Throwback Thursday: Aliens – Motion Picture Score, by James Horner (1986)

I’ve mentioned that I’m a fan of the film Aliens before, and that it was a major cornerstone of my late childhood. Even to this day, it’s a go-to and common ground movie between myself and many peers. So it shouldn’t be surprising that it gets a couple nods in my novel Vivian’s Last Cigarette,... Continue Reading →


Throwback Thursday: Private Hudson Scenes from Aliens (1986)

(Video clips have NSFW language) We lost actor Bill Paxton to a stroke this February. He was 61, and is gone far too soon. Paxton had many memorable performances, but it was his role as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986) that introduced him to a worldwide audience. Many of his lines in that film were... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: January 4th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Lots and lots of roadblocks in the way of writing this week. I’m afraid I have nothing new to report in regards to completed fiction. :-( That doesn’t mean it was a bad week, however. Parts of it certainly were... Continue Reading →

The Dark Crystal: Most Complete Score

I enjoy movie scores as much as I love epic music. :-) I found this lovey gem browsing YouTube last week for proper listening while I continue to write Vivian's Last Cigarette. It was perfect. Not only because The Dark Crystal is a beloved film from my childhood, but also because it was something I... Continue Reading →

STAR WARS : The Solo Adventures

This short animated film was a class project created by students at the DAVE School of digital Arts and Visual Effects in Orlando Florida in 2010. I love Star Wars, and this is one of my favorite Star Wars "Fan Films" ever because it captures the character of Han Solo so well! Hopefully, some of... Continue Reading →

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