The Last Ten Posts
- Language (it’s a Virus from Outer Space, but that’s not really relevant to this post)
- To Boldly Go
- Whacking away, with cake
- A Birthday, A Movie, Forest J Ackerman and something yummy called a Double Mexicana
- Amazon Breakthough Novel Awards Quarterfinals – Brothers In Darkness Free Excerpt
- Amazon Breakthrough Update: And the Round Two Winners Are….
- Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and other writing stuff
- A bit of research for the upcoming book
- My Customer Service Nightmare
Author Archives: daltonchadeverett
“I once helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse.” I understand the hostility towards “grammar nazis”. Anyone who puts that much energy towards criticizing other people deserves a little of that vaccine. After all, folks who type while multitasking, reply … Continue reading
In the year since “Brothers In Darkness” was released, a lot in my life has changed. It’s been interesting, with more than its share of highs and lows. In the long run, it will be remembered as one of the … Continue reading
I’ve been whacking away at the crazy amount of spam robo-replies that managed to make it past the filters. They’ve been showing a lot of improvement in topic relevant subject material, even though the outdated details included in the verbiage … Continue reading
Last night we had a great time celebrating Ron Braithwaite’s birthday! Dawni and I joined the family for a movie at Cinetopia, then enjoyed yumminess and fun scenery at the Rimsky-Korsakoffee House. (Below, from left to right, me, Dawni, Ron, … Continue reading
The wild ride that was the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards finally came to an end. I made it to the final 250 out of 5,000 entries, but was eliminated as part of the semifinal cuts (moving from 250 down to … Continue reading
As part of the 2012 ABNA process, Amazon is providing a product page for each contestant advancing to the Quarterfinals! It can be found here: Amazon Breakthough Novel Awards Quarterfinals – Free Excerpt The page allows anyone with an Amazon … Continue reading
This morning Amazon, in conjunction with Penguin Books and Publishers Weekly, announced the winners of the second round. From an initial 10,000 submissions (see the previous post for details on that), it has now been narrowed down to 250 selections … Continue reading
I thought it was long past time to play a bit of catch up. The first draft of the new book is nearly done. It’s been a far more difficult volume to write than “Brothers In Darkness“, though the time … Continue reading
A major scene in the sequel to “Brothers In Darkness” (tentatively titled “Welcome To The War”) will take place on Mt. Tabor. Wikipedia describes it as follows: Mount Tabor is the name of a volcanic cinder cone, the city park … Continue reading
I’ve decided to take this article down. I violated my own Golden rule: don’t bitch about things on the internet. I’ve been proud of having kept this blog almost entirely positive in nature, and regardless of the cause, I’m not … Continue reading
From Norway comes “Troll Hunter”. I loved this movie. It’s unique and beautiful and intimate and over the top and frightening. It’s technically a “found footage” movie, but has the look of a production with an actual budget (meaning they … Continue reading
I was initially drawn to this movie by its awesome title and by the presence of Alan Tudyk, best known as Wash (“I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar”) in the much beloved “Firefly” and “Serenity”.
Set in Norway, this movie has a half-dozen college students finding themselves embroiled in crazy supernatural peril. It seems they’re camping in an area that’s home to a number of frozen Nazi zombies, a bold choice for a premise. Fortunately, … Continue reading
It’s often a challenge to find a good Horror /Fantasy /Sci-Fi flick. There are a ton of such films made each year, and weeding out the good stuff can be difficult. I’ve recently had a chance to see a number … Continue reading
Happy New Year! My thanks go out to the site’s readers! We accomplished a lot this year, and I expect even better things from 2012!
A few months back I wrote an article on the amazing Lenne Hardt. I’d been a fan of her work since Pride, and considered her part of what made those shows special. When I had a chance to hear her … Continue reading
I finally had a chance to see several movies I’d missed last summer, namely Green Lantern, X-Men First Class and Captain America. Many people assume that I’d be seeing these films on opening night. After all, I’m into comics. Well, … Continue reading
I was recently surprised to find my gym had closed. It was part of the “rightsizing” resulting from LA Fitness having purchased Ballys. This week, I’ve had a chance to check out the closest LA Fitness. It’s a big one. … Continue reading
I had been in lock down mode recently, focused on wrapping up several projects on a tight timeline. So it’s time to get caught up.
Having decided the site needed a mascot, today’s post gives YOU a vote in choosing who, or what, shall fill that role. Below are TWELVE disturbing video game monsters. You get to decide which creature will serve as the site’s … Continue reading