In addition, two lucky commenters this month will receive a review copy of CassaStorm!.One comment per day and each is worth one entry except – the first and one hundredth comments on each day will receive ten entries!
An incredibly haunting film. Brandon Lee’s death infused the movie with presence that you feel when watching it. The cinematography and set design are spectacular and the performances spot-on. The creator of the original graphic novel series wrote it in response to his own real-life tragedy, which adds even more depth to the film. An underappreciated masterpiece. (And a kick-ass soundtrack.)
Eric Draven is the tragedy. Haunted by his own death and that of his fiancé, Eric has returned to exact justice on those responsible. Armed with his guitar, his wits, and a sense of humor, he sets off on his quest. There is an air of sorrow beneath his strength, and he just wants to right the wrongs and find his peace.
Who is Eric?
Michael has had his fair share of challenges, but he continues to fight. He’s both talented and smart in many areas, delving into the details above and beyond. Some days he is overwhelmed by the weight of it all, but not his quest. I admire his tenacity and hope he finds his peace. He is a good friend.
Michael is the author of Slipstream and Oculus.
To you I dedicate Carve Away the Stone, by Rush.
“You can carry that weight, With an iron will, Or let the pain remain behind you…”
Trivia and Facts:
Brandon Lee was accidentally shot on the set on March 31, 1993, and pronounced dead at a Wilmington, NC hospital six hours later. This was just seventeen days before he and fiancé Eliza Hutton, who also worked on the film, were to be married. She petitioned that the film be completed, and it was released a year later, dedicated to the couple.
Co-star Ernie Hudson played a cop in The Crow, and a cop in two other films release that year – name them.
B’s trivia answer – Satriani played lead guitar for Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.
Insecure Writer’s Support Group
It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.
My awesome co-hosts this month are Annalisa Crawford, Julie Luek, and Elsie.
Today I’d just like to extend an invitation to any writers out there who haven’t heard about the IWSG. Every month, this group amazes me even more. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging. If you are a struggling writer or seasoned veteran, you find yourself welcome into the group. Once a month, we post our insecurities or a word of encouragement for others. It’s a safe outlet for those frustrations we often face.
I am humbled by the power of this group. The success of my books cannot compare to the success of the IWSG. I am recharged every month by the members and their dedication to each other. Join us, and you’ll see what I mean…
Author and Geek Twin, Nigel Mitchell, composed a large list of editors for indie publishers HERE.
Damyanti at Daily (w)rite has been featuring books this month for the Challenge, and today it is my latest book, CassaFire! Thanks, Damy.
Fan of The Crow or Michael? Familiar with Dream Theater? Know the trivia question? Are you a member of the IWSG? (If no, please join us!) What is your insecurity today?
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