The perfect children’s book? Just add intelligence
/ September 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

  Since I’ve already written my first, now may be a little late to ask the question. Still, I’ve been thinking more and more about what exactly it is that makes for a good children’s book as I continue working on my second. What is it that makes a kid want to turn that page and…

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The Mayonnaise Murders Part 2: Munchkin’s story
/ September 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The following is a scene excerpted from “The Mayonnaise Murders Part 2”, my next novel, coming in October Everybody on the street called him Munchkin, but it wasn’t just because of his size. Granted, he was what most would refer to as itty bitty, weighing in at a comical 110 pounds, and standing no taller…

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A Song of Ice and Fire a study in storytelling
/ September 15, 2014 0 COMMENTS

After more than six months of on-again off-again reading, I finally managed to finish all five volumes of  R.R. Martin’s still-not-finished fantasy saga, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Five books, and nearly every single one of them over 1,000 pages’ worth of exquisitely (and excruciatingly) detailed description, dialogue and drama that is probably the…

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How Maurice Sendak showed me where my wild things are
/ September 12, 2014 0 COMMENTS

So I’m now in the process of attempting to write a children’s book for very young children, meaning those youngsters around 8-10 years old. And as I sat there in front of my screen this afternoon, praying frantically to the muse who I pay by the hour to deliver at least an opening sentence to push me…

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Mayonnaise Murders sci fi; origins of the Gerruh
/ September 8, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“The Mayonnaise Murders, Part 2” is scheduled to be released in late September/early October 2014. This is one of a series of posts leading up to that release. Like with most of my characters, I’m not quite sure where the Gerruh really came from. They just appeared a few chapters in, letting me know it…

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