The Tragedy of Danny Rand

https://medium.com/@russ.linton/the-tragedy-of-danny-rand-484d3c120321 Danny Rand’s appearance in Luke Cage season two gave comic book fans a glimmer of hope for the second run of Iron Fist. The man with the glowing fist appeared dashing, confident, and seemed to have found his place in the Netflix Marvel pantheon. Excited pre-release chatter was all about the redemption of Danny Rand. A few … Continue reading The Tragedy of Danny Rand

Quick Writing Update – Crimson Son Series

It took an epic deluge (Minnesota is more rainy and humid than I'd imagined), the sequestering of my son in his ivory tower, and sending my wife to the other side of the country to get the chance to do the one thing I've been meaning to do for weeks - sit down and write. … Continue reading Quick Writing Update – Crimson Son Series

Bracing for Impact

Turmoil and change are often great fodder for creativity. The threshold between what was and what will be is the perfect recipe for fiction. Every story is about becoming or undoing (or both - see The Stormblade Saga...) and the personal experiences navigating change are what feed an author's prose. With my life both tucked … Continue reading Bracing for Impact

Minimalist Mindset

Last weekend we managed to squeeze in a trip in Discovery. We found a hidden gem of a state park only three hours outside the summer kiln of Dallas / Fort Worth. We lounged lakeside enjoying the thrill of doing absolutely nothing. I'd intended to file the usual Captain's Log for our trip, but lately … Continue reading Minimalist Mindset

A Transformation Long in the Making – Luke Cage Season Two

When Luke Cage first debuted on Netflix, even a jaded media consumer could tell we were witnessing a change. For too many years media conglomerates called the shots based on faulty assumptions of what would "work" and what wouldn't using superficial metrics and interpretations of data skewed by ignorance. Then a small but tenacious media … Continue reading A Transformation Long in the Making – Luke Cage Season Two

Putting Your Dreams In Storage…

Books aren't all that great for a mobile lifestyle. They're heavy. Awkward to store. And those glorious displays of leather, or matte and glossy spines on open shelves would never survive the four point magnitude earthquake of going from place to place. You could fill your cupboards with them (if properly secured). But why bother … Continue reading Putting Your Dreams In Storage…

False Dichotomy in Culture Wars: Disney Strikes Back

As I've made pretty clear, I am not a fan of the recent Star Wars trilogy. I'm aware of the social minefield this places me in. I must hate these movies because I am racist, misogynist or both. A spoiled fan boy who won't share his toys. For the record, I simply think they are … Continue reading False Dichotomy in Culture Wars: Disney Strikes Back

Giving Superhero a Whole New Meaning?

This bright, quirky fantasy, gives "superhero" a whole new meaning... The world Russ creates is so real, so believable, that you're left wanting more of this character driven, action packed book. - One of my first reviews of Crimson Son, a 5 star review from the Author Visits. Now that the Crimson Son Universe has … Continue reading Giving Superhero a Whole New Meaning?

A Book! With Words! – Selling Books at Dallas FanExpo

Thanks to the authors across the way at Dallas FanExpo, one slogan will be forever emblazoned in my brain. Because, well, they had a book. It had words. They wanted everyone to understand this. So, they shouted it mercilessly. And you know what? It worked. By the end of the weekend, I'm pretty sure they'd … Continue reading A Book! With Words! – Selling Books at Dallas FanExpo