White Shores in Rome

White Shores in Rome

Tweet Who doesn’t love Rome? OK, aside from Carthage, who doesn’t love Rome? It’s a magnificent city filled with history and ruins and guys pretending to be gladiators. Personally I love Italy, and Rome is a blast. When I swung through the city to whom all roads led, I found a number of people enjoying White Shores. And I must say, what better place to read it than surrounded by the fantasies provided by history itself? I mean, aside from Paris of course. If you’re looking for less photos and more cartoons (and more laughs) check out my post on ten reasons to hate moths. There are plenty more to be sure, but this should cover it well enough for you. And if you want to get your hands on your own copy of White Shores, now is your...

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10 Reasons to Hate Moths

10 Reasons to Hate Moths

Tweet This is pretty much an adaptation of a Twitter rant I went on a few months ago (and has since been adopted into a cartoon on YouTube). Considering the timeless nature of the subject, I figure why not revisit it in the blagosphere. I wrote these when I was in a place in Africa that mandated I sit outside to use the internet. Actually, I could sit inside but the number of openings in the walls and amount of bird poop on the floors made it feel like it was outside. In either case, the moths were a pest with which to be reckoned. So, with no further adieu, here are ten reasons why I hate moths. You make up your own minds. REASON 1 Moths are imposters That’s right. People often ignorantly associate moths with their better-known cousin, the butterfly. The...

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I Hate Game of Thrones

I Hate Game of Thrones

Tweet George R.R. Martin can write, and boy is it painful. I don’t know what stresses me out more, going on stage in front of hundreds of people or watching Arya and Sansa Stark struggle through life. Actually I do, it’s the Starks by a mile. I just finished Storm of Swords, and while I’m not into reviews (and never into spoilers) I have to say that these books are absolutely terrible. Not in the sense of his writing, he’s a brilliant writer. And not in the sense of the story itself, I love the complexities, intrigue, and series of interweaving plots. What makes a Song of Ice and Fire (the series name) so terrible is that I’m getting no sleep. Do you know how much of my vacation I blew reading those books? I could have been out...

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Video Copilot and Me

Video Copilot and Me

Tweet Not to take a completely different route with this one, but I’m gonna take a completely different route with this one. Video Copilot, one of the greatest websites on earth. I love making videos, I really do. I’ve been making videos since I discovered that teachers would actually let you do them for projects. I figured the joke was on them because I actually LIKED making videos. Point is, my life changed when I discovered Video Copilot. More accurately, when I discovered After Effects. But eventually Andrew Kramer came along and started teaching us how to do things we never realized we were capable of. In truth, we still aren’t, but his amazing tutorials fool us into believing that we are. As an example, I made a title slide for White Shores...

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White Shores – Amsterdam

White Shores – Amsterdam

Tweet I knew that I said I would do Rome next, but in the end I wanted to save it. In the spirit of my black lying soul, why not go with Amsterdam instead? I got to go spend a couple of days in Holland and meet my illustrator, Marjolein. It was amazing. I’ll talk more about that later. For now, you can enjoy some photos of people reading White Shores around Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Next I’ll do either Rome or Geneva… not sure which yet. If you’d like to see more photos, check out White Shores in Paris, or Tuscany. Of course, if you would like your copy of White Shores you can get it on any of Amazon’s websites for Kindle or in paperback, as well as from B&N for your nook and any other e-readers on...

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White Shores in Tuscany

White Shores in Tuscany

Tweet So I just got back from Amsterdam, which has NOTHING to do with Tuscany but still, is noteworthy. Why? Because I got to meet Marjolein Caljouw and talk about the cover for the next installment of The Vitalis Chronicles. But you’ll have to wait for the photos that came of it. Suffice it to say that I’m super excited for the future, and simply had a great time hanging out and having lunch over a really long, really exciting conversation. Excited. I’ve said it enough times now. BACK TO TUSCANY. I got to spend four or five days in Florence with some friends and in the process took some great shots of people reading White Shores there and in San Gimignano.   I swear he broke his arm before I met him. If you haven’t already, check out...

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White Shores in Paris

White Shores in Paris

Tweet So today I finished writing the second book in the Vitalis Chronicles: Tomb of the Relequim. It’s a good feeling to get done with the first draft – though there are still a few months of work to get through before it’s ready to roll. Here’s where I finished writing it: la Bibliotheque de Saint Geneviève (Saint Geneviève’s Library for the non-French speaking among us, thanks Raph) I had to register and get a library card and everything. It has my photo on it. The thing is, I may have slightly misunderstood a field or two on the application. I think I somehow managed to get a priority access card as some sort of professor/author combination. Whoops? I’ve been struggling to figure out where to start with “Operation...

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