A Plea to Female Gamers

Check other great works of art by Sam Spratt Back in my time, gaming was a guy thing, like G-I-Joes or Transformers.  Females had their Barbie doll games, and males had their first person shooters, real time strategy, and roll playing games.  Girls don’t fight wars, control armies, or save fantastical realms from destruction.  They…

The Nerd Hunter on Funny or Die

My best friend and fellow colleague, Jason Craft, has been hard at work on his Nerd Hunter web series.  It is a documentary surrounding the nerd-seeking adventurer Nigel Cunningham. Pictured, Nigel Cunningham staring down the sun I’ve personally met the guy from the outback.  His impassioned joy in hunting nerds is infectious!  I’ve often wondered…

At Long Last, Void Voyage 1 is Here!

~Get it at Amazon for your Kindle. ~Get it at Barnes and Noble for your nook. ~Get it at Smashwords and read it on your computer. Prelude The dark-haired spacer opened his mind to the musical instrument.  Black and white patterns came alive at his bidding, dancing off the dark gray jumpsuit and forming a…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: The Emotion of Chords

The expression of feeling and story is an important part of music in movies and life.  Watch a breathtaking scene in a movie and odds are there’s a glorious soundtrack playing in the background.  In a ritzy restaurant, the owners play smooth jazz, creating an atmosphere of delight and charm.  How do composers achieve these…

To Compose an eBook Cover

An egregious example of how one must not compose a book cover The evolution of my cover has been a rocky path.  This is, after all, the first thing readers will see before diving head long into the thrilling story.  All of it can be undone by a poorly drawn picture.  In traditional publishing, writers have…