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What I did on my Holiday vacation…

Posted on January 7th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Deep Thoughts. No Comments

As some might expect from my last post before the my brief and somewhat unexpected hiatus, I did a lot of Santa Clausing in my community and in my community of friends.  No, no – I didn’t dress up as the jolly bearded gift giver, though I am known for occasionally donning the mantle.  This year’s Yuletide cheer began mostly on December 12th.  You see, my wedding anniversary is New Years Eve, but there tends to be some frustration around this, as other things get planned near this date and we miss out on seeing people.  This year Liz and I decided to forgo our normal private New Years Eve plan and throw it out the window.  We set the date for Commune Christmas (I’ll get to that later) for New Years Eve so that we could spend more time … Read More »


Batman and Santa Claus – A Comparison

Posted on December 19th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Deep Thoughts. No Comments

Since today is my birthday, I’ve decided to write about anything that strikes my fancy.  Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the similarities between these two iconic and powerful characters.  Now I know what you’re thinking, but there are a LOT more similarities than one might think.

Lets start with the basics:  Both St. Nicholas and Bruce Wayne are wealthy philanthropists who use their power and influence to encourage others to obey the accepted rules of a societal system.  Both believe themselves to be of the highest moral authority, especially Batman (I tend to agree on this point).  Both are nocturnal, except in very rare instances.   Both use fear, intimidation and coercion to force others to be better people.  Their methods might be a BIT different, but the core of the M.O. is there:  “Be good, or else.”

I think a … Read More »


And Now a Word from The Editor: Guest post

Posted on December 17th, by lgubernatis in Behind the Scenes, Deep Thoughts, Writing Craft. No Comments

You may have noticed I share a last name with my author-husband. I also go the chance to get my feet wet as his editor and publisher on his first novel and we learned a few things we can share with other authors and editors out there. This is a collection of advice we want to reflect on as Kevin begins work in the new year on his next novel. We hope it might spur some of you to get started on (or finished with) your own works!


Asala, An Excerpt…

Posted on December 6th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Characters, Excerpt. No Comments

To give you a taste of the book, I’m releasing some excerpts from The White Wolf and The Darkness from the point of view of each main character. Enjoy the thoughts of Asala, the Knower…


Michaels, An Excerpt…

Posted on December 5th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Characters, Excerpt. No Comments

To give you a taste of the book, I’m releasing some excerpts from The White Wolf and The Darkness from the point of view of each main character. Enjoy this ride with Michaels, the Skeptic…





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