About JLHilton
J.L. Hilton is the author of the post-cyberpunk Stellarnet Series published by Carina Press and a jewelry artist featured in the books "Steampunk Style Jewelry" and "1000 Steampunk Creations." Find out more at JLHilton.com or JLHjewelry.com.

Are you ever too old for video games?

June 27, 2014 JLHilton

* * * In the 1970s, when video games were in their infancy, my grandparents loved playing cards, going to bingo and doing puzzles. No one told them they were “too old” to have fun. But Charlotte Geeks member Daniel Blake has been told several times that he’s too old […]


Writer Wednesday: Megan Miranda, science and the supernatural

April 9, 2014 JLHilton

Megan Miranda is the author of the YA thrillers Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and the upcoming Soulprint. With a degree in Biology from MIT, she taught high school science before becoming an author. She currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and two young children. Find her on Twitter, […]


Writer Wednesday: The magic of Jen McConnel

March 26, 2014 JLHilton

JEN MCCONNEL is the author of new adult fiction The Secret of Isobel Key and YA fiction Daughter of Chaos, as well as the modern magic guide Goddess Spells for Busy Girls: Get Rich, Get Happy, Get Lucky. Her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including […]


Writer Wednesdays: William Harms on video games, comics and zombie defense

February 26, 2014 JLHilton

William Harms has written for some the largest and most prestigious entertainment companies in the world, including Sony Entertainment, 2K, Ubisoft, Techland, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Sega, and Top Cow. His comic book work includes the acclaimed vampire series Impaler (finalist for the International Horror Guild Award), 39 Minutes, Captain […]


Feel Good Friday: Books vs. Movies

February 21, 2014 JLHilton

Are movie adaptations always worse than the original books upon which they’re based? I’ve heard, “It wasn’t as good as the book” about a gajillion times. But I’ve rarely–ever?– heard someone say “The movie was better than the book.” Does that happen? I took my questions to the Charlotte Geeks […]


Writer Wednesday: Jeremy Whitley, princesses and My Little Pony

February 12, 2014 JLHilton

Jeremy Whitley is the three-time Glyph winner and two-time Eisner nominee for his Princeless and The Order of Dagonet fantasy comics, head of the educational initiative for Action Lab Entertainment and writer for issue #2 of the new My Little Pony: Friends Forever Hasbro-licensed series of full-color comics by IDW Publishing, in […]


Writer Wednesday: 5 Questions with Richard Dansky

January 29, 2014 JLHilton

Richard E. Dansky is a writer and a designer of computer games and RPGs who lives in Durham. A former game developer for White Wolf Inc., he worked on Wraith: The Oblivion, Mind’s Eye Theatre, Vampire: The Dark Ages, Kindred of the East, and Orpheus game lines. He is currently […]


Writer Wednesday: Terry Ervin on the Iron Druid Chronicles

January 15, 2014 JLHilton

The following review comes to the Charlotte Geeks courtesy of SF/F author Terry Ervin. Published with permission. Contact Terry at terrywervin2 (at) yahoo.com.  Kevin Hearne and Luke Daniels: A Great Pairing for the Iron Druid Chronicles By Terry Ervin If you enjoy reading fantasy and haven’t heard of author Kevin […]

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