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Twelve Thoughts on the Twelfth Doctor

In case you want to remain unspoiled until the Christmas episode, do not read this post!  Don’t hit the jump! Read more

Hollow Earth Conversation with John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman

On Friday night, at Boswell Books‘ Hollow Earth event at Alverno College in Milwaukee, we were privileged to get an interview with John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman about their new book.  John is a highly successful actor and entertainer both here in the United States as well as the UK.  You know him from his roles as “Captain Jack Harkness” in “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood”, plus he’s just started a recurring role as the “Well Dressed Man” in The CW’s “Arrow”.  Carole is an author of several books, written with John, as well as a professor of English at Alverno College.  Join us for a conversation about Hollow EarthTorchwood, and future books and acting roles.

Phil of ASM: Thank you very much for agreeing to meet with us.  We are big fans of you from Torchwood and Doctor Who

John Barrowman: Great.

Phil: And we have several of your books.  We saw you at Boswell several years ago when you signed I Am What I Am.

Carole Barrowman:  That’s right.  Okay.  Good!

Phil: We love Hollow Earth.  Absolutely love it.  As you can see, we got the —

John: The British version.

Carole: Well done.  Good.

Phil: So, Hollow Earth is the story of two siblings, and much of the story takes place in Scotland.  Obviously, the two of you have traveled around the UK and grew up in Scotland.  How much of that got translated into the book? Read more

Book Review of “Torchwood: Exodus Code” by John Barrowman & Carole E. Barrowman

Torchwood:  Exodus Code is a novel that takes place within the universe of the popular BBC (and Starz for the most recent series) television series TorchwoodTorchwood is a spinoff of the long-running classic series Doctor Who and continues the story of Captain Jack Harkness (portrayed by John Barrowman) after his adventures with the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 series.

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Carole and John Barrowman on a Midwest Tour

Boswell Books, sponsor of the Milwaukee event

Coming soon to a Midwestern city near you (hopefully) — Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman!  Yes, Captain Jack Harkness himself is coming to the States. John and Carole are touring several Midwestern cities in support of the soon-to-be released Hollow Earth (did you read ASM’s review of the UK version?  No?  Go.  Read.  We’ll wait. And then read our review of Torchwood: Exodus Code.  Again, we’ll wait.).  Starting October 30th, they will tour northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, and Minneapolis.  You can see the exact tour dates and locations at John’s website. Read more