June 10, 2019

It happens whenever ordinary small talk slips into the novel. "I have a new book coming out," I say.

"Really? What’s it called?"

"The End Note," I reply.

"What’s it about?"

There’s the inevitable break in eye contact, the embarrassed pause, my mouth wrinkling into aborted...

May 27, 2019

As a writer, I hold in high regard—and higher awe—authors who pen “epic fantasies.” Whether it's Harry Potter, where wizards and strange creatures live in the shadows among the rest of us, or Game Of Thrones, with sorcery and treachery and dragons, the level of sheer i...

November 26, 2018

SERGEANT MEGATRON 5000: TODAY I AM SUPER-THRILLED TO BE JOINED BY DETHBERT JONES.

DETHBERT JONES: Thanks Sarge, I am super-thrilled to be here!

SERGEANT MEGATRON 5000: ONLY ONE OF US CAN BE SUPER-THRILLED OR THE EMOTIONS WILL CANCEL EACH OTHER OUT.

DETHBERT JONES: That's...

November 19, 2018

  

SERGEANT MEGATRON 5000: TODAY I AM JOINED BY FELLOW ROBOT, ANDI SOCIAL. WE ROBOTS NORMALLY COMMUNICATE USING BINARY CODE, BUT NON-ROBOTS WOULD FIND IT TOO DIFFICULT TO DECIPHER A LONG SERIES OF ONES AND NOUGHTS. 

ANDI SOCIAL: 10110011

SERGEANT MEGATRON 5000: HA HA...

November 12, 2018

“There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.” - Mark Twain

 Celebrated author Mark Twain wasn’t kidding. I mean, who could ever say no to a treasure hunt? Now let’s up the stakes a n...

November 5, 2018

SERGEANT MEGATRON 5000: TODAY I AM INVESTIGATING THE PERSONALITY OF DETHBERT'S FRIEND AND NEIGHBOUR, KILLIAN BROWN. THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME, KILLIAN. 

KILLIAN: Will this take long? I've got a protest march to organize.

SERGEANT MEGATRON 5000: <CALCULATING> 

ALLOWING FOR...

October 29, 2018

Ahoy, me hearties!

Carter Humbolt in the house, coming to you from sunny St. Augustine, Florida. Because of my pirate obsession, all my friends usually refer to me as Captain Carter. But on December 3rd, with the publication of a book about the amazing treasure hunting...

June 19, 2018

Hi. I wrote Threshold. Now I’m writing about writing it and a question often asked in this regard is, “Where did you get the idea for this book?”

Unfortunately, my answer to that question pretty much boils down to ... I really don’t know. And since you can’t say that ou...

May 21, 2018

Welcome back the the CDP blog! Last week we shared part one of a Q&A with Jesse Miller, author of ARK and Unwrap Your Candy. Today we're back with the second half of the interview.

Read on to find out more about ARK, hope, and inspiration.

What are you hoping readers to...

May 7, 2018

There are no rules when it comes to writing. Therefore, writers should never be shy about pushing the limits of their stories and characters. Granted, that doesn’t mean everything you write will be well received, let alone commercially viable, but don’t let that stop y...

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