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Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 2) Now Available!

The sequel to Where the Hell is Tesla? is HERE! SOMETHING CALLED THE “BLUE JUICE” IS COMING. FOR ALL OF US. Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe …

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Get a Sneak Listen to the audiobook for Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff!

This month, I’ve got something SUPER SPECIAL for you at the Listen To The Signal Podcast… the first three chapters of the audiobook for my brand new novel, Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! It’s the sequel to the Audible bestselling Where the Hell is Tesla?, and is just as absurd/heartwarming/ridiculous as the first book. But there’s much more that’s new, and it’s not all rainbows and unicorns…

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Rob Dircks’ Self-Publishing Panel at Writer’s Digest Conference ’17

A past attendee of the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City, I was shocked when they contacted me to speak on a panel this year. Me? At the front of the room? Yes, they were in fact serious, and our panel (I hope) was a serious help to budding writers …

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July’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Bloop,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

This month’s story is about a mysterious signal received from space. Is it a message? Or something else….? Beware of strange dreams after this one! Check out July’s FREE original audio sci-fi short story “Bloop” here.

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June’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Red Parka,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

This month’s story is about two crazy teenagers who find something on one of their phones that couldn’t possibly be true. Or could it? Enjoy!

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May’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Rose,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hey guys! All I’m going to say about this one is it’s about an old lady named Rose. And it’s another one that’s barely science fiction. And it’s shorty. That’s it. Enjoy!

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Rob Dircks crashes Villanova Comic Con 2017

On March 31, Rob Dircks (me) was joined by authors Maria V. Snyder and Nancy Holzner for Villanova University’s very first Comic Con! The three authors hosted a panel titled “Stories of Space, Supernatural, and Zombies,” and talked not only about the worlds and characters they’ve created, but the every-changing …

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April’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Tick Tick Tick,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

So last week I got a tick on me, and of course I freaked out, and did the whole doctor thing, they have to check your blood, check the tick, etc. And I started thinking: here’s this tiny little thing, hardly even there, and it can bring you to your knees. But what if it went even further? Like sci-fi further? Just how bad could it get? This story veers into sci-fi horror, so I apologize in advance if you have any bug nightmares.

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Michael McCarthy

Monique’s Poem

Monique Melendez, the author of the following poem, was a former student in my junior religion class. Here is a copy of her original work: Poetry’s Magic I love Monique’s poem. I love its simplicity, straight-fowardness and strength. She reveals herself. Like the sweetest of melodies, her poem makes its …

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Celebrating McCarthy’s Selection with a Goodreads Giveaway!

Poet Michael McCarthy’s work “The Strange People in Long Beach,” from his Goldfinch title The Ways of Grace, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the Suffolk County Poetry Review. Way to go, Michael! To celebrate, we’re running a Goodreads Giveaway of the title until the end of …

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