https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va-7SE-EdLc More than 31 years ago, a bunch of teens with a VHS camcorder from the AV club and a free afternoon. I did my own stunts.
When I was a kid, somewhere between 8 and 12 I'd guess, I had considered becoming a librarian. One day, my father, who worked for the state, brought home a civil service description of the position of Head Librarian for the State Library. I looked at the salary of what was probably the highest paid … Continue reading What Would You Pull Over For?
As a self-published writer who hasn't, until recently, ramped up my social media marketing efforts, I have fairly low levels of traffic on this site. As a result, the site stats tell me more about individual visitors than if they were lost in a crowd. Today I had one visitor, from Canada, who went through … Continue reading Thank You Canada
Feel free to take a look at a new short story I just finished about Phil and Barty, two characters from my novel Bad Habits, which, if you got any Amazon gift cards for any recent holidays, is available as an e-book for just $.99.
In case you're interested in a little light reading to ring in the new year I've put up a new page with my Masters thesis on slasher films and dissertation on using the Internet for collecting samples.
My Master's thesis was titled "Forms of Discrimination in Slasher Horror Films: A Content Analysis." Finished a year before the film Scream was released, it was an attempt to eliminate subjectivity in the analysis of these movies. Previous research had looked at the films as the unit of analysis, whereas I used the character. It … Continue reading More Stuff About Bad Guys
Let me start off by saying there’s nothing I don’t want to know. I want to know everything. If I had the machine from the first Matrix film, where you could download information and skills into your brain, I’d have trouble getting off the couch. I’d love to know how to play every instrument, know … Continue reading A Thing I Want to Know
Not too many people know this about me, probably because I don’t really have all that many friends to begin with, but I like to watch religious movies like ‘God is Not Dead’. The most amusing thing to me about them is that the people involved think that, by watching the films, non-believers will have … Continue reading Cost and Value
My first book, Bad Habits, has been out for a few months now. You may have heard me talk about it, may have bought it, may have read it; you may have even had it stolen out of your mail. But now I want to know what you think of it. If you thought it … Continue reading What did you think?
It doesn't escape me that this is the first book announcement of my career as a writer. Prior to its availability, I still told people I was a writer. I was writing with the intention of putting my work out for sale, just as your favorite author does, I just didn't have the prior work … Continue reading Bad Habits