The Insecure Writer’s Support Group anthology has a cover and a release date!
Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Can a lost hero find redemption?
What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possessed it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?
Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling and thought-provoking collection. Featuring the talents of Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Cheung, Roland Yeomans, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erika Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these twelve tales will take you into the heart of heroes who have fallen from grace. Join the journey and discover a hero’s redemption!
Release date: May 2, 2017
Fantasy (FIC009000) Freedom Fox Press
Print ISBN 9781939844361 eBook ISBN 9781939844378
Chrys Fey and Tsunamis
I’m not as big of a movie buff as Ninja Captain Alex, but I love disaster movies! Movies like Deep Impact and The Day After Tomorrow mostly used tsunamis for visual effects. They wanted the audience to be amazed by the grand size, but they don’t really get on ground level, in the perspective of people, specifically people caught in the water.
In The Hereafter, there is a tsunami that sweeps away a woman. We get to see what happens to her, and it is shocking, but I personally felt that the water was way too fast. Yes, a tsunami is fast and fierce, but the speed of the one in this movie didn’t seem right to me. And the water is clear, whereas it would’ve turned dirty from everything it picked up on the ground.
The movie that is super realistic is The Impossible, which is based after the Thailand Tsunami of 2004. You have to see this if you haven’t. I took notes when I watched it the first time. Actual notes. It helped me to figure out what it’s like to be caught in a Tsunami, and what would most likely happen following one. We see Naomi Watts beaten by the water. We see a second wave. And we see the destruction. It is done so well. You will watch the tsunami scenes in absolute terror. I did.
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Movie Review - Midnight Special
The film is slow paced but not dull. It was super intriguing from start to finish.
It’s not an original story, but it’s wonderfully told. The director pulls everything together really well and on a really low budget. It’s engaging, thought-provoking, and truly a well-told science fiction tale.
And the science fiction is a very small part of the story. It’s part drama, part chase, and part science fiction.
Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, and Adam Driver, who all turn in great performances. (And where else are you going to see Superman’s General Zod and Star Wars’ Kylo Ren in the same film?)
On NetFlix – highly recommended.
Here is an update on Michael Offutt. He took a break over the holidays because he purchased his first house! However, he had no Internet, and there is a bit of a battle to get Internet to his new neighborhood. Until then, his only source of Internet is his phone. He’ll return to the blogging world when he has Internet in his new house.
Mason Canyon started a book blog tour service, MC Book Tours. She’s hosted several of my fellow authors and one of them will be making an appearance here next month.
Juneta Key posted about Mystery Thriller Week.
Get the details HERE.
Fall to Pieces : Book Seven in the Southern Quilting Mysteries
By Elizabeth S. Craig
When a quilting event falls to pieces, Beatrice works to patch things up…
Movie Trivia Answers
Here are the disaster movie taglines and the answers:
1 – Heads up - Armegeddon
2 – It’s five miles wide…it’s coming at 30,000 mph…and there’s no place on Earth to hide - Meteor
3 – We were warned - 2012
4 – Where will you be? – The Day After Tomorrow
5 – The pressure is building. Whatever you do, don’t look back – Dante’s Peak
6 – Oceans rise. Cities fall. Hope survives. – Deep Impact
7 – The only way out is in – The Core
8 – The coast is toast - Volcano
Excited about the IWSG anthology, Hero Lost? Have you watched any tsunami movies? Seen Midnight Special? Need to set up a book tour or interested in Mystery Thriller Week? And how many taglines did you get right?