The final update for 2016. There haven't been many updates the past few weeks. To be frank, I haven't been able to get much writing done. It's been an extended run of writer's block. It's a terrible feeling. The passion is still there but you feel as though you the creative flow has disappeared and … Continue reading Weekly Update
Like everyone else, I had my share of ups and downs in 2016. Hey there were some wonderful moments for me. I released my debut novel and my first grandchild was born. Not too shabby. But I'm also glad 2016 coming to an end. There was too much negativity for me. We lost many iconic figures, political … Continue reading Here’s Hoping For A Good 2017
Below is an excerpt from Chapter 15 of my next novel. Yes, it's Christmas on Mars! The story reflects characters and events in previous chapters. Twas the nocturnal period before Christmas, when under the roof, Not a creature was stirring, not even a Poof. Hosiery was meticulously suspended by hooks on … Continue reading Twas The Night Before Christmas …On Mars
The most common question I'm asked about my debut novel, THE ROAD AHEAD, is where do the characters come from? Who is Rick Tompkins? I'm pretty sure I recognize. Are you Jerry? I know there has to have been a real Kitty. Over my public sector career, I've worked with hundreds of politicians, political staff … Continue reading Where Do My Characters Come From?
"If a man faces up to the [unknown] and takes the dare of the future, he can have some control over his destiny." John Glenn As many followers know, my next novel is a humourous story about the adventures of a man on Mars. The reason that this story is even believable is because of … Continue reading John Glenn Inspired Us To Explore Space
A terrific interview with Andy Weir, best-selling novelist and author of The Martian, which was adapted into a feature film starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney and received 7 Academy Awards nominations. Andy, a college dropout turned software engineer and card-carrying geek, explains the extensive process of bringing his novel to the screen while … Continue reading How To Survive On Mars