Plot and Plan? Or Plunge in Where Angels Fear to Tread?

There are two extremes for writers when in comes to plotting. Where do you fit on the spectrum?

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William R. Eadington (1946-2013)

When I was a kid, Bill Eadington was the likeable low-key guy who married my godmother, Margaret Dean. The Deans and McElligotts grew up next to each other on Coronado Drive in Fullerton, California. When I was little, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner …

John Scalzi’s Creative Solution to his Troll Problem

John Scalzi is a science-fiction writer, and a former President of the Science Fiction Writers of America. For reasons passing understanding, he gained the attention of an unpleasant fellow who roams the ether under the modest pseudonym of “Vox Day.” ( …


Forty Years Ago Today

What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned? It’s impossible to predict, but I attempt to examine the question in my next novel.

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Also This Spring…

Last week, I offered a small preview of my upcoming novel, which takes place in the year 2019. For this week, I give you another.

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Coming This Spring…

How does a pregnant 17-year-old end lead to an FBI manhunt across almost the whole South?

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An Interview with Senator Remington Jeffries

Senator Remington Jeffries is the father of Colin, our hero in Human X, and plays a much bigger role in the follow up novel, which I am currently writing. Since he’s is so important, both in the life of our protagonist and in the story to come, I thought you’d like to meet the man.

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Kicking off 2013 with a Bang!

Back from vacation, everyone. Hope everyone’s 2013 is off to a happy, healthy, prosperous start. If not, at the very least I hope your hangover cures were mostly successful. Starting next week, I will be giving away six autographed copies of Human X, o …

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The Real and Unreal World of Human X – Northern Virginia

I have a love hate relationship with the back roads in that part of country. They are beautiful and, when you know where you’re going, a lot of fun to drive. That part about knowing where you’re going is key. Back in the days before in-car GPS systems, …


Book Reviews

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Doctor Sleep
by Stephen King
531 pages.

Reviewed: April 16, 2014

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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
by Rachel Maddow
276 pages.

Reviewed: January 14, 2013

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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
by Salman Rushdie
656 pages.

Reviewed: January 8, 2013