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New Book Asks, What If The Three Magi Were Ninja Wizards?

November 18th, 2020

You’ve all heard the classic tale of the Nativity – Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus as the three wise men follow a star to offer their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But what if… the three wise men were NINJA WIZARDS sent to protect Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus from the evil of King Herod and Satan, who sought to kill the holy family before they made it to Bethlehem? That’s the pulse-pounding premise of THE ARIMATHEAN, a new action- adventure novel from author Sean Leary. The book is an action-packed popcorn tale that’s part “Lord of the Rings,”... Read More

Watch Tonight’s Debate, Get A Free E-Book! Wilson’s Bee Gone Free On Debate Days

September 29th, 2020

Quad-Cities author Connie Wilson is celebrating the days of the presidential debate, and a few other special days, by offering people FREE copies of her e-book, “Bee Gone.” Wilson’s ebook will be free on Amazon.com the following days: Debate Dates These are the dates of the debates: 1) Sept. 29 – 1st debate 2) October 7 – VP debate 3) October 15- debate #2 4) October 22 – Debate #3 5) October 23 – RBG FREE day According to Connie, here’s a description of the book: Bee Gone: A Political Parable is a rhyming, illustrated short e-book that examines... Read More

Connie Wilson’s ‘Bee Gone’ Wins Gold Medal At eLit Book Awards

June 19th, 2020

Local author Connie (Corcoran) Wilson was notified this week that her latest release, BEE GONE: A POLITICAL PARODY is a Gold Medal winner in the eLit Book Awards. The category for the win was Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon. The book was published by Quad Cities’ Press.   The E-Lit competition, which is highly competitive, offers awards in 65 categories, solely to e-books, world-wide.   E-Lit awards are dedicated to honoring the best e-books published each year for the North American market and also from overseas publishers who publish English-language books designed for... Read More

Quad-Cities Author Wilson Offering Free E-Book Color Of Evil Today

May 17th, 2020

Connie Corcoran Wilson is giving away her horror e-book The Color Of Evil away free today on Amazon! Named both an E-Lit Gold Medal winner (Horror), a Silver Feather (IWPA) winner, and a Lucky Cinda winner while leading all books in recommendations for the Bram Stoker in the YA category (2012), THE COLOR OF EVIL: A Paranormal Thriller, is the first book in the young adult series by the same name (THE COLOR OF EVIL). From Connie, here’s a description of the plot: Tad McGreevy has a power that he has never revealed, not even to his life-long best friend, Stevie Scranton. When Tad looks at others,... Read More

Quad-Cities Author Wilson’s ‘Khaki’ Named One of 100 Best Indie Novels

April 22nd, 2020

Local author Connie Corcoran Wilson is being honored among some pretty elite company. The area scribe’s novel Khaki=Killer, third book in The Color of Evil trilogy, was named one of the 100 Best Indie Novels in a competition sponsored by “Shelf Unbound” magazine that drew more than 120,000 entries. All three books in the series can be purchased from Amazon in both paperback and e-book versions. The books are currently being considered for feature films. Wilson recently completed screenplays of each and an agent has been pitching them around Hollywood to good reception, Wilson says. The... Read More

What You Might View While Sheltering in Place

March 26th, 2020

Ted Hicks worked in film in NYC, was in charge of awarding the Christopher Award, and was a college friend of mine at the University of Iowa. Ted has put together a list of good things to stream while we’re all stuck at home social distancing, and I have added my own favorites and added some specifics to his list. “A few days ago, Gary Davis, who I’ve known since 1st grade in Nemaha, Iowa, asked for some TV/cable/streaming recommendations,” Ted said. “I put together a bunch of titles and sent it to him.. I know many of you will already know a lot of these shows, but there... Read More

Start Your Arguments Now! Connie Gets Into The Ring With Her Top Films 2000-2019!

March 23rd, 2020

And, let’s get ready to rummmmmmmmmmbbbbbbblllllleee! Everyone’s looking for films to stream on Netflix, Hulu and more, and so every critic worth their Rotten Tomatoes rating is jumping in with their rankings. Two writers (Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr) from the Associated Press recently penned an article entitled “A Look at the Decade’s Best Big-Screen Releases.” The list, according to these two, was as follows: “Tree of Life” “Phantom Thread” “Margaret” “Lady Bird” “Moonlight” “Somewhere” “Cold War” “Certified Copy” “Inside Llewyn Davis” “The... Read More

Dissecting One Of The Best Horror Films of 2019: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

October 29th, 2019

One of the most controversial and most talked about horror films of this year or any recent year has been Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed “Us,” which is now available on video and streaming services. I saw “Us” in Austin, at South By Southwest, where it premiered in March, and I’m still letting my thoughts on “Us” and its meaning percolate. Here are 10 possible explanations for plot points in “Us.” WARNING: SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE FILM. It has been pointed out by someone other than me that “Us” is, basically, “U.S.”, i.e. United States. There... Read More

Get A Tap On Halloween Fun With ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Out Now

October 28th, 2019

“Zombieland: Double Tap” opens today in theaters. Right from the opening credits, you know you’re in for more  irreverent humor a la 2009’s “Zombieland”. It starts with the Columbia lady on her pedestal using the torch to beat down two zombies attacking her. There is also a voice-over from Jesse Eisenberg, thanking audiences for choosing this form of zombie viewing from all those available. The bar is set low enough in this sequel, as one critic put it, to step over it handily. This is a continuation of the fearsome foursome that roamed the Apocalyptic land in 2009, with Woody Harrelson... Read More

Local Author Connie Wilson Scares Up Fun With ‘Color Of Evil’ Series

October 26th, 2019

A real-life literary scream queen of horror could be haunting a book store near you. Prolific local author Connie Corcoran Wilson has written dozens of books in various genres, although the ones that have scared up the most attention, sales and awards have been those in the horror genre, particularly her “Color of Evil” series, which is available worldwide in bookstores and online stores. “I’ve written the books as novels and screenplays, which have won multiple awards, and I’m in the process of pitching them around trying to get them made into films,” Wilson... Read More

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