Knightfall Episode 2 What do the Youngest Templar and the New History Channel series Knightfall have in common? Quite a bit. The Youngest Templar is set during the third crusade and Richard the Lionheart’s fight for the Holy Land. Knightfall takes place in the late 1200-1300s and shows the Order in decline. Indeed, Philip and … Continue reading More Knightfall and The Youngest Templar
Knightfall is the new scripted series from the History Channel about the Knights Templar. 1. Knightfall starts with the siege of Acre. The Templars have lost the Holy Land. They are being trashed talked by a Saracen. Don’t ever trash talk a Templar. (You might kill them, but you’ll pay for it). The forces of … Continue reading Five Observations On Knightfall!
It’s the hap-happiest season of all! No I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. It’s must see TV! While researching my new novel Into the Killing Seas I needed to learn about shark behavior. Into the Killing Seas tells the story of two boys, Patrick and Teddy O’Donnell who stow away … Continue reading 5 Things You Might Not Know About Sharks!
Writing a book is messy. There are lots of blind alleys, false starts and horrible cliches in your early drafts. (You see what I did there?) One of the biggest distractions to getting your book finished is what we writerly types call ‘research’. Research is vital to your work. It makes your writing stronger and … Continue reading Julia Child Was A Spy…And Other Things You Learn Researching Novels.
8:00pm. Joss! Back on TV! Let us pause a moment and give thanks. Okay. We’re done. Avenger’s actions figures in the very first scene! And J. August Richcards—Gunn from Angel—is the first actor to appear on screen. I’M SOLD ALREADY! 8:03pm. Could J. August Richards’ character be Luke Cage? Power Man? I might faint … Continue reading Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. My Running Diary Of The First Episode. Because That’s How I Roll.