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Adventures in Comparative Mythology: Can the Epic of Gilgamesh still speak to us?
We’ve almost finished our examination of the Epic of Gilgamesh and its account of the Great Flood. All that’s left is to ask what enduring truths, if any, we find in this poem. This is the real test of literature — does it continue to speak to us, after gen...
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Since I just left a comment on +Gil Michelini's post about his book cover, advising him to get some unbiased viewer feedback on his cover design before he finalizes it, I thought I would let you all know (or remind you) about this web site. It's one of Derek Murphy's many creations, and lets anyone rate your cover, FWIW.
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This article by Roz Morris has some important tips for designing your book for print. Together with my recent post on ebook design on the Indie Catholic blog, I hope it will convince you that print books and ebooks are different critters, and need to be put together with different things in mind.

BTW, I worked for a number of years as a graphic designer and typographer and would be happy to help anyone who feels wobbly about designing a print book (NOT cover illustration, but any other part of the design).
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Each human being is a unity of body and soul -- we can't just swap out our old bodies for a new one. But what a nightmare this would be if it worked.
 
Moving your head to a new body... This intrigues me and scares me at the same time. 
Earlier this year, an Italian surgeon announced that he’ll be attempting the world’s first human head transplant, that despite the hurdles, a human head may actually be attached onto another person’s body in two years. This week, a donor was introduced, but according to at least one expert, this man might be facing something that’s “worse than death.”
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The latest on my blog: All writers need to read, and that includes screenwriters.
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Holy Saturday, the still center of all Creation
I think in many ways Holy Saturday is my favorite day of the Sacred Triduum, chiefly because of this ancient homily, which is traditionally read on the morning of this day. Try reading this aloud in a church that has been stripped of its
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Here are ten good reasons to have an author blog. At least one or two of them should help any writer get over a reluctance to "bother" with blogging.
by Robin Houghton One of the questions I'm most asked is "how do you find time to write a blog?" I can answer this quite simply – I find the time in the same way that I find time to do the grocery shopping, or read poetry, or...
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For those who self-publishing or use a small publisher and wants to share ideas and experiences. Community members can also contribute to our group blog at http://indiecatholicauthors.wordpress.com.
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Hey, buddy, eyes on your own plate!
 
Fast Food Junkie Monkey Lunch
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Check out my latest blog post on the Indie Catholic Authors site. We have a Google+ group, too.
These ebook design techniques can help assure that the sample of your ebook provides potential readers a fat-free, but highly flavorful, taste of the book you hope they’ll buy.
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Movie makers need to read great literature, too
I've  talked quite a bit on this blog about the importance of good stories , and how sad it is that our culture no longer seems interested in stories that enlarge us, that take us out of our petty interests and connect us to the larger human condition. Part...
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Something special on my blog for Good Friday.
 
Words worth pondering: the Passion of Christ
This week, in deference to Holy Week, I’m taking a break from ancient epic to consider the Passion of Christ. I'll start by asking two leading questions, the first of which is a kind of riddle: How is the Passion of Christ like a deponent verb? That one's r...
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I'm a freelance writer and teacher.
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Writing, teaching, editing
Employment
  • My computer
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
    Currently working on a science fiction novel, but available for all kinds of writing jobs!
  • Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization
    Tutor, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Dallas
    Adjunct Asst Professor, 2011
  • The University of Southern Indiana
    Instructor, English & Humanities, 2004 - 2009
  • Texas Society of CPAs
    Graphic Designer, 1988 - 1996
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Currently
Garland, TX
Previously
Arlington, TX - Fort Worth, TX - Newburgh, IN - Rockford, IL - Iowa City, IA - Madrid, Spain - Shreveport, LA - Alexandria, LA
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I read, write, think, and teach in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex
Introduction
After years in academics and non-profits, I am now dedicating my time to writing, and helping other writers succeed. I'm currently working on a Catholic science fiction novel (the first of a series) and have a best-selling book on the household use of diatomaceous earth on Amazon.com, as well as maintaining several blogs.

My Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas helped me indulge my love of literature, languages, philosophy, and history, all of which I've had an opportunity to teach at one time or another (currently under the auspices of the Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization).

For many years, I have sung with the parish choir of St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington, TX, and I have accumulated many years' experience volunteering in charitable outreach to the poor, in adult literacy, at the Arlington Night Shelter, and working with the St Vincent de Paul Society in Evansville, IN, visiting the needy and serving meals at the community soup kitchen.

After years of experience in community service, graphic design, scholarship, and teaching, I've finally returned to my childhood love, writing. I've finally figured out that you really can "have it all," just not all at the same time! Life is good.
Bragging rights
I've published a small book on the household uses of diatomaceous earth (Naturally Healthy Living With Diatomaceous Earth), which is selling well on Amazon.Right now, I'm working on a soft-science scifi novel with Catholic themes: _Cast Into the Deep Sea of Stars_. I'm available for all kinds of writing projects, but I prefer long-copy informational writing over copy-writing.
Education
  • University of Dallas
    Ph.D./Literature, M.A./English
  • Rockford College
    B. A., magna cum laude, English & Spanish
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L. A. Nicholas, Kit Pascoe