Author Archives: Bill Blume

About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.

9/11: Why Adults Get Frustrated When You Say You “Get It” (And Why They Shouldn’t)

When I think about 9/11, the first thing my brain goes to isn’t always the attack on the two towers of the World Trade Center or the Pentagon. I think back to 1993 when I was in college and working … Continue reading

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Fangs God It’s Friday: Rebecca

One of the weirdest vampire films I’ve watched is The Moth Diaries. This 2011 film was based on a novel of the same title by Rachel Klein. The story focuses on Rebecca, whose poet father committed suicide two years prior. … Continue reading

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Marvel Needs to Rip Off the Band-Aid

Two years ago, I wrote what remains one of this blog’s most viewed entries, Don’t Get Excited About the New Thor. In it, I made my case for why I didn’t trust Marvel to do right by the new female … Continue reading

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Grumpy Dragon’s Fourth of July Face-Off

To mark the Fourth of July, I decided to share something from the archives. Back in 2012, Windsor, the Grumpy Dragon, faced off with my talking cat Frank, the star of my old webcomic The Wildcat’s Lair. I’m happy to … Continue reading

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Fangs God It’s Friday: Dracula

In 2004, Warner Brothers went for an entirely different animated series starring Batman simply called The Batman. I recently tried to watch it, and while it wasn’t bad, I can’t say it got me all that excited. Trying to top … Continue reading

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Fangs God It’s Friday: Charley Brewster

I’m using today’s Fangs God It’s Friday to pay tribute to actor Anton Yelchin. The young actor who achieved his greatest acclaim for playing the part of Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot died this past Sunday in a … Continue reading

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Good-Bye to Page

When Page joined my household more than a decade ago, I wasn’t thrilled. That might surprise you when this dog found her way into so many of my creative endeavors. Not only did I use Page as a character within … Continue reading

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