Fantasy Casting a Film Version of ‘The Lotus and the Gathering Storm’ Part Three

Welcome back to my little fantasy casting for a film version of The Lotus and the Gathering Storm. To clarify, no one is actually making a film version of my debut novel. I just find it kind of fun to dream! In part one, I hashed out a cast for the central characters and theContinue reading “Fantasy Casting a Film Version of ‘The Lotus and the Gathering Storm’ Part Three”

Fantasy Casting a Film Version of ‘The Lotus and the Gathering Storm’ Part Two

Welcome back for part two of my fantasy cast for The Lotus and the Gathering Storm. This has actually become a really fun and interesting exercise for me, thinking of who I would love to see bring my novel to life. In part one, I picked my cast for the novel’s central couple and theContinue reading “Fantasy Casting a Film Version of ‘The Lotus and the Gathering Storm’ Part Two”

Fantasy Casting a Film Version of ‘The Lotus and the Gathering Storm’ Part One

Ever since I published The Lotus and the Gathering Storm, the first novel in The Eagle and Heart Trilogy and my debut as a novelist, friends and readers have asked me who I would cast in a film version. To be honest, this was something I never considered while I was writing the novel. IContinue reading “Fantasy Casting a Film Version of ‘The Lotus and the Gathering Storm’ Part One”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died and I’m Pissed Off

Yesterday was just another normal day. I was doing what I normally do. Writing, working, getting things done. Then, in the early evening, a friend sent me a message on Facebook. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died and my whole world tilted on its side. As my head began to spin and myContinue reading “Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died and I’m Pissed Off”

J.K. Rowling, Self-Absorbed White Gays, and Other Reasons I want to Bash my Head Against a Wall This Week

The world has tilted in the last couple of weeks. Peaceful protesters took to the streets to voice their outrage over the death of George Floyd and countless other black citizens of our country at the hands of police officers only to have their protests stolen by white supremacists and other “anarchist” groups–none of whichContinue reading “J.K. Rowling, Self-Absorbed White Gays, and Other Reasons I want to Bash my Head Against a Wall This Week”

It’s Time to Stop Using God to Further Bigotry Against the LGBTQ Community

Well, here we go again. Apparently, the gays are responsible for Covid-19, or perhaps more importantly, widespread acceptance of the gays did it. Let me explain. In a rather long and sometimes self-contradictory blog post, the Reverend Ralph Drollinger–a man described as the current president’s bible study leader and who has said that he doesContinue reading “It’s Time to Stop Using God to Further Bigotry Against the LGBTQ Community”