Want to read my new science fiction comedy short story, “The First Contact Handbook”? Want to see me actually read the story (and also take part reading a play)? Want to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society?

Then mark your calendars for July 24 and 25. You can buy tickets for all of the above and much more at the LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN Book Launch online event. The launch will include write-ins, pre-recorded reading panels, some live panels, raffles, and lots of other fun stuff. A ticket even gets you a copy of the paperback edition of the anthology, with free shipping in the United States!

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Guest On… Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track: Supernatural Rewind: Season 5

Had a great time being on the the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Supernatural Rewind panel again. Every month we rewatch a classic season of CW’s Supernatural and discuss it on the panel. This time we talked all about season 5!

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Short story in upcoming anthology!

Cover Reveal! I am very proud to have a short story in this amazing anthology, LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN. It is packed with short stories, poems, and essays. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please consider pre-ordering a copy. You can find more information at:

DC Action Hour – Superman and Lois!

I’m back co-hosting a special DC Action Hour episode. This time we’re chatting about the first two episodes of the new CW show Superman and Lois series. (And hint a little about episode three and four.) We talk about what we like and don’t like. List our favorite actors who played Superman and take wild guesses about where the series might go.

Guest On… Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track: Supernatural Rewind: Season 1

Had the pleasure to take part in the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Supernatural Rewind panel. Every month we rewatch a classic season of CW’s Supernatural and discuss it on the panel.

Seeing season one again after so many years was a blast! I suggest it for every Supernatural fan out there. So many firsts this season: demons, vampires, ghosts, reapers, and more!

GenreTainment #131 – Fiction and Nonfiction Author Michael La Ronn

Author, podcaster, and YouTuber Michael La Ronn is back to update us on his newest projects and give us helpful writing advice. We talk about being an indie author, share writing tips, discuss overcoming fear, do a little writer therapy, go on a tangent about our rabbits, and so much more.

Michael La Ronn is the author of over 40 science fiction & fantasy books. His stories feature unusual, nontraditional heroes such as teddy bears, vegetables, and androids (but not all in the same book). His writing is about heroes rising up against incredible odds to be the best possible versions of themselves. When he’s not writing novels, Michael serves on the staff of the Alliance of Independent Authors as a US Advisor and podcaster. He co-hosts the AskAlli Member Q&A Podcast where he answers burning questions about self-publishing.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.


The Best & Worst TV & Movies of 2020 – GenreTainment & SFP-NOW

Happy New Year!!! It is the end of 2020, which means it is time once more for GenreTainment and SFP-NOW to come together and wade through the best and worst television and movies of the past year.

Join Marx Pyle, Ian Cullen, and Benjamin Cassidy as they boldly go where most TV and Movie types have been and discuss the high and low lights of 2020.

Among our picks are obvious choices such as The Mandalorian as well as not so obvious ones such as Pennyworth. So why not listen in and share in some fun as we look at what a COVID-19 year gave us in terms of science fiction and fantasy entertainment.