As we move BRASS into the strange new world of TV pitching, we’ve learned to anticipate a new question: “What’s your origin story?” In this context the question doesn’t mean “where do your characters come from?” but “where does your story come from?” That’s often tough for a writer to answer. Sometimes it’s an itch you can’t scratch, or an … Read More
A witty parable about the problem of assuming too much about one’s spouse, “When the Door Opened” was written by the Irish author Sarah Grand, one of the pioneers of fiction dealing with the “New Woman.” It’s read by renowned radio actor Larry Albert, best known for playing the titular detective in “The Adventures of Harry Nile” as well as … Read More
A clever if frightfully amoral young man livens things up during a holiday weekend at a country home in this mischievous story by Saki.
We have been invited to present in Portland for GearCon 2015. Another steampunk specific convention on this ever growing circuit, GearCon celebrates this wild subculture of steam-powered machinery, ornate corsets, and a futuristic re-imagining of the past. Last year, John gave a reading from his second novel currently in process, Percy & Reggie & the Sylphs of the Underearth (wicked … Read More