Joseph C. Reiss

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Mr. Reiss grew up in New Jersey, went to college at Syracuse University, and somehow graduated in four years. Then he went down South for even more college, getting a graduate degree in Human Resource Development from Clemson University.

Mr. Reiss makes his living as an instructional designer--a relatively still unknown niche hybrid of technical writing, graphic design, and interactive web programming. Name a profession; Mr. Reiss has likely developed a training program for the people in that industry. He has worked with subject matter experts in the fields of finance, chemical engineering, airline operations, physical therapy, technology, and bullying prevention.

The title "The Incendiary Agent" is a reference to white phosphorous, the high
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As anyone can tell from my book lists, I'm a big fan of graphic novels. I re-read my graphic novels regularly. I'll never throw them out.

If there’s a place where graphics novels and “regular” novels meet, it’s those beautiful covers on those old pulps. Check out the cover of "Wild Weekend", by artist Lou Marchetti:

Wild Weekend by Henry Ellsworth

Just look at that. The expression on the woman’s face, her pre-waif era build, e... Read more of this blog post »
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The Hitman Who Hates Boring Conversation And Doesn’t Even Know How Much His Own Goddamn Watch Costs (A Bar Story) (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The Doctor took off the watch and studied it. “No, this wasn’t a gift. I stole it off the corpse from my first hit. I guess I wanted something to remember him by.” His eyes went up to the barman, who said nothing at first, and then smiled.
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