Category: Featured Authors

Posts that highlight rising star authors or well established authors and their most recent book projects.

Moon 514 Featured on Wattpad

The brass at Wattpad.com invited me to approach their editors to have Moon 514 considered as one of their featured science fiction novels.  Soon afterwards, they informed me that they had read Moon 514 and that they were excited to have...

Wanted Hero Shoutout

Once again, acclaimed author Jaime Buckley redesigned the always entertaining WantedHero.com … you should check it out.  Really.   This isn’t a legitimate blog post.  It’s a shout out.  That’s it.  Get movin’!  Click on the picture to learn more...

We Even Forgot Our Name

Gollum may well be the most interesting non-protagonist character ever developed but I have to wonder who is more to blame for that fact in light of the recent LOTR franchise?  There is a strong argument that Peter Jackson may...

Begin it Now – Goethe

Today’s inspiration comes from Goethe and deservedly ranks as one of the best inspirational quotes of all time.  It is so well stated that I have little to add to it today: Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to...

Madness

Every once in a while, a great storyteller comes up with a fresh approach to a character.   As I think back to some of the most refreshing and unique characters I’ve read about or watched onscreen, one character really...

Willy Claflin

I perform nearly every year at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah. While everyone has their favorite teller for various reasons (comedic, historical, lovable, liar-able, etc.), I have yet to find a young child who didn’t love Willy Claflin...

Orson Scott Card’s Weasel

Another piece of prose from Orson Scott Card’s Seventh Son: Although the Seventh Son did not rank among one of my favorite books of all time, there were several places in the book where his really down to earth, organic,...

Shakespeare Slams

In modern film, we usually find very bland, direct slams and insults.  Occasionally, a marginally subtle and humorous attack is aimed towards a dense character who fails to understand the biting remark but rare are the times when ad hominem...

Story Juggling by Drew

Years ago, I began a lifelong juggling addiction (although I’m too stubborn to join any 12 step program to help me stop). In 2000 or perhaps a little earlier, I began to tell stories while juggling. To my knowledge, I’m...

Lawyer Joke of the Day

I’ve heard my fair share of lawyer jokes in my life.  Most of the time, I don’t think they are very funny because they either demonstrate a failure to understand the legal system or more likely … they demonstrate a...

Sweet Talk

“You talk so sweet I bet you have to suck on salt for half and hour to get the taste of sugar out of your mouth.” In “Seventh Son,” there are several places where dialogue typical of the eighteenth/nineteenth century...

Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my...

Prose – Orson Scott Card

“When you make one basket, it can never be more than one basket.  But when you say words.  They can be repeated over and over, and fill men’s hearts a thousand miles from where you first spoke them.  Words can...