The Worst Dining Service Ever

The Worst Dining Service Ever

For my father-in-law’s birthday, we took him to a chain Italian restaurant. I won’t name this place because I really don’t want their corporate office to take notice. They’ll probably try to suck up and give me a comp or discount, and I’m not looking for a handout.  Upon arriving, they sat us and we […]

Let the Right One In Book Review

Let the Right One In Book Review

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers that I personally already knew before reading the book but didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story. Let the Right One In (also published as Let Me In) is an horror story in the 80s about twelve year old Oskar who befriends Eli, a new girl in his […]

A Dog’s Purpose Part 2: Lena

A Dog’s Purpose Part 2: Lena

(Read Part 1 Here) Have you ever watched or read “A Dog’s Purpose”? It’s such a sad, yet heartwarming movie. You KNOW the dog’s spirit is immortal and will keep coming back, but every time he dies, it’s still tragic, because you’re feeling the loss the owner feels. It sucks losing a dog. In Part […]

Happy 5th Anniversary to my Wife!

Happy 5th Anniversary to my Wife!

Here’s a special unscheduled blog post to wish my wife a happy 5th Anniversary. 

Why Remakes and Sequels Aren’t So Bad!

Why Remakes and Sequels Aren’t So Bad!

Damn! There’s been a lot of uproar lately about the proposed remake of “The Princess Bride.” This was a near-perfect fantasy fairy-tale with romance, swashbuckling, and mental might overcoming evil. I get it! I complain about remakes and sequels, too! Hollywood’s got no good ideas left! They’re sticking to what’s safe! The odds of a […]

Don’t Be “The Motormouth Narcissist Writer”

Don’t Be “The Motormouth Narcissist Writer”

I’ve shied away from a lot of writer’s groups because most of them have that guy in it. You know who I’m talking about. It’s who I call the motormouth narcissist writer. I’ve been in two writer’s groups who have had this personality type among them and I hope you’re not one of them. They’re […]

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference 2019

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference 2019

Note: I know I’m tardy on this review. I wanted to make sure it was comprehensive before I published this. From August 16-18, the wife and I attended the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference and had a blast. There were a few different tracks regarding different aspects of writing: fiction, nonfiction, editing, and publishing. Click […]

Spoiler-Free Review: Eternal Shadow

Spoiler-Free Review: Eternal Shadow

Trevor Williams and I have been Twitter associates for roughly the last year and a half. We beta-read each other’s manuscripts and I was in for a helluva treat when I got his. Eternal Shadow will be releasing in about two months and I’ve got a nice sneek peek for you.  It’s the edge-of-your-seat story […]

How I Dodged a Baby Bullet and Avoided Paternity Fraud

How I Dodged a Baby Bullet and Avoided Paternity Fraud

Early in my relationship with my wife, I exhibited some MAJOR trust issues. It’s seriously a miracle she stuck around to break through that wall. Desirea has proven to be a person to trust my life with (and I have), but I wasn’t always this way.  I think this “dodged bullet” in the story below […]

A Dog’s Purpose Part 1: Belle

A Dog’s Purpose Part 1: Belle

Have you ever watched or read “A Dog’s Purpose”? It’s such a sad, yet heartwarming movie. You KNOW the dog’s spirit is immortal and will keep coming back, but every time he dies, it’s still tragic, because you’re feeling the loss of the owner. It sucks losing a dog.  For those who read my entry […]