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On the Set of the film "Check Mate"

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Hey all, Just a peek behind the scenes of filming my scene in the forthcoming thriller, "Check Mate" in Warren, OH :) Here is where I'm "that guy" who posts a photo of what I'm eating. Afterward, I stopped at the Mocha House to chill out for a bit (if you are ever in the Warren, OH area, it is highly recommended). :) ***** Paperback copies of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and Sacred Atonement:Novelette (The Birthrite Series, # 1.5) available together for the low price of $21.00 at my Official Website My music projects are available at CDBaby My filmwork is on IMDb "The Birthrite Series" and other books at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble NOOK  My books and music are also on Amazon and iTunes Tiffany on Goodreads Support great authors and independent bookstores at Smashwords and Indiebound

Restoring the Art of Education

Hey all! Just a quick note that I will go into more detail on later (on my way out to "Coffee Club" or a group of us who get together every Friday night over our love of coffee). One thing I love to do is give back to those who either helped me or had a positive impact on me somehow. In my high school years, Gregory the Great Academy came at about the right time in my life. No, I was not a student here (as one click on the link will tell you that it is an all male Catholic boarding school) but I did take part in a production they needed a female actress for (a connection I acquired through my voice teacher at the time). As I said, I will go into more detail at a later time, but my experience with these guys was extremely positive at a time when I really needed it. For now, please check out their crowd-sourcing campaign and website and see what they are about. :) Gregory the Great School: Restoring the Art of Education Indiegogo Page Gregory the Great Academy Websi

CD REVIEW: Lawrence C. Connolly's "Veins"

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I had the pleasure of meeting critically-acclaimed author and Bram Stoker Award Nominee (nominated alongside Stephen King, I'd both men are in good company), Lawrence C Connolly at the Horror Realm Spring Massacre and was fortunate to obtain a copy of his CD, "Veins" for review and to also hear his more musical side. I will begin by saying that the "Veins" CD was written as a compliment to his novel of the same title. The six tracks are all soundscapes inspired by the story, along with two Bonus tracks. I will first give a brief summary of Veins without giving too much away (you all need to buy the book...it's worth it).  Veins tells the story of four crooks fleeing from what could be 'the perfect crime' into the Pennsylvania highlands.  As they flee in their black Mustang, they are being pursued by a tattooed madman whose goal is to see that they are dead.  The driver of the car, a boy named Axle, knows the land well and can l

The Parting of Veils Webzine

Hey all! New content is up at my recently launched webzine, The Parting of Veils . Many who read this blog know that I do like to delve into historical topics as well as the occasional urban legend and folklore. The Parting of Veils is an outlet in which I can delve even further. :) Now as for this blog, I'm going to be finishing reorganizing and doing a little 'spring cleaning' on it. I also will have photos and video footage from filming my part in the movie "Check Mate" and a couple book reviews this week. But in the meantime, check out The Parting of Veils . :) Tiffany

New Book Released!

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Hey all, New book released! It is my part in the One Emma Way short series in which I and four other authors are involved. Mine is the fourth installment and it consists of my stories "Snowflakes" and "Roommates." And check out the first three installments by G. Richard Sterling, Gene A. Ritz, and Carol Martin. Available at Amazon and Smashwords. If you happen to live in, or visit the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you won’t find a house at One Emma Way; it doesn’t exist in reality. It does, however in the minds of five independent authors (one being author G. Richard Sterling) that came together to weave their respective, fictional stories about a special, prominent feature of the old house-the grand, bay window that peers down from the hillside at the Pittsburgh skyline. Some of the stories are fictional throughout, others are based on actual places, or true events for the time period, with fictional characters experiencing ficti

Cliff Hanger Endings?

A positive response from a reader currently in the middle of Descent, basically stating that she doesn't typically read fiction, but she's finding the story and characters engaging. :) Now to answer a question I'm getting asked from people who are interested in starting the series but are hoping that they won't be getting "endings that leave the readers hanging." I will answer that by stating that one of my biggest pet peeves with series IS when an author does that. An example would be as follows: "Person A has Person B hanging over a cliff. Person B looks down into the ravine that is over one hundred feet below him. As he contemplates the drop while struggling, his fingers start to slip... THE END!! And by the way, you will have to wait until this time NEXT YEAR to find out what happens bitches!!!" Yes, The Birthrite Series​ is that, a series. However, with every book -whether it's novel length, a novella, novelette, or a short - I try and wr

Steven Till's "Shuffle"

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Hey all, Hope everyone is enjoying lovely spring weather (albeit a little rainy in at least my area). I met author, Steven Till at the Horror Realm Convention last month and snagged a copy of his book, Shuffle. It is a zombie story, but he takes a really cool and unique approach. Definitely check it out: The eleven-year-old girl stood on the summit of Mount Washington, overlooking downtown Pittsburgh. She clutched her blood-soaked teddy bear in her right hand as she chewed. The city was ablaze in napalm fire. Gunshots rang out as soldiers struggled to fend off the growing horde of undead. Sunshine took another bite. Bridges collapsed as the military tried in vain to contain the outbreak. After countless millennia of waiting, her time had finally come. The girl took one last bite from the severed arm that she clutched with her left hand and dropped it atop the dead soldier who lay at her feet. Turning away from the ruined city, she faced her undead brood. Tens of th

RIP Robert Z'Dar

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Hi everyone, I found out the news last night about Robert Z'Dar's (of Manic Cop and Tango and Cash) passing. When I interviewed him for The Underworld TV a couple years ago at the International Indie Gathering, he was very sweet and an awesome person to meet. I also got to me in a film with him too. As a little tribute, here is my interview with him at the 2012 Indie Gathering, where he was also inducted into the Indie Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Paperback copies of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and Sacred Atonement:Novelette (The Birthrite Series, # 1.5) available together for the low price of $12.00 for a limited time at my Official Website My music projects are available at CDBaby My filmwork is on IMDb "The Birthrite Series" and other books at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble NOOK  My books and music are also on Amazon and iTunes Tiffany on Goodreads Support great authors and independent bookstores at Smashwords and Indiebound