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Chris M. Arnone

Chris was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, and lasting love through Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy and their cats. ​

What I Learned From The Sealey Challenge

Even though it began in 2017, this year was the first I'd heard of The Sealey Challenge. So what did I learn from The Sealey Challenge?

10 Genre-Blending Fantasy Books

For those of us that love multiple genres of books, here are ten genre-blending fantasy books as good as any Pitch Perfect mash-up.

Who is Black Adam?

Dwayne Johnson is the biggest name in Hollywood and we're all waiting for his superhero turn in 2022's Black Adam. But who is Black Adam?

A Guide to Sonnets

Of all the formal traditions in poetry, the sonnet might be the most famous. So what exactly is a sonnet? Here's a guide to sonnets.

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6 Manhwa and Manga Like The Beginning After the End

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A Guide to Pastoral Poetry

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8 Books About Gender Fluidity for Young Readers

Gender as a binary is purely a social construct. Here are eight books about gender fluidity to get the ball rolling for your young reader.

The StoryGraph Review: Is It Worth Replacing Goodreads?

While there are a number of Goodreads alternatives, The StoryGraph is the closest analog. Here's your Book Riot review of The StoryGraph.

14 of the Best Books for New Dads

Here are some of the best books for new dads, including The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year by Dawn Dais.