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September 3, 2020

Hey y’all — the reviews have been pouring in for O.L.D. — A Good Way to Die so check ‘em out below. The novel is available here on Amazon but we’re hoping to make it available locally soon — so be sure to swing back for details! Stay safe, readers!

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The bullshit heard around the world.

August 25, 2020

For years, the CIA had been flying ultra top-secret (and highly illegal) espionage flights over the Soviet Union. Their vehicle: the U-2 spy plane, a technological marvel seemingly lightyears ahead of anything the Soviets could throw at it. Flying at heights of 70,000 feet, the plane was assumed to be untouchable by Russian anti-aircraft weaponry. In other words, the U-2 spy plane (and the state-of-the-art cameras mounted in its nose) had free reign over Soviet airspace, to photograph whatever they pleased. But — as so often happens — the unthinkable became doable…

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July 16, 2020

In O.L.D. — A Good Way to Die, our heroine Hunter Gunne drives a badass gold and black Corvette Stingray, which Steven immediately notes is similar to the cars that the NASA astronauts drove. So, let’s take a look at these iconic ASTROVETTES… 


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Presidential Breakfasts

July 2, 2020

So not all the research that went into O.L.D. — A Good Way to Die dealt with Cold War top-secret missions. Case in point: presidential breakfasts. A real perk of being the Commander in Chief is the personal staff at your disposal. This includes culinary chefs ready and waiting to prepare anything you might desire. So, naturally, I wondered what the hell these presidents have eaten for breakfast over the years…

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June 17, 2020

Today’s tidbit of Cold War research might not have actually made it into my novel — but it’s just too good not to share. So, sit back, relax and let me tell you about PROJECT A119… aka THE MISSION TO NUKE THE MOON…

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my book is NOW AVAILABLE!

June 15, 2020

I have some great news for y’all today: O.L.D. — A GOOD WAY TO DIE is now available (both ebook and paperback) on Amazon. And not only that, but you can preview the first four chapters as well. So get your butt over there and check it out! >>

As always, thanks for reading!



Project Azorian

May 28, 2020

What’s one of the most enjoyable things about reading a fast-paced action-adventure like The Da Vinci Code or an edge-of-your-seat techno-thriller like The Hunt for Red October? — THE HISTORY, right?

Yeah, there’s a lot of liberties taken. But you still feel smarter just thumbing through the pages. Without a doubt, all that real-world history makes the read that much more fulfilling for you, the reader. And, glancing through the research that went into O.L.D. — A Good Way to Die, it’s just too good not to share with you here, especially if Cold War history is your thing. Sure, some of it’s rather mundane (like what Ronald Reagan ate for breakfast), but some of it is astonishing.

Take, for example, Project Azorian

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I wrote a novel!

May 26, 2020

Check it out, y’all — I know I was M.I.A. for quite a while, but I’ve returned with some awesome news. I wrote a novel. Awesome, right?! And the ebook is now available for pre-order — and for only 99 cents! Now I reckon that’s a deal too good to pass. But don’t wait too long, you only got two weeks before it jumps to full-price. What’s it about, you ask? Well, if you’re a fan of this blog, you’re going to love this book. O.L.D. — A Good Way to Die is a Cold War action-adventure that sweeps the reader from the Arctic Circle to the Oval Office… and beyond. Here’s the link! And thanks for the support, everybody! >> 

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“It could be worse…”

May 19, 2013


And now introducing… August Room

May 15, 2013

So my good friend Judson Mantz threw an album release party this past weekend for his new band August Room.  And it was so refreshing to hear such good original music here in State College, Pennsylvania.  This album has been a pet project of Judson’s for years.  And finally hearing them perform live was amazing.  Knowing how much hard work both Judson and everybody involved with the band put into this album made it that much more enjoyable.  Judson’s passion for music, this album, and this band was evident from the first sample track I heard years ago and it was inspiring to see (and hear) it all come together on stage.

Here’s a video from that night.  The title of the song is “Lately it Seems.”  Enjoy…