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Sneak Peak at School of the Ages V: The Wonderful Carol

Posted by Matt Posner on June 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Here is a selection from the first draft of School of the Ages V:  The Wonderful Carol. Enjoy --  Matt

Mr. Dancer’s lips curled. “The contract with the funeral home is in an envelope in the bag outside, man. And there’s a doctor’s report showing that I have terminal liver cancer. I don’t, but I’ll do a spell to make it look that way. Also, my ...

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A Time Traveler's Take on Outlander -- Georgina Young-Ellis feat Matt Posner

Posted by Matt Posner on September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

My interview blog has been pretty quiet since the monumental appearance of Mitch Horowitz -- but I just can't resist hosting a visit from my Queens neighbor, an excellent swing dancer, teacher, and home cook, and a great contributor to my volume How to Write Dialogue, at last... it's  d'1'n'only ...

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author interview -- Bestselling Paranormal Expert Mitch Horowitz!

Posted by Matt Posner on September 11, 2014 at 5:50 PM

This one's special, folks -- as a fan of paranormal nonfiction myself, I can't be happier to have secured an interview with the publishing world's most astonishing paranormal polymath. He's a professional dynamo -- you wouldn't believe how many things he is doing at one time. In this interview I ask him what he is working on as well as how on earth he manages to handle such a busy career. I also go in-depth with some issues of society and culture that I think he hasn't been ...

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author interview -- Leti Del Mar inspires DIY authorship

Posted by Matt Posner on August 21, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I am happy to have exchanged interviews with fellow teacher and YA author Leti Del Mar. I love teachers who write -- and I especially like Leti because she has a huge cat! Read on!


I like to start each interview with a sense of...

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guest post: Tony Healey wants to send a sick girl on holiday!

Posted by Matt Posner on August 18, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Here's a guest post from science fiction maven Tony Healey.

Tony previously appeared on this website ...

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author interview -- Nicole Storey is a huge fan of unusual stories

Posted by Matt Posner on July 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I've been connected to author Nicole Storey on social media for some time, but until recently we didn't talk. As soon as we started talking (as usually happens) it turns out she's just the kind of person I like to join for a good long talk about life and writing.

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special interview -- publishing industry blogger John McAlester

Posted by Matt Posner on June 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM

This time we have a change of pace here at School of the Ages as I interview not a book author but a book blogger -- John McAlester, the driving force behind, which looks at the cutting edge of the publishing industry. (This is part of an interview exchange -- I will be appearing on John’s blog in July.) For this interview, we’re going to take a look at the publishing world’s big picture a...

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author interview -- Russ Hovendick, employment expert and military supporter

Posted by Matt Posner on June 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I meet many authors on Twitter these days, and Russ Hovendick is one such. I offered him an interview in order to ask some tough questions about the job market for young people (and ex-teachers). He's a great friend to veterans, and is giving college scholarships with his own funds. Read on to find out more about both.

Your business is loca...

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author interview -- the well-travelled Nathaniel Dean James

Posted by Matt Posner on June 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Thriller author" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Nathaniel Dean James is relatively new to the book market, but he is far from new to life -- I enjoy talking to well-travelled people, and this gentleman and I have a lot of places in common to talk about. Oh -- and we talk about his book as well.

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Godzilla (2014) review

Posted by Matt Posner on May 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM


I don't often review movies -- not because I don't like to, but because there are only so many things I can do with my energy and some have to be sacrificed. But for Godzilla (2014), I will make an exception, because I am one of those individuals who have seen every Godzilla movie, starting from childhood. I wil...

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