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Richard Lee Byers
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As I've mentioned previously, I absolutely love BANSHEE, the tale of a rural Pennsylvania town that's got damn near everything lurid and pulpy going on. This season (the final one, sadly), the writers have added devil worshippers, serial killings, and an SM club to the mix. I so wish I lived there.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!
 
Fun fact: Grodd had been enjoying his lunch until his personal shopper told him how much she’d spent at Whole Foods.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!
 
Fun fact: Kong’s friends were in agreement that he really needed to learn to delegate.
 
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Time for the Ape of the Day!
 
Fun fact: B’zoko (center) was as eager as the next simian soldier to get off the base and hunt filthy humans…but only after the new uniforms came in.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!
 
Fun fact: Though it had been dark in the alley where Barney robbed Mrs. Stephens, he had an ugly feeling that she was still going to pick him out of the lineup.
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Email from Orbitz says, "Flights from Tampa are dropping!" I'm not so sure that's a good thing.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!
 
Fun fact: Lecturing as a visiting professor at the Midway City School of Super-Villainy and Mad Science, Grodd stressed that, no matter how diabolical one’s reputation, a hearty Thumbs Up went a long way to sell a deception or fake-out.
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Last night I finished A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay. It's really, really good. If you're a horror fan, I recommend you check it out.

http://www.amazon.com/Head-Full-Ghosts-Novel/dp/0062363247/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462031773&sr=8-1&keywords=head+full+of+ghosts
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Happy birthday (so to speak) to the death of former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley! He died on this day in 1956 while giving a speech in Virginia. Specifically, he dropped dead immediately after declaring the following:
 
“I would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than sit in the seats of the mighty.”
 
Be careful what you wish for.
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Happy birthday to HAIR! It opened at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway on this day in 1968.
 
At the time, people like me thought it contained deep wisdom, and while it hasn’t aged especially well, it maybe did have a little.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9oq_IskRIg  
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Happy birthday to Odette Hallowes, born on this day in 1912!
 
Stricken with polio at age seven, she spent a year blind and another without the use of her limbs.
 
Though that might have been enough adversity to last many of us a lifetime, as an adult, she became an Allied Intelligence agent during World War II and went to Nazi-occupied France to work with the Resistance. Unfortunately, an Abwehr counterintelligence agent infiltrated the operation of which she was a part, and she was arrested and tortured with a red-hot poker. Even so, she didn’t deviate from her cover story.
 
The Nazis sentenced her to death, put her in Ravensbruck concentration camp, but, probably because her adherence to that cover story conned them into believing she was related to Winston Churchill, didn’t actually execute her. After the end of the war, she testified against guards who’d committed war crimes.
 
The more you find out about the female Allied Intelligence officers who served behind enemy lines during the war, the more impressive they look. Agent Peggy Carter’s adventures may be fantasy, but her cool, dauntless personality seems pretty much taken from real-life examples.
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Happy birthday to Edward Gibbon, born on this day in 1737!
 
He once said the following, which we who frequent social media may find to be good advice:
 
“I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.”
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  • Self
    Writer, 1986 - present
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Tampa, FL - Plant City, FL - Lakeland, FL - Columbus, Ohio
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I write fantasy and horror fiction.
Introduction
I'm Richard Lee Byers, the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels including a number set in the Forgotten Realm universe. My current projects include The Brotherhood of the Griffon, an ongoing series about a mercenary (excuse me, sellsword) company in the Forgotten Realms, and The Impostor, an ongoing series that's either a superhero comic in prose or a modern version of a hero pulp depending on your frame of reference.
Bragging rights
From a recent review of The Impostor #1: Half a Hero: The Impostor #1: Half a Hero succeeds in everything that it was trying to accomplish. It was entertaining, had interesting and likable characters, an intriguing story and world, and leaves you wanting more. It’s something that I can see myself following as more of this series comes out. It’s definitely worth checking out. http://travizzt.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/the-impostor-1-half-a-hero-by-richard-lee-byers/
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  • University of South Florida
    Psychology, 1972 - 1975
  • Ohio State University
    Psychology, 1968 - 1972
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