Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Face of William Shakespeare?


In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany.



The death mask is 99.9% certain to be that of  William Shakespeare. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616), features Shakespeare’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard.

Engineers at Konica Minolta Europe scanned the death mask with lasers to construct a 3D facial model. After superimposing the model with the death mask, perfect matches were revealed between the forehead, eyes and nose. 


This what the Bard was thought to look like.





Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My appearance on Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Show, 10/04/13

Thanks to hosts Danny Boy and Knocko Nolan for inviting me to participate and to fellow guests Lenora Claire and Brian Butler for an evening of great discussion.



Click HERE to watch and listen.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Interview with Douglas Cobb of New Yorker Times



Click HERE to read my interview with Douglas Cobb of New Yorker Times.


My Appearance on West of the Rockies on Moheak Radio




Click HERE to listen to my appearance on the West of the Rockies Show with Frank the Engineer on Moheak Radio - March 24, 2013.  I was a guest along with members of the Haunted Orange crew.

We had some strange events occur in the studio that night.  Will be posting more about that soon.

Thanks to Frank the Engineer for inviting me back on the show.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Ides of March Book Giveaway!


Win 17 books by 17 fantastic authors



Do you love books that take you somewhere you've never been before? Books with a unique sense of history or a fantastical premise, dark thrills or the sparkle of your favorite fairy tale--or perhaps all of these rolled up in one? Seventeen of your favorite, award-winning and best-selling authors have teamed up to offer this giveaway: a copy of each of the following books to one lucky winner!

THE LANTERN by Deborah Lawrenson
NY Times bestseller modern gothic novel of love, secrets, and murder—set against the lush backdrop of Provence
THE FIREBIRD (ARC) by Susanna Kearsley
A twin-stranded story that blends modern romance with 18th-century Jacobite intrigue, traveling from Scotland to Russia, from the NY Times bestselling author of The Winter Sea
THE TWELFTH ENCHANTMENT by David Liss
In Regency England, at the dawn of the industrial era, magic and technology clash and the fate of the nation rests in the hands of a penniless young woman 
COLD MAGIC by Kate Elliott
An epic adventure fantasy with a decidedly steampunk edge where magic - and the power of the Cold Mages - hold sway 
THE MAPMAKER'S WAR by Ronlyn Domingue
A mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit--releases March 5th!
DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex
"If you read only one more vampire novel, let it be this one!" -C.W. Gortner, author of The Last Queen & The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
RED, WHITE AND BLOOD by Chris Farnsworth
High-octane supernatural thriller, a sequel to The President's Vampire
THE HOUSE OF VELVET AND GLASS by Katherine Howe
The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers
from the author of bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL (ARC) by Carolyn Turgeon
The Fairest of Them All is an inventive, magical fairy-tale mash-up about Rapunzel growing up to be Snow White's stepmother, out in August 2013 from the author of Godmother and Mermaid 
THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES by M.J. Rose
A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years by bestselling novelist M.J. Rose
THIEF TAKER by DB Jackson
Combining elements of traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery and historical fiction, Thieftaker will appeal to readers who enjoy intelligent fantasy and history with an attitude
GLAMOUR IN GLASS by Mary Robinette Kowal
Glamour in Glass follows the lives of the main characters from Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence 
DEVIL'S GATE by FJ Lennon
Devil’s Gate is exhilarating urban fantasy, with first class writing and characters that are unforgettable beyond the last page
THE MISSING MANUSCRIPT OF JANE AUSTEN by Syrie James
"A novel within a novel honoring what we love most about Austen: her engaging stories, rapier wit, and swoon worthy romance. Pitch perfect, brilliantly crafted." —Austenprose 
from the bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
THE CROOKED BRANCH by Jeanine Cummins
Wonderfully written, with strong, compelling characters, it is a deeply satisfying combination of sweeping historical saga and modern family drama, a gentle reminder of the ever-reaching influence of family”--Booklist
A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS by Marie Brennan
The story of Isabella, Lady Trent, the world's preeminent dragon naturalist, and her thrilling expedition to Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever
THE RECKONING by Alma Katsu
In the tradition of early Anne Rice, a gorgeously written sequel to The Taker that takes readers on a harrowing, passion-fueled chase that transcends the boundaries of time

The contest runs from March 1 - 15 and winner(s) will be notified within 48 hours. We'll give away one set of books per 500 entries.

Enter by clicking the link and using the form below. Please note that this contest is open to residents of the US, Canada and the UK only and by entering, you agree to be added to the authors' mailing lists (don't worry; you can always unsubscribe from any mailing list at any time).

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