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So, you like behind-the-scenes special features?  Well, here are some you might find interesting...  A lot of folks are drawn to the mysterious and magical world of movies...  How they're made...  How illusions are created...  What stars are really like...  The intrigues of the biz... … [Read more...]

Salt Lake City Comic Con 2014: Arrow!!! WETA!!! HOWARD!!!! NAPOLEON!!!

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Hey Geeks,As you know, The Rogue is going to be present at Salt Lake City Comic Con in a variety of ways. We'll outline our coverage more extensively in future posts. Plus, it's rumored that I'll be participating in some panel discussions to promote 3 Gates of the Dead for Open Road Media.The folks who run the Con had a press conference today to make the following announcements.First, some really cool new guests.....-Simon Helberg plays Howard Wolowitz, a nerdy and aspiring … [Read more...]

Inspiration isn’t from within: My journey as an aspiring writer

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Earlier this spring, I was out driving aimlessly in the rain, during one of those rare times that I have the car to myself, gallivanting into the unknown down some winding country road with the music too loud and the windows cracked just enough to let the smell of damp earth transport me to a tranquil place. My thoughts, like my driving that day, had no real destination, only a great big world of what-ifs and endless possibilities. Reminiscing over past friendships and conversations, looking to … [Read more...]

Dark Bride Release Date News (And 3 Gates movie news)

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 Hey Everyone,Many of you have been asking about the release date for Dark Bride, book two of the 3 Gates of the Dead series. Here is what is going on...As you know, Open Road Media (Michael Chabon, Walker Percy, Dorothy Sayers) bought the series from my previous publisher, Premier Digital. Premier set the release date at November 1st. However, when Legendary Editor (Betsy Mitchell) got a hold of it, she decided that we needed a full on marketing push. As any publisher will tell … [Read more...]

Trailer for The Remaining

Here you go, folks, the trailer for the Rapture/Zombie/Demon flick to be released September 5th by Affirm/Sony Pictures. … [Read more...]

Mid-Life Report Card of a Mostly Bad Christian (Written by St. Peter Himself!)

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A few days ago, I turned forty. I felt pretty good about the first half of my life, especially my recent confirmation in the Catholic Church. I didn’t expect all A’s, but I figured I’d be a solid B student.I waited by the mail box but nothing came. Finally, a weird creature with seven heads appeared in front of me and handed me a scroll. I looked at the postmark that said, “Office of the Church, St. Peter The Rock, Director.” When I tried to tip the strange creature, all seven heads looked at … [Read more...]

Happy 40th Birthday to Jonathan Ryan from All of Us at The Rogue!

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You Do Wurds Good? Legendary Editor agrees to work with me. (Yay. Oh, Crap.)

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So, today, my Wonder Woman agent, Italia Gandolfo, sent me this text:Betsy Mitchell is going to be your editor at Open Road.I stared at the text for a moment in utter disbelief. Then I texted back with a link to Betsy's bioYou mean, THIS Betsy Mitchell? Wonder Woman Agent texts backThat's her.(Madcap mayhem ensues as I alternate between exultation and absolute panic.)For those of you wondering why I would panic, Betsy has edited some pretty legendary people.Like wh … [Read more...]

Left Behind is Stupid…(And That’s Why it’s Fun)

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Nicolas Cage is at it again! The guy who rescued us from chemical terrorism at Alcatraz and found national treasure in New York's Trinity Church is now working to ensure we're not left behind. If you're anything like me - which I don't necessarily recommend - you've probably seen the first full trailer of the new upcoming Left Behind film, based on the best selling series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.When I was in college, I devoured the book series because, well, it was … [Read more...]

Ghost Bear Ramblings: Finding the Wolf

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(In celebration of the beauty of creation, I've asked my friend, world renowned environmentalist, Simon Jackson nd his fiancee crazy talented wildlife photographer, Jill Cooper,  to share some of their amazing wildlife experiences here on The Rogue. This will be a weekly feature. Enjoy!)I think I'm crazy.Certainly Jill thinks I'm nuts. My parents too.Yet whenever I have a remarkable wildlife sighting, I just can't resist, year after year, returning to the scene of the crime on the … [Read more...]


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