Monday, August 31, 2015

Those Were The Days

Memoirs are increasingly common these days. But why? What value does a memoir have? I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about the importance of memoirs, as opposed to a journal or diary.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Do Not Weep at the World

Oyster Knife
With fishing “in the blood,” Tom has a healthy respect for the needs of both boat and man when at sea. He knows that knives are as necessary for a functioning fishing ship as fuel. As such, he’s got his fair share of knives on board.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Facial Hair Poll

Well, in honor of Men's Grooming Day, we ought to have a battle of the sexes.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Forlorned Humor

Been posting some serious stuff, so I thought I'd give you all a break.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tough's Playlist - Completed!

This playlist is not only music that Tough would listen to, but also songs that describe who he is as a person. I’d like to send out a big thanks for all of the recommendations that I received!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

If Music Be The Food of Love

How do you like your music? Want to end the "what format is best" debate, once and for all?

Tough's Playlist

What music do you think is in Tough's playlist? I'm going to listen to every song I get through message, comment, or even email! Then I'm putting together a playlist!

Tough's a gruff, mid-60s man, who's a big fan of vinyl, but rather open minded. What music would you see him listening to?

The playlist (although open to updates) is now open for listening! The mostly-complete list is found HERE.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Through the Eyes of Another

Today is one of my favorite days. Book Lovers' Day! In honor of that, I'm allowing a fellow bibliophile to post about Angela J. Townsend's books. Her name is Mariah McGarvey, and she is one of Ms. Townsend's editors.

Friday, August 7, 2015

FFTKs about Lighthouses

As you may have figured out from the poster, the lighthouse plays a major part in The Forlorned. It's the reason that Tom Doherty ever went to Canada, and to the island.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Coming Soon: Guest Post by an Editor of Ms. Townsend

One of Ms. Townsend's editors, Mariah McGarvey, has agreed to guest write a post for me. I've asked her to write her thoughts, opinions, etc. about Ms. Townsend's books, and perhaps the process. This will go live on Book Lovers' Day, August 9th.

Murph's Oyster Recipes

Some days, you need some hearty Irish food. And I'm never one to let the masses go hungry, so I'll let you in on some old family recipes.
~Murph, Owner of Murphy's Pub

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Psychics Through the Ages

In honor of "Psychic Day," a look through the history of Psychics.

Who Would You Be? Based on Belief in Psychics

Take the Quiz!

Psychic Powers Poll

Do You Believe in Psychic Powers?

No. Not at all.
I'm open to the possibility.
Some, but others are nonsense.
Of course!
Poll Maker

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Works of Angela J. Townsend

It's paperback book day! And in honor of that, I'm taking a look back through the books that Angela J. Townsend has written, and giving a little review. I welcome reviews from our followers and anyone else who has read Ms. Townsend's books!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Horror Genre Leading Up To...

The First Horror Movie's Poster
As I talked about in Fear and the Power of Words, the horror movie genre has some pretty significant standbys. But what those standbys are has changed over the years. Let's have a look at horror movies through the ages, shall we?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fear and the Power of Words

One of the things that Ms. Townsend mentioned when I was in contact with her, is how she brings horror to life.

Friday, July 24, 2015

WHO IS Luke Dowler

Luke Dowler plays Harry Garrity in the film adaptation of Ms. Angela J. Townsend's The Forlorned, but that's not all!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WHO IS Robert Milo Andrus

Robert Milo Andrus plays Ryan "Man" James in the upcoming film The Forlorned, But that's not the only part he played!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WHO IS Jamie Cody-Ferguson

Jamie Cody-Ferguson played Joseph Sperry in the upcoming film, but that wasn't all he did!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Angela J. Townsend Book Signing

Ms. Townsend is holding a book signing on August 8th, 2015, in celebration of the release of her book, The Forlorned.

It will be held in Ms. Townsend's current hometown, Kalispell, Montana, at The Bookshelf.

For more information, click here.

Release of The Forlorned!

Guess what's coming!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

WHO IS Shawn Nottingham

Benjamin Gray is played by Shawn Nottingham. Nottingham "sets an ominous tone" in the film, as he was given the task of

Saturday, July 18, 2015

WHO IS Cory C. Dangerfield

Playing Murphy in The Forlorned is Cory C. Dangerfield. Dangerfield is no stranger to the screen, having appeared in everything from "Encyclopedia Brown" to "Walker, the Texas Ranger." He's now expanding his field of interest in regards to the performing arts. Dangerfield was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting competition after he entered his screenplay "A Home on the Sea." He has even produced and directed a short film titled "The Chair."

Friday, July 17, 2015

WHO IS Robert Bear

Robert Bear brings wit and sarcasm to the screen as the rugged Tough Johnson.

Fans of the Forlorned is Now on FACEBOOK!

Today was the day the Fans of the Forlorned Facebook Page went online.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

WHO IS Colton Christensen

Colton Christensen plays Tom Doherty in the upcoming movie "The Forlorned." I thought it would be interesting to look more at his background.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WHO IS Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty brings years of experience and vast talent to the role of Leo Passo in The Forlorned.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

WHO IS Elizabeth Mouton

Elizabeth Mouton

Elizabeth Mouton will be playing Amy Garrity in the upcoming film, "The Forlorned." I wanted to share a bit of background on her.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Coming Soon: "WHO IS" Series

In the coming days (possibly months) I'm going to be writing short bios and possibly fun facts to know about the cast and crew of "The Forlorned" movie. While I'm not a miracle worker, I would love to include some facts that readers of the blog want to know. So please, send me any possible questions you would like to ask the cast and crew of The Forlorned, and I'll answer as many as I can.

You can ask either as a response to this post, or send to my email at which I check daily b/c I have no life.

On an Inquisitive Quest,
Tom Paine

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Interview with Jeri Miller

Ms. Miller in her personal
Mermaid Headdress
Jeri Miller is the artistic director of the movie, The Forlorned. Having been a fan of the Forlorned novel, she was ecstatic to have the chance to work on the movie.

She has "thrown [her]self into her art" and "revel[s] in the freedom to express herself." She has a love for life and a creative energy that seems to come off her in waves. I sat down with Ms. Miller to ask her a few questions.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

COMING SOON: Interview with Jeri Miller

I've been fortunate in that I'm going to get to interview set and costume designer, Jeri Miller.

As it's happening later in the day, I may not get to post the interview today, since I'm not the fastest when it comes to typing.

Plus side, though, if there are any questions y'all have, I'd be happy to pass them along to her!

Word nerd with his hooks in books,
Tom Paine

The Forlorned FAQ with Director Andrew Wiest

Posted with permission from Ms. Angela J. Townsend