Eric J. Guignard
Eric J. Guignard writes dark and speculative fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles.
Assorted stories and articles that bear his byline may be found in the disreputable publications reserved for back alley bazaars. As an editor, Eric’s produced the anthologies, “Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations” and “After Death…”, the latter of which won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award®. Read his novella, “Baggage of Eternal Night” (a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award), and watch for many more forthcoming books, including “Chestnut ’Bo” (TBP 2016).
Outside of the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. He’s a member of the Horror Writer’s Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Of America, and the International Thriller Writers.
Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.
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The Variety and Ecology of Galls, With a Focus on Those Induced on Oak Species
This research article discusses galls, the homes of insect larvae which are created by manipulating the host tree to build the homes for them. I will discuss identification and explanation of galls through their strange and beautiful arrangements, as well as understanding the life cycle of the gall-encased insects, and also the secondary uses of galls by humans.
The Roles and Challenges of Communication in the Workplace
This article discusses the appropriate roles of communications within the workplace as well as challenges that are caused by poor communications. Topics explored include: Understanding cultural differences, creating positive climate, understanding communication flow, and use as a strategic networking tool.
An Exploration of Patterns and Color Palettes of Snakes
This research article discusses the appearance of snakes, in regards to their color variation and the patterns arranged on their scales. Snakes throughout the world are found in every color of the rainbow and range from bearing solid markings to intricate geometric patterns on their skin. Emphasis of this article is placed on understanding as well as appreciating the reasons for such diversity.
Policy Analysis of Social Security Reform, an Issue of National Importance
Abstract: This research article discusses the importance of Social Security reform and how the program impacts the United States. From a historic review to a future prediction, the Social Security program has benefited millions of people. However, it is now faltering and a comparison is made of various reform measures.
Word Count: 5,023 (research article only)
Medicinal Uses of Chaparral Plants
This research article discusses the different parts of plants in the chaparral biome that are used for medicinal purposes. Historic and modern uses are compared for roots, bark, leaves, flowers, stems, and other elements which offer a pharmacy of natural alternative cures.
Word Count: 1,582 (research article)
Edible Elements of Conifers
Abstract: This article discusses the diversity of different parts of trees in the conifer family that are edible. Historic and modern uses are compared for such elements as nuts, bark, roots, berries, needles, and sap.
Keywords: conifers; edible elements; biodiversity; ecology; nuts
Word Count: 1,437 (article only)
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- Both Sides of My Mind
on Sep. 10, 2012
REVIEWED: Both Sides of My Mind
WRITTEN BY: David F. & Marci L. Norman
David and Marci Norman's compiled book, "Both Sides of My Mind," provides an engaging mixed-bag of fiction, essays, and articles. You won't find a consistent subject matter throughout this collection, but you will find an undercurrent of crisp prose and thoughtful journalism that ties everything together. From the Sci-Fi exploits of the gun-slingin' Handyman, "The Kid," to explaining the California State legal justification for hiring professional retail security, this book reads as half "Newsweek" and half "Weird Tales." Some of my personal favorite inclusions are the speculative fiction tale, "Transition," and the (seemingly) biographical life-lesson, "Be Careful What You Wish For - You Just Might Get It."
Four out of Five stars