June 13, 2017 • Geek, Humor, Quirk Life
John J. McGurk is Vice President, Digital & Print Production at Quirk Books. Since joining the company in 2007 he has supervised production of more than 450 print and e-books, including Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, and many other bestsellers that would’ve done just fine without him.
June 12, 2017 • Geek, Men's Interests, Quirk Life
It’s June—the most wonderful time of the year! Yup. You read that right. The temperature is rising. I’m grilling multiple times a week. My golf game is hitting peak performance. My weekends are spent at the beach or enjoying nature. The whole summer is ahead of me. And it’s almost Father’s Day!
As a son and a father, I know the pressure placed on finding the perfect gift. It’s a tall task some years. But, thanks to social media, I no longer need to rely on my own critical eye to select the perfect present. Nope. This year, I’m crowd-sourcing via Twitter. The beautiful thing about Twitter is you never know what you’re gonna get. So read on to find the surprising mix of responses and the personas behind them. Happy Father's Day!
June 9, 2017 • Geek Girl, History, Women's Interest
As the lone Canadian in Wonder Women, Sarah Emma Edmonds has a special place in my heart – and hopefully in yours, once you hear about her amazing exploits. You can read her story in full in my book Wonder Women, but I thought I would share with you my quick Coles Notes* on one of the most bad-ass nerdy babes in history, supplemented by original ephemera from Michigan in Letters, Collections Canada, and her own book.
June 8, 2017 • Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
Invariably, when I go on tour or to cons to talk about Wonder Women, someone asks me to pick my favorite woman in the book – and let me tell you, that is a nigh impossible decision. So many of these women have the most kick-ass life stories, and I feel so incredibly honored to have been able to bring them to print.
June 7, 2017 • Comics, Women's Interest
Almost seventy-six years after she was introduced in All Star Comics #8, Diana Prince, Princess of Themyscira, badass superhero Wonder Woman, is finally getting her first live-action solo appearance on the silver screen. The long overdue recognition has been met with some skepticism but a ton of joy and excitement from Wonder Woman fans around the world. Diana is more than just a princess for many: she’s a fierce heroine, a feminist and gay rights icon, everyone’s favorite female superhero, and the hero that we need.
June 7, 2017 • Author: Ransom Riggs, Fiction
To celebrate the 6 year anniversary of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and release of the entire series in paperback, we're inviting you to re-enter the world of the Peculiars through #PeculiarSummer, an online book club for Miss Peregrine's fans and newbies!
Is there something you'd love to ask about the series? Join Ransom Riggs along with the creative team behind Miss Peregrine's to have your peculiar questions answered. Send us your questions for Ransom on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #PeculiarSummer!