LIBRARY

Welcome to my library.

Here is a quick catalog of the various blogs I have with a summary of what you will find there.  Unless otherwise noted, they are all open to the public and free for viewing.  Click the banner images to go to the respective site.

 

Firetide

Tybraes is an unforgiving world, splintered by races at war convinced their fundamental differences far outweigh any common ground. The botanic, fey Erahs seek to remain hidden from the violent warring of the leporine Shae and the red giants, the Ganroth. When an Erahs “Blade Spirit” is found, a gifted time-bender of a lost monk order, the Nelenr, the Shae claim Khes Adaia for their own– a weapon in their war against the Ganroth. In truth, she is a single cog in a much larger machination against the Ganroth’s waking old god, Uvall, who threatens to consume them all. If the mystery of “The Motherless,” why Khes is so important, and how to kill a god is not discovered, a petty political coup will be a good day in Tybraes. They simply need more time.   READ MORE


Vector H+

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Since before the 20th century mankind had evidence of the Earth’s environmental decline. In 1960, French and American scientists made definitive statements to their respective governments that it was mandatory for human survival to change our behavior. By the beginning of the 21st century, scientific advances had been made in every avenue imaginable from space exploration to genetics and alternative power, yet environmental decline was irreversible. When the thermal mass was breached in 2014, the fate of humanity was declared terminal on Earth. Short of drastic, potentially hazardous measures, adaptation or evacuation were the only two options.

Based on this knowledge, a group of scientists and government officials gathered behind closed doors and made fateful decisions on behalf of the entire human race. The Aristotle Entelechy Initiative (ÆI) was established and has operated under the social radar for 167 years. Inevitably all things must end, even anonymity. Inevitably, everyone is judged, no matter how honorable or earnest their intentions.      READ MORE  BECOME A PATRON


Film Blog

I write film reviews, only they aren’t “here are stars ★★★☆ –– go see this” reviews, I write more of an analysis. I break it down, arc shot around it for a different perspective to look at things most viewers don’t think about when watching a movie… like themes and symbolism, why Tilda Swinton’s costume in Snowpiercer was way more politically brilliant than just for silly effect, and why a film didn’t actually suck like you thought it did, or why it did, it really, really, did. (Trust me, I have a strong conversion rate.)  I’ve watched everything from a Bruce Campbell campy sci-fi to a Hungarian kitten snuff film… all in the name of my love of art.  I’m kidding (sort of)… mostly because occasionally I have to write something fun to read too. Mouthy essays on camera angles and the meaning of weather in Kurosawa films doesn’t interest everyone. But mention brain worms or kitten murder and, it’s weird, but everyone wants to read.    READ MORE


Evergate

ABOUT THE BOOK
A fantasy novella appropriate for ages 9 to adult
Isabella Rose McGill thought that moving to Ireland with her Father and Nana was adventure enough until she finds a unique bauble dangling from a birch tree. The young girl had no way of knowing that the strange necklace would be a key to an entirely new adventure. One filled with danger, wonder and creatures she had never before imagined.  To her misfortune, however, that necklace truly was a key, the ONLY key, to a powerful doorway between worlds known as…

The EVERGATE.

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AYU Films

As I work toward building up my film career, I hope to start filling this with a lot more updates, script snippets and eventually films clips. For now it is the quiet back room of the dusty “As Yet Unnamed” Films studio.   READ MORE


 

GALLERIES

Photo Gallery

Previous to focusing on transmedia writing and filmmaking I had been doing art and editorial photography. It was as close to doing film as I could manage by myself as I had some limitations when it came to gathering a film crew. I was with an agency for a brief time, and worked independently with models to do my own narrative collections. But photography is not film, and I began to feel like it was ‘settling.’ Here is a selection of my work. I still pick up my camera and shoot. I simply do not pursue it as a career alternative to what I have always wanted to do. Never settled kids!     VIEW THE GALLERY