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Lexie Cenni

Discussing Books with Friends

or why I dread finding out my In Real Life friends read what I read So they say like-minded individuals are drawn to each other right?  I guess that’s true enough; I’ve found friends who are interested in the same obscure animes, Asian dramas and video games as me in the oddest of places. I’ve found friends …

Ordinary Girl, Magical World

or the allure of being considered special after years of being ordinary I’m in the middle of a novel right now.  Its self-published, though by an author who’s practices and writing ability I hold in high esteem (and has not been published by a House publisher ever as far as I know), aimed at …

INTERVIEW: Justin Gustainis on Hard Spell, Writing, and Police Procedurals

Justin Gustainis is a college professor living in upstate New York. At various times in his misspent youth he was a soldier, garment worker, speechwriter, and professional bodyguard. In addition to a number of short stories (two of which won the Graverson Award for Horror in consecutive years) he is author of the novels The …

Come on! Pick a book!

or, my version of bonding with my sister. As a kid I was one of those students who loved writing book reports on books we were allowed to choose for ourselves.  Occasionally a teacher required a book that was really cool (My Side of the Mountain comes to mind), but by and large I liked it …