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Gilbert Speaks with Michael O’Brien Herold & His View of Deathly Hallows

20 Aug

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There’s a new, exciting voice on the literary scene and it belongs to Michael O’Brien Herold, a 26-year-old writer and lifetime fan of the Harry Potter series. Disappointed with the final book and all its loose ends, Mike decided to write an alternate ending, one that is sure to delight fans around the globe. He even wrote it in Rowling’s style, which he knows so well. It’s a different and satisfying journey through the world of wizarding filled with magic, mystery, love and answers to some of the questions you may have also had as the series ended. Are you ready to learn more? Then meet me after the jump for the interview, and Dobby, a lot more Dobby! Continue reading

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Gilbert Speaks to L.C. Bennett Stern On Her Book, Mae’s Revenge

21 Jul

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As a writer, I get to meet the most amazing and talented people when attending book signing events. A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting L.C. Bennett Stern at the Collingswood Book Fair and, we’ve been friends ever since. I did an interview on Linda about her novel, Bosses and Blackjacks, and you can read about it here. This year, Linda published another book, and like the first one, this story takes place in Philadelphia. Join me now as I learn more about Mae’s Revenge. Continue reading

Steampunk Granny’s Upcoming Events

20 Jun

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Where in the world is Steampunk Granny? I am all over the place, but you’ll need a map to find me. Here is a list of events that are coming up. Hopefully I’ll get to see all my friends. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on William Howard’s “The Eye of Hermes”

20 Feb

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Besides doing reviews of television and movies, I also do book reviews on my pop culture blog and on my Gilbert Curiosities blog. I was especially excited to interview William Howard about his new book because William and I go back many years. We both worked at the Academy of Natural Sciences together. If you enjoy reading science fiction, then you’ll want to learn more about The Eye of Hermes. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks to Humorist and Author, Matt Goldberg

15 Jan

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A few months ago, I was asked to participate in an “Author’s Event” at a local library. The event featured several authors from the South Jersey Writers’ Group and was hosted by Author Gail Priest. This event enabled me to meet the very talented humorist and author, Matt Goldberg. When Matt asked me if I would like to read one of his books, Hot Ice Cream, I said yes. I think it was the delightful cover that made me want to read this little gem. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks with Author Jessica A. Walsh

16 Dec

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I love to interview other authors and learn about their experiences and inspirations. I belong to SJWG and it’s one of the best writers’ groups in the tri-state area. Our members, which number close to a hundred, are all very talented. When the vice-president of the South Jersey Writers’ Group had her book published, I was excited to chat with Jessica A. Walsh  on Questions for Life. Jessica A. Walsh also has two short stories published: “Unquiet Mind” published in Reading Glasses: Stories through An Unpredictable Lens in 2014 and the 2016 Chicken Soup for the Soul’s My Very Good, Very Bad Dog. Continue reading