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A new Spooky story for the Halloween season!

Posted on October 15th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Deep Thoughts, Demons/Spirits, Paranormal, short story. No Comments

Hey folks, I’ve been on hiatus trying to get some writing done, with varying success.  As promised in my last post, I have a spooky story to ring in the chill  of the October air.  This story takes place in an alternate universe of a setting not my own, but one I love.  It is also dedicated to one of my favorite authors, H.P. Lovecraft, and titled to reference and honor one of my favorite stories of his.  Please enjoy – The Shadow in The Cave.

Mike used the bolt driver to carefully tether another gel-corded line into the cave wall. He’d reached the limit on his current line and wanted to be sure he had enough slack to reach the rocky floor below without having to make a long drop at the end. His caving partner and best friend, Riley, … Read More »


Refocusing my focus

Posted on August 28th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Behind the Scenes, Deep Thoughts, Fun, Writing Craft. No Comments

You may have noticed that both the blog and my Facebook page have been a bit lean lately. There are a lot of reasons for this… and I’ll explain.


Personal Update

Posted on May 8th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Behind the Scenes, Deep Thoughts, Writing Craft. No Comments

While trying to keep myself focused on some kind of writing, I have found a myriad amazing ways to distract myself! Let me tell you a little bit about what’s going on around here. There are orcs, superheroes, and the White Wolf, oh my!


Childhood Influences

Posted on March 20th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Behind the Scenes, Deep Thoughts, Fun, Reviews, Writing Craft. No Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how my writing and I are heavily influenced by my younger years. There are a number of shows, some a bit more obscure, that I know have had an impact on both my life and my writing. I’m going to tell you about a few of them.


The Lego Movie = Magnificent

Posted on February 27th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Deep Thoughts, Fun, Gaming, Movies. No Comments

Disclaimer:  Some spoilers may lie herein.

My wife and I and a friend of ours went out last week to see the Lego Movie, as did much of the nerdier citizens across the nation.  Like most of these people I was completely blown away by the sheer magnitude of the film.  That sentence didn’t mean ANYTHING.  What I mean to say is that it was really, really good and there was seldom a point in the movie where I was not either laughing hysterically, or crying uncontrollably.

The Lego Movie touched on so many points for me (and, apparently, so many others who saw it) that were powerfully emotional.  From the deep loneliness of Emmet in his desire to find a friend, to the Father’s struggle with coming to terms with the fact that he was, in fact, the bad guy (realizing … Read More »


A Starlit Sky

Posted on February 6th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Deep Thoughts, Magic, Space. No Comments

There are a great many things that are very different for me since I moved from the hectic confines of Baltimore to the quieter, slower paced calm of St. Joseph and the Midwest.  There are a great many things, too, that I took for granted when I lived in Baltimore… being able to get anywhere without a car, 24 hour stores not named Walmart, Sub Shops, the ocean (no matter how stinky it might be) oh and of course:  Royal Farms fries.  But today I’d like to talk a bit about something that my neighbors here in the Midwest take for granted and something for which I am constantly grateful to be able to experience on a regular basis.

The Night’s Sky.

When living in even a small city, the light pollution, while often beautiful especially during a storm, can make the … Read More »


Hastings Book Signing

Posted on January 30th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Behind the Scenes, Deep Thoughts. 1 Comment

The book signing at our local Hastings bookstore was a phenomenal success. It was such an amazing experience to talk about and listen to others talk about my work. Here’s a peek behind the scenes…


Being an Author

Posted on January 9th, by Kevin Gubernatis in Deep Thoughts. No Comments

As The White Wolf and The Darkness gets more and more exposure, I am feeling what it is like to actually be an author.  I didn’t think I was going to feel very different about anything until I had made it big and sold a ton of books, and then I thought I’d feel VERY different.  I realize now that it’s actually more like the whole “growing up” or “adult” experience, the changes one feels are subtle and plentiful, and some of them are a huge shock.

I think the first time I noticed this was when we got the proof of my novel from the printer.  I had a copy, the FIRST copy, of MY book in my hands.  I felt as though I should be overwhelmed with emotion, but I wasn’t — and this is really odd, because anyone … Read More »


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 »





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When he's not writing the next book set in the Soul Star Galaxy, Kevin is playing and reviewing video games, having an existential aside about heroism and villainy, wandering about the internet in search of illustrative imagery, or just sitting back and eating a delicious meal prepared by his amazing wife. Thoughts about all this, lore, and more, found here on the blog.

A new Spooky story for the Halloween season!

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Refocusing my focus
You may have noticed that both the blog and my Facebook page have been a bit lean lately. There are a lot of...
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