Oklahoma Education Rally: Were We Heard?

Oklahoma Education Rally: Were We Heard?


Yesterday I attended what is becoming an annual event in my state: the Oklahoma Education Rally.  I made several signs, but in the end I didn’t take them, choosing to go with my friend Michael Dean (featured on this week’s podcast) as he talked to our representatives, and then live tweet the entire experience.  I didn’t … Continue reading

See you at the Capitol tomorrow, with all due respect


Originally posted on okeducationtruths:
I’m going to the Capitol tomorrow – to the rally and into the building. It’s clear that our legislators need to meet with us face-to-face. It’s important that they hear us tell them what’s important to us. They need to hear about our budget cuts, the testing, the seemingly endless vacillation…

On Writing Economically: A Challenge


Originally posted on Lost in the Subway:
I once argued with a man, whose writing I greatly admire, about a phrase he used in conversation. He is a brilliant man, but not musically trained, so I surmised that he’d simply never learned the actual definition of the word in musical terms. The word was crescendo.…

Giving a Protagonist a Hidden Motivation

Giving a Protagonist a Hidden Motivation


Recently I have been in the middle of writing the first installment of a new series entitled The Five Rims.  The first book is titled The Last Terran, and my protagonist is definitely out of the ordinary. Guillermo March is a former security officer with the C’Tuulian Planetary Police Force, the only Terran to work for them, … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Recharge Your Creativity

Off the Grid: Recharge Your Creativity


I’ve been away from social media and blogging for about three days.  I needed a break.  I’m in the middle of writing the first book in a series to be released in June entitled The Last Terran and I had hit a creative bump in the road. Sure I have the entire thing plotted out, have created … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Ghostbustin’ the Remakes

New Podcast Up: Ghostbustin’ the Remakes


On this special episode of Fanboys on Fiction, our special guest host is Austin Young, maker of props and expert on all things Ghostbusters. Austin built the original incarnation of our prop replica proton packs for our Ghostbusters costumes (screen accurate we might add). Austin and Roger discuss the future of Ghostbusters and Roger interjects … Continue reading