La legado vivo! With Veronica Smith!

Ryan Lieske: Thank you for talking about your Reading Life with me, Veronica. Why don’t you tell the readers a bit about yourself first. Veronica Smith: Thanks Ryan. I’m 51 years old and I live in Katy, Texas, which is just west of Houston. I’ve been married to my husband for 28 years. We have a … Continue reading La legado vivo! With Veronica Smith!

La legado vivo! With Brian Hodge!

Like many readers of horror lit I discovered the work of Brian Hodge through the legendary Dell/Abyss line, which landed on shelves in the early 1990s like a demon with a napalm kiss and a razor-wire hug. I was addicted to those books, and snatched up each new release. It was through that line of books … Continue reading La legado vivo! With Brian Hodge!

La legado vivo! With Joel Potrykus!

I've known Joel Potrykus for several years now, since re-entering the Grand Rapids film scene back in 2009. But, we actually first met way before that. Joel remembers, but I don't. See, I used to host a public access show in GR called The Late Night Movie Geek Monster Fest. Joel tells me he introduced … Continue reading La legado vivo! With Joel Potrykus!

La legado vivo! With Edd Sowder!

Full disclosure: in 2016, Edd Sowder changed my life forever. Edd is Vice President and co-founder of indie imprint, Burning Willow Press, and, along with his wife, co-founder and President Kindra Sowder, and horror/fantasy acquisitions editor (and novelist) Sheron Parris, helped me realize my lifelong dream of becoming a published writer. Edd was one of the people … Continue reading La legado vivo! With Edd Sowder!

La legado vivo! With Yvonne Glasgow!

Ryan Lieske: Greetings, Yvonne. Thank you for talking about your reading life with me. Go ahead an introduce yourself. Yvonne Glasgow: I’m Yvonne Glasgow, a freelance writer, and author, among other things. I have been writing professionally since 2000 and started doing it as a full-time career in 2010. It pays my bills, so I … Continue reading La legado vivo! With Yvonne Glasgow!

La legado vivo! With Wednesday Lee Friday!

Wednesday Lee Friday and I became Facebook friends several yearsago, after she wrote a thoughtful and favorable review of one of my short films. She is a talented writer who is never afraid to speak her mind, and I respect the hell out of her for that. I'm truly glad we've gotten to know each … Continue reading La legado vivo! With Wednesday Lee Friday!

La legado vivo! With Elizabeth Massie!

They tell you to never meet your heroes. Well, I've been lucky in that regard, because the heroes of mine that I have met have all been kind and generous—none more so than Elizabeth Massie. I met Beth through our mutual friend, the late author and journalist, Philip Nutman. Having been a fan of Beth's work—I … Continue reading La legado vivo! With Elizabeth Massie!

La legado vivo! Introducing my new interview series.

Books! The reading life! La legado vivo! Before I go any further, I will tell you about my scheme—I am doing a series of interviews with people about their reading lives. Some are well-known writers, filmmakers, actors, and artists. Others aren't as well-known, but every bit as fervent about their love of reading. I love hearing about … Continue reading La legado vivo! Introducing my new interview series.

“Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart…”

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Not one for boxed chocolates, stuffed teddy bears, and passionate, candle-lit lovemaking? Do you find Valentine's Day unbearable, if not downright contemptible? Do you gag at the very thought of sitting through a Nora Ephron film? While Hollywood prefers treacly, paint-by-numbers romance flicks, and has been cranking them out since its inception, there are plenty … Continue reading “Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart…”