MyTBR#60: Kevin Tumlinson & Writing Inspiration

For episode #60, we were joined on the To Be Read Podcast by Kevin Tumlinson, author of the Sawyer Jackson series, Evergreen, and Citadel. We talked about the authors and books that inspired us to be writers. We got a little chatty, but it was definitely fun.

I won’t likely get to post next week, while on vacation, but you can still catch the guys on the podcast at www.youtube.com/tbrpodcast on Tuesday night at 9pm.

I finally finished Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds by Jim Sterba, and it ended on a bit of a depressing note, since he only has a few half-hearted answers of what to do in a positive way, after explaining a lot of what NOT to do. I liked the first part the best, the middle was solid, and the end dragged a bit. But I’d still recommend it and thank Hugh Howey for the recommendation.

More Adventure Time (finished volume 3 and 4, into 5), and Game of Thrones (finished #2 and started #3) graphic novels. Still loving both, especially the end of volume notes from Game of Thrones by the editor, adaptation script writer, illustrator and even the colorist and letters. Really cool stuff.

After I finish volume 4 in the next few days, I’ll be starting on book 3 of the series, finally.

And I was mildly disappointed by the graphic novel movie-stills/paintover of Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly. I think I would have liked it better as an efficient short story with the same idea, though it was cool read the parts from the known actors (Downey Jr, Harrelson and Keanu Reeves) with their delivery, especially in the wacky drugged up scenes. Not sure I’d recommend buying it though.

Yes, if you happen to buy one of these from Amazon based on my recommendation links, they’ll throw a few cents my way as a thank you. Or go get the book out of the library (I love my library), buy it in a used bookstore, or borrow it from a friend. If it catches your eye, you’ll find a way.