Monday, August 22, 2016

RiffTrax: Live – Mothra! Plus Animated Firefly Trailer, Writing Inspiration with Mark Noce, and Ninja News

I’m a guest at Parallels site on Wednesday. My topic - At the Heart of What If? (Post is live now!)

RiffTrax Live – Mothra

RiffTrax: Live put on another great show!

Japanese monster movies are just ripe for the picking, so there were lots of great lines.


And of course, the pre-movie show was just as good:




Between Two Fires and Inspiration

Thanks Alex for having me here! My debut novel Between Two Fires comes out tomorrow (August 23rd) with St. Martin’s Press, and I’m super excited to share it with all of you! It’s a medieval Welsh story of a young woman named Branwen who must marry a man she’s never met in order to save her people. I know what you’re thinking. Uh, why Mark are you writing a story about a sixteen-year-old girl set in medieval Wales? Bear with me.

I’ve always been inspired by strong heroines, both in fiction and in my own life. What really drew me to writing this story was also the fun of blending fantasy elements within a historical fiction framework, much like The Mists of Avalon, The Witch’s Daughter, and Wolfskin. I think I hit the mark square on the head with that one, because two of those bestselling authors have given me really positive quotes after reading my book (and well the first one’s no longer with us, so you can’t blame me for not getting her approval). Needless to say, the entire work was definitely a labor of love.

I’ve already got the sequel in the publisher’s hands, and have a book tour I’m kicking off for the next few months where I’ll be signing and talking about my novel in person. Thanks again Alex for having me on your site today, and to all you Ninjas out there keep reading and keep writing!

Saxon barbarians threaten to destroy medieval Wales. Lady Branwen becomes Wales’ last hope to unite their divided kingdoms when her father betroths her to a powerful Welsh warlord, the Hammer King…

Release Date: August 23, 2016
Find Between Two Fires at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Indie Bound, and Thomas Duanne Books
Find Mark at website, blog, Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn and Google+

Ninja News

The next post date for the IWSG is September 7. The question of the month - How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

Don’t forget that’s also the day we announce all the details and the judges for this year’s IWSG Anthology Contest!

The Storytime Blog Hop is scheduled for October 27.
See Juneta Key’s site for all the details.

New releases:

Dragons of the Barbary Coast by Roland Yeomans

Find it on Amazon

Wordsplash Hodgepodge by Joanne Faries

Find it on Amazon

Breaking Through (Breaking #3) by Juliana Haygert
Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes
Breaking Free (#1) is FREE this week!




Animated Firefly Trailer

My buddy Liz at Laws of Gravity featured this animated Firefly trailer last week, and it’s too cool not to share.

Here’s what Blastr had to say about it:
Artist Stephen Byrne has put together a teaser trailer for a Firefly animated series we really, really wish existed. The art looks great, and he does an awesome job of getting the look of the world and the characters just right. All your favorites are here, and there’s even a heartbreaking little cameo from Wash (R.I.P.). Byrne has been teasing looks at his little art project the past few years, but this is by far the most complete look he’s offered up yet.


Yeah, don’t you wish that was real…?


Have you been to a RiffTrax: Live show? What movie would you like to see them riff? What inspires your stories? Anyone chomping at the bit to know the theme for this year’s IWSG Anthology Contest? And would you watch an animated Firefly show?
Don’t forget to visit the Parallels site!

I will be on vacation Thursday through Sunday, so I’ll be responding to emails and replying to comments only those days.

125 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

I loved the qoutes, seeing the qoute from Lawrence of Arabia, brought back a memory that my son and kids took me to Where T.H. Lawrence lived not far from where I live. It was a tiny cottage. Thanks for the meory.
As always a most informative post.
Yvonne.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I like the Trainspotting quote. :)

Congratulations to Mark on the release! I've heard St. Martin's is great to work with.

Enjoy your well-deserved vacation, Alex!

Mason Canyon said...

Congrats to Mark and everyone else with new releases. Loved the animated Firefly trailer. Glad Wash was included. Have a great time on your vacation, Alex.

Sandra Almazan said...

The Star Trek slide is my favorite!

Enjoy your vacation, Alex!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Love the quotes. Funny. Congratulations to Mark. The book sounds awesome. Best of luck with it.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Alex!

I saw Mothra in the theater at the age of 12. By then I had seen dozens of similar similar genre films including Godzilla, The Giant Claw, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, It Came from Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The Giant Behemoth - all of them based on true stories! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the Start Trek quote.

I pre ordered Roland's book and it downloaded last night.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Great quotes today. Congrats to Mark and all the authors releasing their books.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Fun quotes. Have a good vacation, Alex. I hope that you spend most of it having fun with your wife and not answering e-mails.

Stephanie Faris said...

I've never been to a RIFFTrax show, but I went to the movies recently and they had an ad for it and I immediately thought of you!

Congrats to Mark and best of luck on his book tour! I have a signing Saturday and I'm already nervous about it.

Dean K Miller said...

Congrats to Mark on his new release. How exciting!
Give us the new theme already!
Happy travels on the vacation. I just got back and am ready to go again!

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Congrats to Mark on his new book! It sounds great! And congrats to all the new releases!
The Star Trek quote made me laugh.
Looking forward to the big IWSG announcement!
Would I watch an animated Firefly series? Absolutely!
Enjoy your vacation!

Jo said...

I liked the Star Trek comment, took me a minute, but... I like the sound of Between Two Fires and also Dragons of the Barbary Coast. I like dragon stories. After all, I know they exist.

Pat Hatt said...

Fun quotes indeed. Congrats to Mark. Would be great if that was real for sure. Although rather have live action, but animation works too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, that's cool.

Mason, that was a nice touch.

Shady - funny!

Natalie, I'll do my best.

Stephanie, you should go sometime.

Dean, two more weeks...

Pat, so would I. Think they are a little too old now though.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Congratulations to Mark for the new release -- we don't always write the kinds of books others would expect, and I think that's a good thing. Falling into a rut of "what's expected" would be a bit of a bore.

Jemi Fraser said...

Firefly was such an amazing show. I'd love see this! :)
Congrats to Mark on his book - sounds great!

Charles Gramlich said...

"The Mothman prophecies" was kind of creepy.

Sandra Cox said...

Congrats to all our wonderful authors:)

Good morning, Alex!

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations, Mark! The book looks really good.
I'm definitely interested to see this year's IWSG theme. And an animated Firefly-you bet! That would be wonderful.

Fundy Blue said...

Congratulations to Roland, Joanne, and Juliana on their new releases! Thanks for sharing your inspirations, and congratulations on your debut novel, Mark! And thank you, Alex, for always supporting your IWSG members! The RiffTrax quotes were really funny. I could not watch Mothra ~ It would probably scare the heck out of me! Enjoy your vacation, Alex!

Birgit said...

I love the Larry Quote and the Star Trek one. I am picturing Spock and Bones in one of those Bed and Bath places. Congrats to Mark and loving that period in history. As for Mothra----Love Mothra and those little singing gals that are always with Mothra. I miss those shows on TV. It's right up there with Attack of the Killer Shrews. I would love to see a quote on Gone With The Wind and Dr. Zhivago

mail4rosey said...

The quotes are fun. The Bed, Bath and ... made me laugh. :)

Mary Aalgaard said...

Fun quotes. I'm looking forward to fall, the start of school, and a more scheduled time for writing, etc.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I wish I could put a picture in my comment. If I could, I'd challenge the notion that moths are not inherently scary. There was a giant moth clinging to my front door earlier this month. I took a picture of it and put it on Facebook, trying to identify it.

Nobody could, but almost everybody suggested I move houses.
Because moth!

It was hideous.

kaykuala said...

Love the quotes Alex! These bring back memories of years before when the serials were running.Congrats Mark! A debut novel is such a powerful catalyst leading to more. Have a great vac Alex!

Hank

Chrys Fey said...

That animated Firefly teaser was amazing!!

Joanne said...

thanks Alex for linking my new book. Much appreciated.
Love the movie quotes - Call me Larry is funny and the Star Trek Bed, Bath & is hilarious. Good stuff. Hope you enjoy your time off. Have a great week

Bish Denham said...

Mark's book sounds wonderful and something I want to read! I think it's awesome that he's been inspired by strong heroines.

I'd definitely would watch an animated series of Firefly. I bet my hubby would too!

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic quotes! And yes, the monster movies are the best for great riffing! I'm excited for Mark. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of his book, and it is incredible. I do wish that Firefly cartoon were real. Have a good vacation!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks, Diane, for buying my book. I loved the animated FIREFLY teaser. Best of sales, Mark! Enjoy your vacation, Alex!!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Looking forward to September's IWSG and all the anthology details. I might give it a shot this year....

Enjoy your time off, Alex! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm not sure about the animated Firefly. I'd probably give it a try. I'm very excited about the newest anthology.

The Cynical Sailor said...

I like the one about Star Trek: Bed, Bath & Beyond :-) Alex - enjoy your time off and congrats to Mark on his book release (love your cover!).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charles, good point.

Good morning, Sandra!

Birgit, MST3K also riffed Attack of the Killer Shrews. Said the shrews were dogs with bathmats on their backs.

Dianne, I'd like to see that photo.

Joanne, you're welcome.

Madeline, I hope you do.

Stephen Hayes said...

I hope you have a great vacation and manage to do some exciting things I'd be too afraid to do.

D.G. Hudson said...

I never saw Mothra, but I did see a huge moth that got into my kitchen on Saturday. I do not like big furry moths flying about. I got him by covering him with a tea towel and stuffing it and him in the drain (block escape) and adding water to the sink. Whew. . .it's all because I read a book by Dorothy Dunnett where the heroine is engulfed (in the Middle East or Egypt )by moths which cover her face so she can hardly breathe. . .gross. Ahem. . .
Roland's book looks interesting, who doesn't like pirates?

Mark Noce said...

Thanks for the shout out today, Alex! I love hanging here:) And that Firefly trail has got me excited too! :)

Roland Clarke said...

Mark's Between Two Fires is a definite read for me living in Harlech, North Wales as his tales echoes one of the great Welsh stories, The Mabinogion... and there is a pub here called Y Branwen as this where the heroine of legend lived.

Kathryn McKendry said...

Congratulations Mark! That's so exciting, sounds like a great read!! I love strong heroines as well.

Looking forward to the IWSG Contest announcement!
And congrats to all the other new releases!

A Beer For The Shower said...

Well now that I've seen one Rifftrax I might just have to see another. Is this what heroin addiction feels like?

I love the Dark Tower joke. As a huge fan of the series, so so true. I feel like angry, racist Internet nerds are already chiming in on that.
'MISTAKE: The main character is white, but they cast Idris Elba, which is completely inconceivable.'
'MISTAKE: The antagonist is an evil wizard, but they cast Matthew McConaughey, a goofy stoner who just thinks he's a wizard.'
'Verdict - it's terrible, and I haven't even seen it!'

Cherie Reich said...

*snickers* Star Trek: Bed, Bath, &. So funny!

Congrats to Mark! I loved his book and am excited to hear there will be a sequel.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yay for Joanne!
And I look forward to seeing StarTrek: Bed, Bath &. Very funny.

Andrew Leon said...

RiffTrax is a thing I don't have time to make time for. Not without taking it out of writing time, and that's not an option.
And kind of answers that question.

cleemckenzie said...

Nothing better than a good Japanese Moth flick. And some popcorn, of course.

Congrats again to Mark. We're going to meet next weekend. Can't believe it. I get to talk to a real live author.

I have Roland's book on my Kindle, primed and ready to go.

Love the idea of Juneta's Storytime Hop. Just trying to figure out if I can do that and everything else that's happening.

Marie Moody said...

How do you ever do it coming up with all this stuff to write about and then doing it! Sheesh! How do you get all these people to come and visit you to leave comments and follow you? It's just amazing. Yep, you just never cease to amaze me in all that you do. Thank you for stopping by, and just so you know next week is a FREEBIE. It's every other week, and don't forget to follow me too and also enter my give-away and if you win take your wife out to the show and hold hands. ~snicker-snicker~ GOOD LUCK & ENTER!!! Yep, six (6) years since I started the Monday's Music Moves Me. I had big hopes that a large amount of people would join each week. I figured who doesn't like music right especially on a Monday... but alas... I've never gone over 20. :( It's usually around 10-15... ). ~sigh~ but I stuck with it and my friends stuck by me. Callie & Stacy since the beginning & Naila started with me two yrs. later I met her. Oh my, there I go again babbling... so sorry! Have a rockin' week my friend!

Chemist Ken said...

I've been watching The Magicians on Demand, and they use the moth as the Sign of the Beast. A lot scarier than Mothra.

L.G. Keltner said...

Ah Mothra-what a great riffing experience that must have been! I love the Star Trek joke, too!

DMS said...

I have been seeing Between Two Fires all over the blogosphere. Sounds like a fascinating read. I look forward to checking it out. Wishing Mark the best of luck.

Have a great vacation!
~Jess

Michelle Wallace said...

Good luck to Mark! I've seen his cover all over BlogLand!
Enjoy your vacation, Alex!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Congrats to Mark! So exciting. Best to him.

Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations to Mark. I have seen, and been seriously tempted by, his book in a number of places.
Have fun on holidays.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations to the authors of all the new books.
Great quotes.
I've not seen anything, as usual.
Have a great week, all.

J E Oneil said...

Idris Elba is the Gunslinger, so I can't imagine how it could be bad.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Congratulations to Mark. Getting published by St. Martin's is an outstanding achievement for an author! Have a great vacation, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stephen, are you afraid to sleep?

DG, you are rough on bugs.

Mark, you're welcome!

Brandon and Bryan, yes! And comments like that amaze me.

Andrew, plus you have kids who suck up a bunch of free time. I don't!

Lee, that's awesome!

Marie, it's a freebie? I'm in. Don't give up on Monday Music. You need to find the right people, like those who do the twice-monthly Battle of the Bands.

Ken, I agree!

JE, I can't imagine either.

ediFanoB said...

I did not understand why the Firefly series stopped after one season.
The Animated Firefly Trailer is nice but no compensation for the real series.

My wife and I just returned from cinema. We watched Suicide Squad.
It was not bad. We liked most Harley Quinn and Deadshot.
Anyway our fil of the year 2016 is still The Hateful Eight.

Jenni Enzor said...

I love the cover of Mark's book--and the premise sounds fantastic. Sounds like my kind of read. Hilarious quotes! Looking forward to reading the anthology announcement!

Patricia Lynne said...

The Star Trek one made me laugh. That is brilliant.

Cathrina Constantine said...

A huge congrats to all authors with book releases!! So many great books, I wish I had the time to read them all...

Have a fantastic vacation, Alex!!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Enjoy your vacation Alex!

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats to Mark. I'm impressed that his sequel is in his publisher's hands already. And as always, congrats to those with books out!

Arlee Bird said...

Great job, Mark Noce, getting the book published and being so organized with it. I wish you great success, Mark!

Have a nice vacation, Alex. I'm ready for another one, but I guess I'll have to wait since my wife starts back to work tomorrow.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The Stark Trey Beyond joke was killer. Loved it. Congrats Mark on your book with heroine and Julianna on her new book in a series. Go girl! Inspiration is everywhere. *Confetti*

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michael, those were the best two characters. And Firefly was never given a chance as a series.

Heather R. Holden said...

LOL, I'm far too amused by that Bed, Bath, & Beyond reference. And many congrats to Mark on his debut! How exciting that a sequel is in existence already...

Gail said...

I am amazed with all you keep track of...half my time is spent looking for things I've laid down.

Liz A. said...

Moths are not inherently frightening creatures...unless one is flying at your face. Then they're terrifying.

Congrats to Mark.

And yeah, that Firefly trailer... I couldn't resist it. Glad to see I wasn't the only one.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Traveling always inspires my stories. I fill my notebooks with future novel ideas whenever I go somewhere new.

Looking forward to IWSG! Enjoy your well-deserved vacation, Alex!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Moths may not be inherently scary creatures to some people, but I've had a car wreck because of one. I've also run from hummingbird moths. Something that big chasing after you just can't be good.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Alex,

Thanks for ALL THE NEWS!

Congrats to MARK.... All the best with you new book. It has a very interesting premise.

Congrats to Roland, Joanne, and Juliana as well!

LOOKIng forward to entering the FANTASY Anthology. It will be a whole new piece for me. I'm very psyched about writing another new piece.

Enjoy your VACATION! Have fun!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - have a good break ... and yes moths are not inherently frightening creatures. Good to see Mark's book featured - hope it does well. And that Larry quote ... Good luck too to Roland and to Joanne for their new releases ... cheers Hilary

Lynda R Young said...

Really wish that firefly animated series was happening.
Congrats to Mark!

Laura Clipson said...

Wow, I wish that there really was going to be a Firefly animated series! One season (and a movie) was not enough!

I love that there's a question of the month for IWSG, I always felt like I was putting the same thing every month. I'll be signing back up for September's post, I think :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gail, I do that as well!

Liz, thanks for pointing it out.

Michael, that moths have it in for you.

Michael, glad you'll be submitting something.

Lynda, I'd take anything at this point.

Laura, awesome!

Rhonda Albom said...

Have a fun vacation!
Loved the quotes. Fun post.

Sherry Ellis said...

Those are good quotes. I like the one about moths.

Mark's book is terrific. I've already read it.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Alex, Mark's book is super. I have read it twice, once in its manuscript stage and now in the book form. I fell in love with Branwen and Artagan (the main characters) all over again. Enjoy your vacation.

Deb R.H. said...

I keep forgetting it's not real, and it hurts.

That Star Trek Beyond joke. lololol

Spacer Guy said...

Firefly was such a great Science Fiction show with characters which are flawed and realistic. Its a real shame producers pulled the plug way too early. So in keeping with the good spirit of space adventure with none of the frills (transporter, communicators, phasers, etc) of Star Trek, its hardly surprising Firefly was born. So I had to write about Firefly vs Star Trek in 2014... The cartoon is a fantastic idea and if they have all the right actors voices, the new show will lift off into space.

Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations to Mark! He is everywhere. Just started his book and I know it will be a great read.

Enjoy your vacation, Alex!!

Tara Tyler R said...

love the quotes, hilarious! congrats to mark & the list!
and animated firefly? get. out!!
have a great vacay!

Sandra Cox said...

Great job, Stephen, on the trailer.

'Lo, Alex:)

Carrie-Anne said...

If they haven't done it already, I'd like to see a RiffTrax show of Dr. T. and the Women. That's one of the all-time worst movies I've ever seen. It's hard to believe eight big-name stars happily climbed aboard that sinking ship.

Valerie Capps said...

OMG! I saw Mothra a hundred years ago (at least it seems like that long) and haven't thought about it for a long, long time. It was terrible--and I loved every minute of it! Thanks for the memories.

Congratulations, Mark! Good luck on your book tour!

Juneta Key said...

I would have sworn I posted a comment here but I came back by today and did not see it. So I am late getting this here. I must have killed the window without saving it. Or I overlooked it when I browsed thru the comments. Either way here it my comment.

I wanted to say thank you so much for advertising the blog hop for us. It is such thrill because in a way you a "rock star writer" to me, so the cool factor adds to your awesomeness. Soooo, appreciated.

Congrats to all the authors and their releases.

Don’t forget to visit the Parallels site!Oh cool, I did not know there was a Parallel site. Looks great. Have my copy and left a review. Great stories guys.

Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Donrazor Landon said...

Firefly coming back? Yes! Animated, but OK. Yes! YES!! OH YES!!! Oh....wait. That's not real? Aw man.

Helena said...

Congratulations, Mark, on your exciting new novel with such a great heroine.

I didn't know Roland has a new book out--gotta go visit him and say hi.

As for scary moths--I knew someone who always got freaked out by miller moths. I usually had to catch them in my hands and put them outside to calm her down.

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Love the sound of the book Mark, one of my favourite kind of reads :)

Have a great holiday Alex :)

x

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats to Mark. Been so excited for this book!

Sean McLachlan said...

Mothra is an old favorite of mine from those wonderful days of the Saturday afternoon movies on WPIX!
Congrats to Roland for yet another book. Quite a prolific author!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Spacer Guy, wouldn't that be awesome?

Carrie-Anne, I think MST3K did it once.

Juneta, you're welcome. And the Parallels post is live now.

Doranzor, I know!

mshatch said...

I'm going to pass on an animated Firefly but Between two Fires looks pretty interesting :)

Crystal Collier said...

FIREFLY!!! *salivates* Now THAT's an animated series I would pay to watch. Please! BRING BACK FIREFLY! =)

Loni Townsend said...

Awww, that was a little heartbreaking snippet of Wash. :( I would love to see the animated series though. Do they have a kickstarter to make it happen?

Sandra Cox said...

Enjoy your time away, Alex. We'll leave the light on.

Ellie Garratt said...

Congratulations to Mark! Enjoy your vacation, Alex. You deserve it.

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

Have an awesome vacation!
Jean

John Wiswell said...

Are these Rifftrax On Demand, or just live performances? Because I'd dearly love to watch one, but they're never near me.

Al Penwasser said...

Mothra was cool when it became a moth. As a caterpillar? Meh.

klahanie said...

Did you know that a moth on a touch screen computer can send you to weird blog sites?

Nice one, Alex.

Gary

The Happy Whisk said...

Hahahaha, on that last one. Now that's my kind of funny.

Thanks for posting these. And thanks for the good wishes on the sink. Just think, if we can fix our trailer (of which the mortgage is PAID in FULL), then we won't need to get a new place.

That would be WONDERFUL.

Anyway, Happy Weekend to you and your honey bunny.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Great quotes!

Congrats to Mark!

Robert Bennett said...

That Firefly trailer made me simultaneously excited and sad at the same time. I love that series so much and I just want more of them. T_T

Shah Wharton said...

Hello, Alex. Long time no see again. I've been quite ill for months now and I can't quite find the energy to much lately. Bleh. But I'm trying to do a bit of blogging here and there. So here I am. :)

I found the short story blog hop yesterday actually, so I'm going to try to write something (which will be the first fiction related writing I've done in months!) to break my wordless cycle. Fingers crossed what I come up with doesn't completely suck. And yes, I'm excited to see what the theme is for the IWSG anthology :)

Fireflies? Real = yes! Animated = not so much :)

shahwharton.com

Toinette Thomas said...

I bet the Mothra riff was good.
I do wish the was an animated Firefly show. That trailer looks great.

Elsie Amata said...

That last frame was hilarious!

Okay, don't get me started on Dark Tower. I'm so torn on how I feel. One day I'm excited. The next I'm so angry at what they're doing (or at least the rumors) I can't sit still. Stupid internet.

Murees Dupé said...

Congrats to the authors with new releases. I would watch an animated Firefly, for sure. Have a great few days off, Alex.

Kristin Smith said...

Congrats to Mark on the release of Between Two Fires! I've been waiting for this one to come out!!

And yes, I'm DYING to know what the theme is for this years anthology!!

holli said...

I remember watching godzilla vs mothra when i was a kid. There were these 2 twins on a rock that would sing a Mothra song. My husband looks at me like i'm crazy because i never saw it. last year a HUGE moth was in the house and he asked what is that- i laughed and replied oh that must be Mothra!!

Viola Fury said...

Another Alex and triumph! I especially loved the "Unpopular Fan Theories" and "Did You Know?" Totally loopy and really fits in nicely with MST3K's craziness! <3

blackandwhitepublishingco. said...

Enjoy your much deserved vacation!

Cherie Colyer said...

Great quotes, thanks for sharing. And congrats to everyone with new releases!

T.F. Walsh said...

The quotes were fabulous... loved them:)

Been seeing Marc's book everywhere... looks so cool.

dolorah said...

Funny. I have to agree about the Dark Tower one. Some movies should not be made, ya know, lol.

Congrats Marck :) Sounds intriguing.

I'm looking forward to this next IWSG; boy am I too busy to write!

Elizabeth said...

It would be so awesome if that animated Firefly was a real series :) Between Two Fires sounds interesting, and I like the cover.

As for IWSG, that is a great question and I look forward to reading what others have to say on finding time, although I may not have much advice to offer. I'm also nervous about the anthology theme. I'm not sure if I can write fantasy or not, but I might give it a try. If nothing else, it will be good writing practice :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Loni, I'm not sure.

John, that was a live event, but some of the their previous live events are available at their website.

Al, not very threatening.

Gary, funny!

Shah, I'm sorry. Good to hear from you.

Kristin, you'll find out in less than two weeks.

Holli, funny.

Elizabeth, give it a try!

Lexa Cain said...

Mothra! I love all those old Gozilla vs. (whatever) movies. So much fun and I bet they're awesome with the funny comments.

The memes are really funny!

Congrats to Mark on his release! I like combining genres, too. And congrats to Roland, Joanne, and Juliana!

Medeia Sharif said...

I look forward to reading Mark's book. I like those IWSG questions. I don't have to stretch to think of a post anymore.

Intangible Hearts said...

Have a great vacation! Oh and Mark's book sounds good. I enjoy strong heroines too.

Truedessa said...

Congratulations to those with new books. I watched the trailer that was quite interesting. Enjoy your vacation!

Mason T. Matchak said...

What inspires my stories? Just about anything. I've gotten ideas from pretty much everywhere, and most of what I work on comes from more than one inspiration. ^_^

I am looking forward to seeing what's up with the IWSG Anthology. I didn't have anything that would have worked for it last year, so it'll be good to see if I do this year.

Liz Fichera said...

Japanese monster movies and an animated Firefly? My day is officially complete.

Juliana Haygert said...

Thanks for the mention, Alex! :)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Loved the original Star Trek movie. We took our daughters to one of the Star Trek conventions which was a lot of fun.