Author: A Kovacs
Connell Kirkland, Veronica Reeves, Sanji Haak and descended the three-mile deep elevator to see something that mine engineer Mack Hendricks claimed had to be seen to be believed. What will he show them? O’Doyle is already down there, looking for the missing miner Brian Janson. And what is the source of that strange, metallic clicking echoing through the caverns?Continue Reading →
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The EARTHCORE miners, led by Mack Hendricks, are are finally ready to explore the caves, but small, unexplained ground tremors threaten lethal danger to anyone who enters. With Angus Kool and Randy Right the victims of lab sabotage, can Katarina Hayes find the source of these tremors before its too late? That’s not her only problem — Hayes is trying to find a reason for an inexplicable miles-long line that runs across the mountain, and goes down so far they can’t measure the depth. What caused it? What does it mean?Continue Reading →
Wait, you guys know how awesome it feels when you find that great show, or great trilogy of Important Space War Movies, or the best series of books? Man, do I have something for you to satisfy your “Space Opera” needs! Follow the quest of Quentin Barnes as he travels the galaxy in search of the ultimate prize — the Galactic Football League trophy. The Blind Side meets Harry Potter, with aliens thrown in there for fun. Don’t wait, snag it now!
Archeologist Veronica Reeves begins to put the evidence together, and it points to an unprecedented discovery — a culture that once spread at least from Utah down to the tip of South America — the largest pre-historic culture ever. And, she’s discovered signs that this culture, this violent culture, was still active well into the 19thy century. Meanwhile, the vertical shaft is nearing the end, when the Earthcore miners will finally be able to enter the massive network of tunnels. Are they just a few days, or even hours, from reaching the platinum motherlode?Continue Reading →
Sonny McGuiness and Cho Takachi have been researching the history of the Wah Wah mountains and the Silver Spring, the find that put EARTHCORE on the hunt for the biggest platinum deposit ever discovered. They have found a disturbing artifact, a deadly artifact, and must learn more. Meanwhile, Connell Kirkland must find a mining engineer that can dig to a world-record depth of three miles underground. Mack Hendricks is that engineer — can Connell convince him to join the project? And all this time, disgraced NSA agent Kayla Meyers has been digging for a different kind of treasure — the secret of the hidden mine’s location, and how she can turn that into a new life for herself.Continue Reading →
What’s that? You love the EXPANSE? Oh, and STAR WARS? You need to get yourself a little more “Space Opera“, and I mean right now! IFollow the quest of Quentin Barnes as he travels the galaxy in search of the ultimate prize — the Galactic Football League trophy. The Blind Side meets Harry Potter, with aliens thrown in there for fun. Don’t wait, snag it now!
A PANDEMIC tie-in — how did the events of that story impact Denver, where Connell must visit the EARTHCORE labs. At the lab, Connell gets the low-down on just how big the Silver Spring find might be. But, if the company can’t reach the motherlode, no matter how big it is it is worthless. What will Connell, Angus and Patrick O’Doyle do to solve this problem?Continue Reading →
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Sonny McGuiness and Cho Takachi have been tasked with researching the past of the staggering Silver Spring find in the Utah’s Wah Wah mountains. They are about to learn that history has not been kind to miners in that area. At the same time, EARTHCORE’s head scientist, Angus Kool and his lackey Randy Right are heading up the effort to analyze the site’s size and potential. Angus can’t wait to get back to the company offices in Denver, because he’s going to find a way to tear Connell Kirkland a new one. How will Angus fare?Continue Reading →
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Sonny McGuiness has sold his interest in the Silver Spring mine to EARTHCORE, but he’s still involved in the project. A fat percentage awaits him if he goes to work for EARTHCORE’s hard-ass director, Connell Kirkland. Kirkland wants to make sure Sonny stays in the picture. Meanwhile, Connell now must make sure other interests aren’t looking at the Utah site, and he has to get his experts started on discovering just how big this find might be. For that, he needs the services of Randy Wright, and Angus Kool.Continue Reading →
Why not check out this “Hero’s Quest“? I promise you’re in for a great time! Follow the quest of Quentin Barnes as he travels the galaxy in search of the ultimate prize — the Galactic Football League trophy. The Blind Side meets Harry Potter, with aliens thrown in there for fun. Don’t wait, snag it now!
Prospector Sonny McGuiness has unwittingly found the mother lode in the hills of Utah. He thinks he’s found silver, when in truth he has hit the El Dorado of a more valuable material — platinum. A find so pure it might prove to be the most-valuable deposit on the planet. Connell Kirland wants that find. To get it, he needs the dirt on McGuiness, and to get that dirt, there is only one person he can call … a woman named Farm Girl.Continue Reading →
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Sonny McGuiness found the fabled silver spring and has turned in his first findings for analysis. Is the find for real? Is he about to be a rich man? Sonny’s find will soon bring him into the sights of one Connell Kirkland — a place no one wants to be.Continue Reading →
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StorySmack Episode #37
Today we have an guest! Evan Diamond, band leader for Scott’s band “Evan Diamond & The Library,” joins us at Empty Set Studios to talk about the new EP Intersections, along with a host of other things. We talk songwriting as storytelling, what it’s like to play live and see folks react to your personal moments made musical, and listen to each song from Intersections.
Plus a big announcement for those of you going to/considering SiglerFest 2k18!
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A new short story, written by Scott, from the Jonathan Mayberry anthology JOE LEDGER: UNSTOPPABLE. “Vacation” is a gritty cross-over between the Joe Ledger universe and Scott’s horror novel NOCTURNAL. This is part one of three.Continue Reading →
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On this episode, Scott and A revisit Raiders of the Lost Ark. (Spoiler alert: it totally holds up.)
We we lucky enough to see the Rooftop Cinema showing, which is rooftop, outdoor viewing with cocktails. It was a really fun addition to the overall experience! If there’s something like this in your town, don’t miss the chance to go!
This episode doesn’t have our normal “timestamp discussion” of the movie because of the aforementioned venue change. But since it’s such a classic, I bet that’s just fine.
• Dane Cook’s bit on “Monkey Heist”
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StorySmack Episode #32
Story Smack is a podcast about storytelling, but I must admit we talk quite a bit about movies. Today, however, we’re going to talk about a movie maker. In fact, the most Oscar-nominated movie maker on Earth. Actor? Director? Nope — orchestrator and conductor John Williams.
I know you love John Williams’ work. I know I love the Star Wars score, and the Indiana Jones score. Those are both his. But so many others you know and love are also John Williams’ work. You’ll be amazed at how much of the score to your own life is lifted from work he’s done.
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StorySmack Episode #31
Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Good Will Hunting was released! Hard to remember a time when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were small time enough to be caught in development hell trying to get this movie made. Back before they were Oscar winners.
Thankfully they got through all of that, and Good Will Hunting stands the test of time! Join us while we discuss the good, the bad and the legend that is Good Will Hunting.Continue Reading →
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StorySmack Episode #29
In this week’s episode Scott and I discuss the storied screenplay for Chinatown. The movie came out in 1974, and the screenplay has been heralded as near-perfect since then. There is a lot to unpack and discuss about the movie, the script, the crew and the era of American filmmaking, so jump right in!
It’s a lovely movie. A throw-back noir, featuring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is based on an original screenplay written by Robert Towne. Towne won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for his effort.
LINK TO THE SCREENPLAY PDF:
• Get it here, sucka.
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