Talking Cartoon Animals: Schtick or Just A Lazy Plot Device

After watching Ted for the second time tonight, I am now thoroughly convinced that Seth MacFarland has a nearly pathological obsession with talking animal characters in his programs.  At least one character in all his series is an animal;  Family Guy has Brian (and for a few episodes, Vinnie), American Dad has Klaus (yes, he…

Announcement to My Readers

This past week has been one of profound transition.  On March 24, 2017, I learned that the publisher of my novel Change Rising, Sarah Book Publishing, is ceasing printing of all work and going out of business.  While I appreciate what they have done for me as an author, I am not entirely surprised by this…