Dug up the 2017 Mid-South Con Masquerade Skit

This is actually the entire masquerade. So if you’re interested in seeing what costumes people DID have (it makes sense after seeing the skit before the show), just let it keep rolling. That’s Marcus Green, head of the MSC masquerade, in the role of the shopkeeper.

And yes, we blatantly ripped off “The Cheese Shop.” Not the first or last time we pulled from the best.

Panels · Videos

World Building Panel at Germantown Library

Last month, fellow Dark Oak Press writer, Pat Sawtelle and I did a world building panel at the Germantown Library (I’m sure this is a big surprise, given the title of this post).

Here’s the video, with captions. And remember, this is part of a series of panels Dark Oak Press writers and editors deliver regularly. What’s more, after the camera’s turned off, we keep going. So the best way to get the most out of these panels, is to actually be there in person.

Appearances · Interviews · Videos

Interview with Mystery Crime Thriller Writer Reed Farrel Coleman

For those who don’t know, Reed Farrel Coleman has written more than twenty-eight novels and a large number of essays, short fiction, and poetry. He’s also won more than a dozen awards for his writing, including the Anthony, Gumshoe, Macavity, Shamus, and the Edgar. So he knows what he’s doing when it comes to writing.

Since 2014 he’s been the author of the Jessie Stone books, the second writer to pick up Robert B Parker’s character. In the four books leading up to¬†Colorblind, Reed has put the character, and the town of Paradise, Massachusetts, through a number of changes and challenges. He keeps that up in this one.

I had the good fortune to be in a position to interview Reed at his appearance at the Novel bookstore in Memphis, and managed to have the good sense to record it. I apologize for the camera stopping twice, and then altogether toward the end (hence the sudden change in perspective), but I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did conducting it. I promise I wasn’t so startled as I seem to look on the link below.