Category Archives: Literature

Apparitions of Arakawa

The story “The Arakawa Meat Wagon” by Ross Baxter takes place in the ward of Arakawa, located in the heart of Shitamachi – the oldest part of Tokyo and the location of the feudal capital of Edo. Here, memories and … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview – Bruce Golden: “A World where Movie Monsters are Real People”

Today Excalibur books features an interview with Bruce Golden, author of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and contributor to “The Phantom Games”. Please tell us something about your background. I’ve been a professional writer for more than 40 years. I … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: C. W. Hawes – “We have the Solution right in front of Us”

Today Excalibur Books is thrilled to have an interview with C. W. Hawes, best known for his Justinia Wright Private Investigator Mysteries series, set in Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Rocheport Saga, a post-apocalyptic series set in America’s Midwest; and the Pierce … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: Regina Glei – “Good Drama Never Gets Old”

Today, Excalibur Books is proud to have an interview with the author who contributed the introduction to “The Phantom Games”. That introduction set the scene for the whole anthology, and recent events have proven it to be scarily accurate. Please … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: Hugh Ashton – “Some of us have learned to be better …”

Excalibur Books is delighted to feature an interview with best-selling and multi-talented author, Hugh Ashton.  Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background? Born in the UK, and graduated from Cambridge University (a mediocre Philosophy degree, if … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: Ross Baxter – “The Width of the Canvas”

Today we have an interview with another author from “The Phantom Games” anthology – ROSS BAXTER, who write the story “The Arakawa Meat Wagon”. MINAMI-SENJU … the area of Tokyo where the events of “The Arakawa Meat Wagon” take place. … Continue reading

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Author Interview – Charles Kowalski: “A Profoundly Connecting Experience”

Today we welcome Charles Kowalski, who contributed an exclusive preview of Book 2 of the “Simon Grey” series to “The Phantom Games,” the Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics anthology.  Charles Kowalski writes contemporary thrillers, including MIND VIRUS (winner of the Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Paul Genesse – “Smart People are in Charge Again”

Today we welcome Paul Gennese, one of the authors who contributed to “The Phantom Games,” the Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics anthology. Paul Genesse is the bestselling author of the Iron Dragon series, including The Golden Cord, The Dragon Hunters, and The … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jennifer R. Povey – “Stay Active to have a Solid Muse”

Today we welcome Jennifer R. Povey, who contributed the short story “Guest Athletes” to “The Phantom Games,” the Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics anthology. About the Author Born in Nottingham, England, Jennifer R. Povey now lives in Northern Virginia, where she writes … Continue reading

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Sleuths, Suspense and Sunshine: An Author Interview with Flora McGowan

Excalibur Books is proud to host an interview with mystery author Flora McGowan, contributor to the Tokyo Olympics anthology “Dimensions Unknown 2020: The Phantom Games”! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I grew up on … Continue reading

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