We humans have to be stronger than we ever imagine, love ourselves in the process, and dig in when the ground seems to sink. We not only relish adventures, we create them. That’s the basis of Saylor’s story in my young adult science fiction trilogy, Insurrection. Volume Two of the trilogy, entitled Incomplete, is now... Continue Reading →


A while ago, I encouraged you all to check out internships at literary agencies and publishers. Those who have interned or are interning generally do better on contests. Why? Because they have the PR powerhouses behind them. They're known in the literary world. They're working on their craft (not just writing but marketing) daily. Practice makes... Continue Reading →

Heir Quest

I'm currently querying a young adult fantasy tentatively tiled - HEIR QUEST. It follows a teenager, Cal, when she's kidnapped by a tree to assist a faerie prince. The prince, Oberon, needs to defeat a dragon and save a distressed damsel to earn his crown, but tradition demands a human companion witness his mission. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

Victorians and Modern Morality

So, I was on the receiving end of a slightly one-sided conversation about Hannibal. While I was avoiding thinking about uncannily appropriate rhymes, my brain instead went to a strange connection - Edward Cullen. Then it bounced earlier to Lestat. From there, I went to Dracula. Having had it with vampires, I went to Loki,... Continue Reading →


B-rated movies were cheap, small plotted movies. Then the 1970s hit, and just like the music of the decade, up was down and down was up. The movies that became classics seemed to have been those often rated in the B class: The Exorcist, Jaws, Star Wars, Dawn of the Dead... The list of movies... Continue Reading →

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