I don't know for sure when I started doing it. It was before I left for college, I think. Maybe 1977? Somewhere around there I started the annoying habit of taking time to reflect upon the past year and speculate about the next. Ugh. I mean, Oh. My. God. I hate people who summarize their … Continue reading The Obligatory…
I have always been a huge fan of the month of April. Not only does it bring April showers, leading, I've been informed, to May flowers, (wait... rain sucks), but it is the month during which I was born, in a New York City hospital which no longer exists. (I suppose some might let loose … Continue reading April is My Favorite Month
Northern Lake Publishing has announced its third release for 2018, and it will be... And, since my name appears conspicuously on the cover, I guess I'm helping in some way or another. Craig and I are very excited to once again turn our attention to the continuing tale of the SpyCo operatives, as they face … Continue reading Let’s Go to London!
That is a question that has caused me anxiety in varying degrees throughout my life. A moment of particularly high anxiety occurred during high school when my mom burst into my bedroom while I was in there with my girlfriend. She asked that very question, quite loudly, and I had to assure her that we … Continue reading What’s Going On?
Three. A number that throughout the ages has been imbued with symbolic and magical importance. To wit: The Holy Trinity The Three Wisemen Three days in the tomb Three-for-one jelly donuts at Dunkin And that's just in the Christian and the carbohydrates traditions. Here are a few others: The Pythagoreans taught that 3 was the … Continue reading Three is a Mystical Number
Now that Craig Hart and I are poised to release SpyCo #6, Assignment: Dublin, (our 4th book together), I feel it's time to address some of the... I must call them what they are... bloodcurdlingly frightening similarities between the two of us. I'll start with the fact that both of our wive's are named Kim. … Continue reading Craig and Scott – A List of Similarities
As of about 4 pm, Eastern, Craig A. Hart and I finished our final edits on the newest episode in the SpyCo novellas, Assignment: Dublin. OK, I finished this afternoon, he finished last night. Here are some fun facts: This took us longer than any of the previous Assignments to write, BUT in our defense, … Continue reading Another Assignment Completed!
It's been very cold here in Central New York. I'm talking below zero on a regular basis cold. When it's this cold there are only a few things I enjoy doing, and most of them I can't talk about here. Because they involve things like shoe sales and peel and eat shrimp. I also … Continue reading All Our Writing Secrets…
Since my first post during my all-expense-paid vacation to Ireland... AUGH there goes that autocorrect again! It was supposed to say "grueling grind of non-stop research with no fun and certainly no chasing after pretty girls or pub crawling I can assure you." I'm beginning to think Craig has tampered with my keyboard. Nonetheless, now that … Continue reading Dublin Dispatch #5 – The Essentials
Hello and greetings once again from the House that St. Paddy built! (I don't know if anyone actually calls Ireland that, but it worked for the Yankees with Babe Ruth, so I thought I'd spin it. Probably for the last time.) In my last communique, I told you about all the Christmas fun I was … Continue reading Dublin Dispatch #4 – A New Year in Dublin