, the

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With Jerome Preisler and Net Force

Suit Up! With Jerome Preisler, author of Net Force: Moving Target among many others. Today we talk about writing tie in novels, narrative non-fiction, rebooting Tom

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With Tony O’Neill

Suit Up! With Tony O’Neill, author of Down and Out on Murder Mile, Digging the Vein, Sick City and Black Neon. We talk about his background in music, how

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With Joshua Mohr and Farsickness

Today we’re joined by Joshua Mohr. He’s an author, teacher, father and storyteller. We’ll be talking about his latest book Farsickness, it’s development, art and writing,

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Podcast

With Nolan Knight and Gallows Dome

Join our conversation with author Nolan Knight. We’ll be talking noir, short stories and his latest book, Gallows Dome. Follow Nolan! https://www.instagram.com/nolan_knight_/

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With Gunga Din and Mike Monson

Continuing the Road to Indy 5, we’re talking Gunga Din (1939). Joining us is Mike Monson, editor of Grizzly Pulp. It’s a great episode, talking

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With Scott Von Doviak

Today we’re joined by Scott Von Doviak, author of The Charlesgate Confidential, Hick Flicks: The Rise and Fall of Redneck Cinema and the upcoming Lowdown Road. We’ll

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Men Writing Romance?

It was a delight to sit down with romance author Roland Hulme and discuss Indiana Jones, Story Structure and of course, Reason and Romance. It

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Books

Reason and Romance Giveaway!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Reason and Romance, we’re giving away a curated gift box. Along with a signed copy of the book, the

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You Can Pre-Order on Amazon!

Exciting news! Reason and Romance is now available for pre-order on Amazon and other major retailers. It’s incredible to think we’re less than a month

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The Cancelled Conference

This is the first in a series of installments in a mystery series I’m writing. Please sit back and enjoy The Cancelled Conference. Weather was

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Dating The Muse

“I believe that inspiration will always try its best to work with you—but if you are not ready or available, it may indeed choose to

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Use the Hurt

“We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the

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Practice in Public

“This is what happens when we practice in public: we not only hone our abilities but attract an audience interested in what we’re sharing.” Jeff

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Reason and Romance Has a Cover!

I’m super excited to share the cover of my debut novel, Reason and Romance! Description A serious author, George Austen believes romance is a worthless

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The Power of Premise

The premise is your story stated in one sentence. It is the simplest combination of character and plot and typically consists of some event that starts

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Make Good Art

“Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other

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Using Your Time

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use

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