Chris M. Arnone

Chris was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, and lasting love through Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy and their cats. ​

What a Drag Story Hour Actually Looks Like

As drag story hour is contested across the nation, one writer details what the reading event is actually like.

What is the Appeal of Dystopian Fiction?

In a world facing a climate crisis along with a host of other overwhelming challenges, why do we still choose to read dystopian fiction?

9 Amazing Graphic Novels from AAPI Artists and Writers

As AAPI Heritage Month closes, here are nine (technically 11) of the most amazing comics from AAPI artists and writers.

12 Books That Prove Nothing is Off Limits for YA

Wars happen. Friends and family members die. Monsters attack. Here are 12 books to prove that nothing is off limits for YA.

12 Stellar Found Family Young Adult Books in Space

In space, your found family is the group that CAN hear you scream. Here are 12 stellar found family young adult books in space.

10 Sweeping Fantasy Books Like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

While you charge up your Nintendo Switch, here are 10 sweeping fantasy books like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

10 Great Books Like Guardians of the Galaxy

Great comics and novels bring space vibes, found-family vibes, and sometimes both. Here are 10 great books like Guardians of the Galaxy. Start with The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang.

12 New Graphic Novels and Comics You Need to Read in May 2023

Ranging from superheroic to spooky to science fiction, here are the new graphic novels and comics you need to read in May 2023.

How to Read Poetry While Getting a Tattoo

Like tattoos, the cover of your book says something about you. Here's how to pick the best poetry books for your particular flavor.

Perfectly Poetic Gifts for National Poetry Month

Every poet needs a mug for their tea or coffee or whiskey, right? These gifts for National Poetry Month are perfectly poetic.