Writers don’t get summer vacations

Writers don’t get summer vacations

I seem to remember, a long time ago, that school started in the first week of September, shortly after Labor Day. It feels like it’s gotten earlier, slipping into August. Since it’s been an increasingly-distressing amount of time since I was last in school, I no...

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Sidekick Powers

Sidekick Powers

Can A Good Pun Become A Great Book? I no longer recall where or when this idea originated, just that it came from not paying attention. I probably misheard "psychic power" as "sidekick powers" and thought, "Hey, what about a series starring sidekicks with lesser...

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Truberbrook: Twin Peaks meets Fringe

Truberbrook: Twin Peaks meets Fringe

Truberbrook is a point-and-click mystery game set in a quaint little town in the mountains of Germany. And by quaint, I mean batshit crazy. It’s an onion of a puzzle game, and each layer is weirder than the one before. You play as Dr. Hans Tannhauser (yes, there’s a...

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Ballpark In-seat dining

Ballpark In-seat dining

Press 1 For Peanuts. Press 2 For Cracker Jacks. A few weeks ago, my wife and I ventured out to see our former hometown (or at least, home region) Boston Red Sox on the Anaheim stop of their West Coast trip. It's always interesting being a fan on "foreign" turf, but...

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Meet Black Ocean: TNG

Meet Black Ocean: TNG

Welcome to my first formal author update where I'll talk about what I'm working on, plus any general news (if relevant). This new topic will replace "Musings & Brain teasers", since most of you didn't seem too interested in them. If you DID like my "musings"...

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The Best Half-Movie in Ages

The Best Half-Movie in Ages

If you are of a certain age and sci-fi prediliction, you’ve likely seen the 1984 oeuvre by David Lynch simply entitled: Dune. It was based on a novel by the same name, written by Frank Herbert, in much the same way that the movie Battleship was based on the board...

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Some topics you just don’t touch

Some topics you just don’t touch

Sometimes an idea comes to you. It’s dark yet compelling from a storytelling perspective. And yet, an integral part of that idea is just too dangerous an idea to release into the world.This is the story of the misbegotten tale-that-never-was, "Hell Divers".The...

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It’s like D&D without the D&D

It’s like D&D without the D&D

If you’ve never played D&D but always been intrigued by the concept, Lord’s of Waterdeep is a great tabletop board game to get you a taste. Set in the infamous Forgotten Realms city of Waterdeep, you play the role of one of the city’s mysterious masked rulers,...

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