Weekend of the Witch

For the past three years, Tours of Terror has been hosting weekend in Salem called Weekend of the Witch. This year, the weekend will be held Nov. 12 through 14 and there is still time to reserve your place. Salem, Mass., is a city filled with rich history and unique stories and best known for […]

Halloween Burgers and Prizes for Costumed Patrons

If you’ll be out in costume and in Los Angeles this Friday, you could win hundreds of dollars in prizes, including gift certificates, movie tickets, DVDs, posters and more from the Burger Kitchen. Rated in the top 5 burgers in Southern California (Daily Candy), Burger Kitchen, the hip new Third street eatery, will open late […]

Podcast Episode 5: Time Travel and More with Ben Parris

In Episode 5, I chat with best-selling Kindle author Ben Parris about his book, Wade of Aquitaine, and the research into medieval history that give the book a sense of reality. We also touch on his film, Supernaturalz, the documentary he’s working on, time travel and how ebooks are changing the way we read books. […]

Annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval Features Rocky Horror Picture Show

The 23rd annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval is billing itself as the world’s largest Halloween street festival. And that may well be the cast if, on October 31, the expected “nearly half a million Halloween revelers” descend upon Santa Monica Blvd. to celebrate Halloween. Making this year extra special, The Rocky Horror Picture Show […]

Are You a Munsters Fan?

If you are a fan of the 1964-1966 horror comedy classic, The Munsters, then you’re going to want to catch “The Munsters Marathon” on Sunday, October 31, started at 8am Eastern on the Hallmark Channel Premiere. It will be 10 hours, 20 episodes of Munster-tastic fun. The mararthon is hosted by Butch Patrick who played […]

Podcast Episode 4: A Chat with Kat Richardson

In this episode, I interview Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker series of paranormal mystery novels. Our conversation starts off about the books — what her inspirations were, choosing Seattle as a setting, and more — and then meanders to ferrets, a writer’s work style, creating outlines for short stories, and even how science fiction […]

Tempting Connections

I was watching The Temptations of Vh1 the other day and it struck me how many of the actors in the film had genre connections. Let me show you: Charles Malik Whitfield as Otis Williams Supernatural fans will recognize Charles from his the short-lived recurring character FBI Agent Victor Henricksen. He was hot on Sam […]

Genre Fiction Is A Fave with American Readers

A recent Harris Poll sought to uncover if Americans are reading, what they are reading and who they are reading. The results show that genre fiction is a favorite among American readers. Among those who say they read at least one book in an average year, 79% have read a fiction book in the past […]

California’s Great America Hosts Trick-Or-Treat Party

If you’re going to be around with the kids in the San Jose, Calif., area this month, you might consider taking them to “Snoopy’s Costume Party” at Great America’s “Planet Spooky.” This daytime, non-scare celebration is a unique experience the entire family can enjoy together. In addition to the park’s rides and attractions, Planet Snoopy […]

Tweet for a Cool Lookin’ Guitar

Take a look at this rockin’ cool guitar: Stating today and going on through Monday, Nov. 1, you could win it! The contest is called “Trick or Tweet” and is a promotion for Gibson Guitar. Here’s how to enter: Simply go to Twitter.com, sign up to follow @GibsonGuitar and retweet this message: Follow @GibsonGuitar & […]