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Creative Collective: DC Hampton Jacobs

By Christian A. Brown | April 1, 2018 | 0

When I first glanced at DC’s work, I was reminded of the gritty, 70s, graffitiesque work of Ralph Bakshi in Wizards or Fire and Ice. Only there was a rawness to DC’s stuff that I couldn’t quite place, and so—definitely interested—I reached out to the artist who had submitted this piece to ask further questions.…

Come On In

By Christian A. Brown | March 25, 2018 | 0

I finally wrapped up 99% of the preparations for moving/ selling our humble abode, which means I can get back to writing next week. I’m sure gonna miss this place. We’ve lived here for nine years; before Zeus or mom left us, before I embarked on this journey as a writer. So much has happened…

Homeward

By Christian A. Brown | March 18, 2018 | 0

It’s strange: having to say goodbye to a place where you’ve lived almost a decade of your life. We’re moving on–moving up, I suppose–in September, and the past few weeks have been a buzz of contractors, packing, data disposal hauls and all of the things one ideally takes care of before listing a property and…

A Golden Age of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

By Christian A. Brown | March 11, 2018 | 0

Interview originally appeared in Publisher’s Weekly’s Booklife Bestselling indie author Christian A. Brown resists labeling his work, though it has been called speculative fiction. His Four Feasts till Darkness series takes place in the fantasy realm of Geadhain, where science and magic merge into a force called “technomagik.” Handmaid Morigan Lostarot learns that she is…

Creative Collective: Luanne Bennett

By Christian A. Brown | March 4, 2018 | 0

I’m delighted to share with you today a snippet from Luanne Bennett’s latest work: Crossroad of Bones. I love crossroads—since they’re usually where supernatural forces converge—and I love bones and creepy things so I figured I’d like this novel! And I wasn’t disappointed when I finally got some time to sit down for a read.…

Little Disasters

By Christian A. Brown | February 25, 2018 | 0

Ugh, what a slog of a week. Both of my cats were suffering from digestive issues and I was literally up to my elbows in shit and vomit from Monday to Saturday. Their stomachs have since settled down from whatever bug afflicted them, and there are no further signs of illness. Of course, veterinary science…

Happy February

By Christian A. Brown | February 18, 2018 | 0

Here we are, half way through another month, getting closer and closer to the release of Feast of Darkness, Part I, and I’ve found myself reminiscing a lot about the path that has taken me this far. I wouldn’t have made it past even the first year without friends, family and fans, three of which…

Authenticity vs. Posturing

By Christian A. Brown | February 11, 2018 | 0

“Diversity” is the buzz-phrase of the age. Given the rise of fascism and intolerance, the universe has had to balance itself with an equal rise of libertarian ideals. However, and with any social and political force, diversity can become as much an empty notion as the continued infighting over identity politics. I believe every voice…

Mr. Brown’s Mailbag #2

By Christian A. Brown | February 4, 2018 | 0

I’ve had a number of emails over the past month with various iterations of the same question: “When is the next book coming out?” Okay, here’s the skinny. I missed my October 2017 deadline, clearly, though I ended up writing two books, which was both a blessing (more books, yay!) and a curse (twice the…

Creative Collective, Year In Review

By Christian A. Brown | January 28, 2018 | 4

What started as a curiosity to force myself to read the work other writers (due a commitment of time that I’m poor at allotting—not a lack of interest) turned into a project that reached beyond my wildest expectations. Eleven amazing artists, and not only writers, but creatives of all kinds were showcased last year. For…

A Reading at The Round

By Christian A. Brown | January 21, 2018 | 0

This week I was invited to share my work via a Chiseries reading event. The videos are below. I don’t really have much else to say and the 2-part video is about 15m, though you can expect lots of chatter in the upcoming weeks, including last year’s Creative Collective in review (so many wonderful artists!).…

A Magical Evening

By Christian A. Brown | January 14, 2018 | 0

Last night was a magical evening. I mean that in the truest sense: a palpable energy of wisdom and respect to which Justin and I were present. In a meeting planned since last year, we hosted dinner for two indigenous elders who Justin works with and greatly respects. I won’t mention their names, since that…