Monthly Archives: July 2011

Short-Short Story Contest Winner(s)

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A month ago, I asked readers to write a short-short story inspired by this pulp magazine cover from the ’50s. I received quite a few great entries that spanned all genres, styles and viewpoints. Two stories ultimately stood out for me, not just for their interpretation of the magazine cover but for the way they captured a distinct mood and tone in just a few short sentences. Yet their styles were so completely different that it was impossible for me to choose …

Favorite Movie Posters

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Movie posters, just like book covers, have one simple purpose: Sell a product. That’s all they need to do. That’s all they’re expected to do. Occasionally, though, something strange happens. The poster or book cover artist captures the imagination and creates something wonderful and unique. In the process of trying to sell a certain product, art is accidentally made. Below are ten examples of movie poster work at its finest and why I love them. THE IDES OF MARCH: Haven’t …

Writing With … Jennifer Hillier

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Today, I welcome Jennifer Hillier, author of the new thriller CREEP. Jennifer Hillier was born in Toronto, which is where she spent the first three decades of her life. When her husband was offered a transfer to Seattle, she didn’t know which would be worse: leaving Canada or moving to the West coast. She spent her first few months on American soil bemoaning her existence and writing her first novel. Now nicely settled in the Pacific Northwest, the only thing she …