Friday, November 16, 2012
First up I'd love for you to stop my my friend Toni's website and check out her blog- always something interesting to read and she has some new books out : http://www.tony-paul.cm/
And Songs of A Warrior Priest is out today from Whiskeycreekpress.com--
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
I have a story in the new volume from Pulp Empire: Pirates and Swashbucklers 2 (The story is "What Would Synbad Do?")
and my lastest (and I think- greatest collection) Adventures in Otherwhen is out from BooksforABuck.com!!
To quote the first review:
- According to some theories of quantum physics, the real universe doesn't make choices, it takes every path. Somewhere out there, there's a you who chose another spouse, who became a serial killer or a rock star. Somewhere, there's a version of the universe where dinosaurs still rule, and another where your parents hated each other on first sight and never connected. Somewhere, Adolf Hitler had a change of heart in prison and somewhere there are cops who work to keep the branes of reality from conflicting, prevent one version of you from murdering another and taking his place.
Author Teel James Glenn (see more BooksForABuck.com reviews of speculative fiction by Glenn) approaches the alternate universe theory from the standpoint of the pulp fiction author. His version of a time cop rides Slepnir, Odin's 8-legged horse and is stuck with a Chimp as a sidekick at a magic convention. Adolf Hitler turned from politics to become an adventure writer and heads to Egypt with Robert E. Howard (who somehow left Cross Plains, Texas). Add in a Skullmask story, a story featuring the intrepid newspaper reporter Moxie of Maxi and Moxie fame, a steampunk story of transformation, warbots and romance, and a medieval tale of magic and betrayal and you have a fun collection of pulp adventure set in a universe of maybes and what-ifs.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Welcome to my Universe…
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
And Macbeth will be back; I've been asked to remount a streamlined version of the classic play at the Cloisters Renaissance Festival on Sept 30. I will also be story telling there, so come on by and say hi!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Queen Morgana and the Renfairies
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I am pleased to announce that the second of the 1930s husband/wife Maxi/Moxie Donovan collection Headline Ghouls has been published by BooksforaBuck.com! And for the first month it is available for only One Dollar!!!
Here’s the first review of it:
“It's 1938, Hitler rules Germany and is supporting U.S. Nazi groups, the studio system is in full force, America still suffers from the Great Depression, and hard-boiled reporter heroes are the order of the day. HEADLINE GHOULS follows Moxie, along with his hard-dancing, hard-drinking wife Maxi, as they confront Hollywood blackmailers, occult Nazi gangs who use human sacrifice and New Orleans voodoo. Moxie and Maxi play off against each other with quick dialogue, an assembly of interesting friends, and the glamour of the Hollywood studio system in its heyday. Award winning author Teel James Glenn recreates the "pulp" style with over-the-top characters, bizarre situations that combine mystery, Nazis and the occult, the hard-charging reporter hero, and plenty of fists, guns and drinking. I especially like the way Glenn pairs the fact-hungry reporter Moxie with his charming wife Maxi. Maxi, a Broadway dancer turned Hollywood actor, is nobody's idea of a damsel in distress. She can throw back drinks with the best of them and she's as likely to rescue Moxie as he is to save her. ..Teel immerses himself deep in this past, throws out cultural references and Hollywood trivia that will delight fans of old-time pulps, without ever forgetting that we're reading for the story.”
Four Stars Reviewed 3/16/12
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions and Pulp Ark Coordinator, announces that voting has closed for the 2012 Pulp Ark Awards, the first awards given in association with this inaugural Pulp creators' conference/convention.
The Winners of the 2012 Pulp Ark Awards are-
BEST NOVEL-Yesteryear by Tommy Hancock (Pro Se Productions)
BEST COLLECTION/ANTHOLOGY-Four Bullets for Dillon (Pulpwork Press)
BEST SHORT STORY- The Devil’s Workmen by Barry Reese-The Avenger: The Justice Inc Files (Moonstone)
BEST COVER ART-Hugh Monn, Private Detective-by David Russell (Pro Se Productions)
BEST INTERIOR ART-The Adventures of Lazarus Gray-George Sellas (Pro Se Productions)
BEST PULP RELATED COMIC-All Star Pulp Comics #1 (Airship 27 Productions)
BEST PULP MAGAZINE-Pro Se Presents (Pro Se Productions)
BEST PULP REVIVAL-The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray (Altus Press)
BEST NEW PULP CHARACTER- John Blackthorn Created by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
BEST AUTHOR-Teel James Glenn
BEST NEW WRITER-TIE Sean Taylor And Chuck Miller
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-Howard Hopkins
The awards, 8X10 engraved wooden plaques, will be awarded in the middle of Pulp Ark, the evening of Saturday, April 21, 2012. Hancock stated that all winners as well as nominees are encouraged to attend, but any winners who could not would receive their awards by mail. Pulp Ark thanks all who nominated, all who voted, and congratulations to all the nominees and especially to the winners of the Pulp Ark 2012 Awards!
For any questions concerning Pulp Ark, contact Hancock firstname.lastname@example.org or follow Pulp Ark news atwww.pulpark.blogspot.com
Friday, January 13, 2012
Title: Shakespeared, or Wally & the Fairy Queen Author: Teel James Glenn Publisher: Eternal Press 1 Rating: 4.25
Reviewed by: Bobby (of Bookwenches)
Teel James Glenn’s Shakespeared is a fast-paced and humorous short novella that embodies the phrase “the magic of Shakespeare.” Blending fairy tale magic and the world of stage acting, it contains humor, love, danger, a jealous husband, a stubborn donkey costume, and a character who speaks almost unintelligible verse. I found it to be a very quick read and a lot of fun, and it quite tickled the little Shakespeare nerd inside me.
Whenever I read a work by this author, I look forward to the action scenes, because Mr. Glenn choreographs these sequences so expertly that it transports the reader straight into the middle of the fray. Shakespeared is no exception. Mr. Glenn also displays a comfortable familiarity with the world of live theatre. He writes about the world the stage – from struggling actors to big-name celebrities to production staff – with a realism that could only spring from experience.
Folks looking for something just a little bit different should consider adding this book to their reading list.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Across the Wasteland from Whiskey Creek Press by
In this near-future adventure, we find The Exceptionals (government sponsored, bio-enhanced bounty hunters) Lastshot and Skorpion stranded in the hellish nuclear-wasteland which was once Chechnya--now populated by criminals, monsters, and cannibalistic natives--onboard their downed shuttlecraft is a group of "innocents," and the prisoner Rokk, a rogue Exceptional. Now the name of the game is survival.
Having grown up reading the likes of Mack Bolan, I found the author's descriptions of both his characters and graphic combat scenes to be compelling and extremely visceral in nature. I always love such narratives as "…the body hit the floor with a sound like a wet towel smacking against a countertop." This was in turn mated with expertly choreographed fight scenes and some of the most accurate weapons play I've seen in a long time.
The modern and sci-fi tech is there, but is general used to enhance the moment, rather than just being the moment. Yes there are some bits that play up the tech, such as someone crushing an opponent with their exoskeletons; and a character that had lost her limbs and now has see-through bionics, but in the context of the scenes it works, and in many ways adds to the fun.
Overall I enjoyed both the story and the writing style. If you’re a fan of the gritty action-adventure genre, then this is definitely the one for you. I give it a four out of five.
Reviewed for MilSciFi.com by William Kriegherren