Frankenstein: A Screenplay

A. S. Peterson proved himself an extraordinary storyteller with his "Fin's Revolution" series--a master of words, imagery, and human nature. It's been several years since I read them but there are certain scenes from Fin's Revolution that still stand out vivid in my memory, haunting, comforting, in their terrible beauty. Fin's story touched parts of … Continue reading Frankenstein: A Screenplay

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New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

Can't wait to read this new book by A.S. Peterson, author of two of my favorite books, Fiddlers Gun and Fiddlers Green!! I plan to take it on my Alaskan cruise in two weeks! "The story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature is much more than a mere monster tale. It's a story rich with theological, sociological, … Continue reading New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

As my friends and regular readers know, I am very slow to follow fads. I usually wait them out and see if everyone is still talking about the book when the next fad book comes on the scene before I pick it up to read myself. The first time I heard of The Hunger Games … Continue reading I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Advice To Young Writers

Not all writers start young. But to those who do, I think there is some special advice needed. When you're young, the world is at your feet and you're the next prodigy genius waiting to burst upon the world. I remember that feeling. I decided I wanted to "be a writer" when I was thirteen. … Continue reading Advice To Young Writers

My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

2015: A Year in Review (Binge Reading)

"Pocket, previously known as Read It Later, is an application and service for managing a reading list of articles from the Internet. It is available for OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kobo eReaders, and web browsers. The application allows the user to save an article or web page to the cloud for … Continue reading 2015: A Year in Review (Binge Reading)

The Guardians of Reputation

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation

Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Book of Dragons, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague Read August 24th-31st This collection features several delightful dragon stories I'd never heard before or heard only in part. My one critique is that the illustrations didn't always fit, the dragons often being more cartoonish and whimsical than fierce and magnificent as the stories describe … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi