BOOK SIGNING UPDATE: MINI-CON BOOK SIGNING TODAY!!!

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!

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SUPERPOWER: OMNISCIENCE

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.

CONCEPT: SIDEKICK!!!

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

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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!

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.