Win a FREE Autographed Copy of The Man in the Box

My book, The Man in the Box has maintained a near-perfect star rating on and I was 1 of 100 Kentucky-based authors to showcase it at the prestigious  Kentucky Book Fair last month (alongside mystery writer Sue Grafton, and Cardinal’s coach Rick Pitino). Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. The second edition will beContinue reading “Win a FREE Autographed Copy of The Man in the Box”

Christmas Past

[This post can be best enjoyed while listening to “Christmas Dreams” by Francesca Battistelli and may bring tears.] Last night for our Advent celebration activity, my wife had the brilliant idea to go Christmas light watching. It was a wonderful evening out with her sister and brother-in-law who are staying with us for a fewContinue reading “Christmas Past”

Sequels That Exceed Their Predecessors

We saw Catching Fire last night, and let me say, it’s always a treat when, in those rare moments in time, you land on a cinematic sequel that’s better than its predecessor. Catching Fire is one such movie. Where Gary Ross’s adaptation was passable, I think we can all agree that it was a bit rushed at times (andContinue reading “Sequels That Exceed Their Predecessors”

My Weirdest Scary Movie Moments

Most of us like to watch movies that thrill us, and sometimes even scare us. But sometimes we get scared of the weirdest movies for the weirdest reasons. Here’s a few of mine. (Mind you, most of these were from when I was a little kid.) War of the Worlds – I saw this in theaters whenContinue reading “My Weirdest Scary Movie Moments”

Genesis According to Disney

It is said that all great stories derive from the Bible. I emphasize that it’s not all intentional, but just for fun, I couldn’t help pulling a few biblical inspirations from some our favorite Disney films. More to come later. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) …He separated the lightContinue reading “Genesis According to Disney”

Movies I Still Can’t Help but Love Part II

As promised, here’s the rest of the list of movies I still can’t help but love. Like last week, I tried to steer clear of the obvious choices like Hook, E.T., Dumb and Dumber, etc. Hopefully you’ve never seen a few of these and decide to give them a chance. You can check out Part I ofContinue reading “Movies I Still Can’t Help but Love Part II”