Social Media. I’m tired of it.

Social Media. I’m tired of it.

I’ll repeat it. I’m really sick of social media. For a long time, I’ve been trying to use it as a way to connect to friends, readers, fans. Other authors. But it just isn’t working for me, for many reasons. The biggest is that it’s actually a black hole of human misery and people being generally shitty to one another. It’s an addictive time-sink that feels productive for advertising or connections, but in the end little comes out of it….

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Review: A Place Outside The Wild

Review: A Place Outside The Wild

World War Z meets Rot & Ruin As a fan of zombies, I’ve recently begun to feel burnout from the glut of zombie entertainment in recent years. I’d heard good things about A Place Outside The Wild, author Daniel Humphreys’ debut novel, however, so when I had a little bit of down time I decided to check it out. And despite this book’s size (it comes in at 628 pages!) I blew through it in only two days. Dan’s world…

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A Goodbye & A Thank You

A Goodbye & A Thank You

We just got back from the going away party for our Priest. Today was his last Sunday Mass, and he’ll be moving on to another parish. This makes me very sad, as I adore him. He has always been strong and unwilling to compromise over the Truth. He also is not afraid to make people angry. In age where so many worry about not offending people so their dollars stay in the church, this is refreshing. He is also the…

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Disney is playing an entirely different game than Marvel or Tor

Disney is playing an entirely different game than Marvel or Tor

I decided to write this blog post in response to a short exchange on Twitter, because I have a different opinion than many people on Disney as a company, and where they may or may not be heading. It is often thought to be the teetering giant – just slipping over the edge of the beanstalk, ready to fall to the earth. This may still be the case, but I think Disney operates differently than every other entertainment company on…

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Spoilers ahead! I will begin this review stating that I absolutely adore Beauty and the Beast. It has been my favorite Disney movie and fairy tale for as long as I can remember. In fact, I have a novel I’ve been working on for many years named Beast Child that I hope to be able to share with you all in the future. I fell in love with the live action Cinderella film released several years ago, and so my excitement…

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My Top Five Disney Villain Songs

My Top Five Disney Villain Songs

This is a fun little post I was thinking about as my kids and I listened to a Disney villain song collection in the car. It was a little random and missing some good ones, but it got me considering it. Here are the best Disney Villain songs, ranked by me. #5 Be Prepared – The Lion King This song on the list was almost a given, as The Lion King is one of the best of the Disney animated…

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Even Cinderella Had Haters

Even Cinderella Had Haters

This is a post that’s been rolling around in my head for a while that I’ve been meaning to write. I think it is important to remember. I try to keep it as a sort of mantra (along with the tagline from the live action movie, “Have Courage and Be Kind”). I like most people on an individual basis. I’m not a saint, there are some I can’t stand or don’t want to deal with. I’m generally unconcerned with whatever they…

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Have You Seen: The 10th Kingdom

Have You Seen: The 10th Kingdom

I am about to start running a couple of new “series” here on this blog. This post is the first of one of them. “Have You Seen” will be for me to share various works of writing, music, movies or television that I enjoyed but aren’t always super well known. The first of these is The 10th Kingdom. I bring it up because we are currently watching it with my son. It has been a while since I’ve watched it,…

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The Cinder Witch

The Cinder Witch

The Cinder Witch has been released! I am remiss in posting this as it happened right around the holidays, but the third School of Spells and War story is finally out. You can purchase it at Amazon. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited! Months ago, Alis joined with her new friend Cahan to fight a dragon beneath the School of Spells and War. Now she fights something altogether different: fame. Worse, her newfound notoriety has resulted in a mission to…

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A Midsummer’s Party

A Midsummer’s Party

I am pleased to announce that the next short story in the School of Spells and War is now available on Amazon for 0.99! You can purchase it here exclusively through Amazon. It’s also free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers! It’s Cahan’s birthday and Alis didn’t know it! Now she has only a matter of hours to choose the perfect gift for him. But what do you get a man like Cahan? The answer involves shenanigans and BREAKING THE RULES…something that…

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