July 1, 2019

Half Crow, Half English, the young Deputy US Marshal is Yale educated. Some say that Hawk can track crickets across the grass, or a vinegaroon over the rocks. An affable man, with a pleasant smile and easy manner. He worked hard at winning people over, for hatred of ha...

December 12, 2017

Bain’s name is a combination of my paternal and maternal grandfathers. John Henry and Bain being their given names were combined to create my bounty hunters full name. These two men were important to me as a child. Also, I used the name for my days competing in SASS (S...

September 4, 2017

Joseph Nathan Meeker is a fictional character in my Michelle Tanner series of stories. There are several real people the character was modeled after. The first is John Adams (also a New Englander) born in 1812, who became better known as Grizzly Adams. The name Sleeps...

September 2, 2017

When I started Michelle Tanner – Going West, it was an online, serialized novel. I wrote parts at my own pace and posted them for sale when I was comfortable with each part. It turned into eight parts (one less than the original outline, dropping two planned parts and...

July 13, 2017

Recently a beta reader sent me an email questioning my portrayal of children being in school in June. This story (which I should finish soon) occurs in Golden Colorado in 1865. That is Golden City, Colorado Territory. I sent the reader a brief note that schooling wasn’...

July 4, 2017

Recently, I received an email asking, “Who is Michelle Tanner? Is she whole cloth from your imagination? Is she based on a real person? Will she ever find love?”

Those are valid questions. Let’s start with, who is Michelle Tanner? She is a fictional frontier woman who l...

July 1, 2017

In pursuing the internet about TV show intro’s, the little voice over in front of the beginning of shows, like, “These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.” … “Hoping his next leap…will be the leap home.” … “There’s a signpost up ahead.” … “When they met, it was...

June 28, 2017

Okay, I have finally caved in and opened a Twitter account. Good for me, I can now attempt to cram information into 144 characters. I can’t say I woke up in 144 characters, so how do I impart much of anything in so few keystrokes? I have no idea. Now that isn’t just th...

June 25, 2017

In the HBO series Deadwood, one character lamented the arrival of the telegraph in the town. A bartender looked forward to news coming faster and his boss stated, “When did you ever get good news in a letter?” The bartender answered, “The Last letter told me of the dea...

June 20, 2017

Have filmmakers gotten lazy, or is it just cost effect to have continuity errors in scenes rather than to do the scene, right in the first place? As a pair of examples, first in the 1940’s a little film called The Maltese Falcon had the following exchange. Humphrey Bog...

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