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December 22, 2015

What a Year! Best of the Blog 2015

Linking Horn, Steff

cat sanctuary Lima

cat sanctuary Lima

Chilling with the felines in the cat sanctuary park in Lima, Peru.

What a year! 2015 has been absolutely one of the best years of my life. I couldn’t even pin that sentiment down to one particular event, it’s just been a whole bunch of awesome piled one atop the other. I published seven books, travelled to South America, build 1/3 of a house, saw some incredible shows, and had some awesome times with friends and family.

I’m officially on holiday starting today, but I’ve got two books coming out before the end of the year (you can even pre-order The Woman in Black now, if you want to grab it for $0.99), so expect to see some booky content going up on the blog before then. I’ll take a week or two break in Jan, and then we’ll be BACK INTO IT. Expect to see more books, more metal, more travel, and more awesome shit in 2016.

Here’s my highlight reel for 2015. I’d love to hear what you got up to – shout out in the comments, or on Facebook!

Music

Steff’s List of the Top Ten Albums of 2014

Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac, Auckland 2015

So What Exactly Is Post-Metal, Anyway?

10 of My Favourite Post-Metal Albums

NZ Music Month: NZ Metal Bands to Check Out

Metal Mixtape: Playlist for Marching into Battle

Concert Review: Uriah Heep, Auckland 2015

Ask a Metalhead: I Want to Meet the Band!

Books & Writing

Why I Write

Introducing Steffanie Holmes, my romance alter ago!

Metalheads Who Read: Mark Z Danielewski’s House of Leaves

The Gauge War is here!

Release Day: Grab Your Copy of Witch Hunter today!

Metalheads who Read: Art of Asking, Amanda Palmer

A New Era of Author: I’m a Guest on Radio NZ Nights!

History & Travel

Metal History: The Iron Maiden (no, not THAT Iron Maiden)

The Mysterious History of the Ouija Board, and other Spirit Boards

My Incan Adventures: La Chascona, Santiago, Witches Market in La Paz, Amantani Island, Peru, and the Amazon Jungle. (And yes, I will write more soon).

DIY & Off-Grid Living

Medieval Dinner Party: Cooking a 3-Bird Roast

So You Want to Live Off-the-Grid?

Misc.

Fear and Loathing and Squirrels: What to Do When You’re Scared Shitless

Getting Your First Tattoo

15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Metal, Goth, Weird & Awesome People

10 Wicked Ouija & Spirit Board Items for the Body and Home

The Witch in the Box: Modern Witches on TV

Whole Lotta Love: Valentines Day Gift Guide for Metalheads, Goths, Freaks & Geeks

You Asked, I Answer: AMA with Steff

Grab your copy of my latest dark fantasy, The Gauge War now!

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