• Cheyenne Saturday - Richard Jessup
  • The Bloody Medallion - Richard Jessup writing as Richard Telfair
  • Chuka - Richard Jessup
  • The Cincinnati Kid - Richard Jessup
  • The Branch Will Not Break - James Wright
  • Roadmap Through Bullying: Effective Bully Prevention for Educators - Julie Nicolai
  • The Definitive Brother Juniper - Father Justin 'Fred' McCarthy
  • Portrait of an Artist with 26 Horses: Empty-Grave Vanilla Edition - William Eastlake
  • The Tales of Yot - Adam Nicolai
  • The Shaggy Man of Oz - Jack Snow
  • The Magical Mimics in Oz - Jack Snow
  • The Silver Princess in Oz - Ruth Plumly Thompson
  • Armchair Locomotion - Jen May
  • Grin and Bear It - George Lichty
  • The Strange World of Mr. Mum - Irving Phillips
  • Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Brother Juniper at Work and Play - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Brother Juniper Strikes Again - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Battle Cry - Jen May
  • Inside Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • More Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Well Done, Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • The Whimsical World of Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • The Ecumenical Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy

New Release: Battle Cry – poems by Jen May

by Nicolai on August 15, 2016


Jen May’s Battle Cry is now available in print and Kindle formats from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and via special order at your favorite local bookseller!

Across cultures, the warrior sounds: grieving, hurling, releasing anguish and might. This book is a reckoning in poetry of violence today, the personal and the accidental, the purposeful and the horrific. Capturing time as a domestic violence survivor, a witness, a mother and a fellow traveler, Battle Cry’s author leads us on a tour of the unimaginable. Yet Jen May brings the reader through, somehow reconciled to love, hope, and possibility.

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New Release: Armchair Locomotion – Jen May

by Nicolai on April 14, 2016


Check out the newest release from Empty-Grave Publishing: Armchair Locomotion, poems by Jen May

Armchair Locomotion is a collection of poems of new observation and heightened movement. Whether for contemplating ideas while at rest or moving mindlessly, author Jen May manages to turn image to the surreal and action to dream.

This debut collection is comprised of a journey through days and seasons, urban to landscape, from the sterile to the emotional.

May has a talent for fresh images, in “Renewal,” for example: mist covers everything like secrets and wears a frost bandage the next morning.


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Amazon’s Kindle Matchbook Program is Now Live!

October 30, 2013

Amazon’s Matchbook program allows publishers to offer Kindle ebooks at a deep discount, or even free, to purchasers of the print versions. I am pretty excited by this as it was something I wanted to do from day one and I’ve gone ahead and enabled Matchbook on ALL Empty-Grave titles. Anyone purchasing a print edition […]

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Terraria Tip: Automated Gold Farming by Selling Chests (Archived–No Longer Works)

April 12, 2013

**This bug has been patched on all platforms as of May 2014. This post is now for non-patched games and archival purposes only.** I watched a Youtube video about farming gold chests with active blocks. I also watched a video about farming dead goldfish with a crab-statue trigger. This is what happens when you combine […]

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Profiling the Private Gun Sale

February 16, 2013

I read Joe Nocera’s article “Notes from a Gun Buyback” in the New York Times today regarding a gun buyback and amnesty program in Newark that essentially put into action a plan I outlined in my earlier post “Let’s Complicate the Killing Spree–Buy the Killers’ Guns.”  Nocera writes that critics of the buyback plan claim […]

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Zero Dark Thirty: A sub-par Hollywood cliche hiding behind the badge of being “based on true events.”

January 13, 2013

One day, Not-A-Good-Movie strolled into a costume shop and flipped through the racks looking for something to wear. There, nestled in between The-Vietnam-War and The-Holocaust, it found a cute little number that fit perfectly—9/11. At the checkout register, Not-A-Good-Movie stumbled on the pièce de résistance for its new costume—a golden plastic badge imprinted with the […]

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Let’s Complicate the Killing Spree—Buy the Killers’ Guns

December 18, 2012

What will happen to the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle that was used to murder twenty kindergartners in Newtown, Connecticut? How about the 10mm Glock the shooter used to absolve himself of responsibility? I imagine they will be locked away in an evidence locker—stored until storage space is at such a premium they wind up going […]

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September Update: Two new releases!

September 29, 2012

Two titles were released in September. Portrait of an Artist with 26 Horses is an amazing Catch-22-ish work of fiction by prolific writer William Eastlake–author of The Bronc People and Go in Beauty. The Definitive Brother Juniper is a hardcover tome the size of a cinder-block. It contains all 850+ cartoons in the Brother Juniper series. […]

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Diablo 3: How Blizzard and its ‘Real Money’ Auctions Prevent Cheaters, Dupers, and Botters from Saving the Game

August 16, 2012

This article was initially going to be an in-depth analysis of why Blizzard created a Real Money Auction House (RMAH), all the steps they took to protect and nurture it, and how those steps destroy Diablo 3, but it was turning into a dissertation about virtual economies and black markets, ignorant company executives, and what […]

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The Tales of Yot is now available!

July 23, 2012

The Tales of Yot, written by Adam Nicolai and illustrated by Ardian Hoda, is now available in ebook and print formats. A hardcover version will be released in August as well. Beneath the blue sky, under the lands you’ve heard of, the Unheard-Of seeps through the soil, creeps in the muffled darkness. A misunderstood dictator […]

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