Do two great tastes taste great together? Is William Shakespeare mixed with Star Wars the literary equivalent of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup? That is the question I put before myself when I picked up William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher. What immediately comes to mind for most people is who? Or more grammatically, whom?... Continue Reading →
Amanda Todd, Bullying, and the Power of Naked Shame
Just yesterday, I posted an article relating naked shame to the suicide of a young teen, Christian Adamek, who went streaking at his high school football game. Today, another tragedy came to my attention, after a girl at my daughter's birthday party shared a YouTube video about Amanda Todd, a teen who was bullied to... Continue Reading →
Dear Editor: Query for "Skyclad Warriors"
Dear Editor, Skyclad Warriors is Avatar meets H.P. Lovecraft meets Homer, a high-fantasy adventure with ancient rivalries, time-traveling historians, naked primitives, and a machine that moves planets, at c. 170,000 words. The back flap might go something like this: To escape the slums of Hedonia, Thelana climbs into the pyramid temple of Sargonus to steal the... Continue Reading →
I am Walter White (and so are you)
Walter White is holding a gun to my head and forcing me to write this article. He wants me to justify his story, so that people will understand why he had to do all the awful things he did. At least, that is how I am feeling right now, after watching the finale of Breaking... Continue Reading →
Why My Job is the Worst in the World
Pizza isn't easy . . . Many of you who frequent my blog know that my other, er . . . profession, is that of restaurant manager, which continues to be a huge roadblock to my writing career. When I was born, my father looked at me like a queen bee and planned out my entire... Continue Reading →
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