Saturday, January 23, 2016

COMING SOON...

The world is growing stranger and more dangerous. Madmen look to wreck havoc and destruction on a global scale. Grown out of desperation or destiny humans have come forward with amazing abilities. Some use them for good, some use them for evil. Others walk a fine line between both. For the first time, seven extraordinary beings have come together to stop a psychopath from causing death on a scale unseen in history: Defender – The Black Clad Titan, Neo Frost – Alien/human hybrid, The British Lion – Cursed Immortal, Lady Powerhouse – Astonishing Street Fighter, Slipstream – Subspace Traveler, Ink – Chinese Priestess, and the stranger, Bob who foretells of a catastrophe yet to come.
Beginning a new series of superhero storytelling in the tradition of the bronze age of comics!

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Origins of Pulp

Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") are inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 through the 1950s.

In recent years the term New Pulp has crept up in modern story telling and a resurgence of the classic style. My Captain Hawklin series is very much a part of that genre.

The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed; in contrast, magazines printed on higher quality paper were called "glossies" or "slicks". The typical pulp magazine had 128 pages; it was 7 inches wide by 10 inches high, and 0.5 inches thick, with ragged, untrimmed edges.

 In their first decades, pulps were most often priced at ten cents per magazine, while competing slicks cost 25 cents a piece. Pulps were the successors to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines were best known for their lurid and exploitative stories and sensational cover art. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.

Today such writers as Bobby Nash, Henry Walton and Forrest Dylan Bryant are only three names who have become popular in the New Pulp arena and I am privileged to be among them.

good sources for pulp are:
http://www.thepulp.net/
http://www.pulpfest.com/
http://www.pulpinternational.com/

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Captain Hawklin Full Cover

Here is the full cover for Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire...
You can also read an excerpt from chapter 1 here

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire Cover & Blurb



Captain Steven Hawklin, known worldwide for his daring exploits, he is adored by many, revered by others and considered one of the greatest flying aces of the First World War. Along with his close friends Hardy Miller and Oscar “Oz” Lyman the three have traveled the world seeking adventure.

December 1932

When Steven is assaulted and nearly killed by a strange commando squad, all evidence of their attack points to one person. Thomas Hawklin, Steven’s estranged father who has in his possession what the commandos seek. Hilana, Queen of the subterranean empire.

With blood spilled and tensions high. Steven must work fast to prevent the armies of the surface world from invading the underworld kingdom. While in turn stop the underground dwellers from unleashing a weapon so devastating that no one on the planet could survive.

Descending into the belly of the earth, Steven leads his team into the dark recesses of the planet. His mission: save Hilana, stop the attack on the surface world and prevent a madman from carrying out his insidious plot.

Inspired by the cliff hanger serials of the early twentieth century, Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire is a golden age adventure story, filled with Heroes and villains, giant spiders and beasts below. It’s an adventure story in the tradition of Buck Rogers, Doc Savage and Commando Cody.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Writing Process #3

Your Voice:

Finding your voice as a writer isn’t something you can be taught. True it comes from your desire to become the best writer you can be, but it also comes from your heart. When you find that voice you’ll know it. It will come to you out of blue and before you know it your voice, or Style, will become your own. When people pick up your work they’ll instantly know it as your work.


Your style will define you. It will become your mantle. Over the years you will tweak that style, but it will still be your own.

Don’t try and compare your writing style to that of another writer (or famous writer) your work should come from you… it should be how you see the world, or the world you have created. If you compare yourself to a famous writer like Hemingway, you’re doing two things. You’re perpetrating yourself as a charlatan and you’re demeaning yourself as a writer. When someone asks me to compare myself to another writer I can’t. I tell them, “I’m my own writer with my own voice.”

Of course you can draw influences from writers that you admire, I look up to William F. Nolan, his style and his stories are the reason I’m a writer today.

So fellow writers have you found your voice? If not it will come to you, give it time. Good luck and good writing.

Next: the reasons you should write.

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