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Author Archives: mark

Wearin’ Of The Grin…

As we inch toward the end of another year, there’s no way to ignore the tides of change. On the professional front over the last few months I’ve been involved in a couple of time-consuming creative projects that I couldn’t really talk about due to pesky non-disclosure agreements. But here’s a little visual tease: I’ve … Continue reading »

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Summer Breeze—Blowin’ Through the Something-Something In My Mind

This blog kinda wafts around, full of  announcements and reviews, much like a summer breeze. First up is an announcement: the long-promised second book in THE SPUR series, HELLDORADO is now available, both as an ebook and an affordable paperback! It took me long enough since the release of the first book, LOKI’S ROCK, but … Continue reading »

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Milestones and Memories…

The problem I have with writing blog entries is that I tend to wait until I have something momentous –subjectively speaking, of course—to write about. As many of my creative-type colleagues will attest, sometimes there’s really nothing all that interesting on the work front.  Currently, I’m involved in a couple of projects, both of which … Continue reading »

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Doc Savage, Satan’s Spine and Spectre!

This is probably my end-of-the-year blog post…and it comprises a book and movie review. THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE: THE SECRET OF SATAN’S SPINE Although I enjoy the Doc Savage novels featuring super-villains with their infernal machines, I have an abiding fondness for the “weird mystery” plot with gangsters and other criminal types as … Continue reading »

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How I Spent My Summer (un)Vacation

I didn’t really have a vacation this summer but I did enjoy a few summer type activities…watching movies and reading books…some of which I’ve been meaning to review for months. Movies first: The Avengers: Age of Ultron was slightly less impressive than the first entry but I loved it nonetheless.  Intelligently written, with a fascinating … Continue reading »

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Kreegah! Tarzan Returns In A Big Way!

I’m not sure, but I think my first exposure to Tarzan was TARZAN THE MAGNFICIENT,  starring Gordon Scott as the Lord of The Jungle. Being very young , I don’t recall being overly impressed by the film—maybe because as one of the later entries in the long-running series, the tone was dark and Tarzan presented … Continue reading »

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Cryptozoica…The Monster (Book) That Refused To Die!

It’s no secret I’ve written a lot of stuff over the years…from comics to graphic novels to a whole lot of regular ol’ novels. I suppose when you get right down to it, CRYPTOZOICA is my favorite book…and apparently it’s the favorite of a lot of other people, regardless of all those books I wrote in … Continue reading »

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Summer Spectacular!

  The problem with regular blog updates is that I prefer to actually have something to post about rather than a series of disconnected observations, opinions or personal anecdotes. So, sometimes there’s a lengthy space between blogs…partly due to the fact that in the field in which I work, progress rarely moves at speeds other than … Continue reading »

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SuperCaliFragiNonsense

As everybody knows, Birdman won the Best Picture Oscar for 2014…a film that has a tangential connection to super-hero films….whereas both Captain America II: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of The Galaxy—box office blockbusters—were ignored. In my opinion, Birdman was a lugubriously paced, self-indulgent and altogether unengaging movie about NOTHING…the total opposite of Cap2 and … Continue reading »

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Writing The Detectives

Although it’s not widely known (and why should it be?), my first foray into establishing myself as a “serious” writer was with a hard-boiled detective novel. Through the spring and summer of 1978, I was laid up with a broken leg. I lived in Central Florida at the time, so having my left leg encased … Continue reading »

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