Michael A. Rothman's Blog, page 4

May 23, 2015

  Below is the first chapter of PROJECT LAZARUS, a work in progress. I’d love to hear what you folks think. This is most definitely going to be a supernatural action/adventure novel.   “Death doesn’t take the wise man by surprise. It’s the resurrection that leaves him speechless.”     A Charmed Life As a […]
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Published on May 23, 2015 11:21 • 8 views

May 17, 2015

“Michael Rothman’s THE CODE BREAKER is an engaging, fast-paced thriller with a great premise and very real characters. Will please fans of Dean Koontz and The Da Vinci Code.” — Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars. “Michael Rothman’s THE CODE BREAKER takes the reader on a roller-coaster of […]
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Published on May 17, 2015 14:25 • 23 views

April 29, 2015

Often as a writer, your own personal quirks come through in your writing. Well, Kevin J. Anderson has called me out on one of my projects. “You’ve let your inner foodie out on that scene again.” Which basically is his kind way of saying, “Do you really need that much detail about what the character […]
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Published on April 29, 2015 04:36 • 19 views

April 28, 2015

With summer approaching and many of us dusting off the backyard grills, I figured I’d share what seems to be common knowledge amongst a few of us grill aficionados. How to tell that your steak is done the way you want it without slicing it open to “check” it. For the many who aren’t “experts” […]
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Published on April 28, 2015 11:11 • 16 views

April 25, 2015

I woke up this morning and plotted one out. I’m not sure what I’ll do with it, but it’s a creep-fest if nothing else. Title: Waiting For Love Genre: Horror? Fantasy?   The last of the bodies sunk into the quicksand, releasing a stream of bubbles as Matilda watched, breathing in the fetid swamp gas as […]
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Published on April 25, 2015 11:06 • 16 views

April 18, 2015

I’m about to swim upstream for many people in the literary world by positing that there is practically no difference between most Science Fiction and Fantasy. Before I go into more of that hypothesis, let me note a few things about myself. I have a very deep background in the sciences. They span the disciplines of physics, […]
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Published on April 18, 2015 21:35 • 16 views

April 10, 2015

I’d always (always being since the late 70’s) been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels. I’d also always considered myself a fan of the genre and enjoyed reading as much as watching movies steeped in the nostrum of SF/Fantasy. I’d never considered the word “Fan” that much of a controversial thing, but evidently […]
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Published on April 10, 2015 13:07 • 22 views

March 30, 2015

My boys and I attended the ComicCon in Seattle and I can say it was a great event. My boys thoroughly enjoyed the gaming and cosplay watching. I enjoyed watching them have fun and finally met (face-to-face) a few of the authors that I’d otherwise talked to a lot over the years. Tip o’ the […]
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Published on March 30, 2015 12:47 • 13 views

March 23, 2015

For those who missed the last time I posted this. Evidently, this is an optical test which helps to indicate if you perceive things predominantly with the right side of your brain or the left side of your brain. If you see the girl spinning clock-wise, then you are perceiving things from a more right-brained […]
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Published on March 23, 2015 08:21 • 18 views

March 12, 2015

I made the mistake not too long ago of getting into a mood to taste some cheeses I had not had before.  Well, for whatever reason, being somewhat of a gastronomical adventurer, I did pick up a couple of the blue-veined types, a couple of other somewhat unfamiliar cow and goat cheeses, and some of […]
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Published on March 12, 2015 02:35 • 25 views