The Summer of Editing (Plus Cover Reveal!)

With a renewed website on the way, I thought it a good time to reinvigorate my dusty old blog. Frankly, I can use the reprieve, as the past couple months have been dedicated to editing. My first admission regarding editing is this: Most of the time, I act …

Visit me at The Mahoning Drive-In

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 …
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