All life is a story
I was standing in the corner at a high school dance, watching the groups of people as they mixed and merged and moved about the dance floor or propped up the walls surrounding the darkened cafeteria when it struck me: Everyone her has a story--Everyone!--And those stories defined who they were.
That moment, standing on the dance floor, was profound. I'd always been a storyteller, but that moment made it matter. I realized that through stories, I could connect and touch people in new and profound ways, even though I write Sci-Fi/Horror. All I had to do was find the right story.
My writing journey has gone on many twists and turns, just like life. Some of the entries below were highlights from that journey.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
The Superhero Response
My Masters' Thesis was a major research project analyzing how 9/11 changed how we tell superhero stories. I spent three years reading comics, watching movies and TV shows, talking with superhero fans, and writing. I published the finished work in The Superhero Response: How 9/11 Changed Our Superheroes and Why It Matters, available on Amazon.
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The post-9/11 world has been dangerous for superheroes. Since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, superheroes have grown darker, more realistic, and more fallible and flawed than ever before.
The scary part is what their transformation says about all of us.
Filled with in-depth analysis and thought- provoking questions about how 9/11 changed our superheroes and what those changes tell us about modern America, The Superhero Response is sure to fascinate die-hard comic book fans and casual readers alike.