Tolkien vs. Jackson: An Open Letter to Orson Scott Card

Sigh. All right, one more Tolkien related post before it’s back to business as usual. I swear. Just one. Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors. I admit to not having read a lot of his work, though. I do remember reading The Memory of Earth, Ender’s Game, and a few of hisContinue reading “Tolkien vs. Jackson: An Open Letter to Orson Scott Card”

Was J.R.R. Tolkien A Racist?

…Or “The Coincidental Christmas.” Coincidental, since I was working on another blog post, detailing the races of my own fantasy world, when this little chestnut slithered back into the light: “Was J.R.R. Tolkien a racist?” Um…no. No, he decidedly was not. In fact, he wrote an eloquent letter to the Nazi party calling the raceContinue reading “Was J.R.R. Tolkien A Racist?”

A Brighter Day for Paleontology? Switek Steps Down

Edit: June 05, 2013 Evidently, reacting to a link I stumbled across on another paleontologist’s site and then having something critical to say about it is clear proof of “trolling” in Mr. Switek’s mind, just because I’ve criticized him in the past, and I must be someone who’s obsessed and out to “get” him. OrContinue reading “A Brighter Day for Paleontology? Switek Steps Down”

My Return to Middle Earth

Well, I am back from seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. What did I think of it? Peter Jackson and company have taken us back to Middle Earth, which of course is already a compelling reason to go see it. But they also fulfilled my hopes and dreams, doing justice to Tolkien’s timeless book while addingContinue reading “My Return to Middle Earth”

Revived is Finally Revised

My first novel, The Wolfglen Legacy: Revived, has finally been revised. Once I give it time to breathe (leaving it alone for 3-4 weeks) and then do a final polish, it will be ready to send off to an agent. Almost every necessary tweak and critique has been done, and it’s ready to go. I stillContinue reading “Revived is Finally Revised”

The Next Big Thing

I was quite honored to be tagged by Jackie Hames at The Spidereen Frigate for a blog chain called “The Next Big Thing,” which gives readers a snapshot of your own work-in-progress. I’ll give it my best shot. Hope you enjoy! What is the Working Title of Your Book? The Wolfglen Legacy: Revived Where Did YourContinue reading “The Next Big Thing”