As I write this, I can’t quite believe it. I’ve made an annual tradition of publishing a blog post each birthday. They might be thoughts on this past year, on my life, my experiences, or on random bits and pieces from the last decades of my life.
Agatha Christie, Awards, Carina Press, Horror, Imposter Theme, Inspirations, Mystery, Science, Science Fiction, Suspense, Technology, TechnoThriller, THE FREEZER, THE FURNACE, THE VOID
The Furnace, The Freezer, The Void by TSJ
I wanted to showcase this incredible concept artwork by Nelson Housden for each book in The Tanner Sequence. Agatha Christie and Isaac Asimov inspired me to write these futuristic murder mysteries, published by Carina Press back in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The Furnace was the first book I sold, back in 2012.
TSJ Reviews THE LAST OF US PART II (No Spoilers)
Title: The Last of Us Part II
Game Developer: Naughty Dog
Director: Neil Druckmann
Console: PS4 Exclusive
Release Date: 19 June 2020
Awards, Suspense, Technology, TechnoThriller, The Rise of Oceania, The Savage Deeps, Underwater Thriller, Writing
The Savage Deeps — 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Award Finalist
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Newspaper Article on TSJ
There was a wonderful article on my writing and books yesterday in The London Free Press. The topics focused on my writing philosophy, mission, inspirations, and important themes in my new series The Rise of Oceania: resource exploitation, climate change, and the legacy our fathers leave for us, for good or for bad. I hope you enjoy the article (link below). Thanks to entertainment reporter Joe Belanger.
The “Covid Cut”
I’ve been quarantining with my family since March 13. I’ve barely gone out as we all wait for The Pause to end. I’ve been focusing on writing another book in The Rise of Oceania, along with watching a hell of a lot of news. I have a lot to say about what we’re living through, but will put my thoughts in a future article. ***
BluRay, Character Development, Horror, Inspirations, Movie Review, Movies, Mystery, Science, Science Fiction, Suspense, Technology, The 1950's, Thriller, Writing
TSJ on THE FLY Starring Vincent Price
Movie: THE FLY (1958)
Starring: Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Sequels: RETURN OF THE FLY, CURSE OF THE FLY, THE FLY, THE FLY II
Writer: George Langelaan (original story in Playboy)
Screenplay: James Clavell! (THE FLY was his first filmed screenplay)
During this Coronavirus outbreak, I took the opportunity to watch the original film THE FLY with my 12 year old daughter. We’re shuttered inside, and while I spend a great deal of my time writing, we’re also watching a lot of movies, streaming shows, and playing games. THE FLY is a wonderful “horror” film from the 1950’s, part of my new BluRay package of FLY films, and has an important message for all content creators and creative writers.
TSJ Meets Kevin Smith at the Reboot Roadshow
While we watch the country shutter its windows as the Coronavirus storm outside passes by, I thought I’d share a happy moment from last month.
In February I had the pleasure of traveling to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto to see Kevin Smith introduce his newest “View Askewniverse” film, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, listen to a Q&A, then meet him backstage.
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Article by TSJ at The Speculative Fiction Showcase
Here’s a new article I wrote about how climate change and the need for new resources to sustain exploding populations might trigger a new Cold War.
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New Review of TSJ’s The Savage Deeps
Blog A-Thrill-A-Week has reviewed The Savage Deeps and has given the book a five star review. Here’s an excerpt: