Pardon the Interruption—Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Caitlin Rother Talks True Crime

With the e-book release of Pulitzer Prize-nominated Caitlin Rother’s first foray into fiction, Naked Addiction, we pause to share a snippet of her expertise. As a long-time journalist and crime writer, Rother details the horror behind the true story Dead Reckoning.

For more clips, be sure to visit her website!

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Pardon the Interruption—The Joy of Books

You thought bookstores were magical during working hours? The folks who brought you Organizing the Bookshelf show you just how magical bookstores can be after hours.

Pardon the Interruption—Got Blood?

Check out these stars-in-the-making in today’s Pardon the Interruption. The students of Brooklyn’s PS 19 wrote and recorded this rap video in support of NY Blood Center’s Little Doctors Program. Take the lead from these little rappers and donate during National Blood Donor Month. Even those of you with needle phobias will be warming to the idea once this catchy chorus gets in your head.

To find information on how to donate, visit the American Red Cross website.

Pardon the Interruption—Shakespeare vs Dr. Seuss

While both beloved icons in their own right, Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss hold court at opposite ends of the poetic spectrum. These two sovereign bards come face to face from across the ages and push the limits of civility in this Epic Rap Battles of History video.

See who comes out on top in this clever, if not a little absurd, definitely NSFW, rap battle after the jump.

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Pardon the Interruption—THE WOMAN, now a major motion picture!

The film adaptation of The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee premiered at Sundance with an explosive reception. The buzz continues on a grand scale after the theatrical release last Friday, October 14th.  Directed by co-author Lucky McKee, the film captures the horror and humor of a rural family’s attempt to ‘civilize’ the matriarch and last surviving member of a clan of cannibals. Check out the trailer for the film below!

 

The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee available in paperback.

Pardon the Interruption—NIGHT SOULS by Maynard and Sims

Night Souls by Maynard and Sims is new in trade paperback this month—just in time for Halloween! Check out the book trailer below…

“Maynard and Sims books just keep getting better and better, and Night Souls might just be their best yet. You are doing yourself a disservice if you do not give their books a try. I can only hope that there are more adventures in store for the intrepid souls of Department 18.” —Famous Monsters of Filmland

“I was a huge fan of Black Cathedral and am an even bigger fan of Night Souls. Maynard and Sims know what they’re doing when it comes to the supernatural and suspense.” —Horror Review

“We are offered a chiller/thriller that is a roller coaster ride worthy of an X-Files and John le Carré mash-up.” —Shroud Magazine

I Spy…Dorchester covers in a Verizon iPad2 commercial!

Most of us fast forward through commercials these days, but even so the chances are good that you’ve seen the Verizon iPad2 commercial below. It’s on every channel these days and four of Dorchester’s titles are featured in it!

I’ve grabbed a freeze frame from the commercial 6 seconds in in which you can very briefly see the covers of The Battle Sylph by L. J. McDoanld, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber, Siren by John Everson, and The Bonaparte Secret by Gregg Loomis.

What? They chose Twilight as the book to flip through and not ours? Like anyone’s read that! Hmph.

Still, this is an awesome Easter egg. Very fun—and perhaps a little subliminal advertising:)