Communication Reviews Spirituality

The Language of Arrival

I could spend an entire year, I thought, just analyzing this film, and it would be time well-spent. On the screen appeared the glass barrier separating the extraterrestrials from the humans. This clear wall contained a smoky atmosphere which obscured the “heptopods” (the name the humans had given to the extraterrestrials). On the surface of […]


Why I Like The Testing Trilogy

It’s a little tricky because at first I wasn’t sure I liked it.  Too many things that happened made me think it was a Hunger Games/The Giver/Divergent/The Maze Runner rip-off, but sometimes this is difficult to get around because of the common tropes in YA dystopian fiction. It starts out with a graduation ceremony similar […]

Life Lessons Reviews

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow came out in 2014, an American science fiction action film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, based on a screenplay adapted from the 2004 Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film takes place in a future where Earth is invaded by an alien race. Cruise plays […]

Reviews Writing Business

Young Adult Science Fiction

My genre is young adult science fiction.  I also write young-adult fantasy novels and adult speculative fiction, but for the moment I’m focusing on young adult science fiction because that is the genre of my last novel, VR. The Hunger Games meets The Matrix in VR, my YA sci-fi novel about a young woman’s escape from […]


The Ready Player One Film Has Found Its Art3mis

Steven Spielberg has found his leading actress for his upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One: Olivia Cooke. She’s expected to play Art3mis, one of the novel’s leading characters. Steven Spielberg Is Looking For His Next Action Heroine For Ready Player One According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooke is currently in negotiations for the role. She is known […]

Business Follow Your Bliss Reviews

The 4-Hour Workweek

Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich I recommend The 4-Hour Workweek if you’d like to find out what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and how your life could improve by becoming one.  In The 4-Hour Workweek, you learn how to “downsize” your job and design a life that reflects what your truly love and […]

Reviews Writing Process

Young Adult Dystopian Novels

I’ve caught the bug.  First it was The Hunger Games, then Divergent, then The Giver.  I am now writing my own, titled VR.  It’s the age of the young adult dystopian novels. It all started last December after I’d seen the movie Catching Fire (the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy), a story began […]


11/22/63 by Stephen King

Okay, so as a writer of literary fiction, I’m supposed to be an intellectual snob and turn my nose us at commercial writers like Stephen King, but the truth is, one of my all-time favorite novels is The Stand. Recently I ran into a friend at the post office. Last time I saw her was […]