Inspiration in strange places – Kong: Skull Island

I’ve written about where I find my inspiration before, and have been pretty clear that without Captain America: The Winter Soldier, my second novel Loose Strands would be a considerably different work. As I think back to when I wrote that and what other films and television shows I’ve seen since, I don’t think anything […]

How do you quantify success as a self published author?

I hope in reading these words you’re not expecting some world-bending enlightenment on my part.  Because brothers and sisters, I don’t have it. As an American, I’ve been raised to believe that ultimately success = dollars.  To be considered “successful” it means to earn money doing a job (hopefully something you enjoy) enough so that […]

This one hits me hard – rest in peace Steve Dillon

Even for folks who are really important to me (but people who I don’t know) I’m not often personally affected by their deaths.  For some reason, though, comic book artist Steve Dillon has hit me pretty hard. Maybe it’s because I recently finished watching the premier season of AMC’s adaptation of Dillon’s seminal work, Preacher, […]

Daredevil Season 2 Trailer leaves no good deed unpunished

Yes, I’m a shameless comic book superhero fan, and I believe that my love in comics at an early age is what drove me to be the voracious reader and writer that I am today. Two of the biggest influences to me as a kid were Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil and the explosive entrance […]

Top Ten Writing Inspirations of 2015 – Part 3

This past year has been one of ups, downs, and in-betweens. I lost two people close to me, but published my first novel and submitted several potential works for possible future publication.  Throughout this series of events it was often tough to dig out some writing inspirations of 2015. Throughout the emotional minefield of 2015 […]

Top Ten Writing Inspirations of 2015 – Part 2

Yesterday I ran down the roller coaster that was 2015 and gave some insight into writing inspirations and motivations that I drew from the year that was. Join me here for Part Two of this look back. 07 – Fellow Kindle Worlds Authors G.I. Joe on Kindle Worlds Along with my own novel work, I’ve […]

Top Ten Writing Inspirations of 2015 – Part 1

Looking back at the year that was, 2015 had its share of ups and downs. Early in the year one of my close friends unexpectedly passed away, and near the end of the year I lost a very close family member, two bookends to a year that many would say was best left forgotten.  How can writing […]

River – Netflix’s new BBC transplant is a sublime surprise

With Jessica Jones hitting Netflix on November 20th, I figured my binging hit its max, but then when surfing Netflix to look for a decent movie this long weekend, I came across River.  It was a surprise, not a series I’d even heard an inkling for, but as a manic fan of most BBC’s police […]