Tag: authors

Upcoming Release Announced At Last

Brightbourne Media is thrilled to announce an extraordinary upcoming book release by Jonathan Kieran, the MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW and MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW-acclaimed bestselling author of the ROWAN BLAIZE series of fantasy works and the non-fiction Amazon No. 1 (Pop Culture) book, Confessions from the Comments Section. An epic tale of magical adventure and replete with immortal resonance, MEMOIRS OF A DEMIGOD marks Kieran’s most elaborate, poignant, … Read More Upcoming Release Announced At Last

Zanzibar Circus 2.18.19

_____________________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Jonathan’s work has also been featured on The Daily … Read More Zanzibar Circus 2.18.19

The More Things Change …

BOOK REVIEW by Jonathan Kieran THE GOLDEN ASS, or METAMORPHOSES Apuleius (translation by E.J. Kenney*) Penguin Classics Edition Though I tend to eschew the once noble and now tragically democratized art of “professional” book reviewing, the occasional exception is made for some vaunted pillar of the past that gleams with particular resonance or charms my pants off, quite literally. To wit, I am pleased … Read More The More Things Change …

Post-Christmas Narcissistic Food Porn

Yes, I am hereby and at last engaging in that ”time-honored” FB tradition of displaying one’s private FOOD PREPARATIONS for the awestruck wonderment of those inhabiting cyberspace. Because we ALL KNOW how crucial it is that untold others see exactly what we are about to put into our mouths and proceed to masticate, thus launching the arduous and biologically complex process of human digestion. … Read More Post-Christmas Narcissistic Food Porn

Classic Kid-Kibble from Yesteryear! by Jonathan Kieran

POP HAZMAT-RETRO presents CLASSIC KID-KIBBLE from YESTERYEAR by JONATHAN KIERAN TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: BOO BERRY CRUNCH CEREAL (General Mills) RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: As one of a trilogy of “monster-themed” cereals introduced by General Mills in the mid-1970s (along with Frankenberry and Count Chocula) Boo Berry Crunch was touted by its makers as “the first cereal to ever taste like blueberries.” I have some good friends … Read More Classic Kid-Kibble from Yesteryear! by Jonathan Kieran

Songs That Made Childhood Magical … #SesameStreet

Okay, so a hitherto planned “Ten Best Meals I Ever Ate” List is not going to appear today. I’m on the fourth day of a complete fast/cleanse, i.e. no solid food and only lemon-water, honey and cayenne pepper to sustain me. Thus, my long and illustrious history of gastronomic adventure is the last thing I want to expound-upon, at the moment. Instead, we’ll opt for … Read More Songs That Made Childhood Magical … #SesameStreet

Reading And Writing While Intoxicated (by LIFE, thank you very much)

I suppose some people might be interested in what (if anything) a writer likes to read while he or she is in the process of creating a new, long-form literary work of his or her own. Do I binge on vintage comic books culled from secretive forays to collectibles stores, flea-markets, and online eBay auctions? Do I crack open a box of bon-bons and … Read More Reading And Writing While Intoxicated (by LIFE, thank you very much)

The Lady Outlaw Rides Again: Jessi Colter reflects on life through rapturous psalms and the Waylon Jennings Looking-Glass.

Legendary country-rock singer-songwriter Jessi Colter has never been known for her prolific artistic output, at least not since her heyday as a major recording star and icon of the seminal “outlaw” musical movement of the 1970s. To those familiar with her nevertheless impressive body of work, it may come as a pleasant surprise that the still-vibrant (and still quite lovely) Colter has emerged from an … Read More The Lady Outlaw Rides Again: Jessi Colter reflects on life through rapturous psalms and the Waylon Jennings Looking-Glass.

You know you’ve done it, too …

Zanzibar Circus 3-11-16 ____________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of Confessions from the Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop Culture Zombies (Brightbourne) as well as the Rowan Blaize series of epic fantasy books. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Explore this site to learn more about Jonathan’s work, or buy his books on Amazon by clicking the … Read More You know you’ve done it, too …

At Last … Zanzibar Circus

Yes, I know: I’ve been threatening to release this comic tour-de-farce for months. Sorry, but there were so many other endeavors with which to occupy my questionable interests that I never got around to it until now. For example, it took me a significant amount of time to figure out how to operate the many sinister and relentless updates & upgrades foisted upon us … Read More At Last … Zanzibar Circus

Midwest Book Review Gives Us Some Lovin’

With the Goodreads promotion of Confessions from the Comments Section complete and the New Year finally rolling into some semblance of high gear, your friendly, neighborhood Existential Troubadour was especially pleased to receive word about Midwest Book Review’s sparkling praise for our latest literary emanation. Midwest Book Review has been one of the nation’s most respected and comprehensive bastions of literary criticism since the mid-1970s, … Read More Midwest Book Review Gives Us Some Lovin’

I can’t lose the Schlegels, no matter what …

Jonathan will be launching his revamped Official Website along with the first project in his new multimedia production company at some time in February, 2015. Things are taking a little bit longer than expected, but good things arrive when they are least expected. Sometimes. Bear with us as we prepare for the coming launch and, of course, a thousand thanks for your patience. You … Read More I can’t lose the Schlegels, no matter what …