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The Twenty Books Jay Recommended the Most This Year – 2020

I was pleasantly surprised to find myself on a year-end list of books. As a writer, reader, reviewer and occasional journalist, Jay has seen a lot of books, and these 20 in 2020 stuck with him.

I recommend a lot of books. Each month, I compile a list of the ten books I recommended most that month. This is very unscientific. I scan my Twitter, email, articles I’ve written, and other corners of the Internet to sort my book recommendations into a countdown. People love lists and countdowns…

Regarding #19 (me) Jay said of WHITE PICKET PRISONS,

Kelli Owen is one of a number of authors who is under recognized for her talent. This book could have easily become a copy of a number of stories that orbit this premise, but Owen very quickly establishes that she is no one’s imitator. It has a great crime fiction feel and a marvelous horror sensibility. I was glad to be reading this story the whole time I was in it.

See his blog post for the other nineteen books you should probably be aware of!

 

 

Signing Off | Buttercup of Doom 2.11



The end of a (short) era. The finale of the Buttercup of Doom podcast was taped live at Scares That Care charity weekend 5 because a bunch of lovely humans donated funds during the Horror Show with Brian Keene telethon and decreed it to be. And so it was.

We performed without a net—no notes, no plan—winging it with whomever showed up. It was a free-for-all Q&A, which included the famous “f*ck, marry, kill” question, pizza toppings, group sing-alongs, many other topics, insanity, giggles, and a reminder of rule number one: Don’t Be A Dick (oh, that should be my campaign slogan: Buttercup 2020)

Many many thanks to those who donated to make it happen, to those who attended the taping, and to those who have listened over the years. Not sure what kept your attention, but I’m humbled to have had it. Thank you, and good-night…

Available FREE (until Sept 1 only!!) on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunes • I♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast … and then POOF, gone. Unless you’re a patreon, then you can get access to these and anything new I may record. It’s only a buck. A single lonely dollar. $1.00 in the grand scheme of things. Go on then… be a patreon!

Sponsors: my new novel TEETH (not your mom’s vampires) and my ABCs coloring book for adults, The Atrocious Alphabet with illustrations by Chris Enterline

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Those in attendance who were given the opportunity to shout-out their wares… I think I have hunted them all down. Other podcasts representedNecrocasticonCosmic ShenanigansInk Stains •  Horror Show with Brian Keene. Peeps with goodsMary SanGiovanniWesley SouthardJohn UrbancikShawn ChesserPocket Change ProductionsPinups by IndiVictoria Zera Timpanaro

Merchandise (last chance! I imagine these will disappear when the episodes do!): pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Hashtag Hell: #stc #scaresthatcare #clivebarker #stephenking #deadkoontz #pizza #werewolfgame #suitcaseguy #barefoot #nerds #geeks #QandA #emotionalsupportpets #hamsters #animals #dogs #cats #corn #genre #vampires #TEETH #ABC #coloringbook #coffeetalk #garagetalk #gypsywisdom #fuckmarrykill #vacation #NSFW #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: nada. nuttin. zip. zero. ziltch. Thanks for playing… (want more? become a patreon)

 

Interwebs | Buttercup of Doom ep 37

BODep37-defooAvailable FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In
and now available on Google Play Music

Sex and shopping… it’s what the internet does best, but are you prepared for its worst? Covering tech in the 101, and appreciating the giggles the net does offer, we quickly move on into the scary side of the internet: predators, players, police and punks. From phishing to catfishing, from cyberbullies to cults — the dangers are out there, everywhere, and most of us ignore the baddest of the bunch. Welcome to the interwebs, where the citizen are out for your money, your blood, your children.

Sponsors: Project iRadio’s Patron Page | The Horror Show w/ Brian Keene

Suggestions/Requests: Jaime Saul (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Buttercup of Doom on facebook | The Oatmeal | Cyanide & Happiness | “online sting entrapment” | Freedomain Radio (DeFoo freak) | FDR Liberated (escaped DeFoo) | John Urbancik | Snopes.com

Hashtag Hell: #www #tech #cellphone #jurassicpark #briankeene #phishing #predators #players #police #punks #pervs #catfishing #johnnydepp #cyberbully #cult #charlesmanson #porn #tumblr #throatpunch #HWA #darknet #defoo #freedomainradio #socrates #billandted #keanu #batshitcrazy #joerogan #snopes #jimjones #fearthewalkingdead #spidersenses #johnnydeppcomplaints #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #affluent #misappropriation #graffiti

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here

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