Riley Banks


Bleiberg goes print

Le French Book to launch print version of The Bleiberg Project – July 15 Early last year, we interviewed David Khara, author of the best-selling novel, The Bleiberg Project, by Le French Book. Well, David and his publishing company have been busy since we last spoke to them. Not only did The Bleiberg […]

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The perfect combination of classic and contemporary

Mariner’s Hollow – a paranormal mystery that keeps the reader guessing to the very end. Over the weekend, I posted an interview with Frank “FG” Capitanio, the author of the award winning novel, Mariner’s Hollow – which won Gold in the IPBA Benjamin Franklin Awards. If you read that, you’d […]


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Introducing the next Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Everyone needs a hobby. Mine just happens to be murder. – Justice Worth Last month, Indie author F.G. Capitanio won a massive leg up in his writing career when his debut novel, Mariner’s Hollow, took out Gold for Teen Fiction in the IBPA […]

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Taking back the rom-com with Obvious Child

Brand new comedy opens in cinemas today For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. […]


Holy mark of Cain, Dean Winchester is a demon 1

Dean’s death breathes new life into a dying show I caught the season finale of Supernatural the other night and have to say… WOW! After a pretty lacklustre season that only barely kept my attention, Kripke and Co delivered an absolute burner that has this formerly die-hard fan digging her fan-girl membership card […]

Demon Dean breathes new life into a stale, dying show

The Moon Dwellers

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Beneath a scorched and desolate earth lies a subterranean solar system where the Moon people dwell. Riley Banks reviews The Moon Dwellers by David Estes


Any interest in a Read 4 Review program? 2

I am thinking about starting a Read 4 Review program on The Writers’ Shack that will pair authors with readers.   These programs are very popular on Goodreads but, as far as I know, have not been implemented on too many blogs.   Basically, how it works is that authors […]

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Social Media Swap Meet 10

Find new like-minded followers for your social network Social media…   Love it or hate it, for many of us, social media is a big part of our lives.   Whether you use it for business or pleasure, we are often connected on many different networks: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, […]


Has Supernatural Bloodlines died already? 1

CW Al Capones the new show before it begins but renews Supernatural for a 10th season. Riley Banks looks at why the pilot failed.

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The wisdom of Frank – Part 1 2

Pearls of wisdom from Vice President, Frank Underwood   As you will have seen from my post yesterday, I am head over heels in love with House of Cards, and the witty, sarcastic but pragmatic wisdom of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey). Frank loves nothing better than delivering his deadpan advice direct […]