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You and the Atomic Bomb

August 27, 2021

Here’s an interesting pamphlet I picked up for another project of mine. ‘You and the Atomic Bomb’ was produced by the New York State Civil Defense Commission in 1950 and reassured the reader that an atomic attack is survivable if one is adequately prepared. Early in the Cold War, efforts to inform the public of what to expect/how to prepare for an atomic confrontation were relatively common, even in the United States. But those efforts faded over the decades (in the USA at least) as both the dire reality of thermonuclear warfare became apparent, and the domestic politics of nuclear weapons became more polarized.

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Concept Art Friday — Contact

July 23, 2021

There’s surprisingly little out there on the web about the development of Robert Zemeckis’ CONTACT. But it’s Friday, I’m a big CARL SAGAN fan, & I recently watched the film — so let’s TAKE A RIDE!

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NAZI SPACE PLANE

March 11, 2021

Here’s a bit of history that didn’t make it into my novel, but it’s fascinating nonetheless: the Silbervogel, aka The Nazi Space Plane. Designed by Eugen Sänger and Irene Bredt, the Silbervogel (translated as The Silver Bird) was to be a liquid-fueled rocket-powered sub-orbital bomber. 

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Concept Art Friday — Poltergeist

October 30, 2020

With today being the Friday before the most horrifying day of them all — I’m talking Halloween, not Election Day — I think it’s time we tackle one of my favorite horror films: 1982’s Poltergeist. So let’s get sucked into the closet, y’all.

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Reviews!

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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AstroVettes

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… 

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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NUKE THE MOON

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! >> https://amz.run/3ES5

As always, thanks for reading!