A World-Wide Pandemic?

A World-Wide Pandemic?

The Hot Zone was a #1 bestseller when it came out in 1995. It also got me thinking. When we deployed overseas one of the things our team medics had to study and brief the rest of the team on was the medical threats in our area of operations. I was on my sixth Dave...
Goodfellas; and Barge?

Goodfellas; and Barge?

Since every idea has been done, a job of the writer is to absorb as much idea and story from the world around them. Not to plagiarize: it’s research. It’s our job. In the evening, my wife and I, and our dogs, pile into bed and watch TV. My wife always has...
Write What You Know?

Write What You Know?

We hear that all the time. Since I was abducted by aliens, I wrote the Area 51 series to describe the mothership and what they were like and it did rather well. Or write what you want to know? The bottom line is write. For my fifth book, Cut Out, the idea was a...
Writer’s Need Mule-Like Stupidity

Writer’s Need Mule-Like Stupidity

Substitute the word ‘books’ and you’ve got it. Early in my career, which has now spanned three decades, while I was living in a one-room unheated apartment above a garage, I used to say I could make a lot more money doing other things, such as...
The Wife– a must see movie

The Wife– a must see movie

We recently watched The Wife (because my wife always has the controls and always finds the best stuff to watch, and even if she didn’t, I would say she did, because I’ve gotten wiser in my old age). First, this is a must see, but especially for writers....
On Writing: Dumb and Dumber

On Writing: Dumb and Dumber

I mentioned in a previous post about ideas that title is important and how my first book published, Eyes of the Hammer, failed in that regard? As did my second book: Dragon Sim-13. By the time my third book rolled around I was much smarter. Not. I got cute. I invented...