Today is the day for my book signing at the Tustin Public Library! Apart from myself, there will be over a dozen other writers and artists participating along with an entire organization of Star Wars fans. For those of you who are interested in coming, you can find more information about this event on my Amazon Author Page. I will post pictures of this event later on today. Wish me luck!
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Imagine if you could become aware with anything and everything around you. If you literally knew everything, there wouldn’t be anything that could surprise you. A mere glimpse of this ability could consist of unlimited telepathic abilities, being able to perceive the past, present, and future simultaneously, or knowing their opponents move before they do it and counter it accordingly. That would definitely be only the tip of the iceberg when you wield all the knowledge in existence. This godlike power will play a significant role in the Young Guardians’ final battle against the main villain, Vogan. For the moment, the wielder of this power will remain a mystery. However, despite its seemingly invincible appearance, I believe that this form of omniscience would have some form of limitation or weakness in order to make the showdown more interesting. I will not reveal what form this limit will take, but it will definitely serve as a game-changer. All of this will take place in the fifth volume of my series and I am already looking forward to writing it.
One of the most common concepts of the superhero genre is that the main superhero has a sidekick who serves as an apprentice or protégé during their crusade against crime. It was not an element that I gave much thought when I originally started the superhero, but now that I am expanding my series far beyond the main five volumes, I am thinking of exploring the aspect of the sidekick in one of my short stories. The short story in question that will feature a sidekick will be the one that revolves around a main character that has electromagnetic manipulation. I already have an idea of what powers this sidekick would have and I think he is going to be an incarnation of a kid who has dreamed of being a superhero, but is now living the dream.
COOKING UPDATE: DEEP DISH CHEESE PIZZA
Today, I had a second attempt at making a home-made pizza and I am proud to report that I finally got it right! 😉
The recipe is as follows:
1 pound of pizza dough
1/2 cup of marinara sauce
1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Get a cast iron skillet and spray it with Pam. Put the pizza dough in the skillet and spread it even in the skillet. When the dough is flattened, pour the 1/2 cup of marinara sauce on top of the dough and spread it evenly. After the sauce, sprinkle the cheese over the sauce. When the ingredients are together, put the pizza in the oven and let it bake for at least 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden. Then take the pizza out of the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes and enjoy!
MEMORIAL DAY FEAST AFTERMATH!!!
COOKING UPDATE: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FEAST
Tomorrow, I will utilize my cooking skills to create a large, three course Memorial Day feast for my family. The meal in question will involve crispy baked pork chops, brown sugar-glazed carrots, oven-fried red potatoes, and a chocolate peppermint trifle for dessert. I thoroughly enjoy cooking. I love it about as much as I enjoy writing my books and short stories. I will present a followup and review tomorrow. Wish me luck and Happy Memorial Day!
WRITING UPDATE: SCREENWRITING
I have discovered a new form of writing to add to my arsenal: screenwriting. I have been taking screenwriting classes and am currently writing a full screenplay. Unlike my books, which are science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres, this screenplay is murder mystery. I have been writing up to five to six pages a day and plan to turn in the screenplay as my final project in the class. Even though this screenplay is outside of my comfort zone, I am enjoying exploring something new and interesting. Also, this class and screenplay could serve as practice for when I plan to achieve my ultimate ambition with my work: have my work converted into films. I look forward to what this class will bring in the near future.
BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEW: THE YOUNG GUARDIANS AND THE GENESIS SPELL
The first volume of my series, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell, received another review on Barnes and Noble:
“I began reading I found myself remembering my own childhood dreams of being a Superhero. I wanted to continue reading the book to find out all of their strengths and weakness, and see if they all choose the path of fighting evil. Still wondering about Brick Baxter and if or how he may re-appear in the future.
The plot is left open for future installments. I wonder where that may lead.”
In my earlier posts, I described how a utopia would play a role in my sequel trilogy and the fifth volume of my series. With this in mind, I plan to portray the opposite of a utopia in both my fourth and fifth volumes. In the fourth volume, something cataclysmic happens in the Young Guardians’ battle with their latest enemies that causes the planet to be all but ruined and society on the verge of collapse. Because this dystopia would be heavily infested with disorder and chaos, it would be the perfect working environment for superheroes such as the Young Guardians and their allies. This ruined world will be the stage for the final battle between the Young Guardians and Vogan and his army. However, the events that will lead up to this dystopia would simultaneously pave the way for the utopia that will appear at the end of the fifth volume.
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE
I have completed my Amazon Author Page! Here is the link: