Category Archives: Books
It took nine seasons for the Woodward Shakespeare Festival (Fresno, CA) to finally mount a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, one of my favorite plays. I have taught it many times to high school students and I know the text … Continue reading
I am fascinated with time travel stories. Many, such as Back to the Future, deal with paradoxes like accidentally preventing your parents from meeting. Others, like Stephen King’s 11/22/63 or TV’s Quantum Leap, with an attempt to change the past … Continue reading
Stephen King takes us down an unfamiliar path, this time through a time portal, in his latest novel 11/22/63. Jake Epping, a divorced high school English teacher, becomes an unlikely hero when he is moved to tears as he reads … Continue reading
Rob Lopez of Forsaken Stars, and member of the Fresno Sci-fi & Fantasy Writers group, interviewed me! Check it out HERE.
Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman wrote a unique guide to writing fiction that differs from most other writing books. Mittelmark and Newman’s How Not to Write a Novel focuses on observations of what not to do, which they say is … Continue reading
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently rewarded two movies that celebrate movie making with a combined total of 21 nominations for this year’s Academy Awards: Hugo (11 nominations) and The Artist (10 nominations). Hugo, based on the … Continue reading