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A Place of Retro Glory A few years ago, my friends and I discovered a beacon of retro glory nestled into the woodland backdrop of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. It’s a land beyond time and place, existing in its own alternate reality where the digital world fal …

Time Enough at Last

Tick, tick, tick… In one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone, a quiet, bookish man named Henry Bemis finds himself in a peculiar situation (as characters in The Twilight Zone often do). While he’s securely tucked away in a bank vault readin …

The Writing Tips App

The Writing Tips App Good writing comes from experience and practice. In reality, there’s no better way to become better at writing than reading a lot, and practicing your writing. There is, however, one way to help speed things up and boost your writing …

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted here.  I hate not updating this page more often, but I do have a good reason for it: money.  I’m broke, and unfortunately, the more time I spend writing posts for this site, making videos for YouTube, writing horror sto …

Merry Christmas!

It has been a great year, and I want to thank all of you for reading, interacting, and helping me spread the word about my new works.  It has truly been an honor to write for you, and I hope you’ll continue to follow me into the new year, which holds so m …

Horror and the 80's: Best Friends Forever

I’m sitting at my computer desk at 12:01 on a Wednesday afternoon, typing what you now read, while I listen to the heavy drops of rain fall outside my window.  It’s dark in this room–because it’s grey and overcast outside.  It’s not too hot here, but the …

I'm Writing, Are You?

I was sitting here in my office, getting ready to work on my second novel, when it occurred to me:  I haven’t posted a blog in weeks.  This is not an epiphany.  It’s something I consider nearly every day along with inquiries about strange growths on my he …

I’ve Been a Bad Blogger

No news may be good news, but it’s also no blog posts. There is very little happening here at Rapino headquarters these days.  I just started teaching my summer class, and I was recently offered a new class that I will be building from the ground up with …

Video Blog 1: Big Announcements!

Look ma, I’m on blog TV!  (You may want to avert your eyes.) If you were unable to watch the video, here is a quick recap: Stuttering and mumbling, robot porn, Moon Hill Pumpkin Ale Cover reveal, signature art reveal, sketch reveal (see all below) The pre …

“Destination Unknown” Excerpt

Today for your reading pleasure, Nathan Shumate, of Arcane fame, has posted an excerpt of my short story,  “Destination Unknown.”  You can slip your hand back out from your pants.  I know my writing gets you all hot and bothered, but save it for later; yo …
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