When I started this blog back in 2007 (sheesh, has it been that long?) I did it as an extension of my work as a writer and author. A visit to Park City, Utah and a writer’s conference held there that summer told me that every writer needed to have a blog. What on earth … More One. Thousand. Followers.
“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” Mark 8:36 NIV It isn’t until you look the Devil in the eye for the first time–really look at him–that you realize that you have seen him before. I was actually going to introduce this story as the time I … More Short Story: “The Devil Went Down to Tulsa”
Today’s the day I set aside to introduce my new cover for The Key of Solomon. And so, without further ado, here it is: If you can’t quite read the back cover copy, I’ll provide that right here. People have been asking what the book is about, and that’s probably the best way to explain … More Let’s Make It Official.
Yesterday I had the joy of giving final approval on the cover for The Key of Solomon, something I will be unveiling a week from today. And it got me thinking about something that happened more than 20 years ago. Back in the 90s, I was a book editor in Idaho–among other things–and a magazine … More Selling the Whole Package
I’ve never been a detail person. I consider myself a generalist, and have a reputation of getting a great deal of work done fast. The problem is that I find the details sometimes lacking when you focus on getting volumes of work done. It seems odd for me, a person with several decades’ experience as … More The Devil Is In the Details
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Broadway Books. 608 pages. I had heard rumor that this story was good and that it was going to be made into a movie. Then recently when Shelly and I went to the showing of Blade Runner (which you should really see), they showed a trailer for the new … More Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
Eagle in the Snow: General Maximus and Rome’s Last Stand by Wallace Breem. Rugged Land. 320 pages. I’ve never read Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, even though I thought I would like to one day. The two main reasons why I want to read it is because (1) I think the … More Review: “Eagle In the Snow” by Wallace Breem