Conjuring up Good Vibes

When I was a kid, a cousin of mine introduced me to worry dolls. Hand-crafted dolls traditionally made in Guatemala, they are usually only about an inch tall. But these colorful miniatures aren’t toys. Their purpose is to take your worries away, hence the name. For a time, we thought they were the coolest things […]

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A Dame Walks Into a Bar

John Rector’s new novel, Ruthless, is full of action. However, it is lacking a little in the suspense department. Reading this novel was a bit like reading a choose-your-own-adventure book, but after you had already looked ahead and knew what was going to happen. Except you didn’t have to look ahead. I don’t generally read […]

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Janelle Asselin Talks Fresh Romance

Would you read a romance comic book? If you’re shaking your head, you might want to reconsider. Nebraska native Janelle Asselin recently launched Fresh Romance, a monthly digital romance comic magazine, and these are not your typical love stories. Despite being quite busy with launching the magazine and doing the convention circuit, she was able […]

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Who’s teaching your classes?

With her unruly dark hair and her usual uniform of a sweater and jeans or a mid-length skirt paired with her gray Chuck Taylors, Sam Chesters could easily pass for an undergrad. An animated and articulate speaker, she explained her schedule this last spring semester while enjoying the recent nice weather out on her friend’s […]

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