Why Jack Daniels should be the author’s ‘poison’ of choice

Posted: August 2, 2012 in Blog round up
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…but I’m not just talking about JD’s.  Amongst other things, we also have eloquent genre definitions, a Star Wars- themed song parody and an exploration of the fading myth of the witch.

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Amazing Stories. Artist is probably Frank PaulFellow SuperNOVArian, SF buff and ex-pat New Zealander Bren MacDibble drops into David McDonald’s blog, Ebon Shores, and tells us why science fiction is so important to our children’s education.
http://www.davidmcdonaldspage.com/2012/06/wednesday-writers-bren-macdibble/

Outstanding post from Elizabeth Twist that is the closest I have ever seen to a comprehensive definition of what constitutes the horror genre.  Thank you, Emma Audsley, for sharing.
http://worldweaverpress.com/2012/07/09/should-horror-be-its-own-genre/

Stephen Hise comments on the always-excellent Indies Unlimited site on the dubious wisdom of promising to review the second book in a series that one has already professed to hate.  Somewhere along the line a new acronym is formed – TBTSNBN.
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2012/07/26/50-shades-of-wtf/#more-21170

“…outbreaks of lynchings of the elderly on suspicion of witchcraft is quite common.”  Pierre Mare’s post on witches is the most scary thing I’ve read all month.
http://pierremare.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/whatever-happened-to-witches.html

Bloody Parchment Volume 2 is released, and submissions open for this year’s short story competition.
http://bloodyparchment.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/volume-two-unleashed-plus-opening-of.html

Jack Daniels shows the corporate world how to assert one’s trademark rights with good manners and grace. With thanks to GN Braun for the heads-up.
http://mashable.com/2012/07/22/jack-daniels-trademark-letter/

And thanks to my Number One Son, Declan, for the Best. Song. Parody. Ever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJlbPXZEpRE&feature=g-vrec

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