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Tiffany's 31 Days of Halloween, Day 1 and #TBT

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Welcome, mortals, to my 31 Days of Halloween! Of course, Halloween is everyday for some of us, but for the rest of you, 31 days is good too! For Day 1 and Throwback Thursday, I am posting an interview I conducted for my YouTube Channel back in 2013 (when The Underworld TV had a much longer name that I decided to shorten). This took place at Horror Realm where I had my table across from the lovely Tiffany Shepis. That Sunday, I sat with her at her table for a little bit and chatted about her upcoming projects (or projects that were upcoming at the time) and experiences in the industry.  Check it out! :)  Stay tuned for Day 2. :)

Awesome Halloween Gig and New Giveaway Announcement

Hi everyone, Here's my awesome gig announcement: This October, I will be part of the Lantern Tours at the Depreciation Lands Museum on September 17th and the 24th. The Lantern Tours are the museum's own haunted attraction of sorts, only done as a period piece of sorts. This year, the theme is a 17th century witch trial. Real life accused witch, Mary Bliss Parsons, is standing trial for charges brought against her. And I am thrilled and happy to be portraying Miss Parsons! More inform ation on the event is at the link below: http://depreciationlandsmuseum.org/upcoming.Halloween.shtml And here is some interesting info on the real Mary Bliss Parsons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_%28Bliss%29_Parsons And now for the giveaway announcement: From today and through October 31, I am giving you all a little Halloween treat. As Kindred (the second book in The Birthrite Series​ )will be coming out on January 1 (a significant day in the book), I am offering the f

A Question I Frequently Asked and More From the Birthrite Series Playlist

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Hey all, No, this is not my weekly post (I'm currently working on that), but I am posting a new video from my YouTube channel, answering a question that I get asked quite frequently. Also, those of you on my Facebook artist page and/or The Birthrite Series Facebook page likely saw my shout out to the winner of the signed copies of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and Sacred Atonement: A Novelette (The Birthrite Series, #1.5) from the Unusual Historicals giveaway back in August. Well, another giveaway announcement will be announced here as well as at the two asformentioned Facebook pages tomorrow. Until then, here is another song from the Birthrite Playlist. Loreena McKennitt's "The English Ladye and the Knight." And because Tolkien influences much of my writing, the video also includes scenes from the LOTR trilogy, focusing on Aragorn and Arwen (NOTE: I did not make this video). "And love was still the lord of all." Stay tuned for the

The Art of Lie Spotting or "Yes, you've been lied to...and you probably liked it"

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Hi everyone, Well today, I'm going to make you work a little. Before continuing to read the rest of the post, I would like for you to watch the video below. It is a very interesting TED Talk with Pamela Meyer, titled How to Spot a Liar. And, go. :D Now I came across this video when I was doing research for something else and came across a YouTuber that I follow covering this very subject as well. I thought this would be especially interesting since - here in the United States - we are going through yet another Dog & Pony & Clown Show. Or what some also still know as being the presidential elections. Another reason I wanted to start to talking about this is because it DOES have much to do with what is often discussed here on this blog, sometimes on my YouTube channel, and even a little with what I write in my fictional stories. See, here's the thing. We live in a society where we hold truth in a most high regard. We often say that honesty is the best policy

Coming Up on Ye Olde Blog...

Hey all, So here is what's coming up at the blog: - My post on lie spotting. This will be interesting as it easily applies to much of what I discuss here at my blog and even a little in my fictional writing. - Music reviews: New releases by Ginger Ackley, Brian Henke, Ashagal, and Midnight Syndicate - 31 Days of Halloween throughout October - Vixen recaps to resume in November - New excerpts from Kindred and Saturn Sun prior to their year end release. :) So we shall see you all soon! :) ***** For first access to giveaways and other content not seen by the rest of the world, sign up for the free Messages from the Labyrinth Newsletter! 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 an

New Episode of The Underworld TV: Castle Blood, 2015

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Greetings mortals... The time for Halloween draws near...so I sit down with Gravely Macabre of the popular haunted attraction, Castle Blood, for chat on what they have in store for us this Halloween and beyond.  Plus, some cool collaboration and partnership they have going on with other haunts in the area! :) Be sure to check them out at http://castleblood.com

Behind the Scenes Action at the Depreciation Lands Museum

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Hey everyone, Well this was just an awesome weekend. On Friday I went to see a Vincent Price movie marathon at a local drive-in. Then I spent Saturday and Sunday in the 18th century. Saturday night was our Tavern Night and I am happy to say that it was sold out with an amazing crowd enjoying great food, great conversation, and I was only too happy to perform a few songs from that era for them. The following day (Sunday), I was back at the museum re-enacting life in the 18th century. Because I unfortunately didn't get a video of Tavern Night (we have another coming up in November...maybe I will try to get some footage for that one), I made up for it by getting a quick little walk around video of the museum on Sunday right before we opened and then after we closed. Here it is: I also took a couple photos of one of the books we keep on the back shelf of the schoolhouse (Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies over my penmanship practice):  And it seems that customer punch

Vote for Descent :)

Hi everyone, We were just informed that the book cover for my book Descent that Rowen Poole and I collaborated on (though he did do most of the designing) is competing this week in the Creme de la Cover contest! If you guys could swing by and give the cover some love and vote for it, it would be much appreciated: http://indtale.com/polls/creme-de-la-cover-contest I will say that you do have to subscribe to their site in order to cast your vote. But it is a cool site for indie writers an authors. Thanks everyone and have a great night. :) 

One of the Problems with Social Media and a Few Antecdotes

Hey everyone, Sometimes in the morning, I like to go to a certain park that I love. Here I hike, walk, jog, depending on the mood I'm in. It is a beautiful area with a nice amount of hills and even a nature trail. In the mornings it is very serene and still. When it is that quiet, it is also when (in addition to enjoying the nature that's around me) my mind starts to wander and contemplate things. How our modern world loads us with mixed messages (which I have covered in previous blogposts) and how people tend to accept things as 'fact' without really looking into any origins or to maybe get another side to the story. I heard this one brilliant example on a podcast and I really think that it does ring true with many today: If someone (not a child, but a grown adult) came up to you and said "I think Santa Clause is real. I've seen him in books, hear people talking about him all the time, and I've even seen him in the malls and riding around on fire tru

From The Birthrite Series Playlist: BLACKMORE'S NIGHT

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Hey all, I'm getting my butt in gear to finish Kindred (The Birthrite Series, #2) before year's end. I'm excited to introduce the continuing story, leaving off from Descent, Sacred Atonement: A Novelette, and Made In Heaven: A Birthrite Series Short. Of course, I've been listening to a lot of music as I write and lately I've been listening to a lot of Blackmore's Night. For those unfamiliar with them, the band is fronted by Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow fame. Have a listen to a few tracks I've had on repeat, visit their website, and support the artists by buying their albums! :) Enjoy! ***** For first access to giveaways and other content not seen by the rest of the world, sign up for the free Messages from the Labyrinth Newsletter! Paperback copies of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and Sacred Atonement:Novelette (The Birthrite Series, # 1.5) available together for the low pric

Cataloging the Blog

Hi everyone, I will be posting a new blogpost within the next two days, but for the time being I've been cataloging this blog so it might be easier to go through passed posts if one so desires. I'm also repurposing my social media pages. In the meantime, please feel free to browse in the ESSAYS , INTERVIEWS , READING THE FLAPPERS SERIES and UNDERWORLD TV pages. More will be getting added to them throughout the rest of the week. :) ***** For first access to giveaways and other content not seen by the rest of the world, sign up for the free Messages from the Labyrinth Newsletter! 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 Ama