Geek Goes Rogue Shoots the Messenger

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As a freelance book reviewer, I’ve read my fair share of books.  Who am I kidding?  More than my fair share.  And I must confess, I don’t always like what I read.  It happens.I used to force myself to finish any book that I had started, because books are an investment at $7.99 a piece, and like it or not, I had to get my money’s worth.  A funny thing happens though, when you become a book reviewer.  You find yourself in the midst of a mountain of books, most of them free for your reading plea … [Read more...]

JoJo’s Hollywood Stories: Interview with Clark Schaffer

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 (We at Geek Goes Rogue are...welll....Geeks. And, we love to hear behind the scenes stuff. Clark Schaffer is a wizard in all things artistic, prop development and other artistic things that make movies real. He's done over forty movies and is one of the most talent individuals we've ever seen. Jo Schaffer, our intrepid reporter for all things behind the scenes, didnt' have travel far for this one, as Clark is her husband.)I really liked the original Iron Man movie back when it came … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead…But Films Like This Should Be (Part 1)

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Back when I was in college at the dawn of the 21st century, Christian films were just starting to explode onto the scene. Sure, religious-themed films have always been around to some extent, but it's been just under twenty years since the era of the "Hey, we're just as cool as Hollywood...no, seriously, we are!" types of Christian films began hitting the market. You know, the kind of films that cause churches and ministry groups to gush in anticipation of a release date while acting like … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Catholic: How Atheists, Comic Books and Eating Jesus Led me Home

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Prologue: Somewhere in the fields of Southern Indiana…Imagine, if you will, a boy. There is always a boy or a girl in these sorts of stories. He is blond and skeletal thin, running across the large green field beside his house. Star Wars, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Jesus are all jumbled up inside his head. If you asked him, he could talk about all three with equal passion.See him as he bikes around his small, Southern Indiana town. The world is alive to him, and somehow, he knows that G … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: 3 Gates, Awesome Kids, and Jet Lagged Author

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As I write this post, I’m a bit blurry eyed, tired, and my body isn’t entirely sure what time zone it’s in. However, I wanted to write this post without too much thought because I wanted to give my unedited feelings on my time at Teen Author Boot Camp.Let me get this out of the way; I had the time of my life.To refresh everyone’s memory, I instructed a class at a Teen Author Boot Camp on Saturday. This great conference is run by Writers Cubed, an amazing collection of ladies (read their s … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: Interview with Renee Collins

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 (In a few hours, I'll be boarding a plane for Utah to speak at Teen Author Boot Camp. I'm beyond excited. One of the reasons is that I get to meet cool fellow authors like Renee Collins.)How did you get into writing?It sounds like such a cliche, but I've always been a writer. In high school, however, I wrote mostly angsty teenage love poetry to boys who absolutely didn't deserve my fervent passion. It wasn't until years later, after most of the angst had left my system, that I … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: Agent Amy Jameson

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(An agent can make or break an author. Get an amazing one (like me), and it's smooth sailing. Get a bad one, and suffer frustrating heartbreak. Amy Jameson, like all great agents, believes in cultivating writers and developing their talent.Check out what she says about being an agent and the future of the publishing industry. She will be giving a workshop at Teen Author Boot Camp 2014.) What inspired you to become an agent? I never knew literary agents existed until I moved to New York C … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: Interview with Sara Larson

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(We're less than a week away from Teen Author Boot Camp and I can't wait. It seems as if Utah has more YA writers than you can possibly imagine, and they're all pretty great. Sara Larson is no exception. She did me the honor of agreeing to an interview as she talks about writing and why teaching teen writers is so important to her)How did you get into writing? Writing has always been an integral part of who I am—I honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t write. I even have notebooks f … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: Interview with Tyler Jolley

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  (Tyler Jolley is a combination you've never heard of before; a dentist and a writer. He runs the site Jolley Smiles about dental health. On the writing side, his book that he co-wrote with Sherry Ficklin The Lost Imperials just released this past November to great reviews.)Why did you get into writing?The ladies . . . well actually one lady, my wife. I had all these crazy stories in my mind while I was in dental school. Maybe the stressed caused it. There’s just something about teeth a … [Read more...]

3 Gates Sound Track….(just for fun)

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