“Things That Go Bump in the Night”

For a dark and creepy show, Stranger Things is inherently comfortable. Netflix has been a shocking spring of original programming, from their collaborations with Marvel, to Orange is the New Black and House Of Cards. Even their movies have been spectacular, and is proving that great stories and small production companies can deliver better products than a lot of major studios. Stranger…

Hate leads to the Dark Side: racism in a galaxy far, far away?

I just heard the craziest thing that one might ever hear in connection to the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens. It's not a spoiler ... it's not a suspected plot twist that would more than likely turn out to be false. Either would be more welcome and understandable than what…

Sally Ember–*CHANGES*, Conversations between Authors

I was really nervous taking part in *CHANGES* with Sally Ember this morning. I had never done anything close to a live show, whether it be a television, internet, or radio program. There's always that fear that you'll say or do something unforgiveable and that it would be caught in the moment and preserved for…

The Importance of Kepler-452b

There are moments in the history of humanity when discoveries are made that inevitably alter the way we live. And these are the big ones that I'm talking about; the ones that spark our brains with sudden fits of imagination and perhaps even fear. Events like the discovery of fire, the ability to communicate ... the…

Kindle Sale!

I have been waiting quite a while to do a sale for my debut novel, "Plod On, Sleepless Giant". I had to pass on an opportunity earlier this year with my network of writers at FSFNet because the timing wasn't right for me. My book had just been released, and my publisher wanted me to…

Raised with Stories

I am sitting in my living room. Across from me is the bookshelf where Laura and I keep our treasures. If the two of us were ever guilty of anything it would be that we are packrats of books. She has been trying to convince me that we need to downsize, but I find it…

Drop Everything And Read!

I know the world is a very hectic place. There's groceries to buy, bills to pay ... things to be googled, tweeted, and instagrammed. Sometimes we lose track of all the things that once mattered to us as children, primarily the books we read. I don't mean to imply that you set your copy of…