An excerpt from ‘Lionfish,’ coming next April from mystery writer Nathanael Miller!

The Accidental Detective is on the case, even though the Pacific Northwest can be a dangerous place! A brief excerpt from "Lionfish," the exciting new novel coming in April of 2023! __________________________________ “William, you have to call the police—!” Isaac found them spinning slightly as he managed to get the words out. Smith’s face exploded. … Continue reading An excerpt from ‘Lionfish,’ coming next April from mystery writer Nathanael Miller!

On the WaterfrontThanksgiving in Jolly Old England!

(Pensacola, Florida; Nov. 23, 2022) – I became a Yeoman (an admin clerk) when I enlisted in the Navy.  I didn't know what I really wanted to do long-term, but every command has administrative personnel, so what better rate to choose in order to actually see the Navy and figure out my ultimate path?  The … Continue reading On the WaterfrontThanksgiving in Jolly Old England!

Sparks1524 Video – 100!

NEW VIDEO!!  This is IT!  The 100th episode of Sparks1524!  Take a moment to see how it all began, and then join me for a brief discussion about the future plans I and my crack staff of one (me!) have in store!  Let's celebrate this small, but significant, milestone! https://youtu.be/2QhHSaa1ltk #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #video, #justmythoughts, #travellog, … Continue reading Sparks1524 Video – 100!

Adventure Makes a GREAT Holiday Gift!

The adventures of the Accidental Detective are on sale NOW!! Available in paperback and ebook format, look for the following exciting mysteries by Nathanael Miller: -Proud Lion -The Norfolk Murders -And So It Begins #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #accidentaldetective, #novel, #novelist, #mystery, #murdermystery, #isaacshepherd, #abrahamgray, #book, #holiday, #gift,

Just My Thoughts – Who Gets to Define ‘Misinformation?’

(Pensacola, Florida; Nov. 7, 2022,) – There’s been a lot of hue and cry, Sturm and Drang, hand-wringing, gnashing of teeth, and pulling of hair over Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. In fact, much of the reporting has been hysterical screeds against free speech because it means ‘misinformation’ will reign supreme.   Many journalists, pundits, politicians, … Continue reading Just My Thoughts – Who Gets to Define ‘Misinformation?’

Short Takes – The Many Ghosts of Pensacola’s Seville Quarter

HALLOWEEN SHORT TAKES VIDEO!  The many ghosts of Pensacola’s Seville Quarter a friendly lot.  Come take a short, spooky tour around this bedrock cornerstone of Pensacola’s thriving nightlife…a place for both living and spectral patrons! https://youtu.be/zgGEFVT6H6E #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #shorttakes, #ghosts, #ghoststory, #pensacola, #florida, #sunshinestate, #gulfcoast, #folklore, #ghost, #halloween, #legends, #sevillequarter,

The Writer’s Craft – Killing it with the Perfect Villain, Part 7—Bonus!  Introductions

(Pensacola, Florida; Oct. 28, 2022,) – BONUS!  Score!  You’ve just stumbled on the bonus seventh part of my six-part series about slaying your audience with the perfect villain! We’ve discussed five factors you need to keep in mind when creating a villain: Characterization Motivations Thematic Opposition Credibility (the villain has to win once in a … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Killing it with the Perfect Villain, Part 7—Bonus!  Introductions

Short Takes – The Headless Ghost of Romana Street

New video!  Sarah Wharton seems to still be wandering the pavement of Pensacola’s Romana Street, even though she lost her head nearly two centuries ago.  Join me for the chilling tale of the Headless Ghost of Romana Street! https://youtu.be/ZzmcpteJsWc #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #pensacola, #ghost, #ghoststory, #Halloween, #Florida, #sunshinestate, #gulfcoast, #emeraldcoast, #spooky,

Short Takes – Bowie’s Haunted Bridge

New Short Takes video!! Take a quick trip with me to the creepily haunted Governor’s Bridge in Bowie, Maryland. This short span across the Patuxent River is full of enough legends and ghost stories to keep your entire Halloween season supplied with spooky fun! https://youtu.be/yXz3jCgZ3BA #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #shorttakes, #ghoststory, #ghoststories, #bridges, #hauntedbridges, #maryland, #bowie, #legend, … Continue reading Short Takes – Bowie’s Haunted Bridge

The Writer’s Craft – Killing it with the Perfect Villain, Part 6—The ‘Cool’ Factor

(Pensacola, Florida; Oct. 18, 2022,) – Killing it with the perfect villain is just as critical to good writing as killing it with a great hero is. A story might thrive if the villain is an undeveloped cipher.  The hero’s journey, the interaction of the characters, and the exciting events can still create a rip-roaring … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Killing it with the Perfect Villain, Part 6—The ‘Cool’ Factor