The Remaining: Interview with Alexa Vega

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(As regular readers of The Rogue know, we have an interest (some say warped) in the deluge of so-called Christian movies hitting the market. Most of them are bad, few are good and some just recycle the same old evangelical crap.However, when The Remaining came across my email, I couldn't pass it up. How does a post rapture/sort of found footage/monster movie/zombie thriller grab you?Yeah, I thought so.We had two phone interviews with Alexa Vega and the director Casey La Scala to get t … [Read more...]

Confessions on Waffle Street: Interview with James Adams

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From Wall Street to Waffle Street…a true story.Recently, I had the opportunity of working on the movie set of Waffle Street. The movie is based on the book by James Adams and stars Danny Glover, James Lafferty and Julie Ganzalo. Being a part of the crew, I had a great time meeting the actors and even getting into a couple scenes in the movie wearing my Teen Author Boot Camp t-shirt.What I enjoyed most was meeting the author, James Adams. Everyone calls him Jimmy. We talked about his b … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Temporarily Stepping Down (Heartfelt Repentance or Good Acting?)

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Mark Driscoll, head pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, has been no stranger to the controversial spotlight throughout his pastoral career. But opinions by people simply being annoyed or offended at his style and tone have taken a sharp and serious turn over the past year as some major accusations have come to light.  A few weeks ago, the Acts 29 church network removed Driscoll (the co-founder) from the network, citing "ungodly and disqualifying behavior." Additionally, just a few days ago, … [Read more...]

Introducing the Brand New ADOPTION TICKLE-ME CHALLENGE

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Supposedly there's this thing going around the interwebs called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Very few people know about it, of course. Only the entire country or so. After the ALS Association received more millions in donations this year than ever before (which is really awesome) it got me thinking about what other Internet campaigns might take hold next and bring awareness and much needed funds to desperately-worthy causes.And then it hit me...I give you the brand new Adoption … [Read more...]

SLC Comic Con Names Me to FIVE Panel Discussions…

I woke up this morning to an amazing email from Salt Lake City Comic Con. My publishing company (Open Road Media) submitted my name for panel discussions as they ramp up their marketing for 3 Gates of the Dead, and the sequel, Dark Bride (March 2015).  According to the email, they had over five hundred panel  submissions and hundreds of willing participants.Salt Lake City Comic Con has exploded on the scene as a major player in the geek world. This is pretty amazing when you realize this is o … [Read more...]

Against Her Will….and what I Will or Won’t Do as an Agent.

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My writing adventure on both sides of the fence continues. As I write and rewrite my own projects and read/review my clients’ manuscripts, I’m amazed at how the time flies by. I stare at the screen until my rear end hurts and then realize I haven’t gotten up to pace in a couple of hours. Are my eyes about to fall out? Maybe. The days go on and on this way. Paddling around in a sea of words, immersed in imaginary worlds. Work, work, work. Luckily, I have a passion for it—even if it can be rather i … [Read more...]

Robin Williams, the Canary Prophet

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 The news of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide yesterday hit the Internet with blinding speed. People are pouring out their grief and utter disbelief. How could someone who brought so much joy and beauty end their life? How could he do something so contrary to what he brought to others?While no one will say it outright, some believe that anyone who commits suicide is a failure. They think that people who take their own life fail to see happiness of life and cannot face their "own … [Read more...]

Successful People are Weirder – Right?

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Her ideal man is handsome but doesn't know it, brilliant but unassuming, successful and kind. So says Rita (Andie MacDowell) to Phil (Bill Murray) in one of the greatest movies of all time, Groundhog Day.But don't we humans tend to get weirder the more successful we get?   … [Read more...]

Horror Writers Association Admits Me Through Blood Ritual

Artists are very weird people. On one hand, we talk loudly at smart parties how we don't care if anyone "gets" our work. We claim we write for "its own sake" and our own personal satisfaction. That is a lie. Artists are artists because we want to communicate. We want to say something and have people respond. Further, there is a huge part of us that needs constant validation. The worst thing for an artist is that no one pays attention to our work. This is a painful thing to admit, but it's … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con Decides to Bully Salt Lake City Comic Con

In the midst of the festivities surrounding the San Diego Comic Con, they decided to bully the folks who run the Salt Lake City Comic Con by sending them a "Cease and Desist Order".This is kinda interesting, considering that cons all over the country use Comic Con in their names. You know what this sounds like to me? Sounds like the SLC con is threatening San Diego's primacy and someone decided to get pissy.From Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer Dan Farr: “This cease and de … [Read more...]


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