Just My Thoughts – Sparks1524 is Back!

(Pensacola, Florida; Nov. 6, 2021) –  Although not officially on hiatus, all seven of you who follow this blog and YouTube channel know that my production has been, at best, minimal, over the past few weeks. I’m happy to report that Sparks1524 is back! I passed on the happy news last week that the Emerald … Continue reading Just My Thoughts – Sparks1524 is Back!

The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 4)

(Niceville, Florida; 21 September 2021) – Most writers want to get published.  After all, Olympians who wield their foils in front of the world every four years didn’t study fencing only to keep their amazing skills hidden at home, nor do most writers train for years just to wield the pen with magnificent skill so … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 4)

The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 2)

(Niceville, Florida; 22 August 2021) – The pen is mightier than the sword, but, just as a blade-carrying duelist requires years to hone their techniques, how much more training does an accomplished writer need to successfully wield the prodigious power of the pen? Straight up, writing is hard work, both creatively and physically.  The question … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 2)

The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 1)

(Niceville, Florida – 12 August 2021) – The question “I want to be a writer.  How do I start?” is often posed by people hoping to possess the potential to press a pen to paper, producing prodigiously potent prose while enjoying a luxuriously loquacious linguistic career. This is a question I’ve been presented with increasing … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 1)

Coming Next Year – The Accidental Detective is Back for the Very First Time!

Coming next year! The Accidental Detective is back--for the very first time! Murder in the barracks, conspiracy to commit more murder, attempted murder. Isaac Shepherd puts his head down and takes on his first case! "And So It Begins" hits the virtual bookshelves early in 2022!! Check out the following excerpt from the forthcoming first … Continue reading Coming Next Year – The Accidental Detective is Back for the Very First Time!

Travel Log – Under the Guns, Part 1

(Niceville, Florida; June 9, 2021) – Drive within twenty miles of Mobile, Alabama, and you’ll find yourself in range of some of the biggest guns in naval history. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is a hub for naval history in Mobile, Alabama.  Originally the final home for the battleship USS Alabama (BB 60), the park … Continue reading Travel Log – Under the Guns, Part 1

The Writer’s Craft – Don’t Be Afraid to Delete!

(Niceville, Florida – 4 June 2021) – I’ve begun polishing book 3 of The Accidental Detective series, And So It Begins, for release early next year while I’m taking the long way ‘round in my move to Tennessee. I drafted And So It Begins back in 2018.  That’s not quite three years ago, but a … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Don’t Be Afraid to Delete!

Travel Log: I’m not Kidding Around!

(Niceville, Florida; May 28, 2021) – Spending a day aboard the USS Kidd (DD 661) will transport you back to the hot, sweltering days when our sailors fought and won World War II with hard steel, heavy munitions, and zero air conditioning. World War II is receding further into our collective rear-view mirror.  Although my … Continue reading Travel Log: I’m not Kidding Around!

Travel Log: Mystery of the Ruins

(Fallon, Nevada; May 12, 2021) – La Plata was founded in 1863 and served as the county seat for Nevada’s Churchill County from 1864 - 1869.  La Plata was dead before the 19th century died, fading from the map after the local silver mines played out and the mining boom moved elsewhere. Located up in … Continue reading Travel Log: Mystery of the Ruins

The Accidental Detective is Back!

The Accidental Detective is back! A psychopath stalks Hampton Roads. The Accidental Detective is back on the case! "The Norfolk Murders" is on sale now in paperback and e-book format on Amazon and other fine online retailers! The new mystery thriller by Nathanael Miller is here! nathanaelmiller; #sparks1524; #accidentaldetective; #novel; #novelist; #isaacshepherd; #mystery; #murdermystery; #writing; … Continue reading The Accidental Detective is Back!