Take Pride in a Good Mystery!

Take pride in a good mystery! Follow the adventures of mystery writer Nathanael Miller's Accidental Detective! Partnering with NCIS Special Agent Abraham Gray, Isaac Shepherd pursues threats against the United States Navy! Available NOW in paperback and ebook format on Amazon. Pick up a copy today! #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #accidentaldetective, #isaacshepherd, #abrahamgray, #mystery, #novel, #Navy, #murdermystery, #pride, #pridemonth, #lgbt, #lgbtq,

Summer is for ADVENTURE!

Summertime means ADVENTURE! Follow the adventures of mystery writer Nathanael Miller's Accidental Detective! Partnering with NCIS Special Agent Abraham Gray, Isaac Shepherd pursues threats against the United States Navy! Available NOW in paperback and ebook format on Amazon. Pick up a copy today! #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #accidentaldetective, #isaacshepherd, #abrahamgray, #mystery, #novel, #Navy, #murdermystery,

The Writer’s Craft – Changing with the Times

(Pensacola, Florida; June 2, 2022,) – Characters must change with the times, or else they and their relationships become stagnant structures contemptuously consigned to the compost pile of failed creative ideas. However, as related to my recent column on Keeping Characters Consistent (https://sparks1524.com/2022/04/27/the-writers-craft-keeping-characters-consistent/), the challenge of ensuring your characters stay in character, even as they … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Changing with the Times

On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: Dolphins in the Midst

On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: Dolphins in the Midst (Pensacola, Florida; April 26, 2022) – The ex-USS Ponce (LPD 15) has arrived at her final berth in Texas at the scrapper’s yard. So, it’s time for another ‘On the Waterfront’ sea story about the Proud Lion and the adventures of her intrepid crew, … Continue reading On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: Dolphins in the Midst

Coming in 2023 – LIONFISH!

The adventure is NOT over! An excerpt from the blockbuster mystery novel 'Lionfish,' coming in 2023!--------Abraham Gray knelt alone in his hotel room. He delicately sipped a ginger ale when not praying, trying to settle his stomach. Once his video conference was over, he’d grabbed dinner at the local IHOP before returning to his room. … Continue reading Coming in 2023 – LIONFISH!

The Writer’s Craft – Blocking Writer’s Block

(Pensacola, Florida; May 5, 2022,) – Writer’s block is the bane of all writers, a devious felon sneaking up on unsuspecting authors and unapologetically stealing their ability to put pen to paper. Creative disruptions are something we all deal with when trying to develop our next (or even our current) project.  We’ve all been there … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Blocking Writer’s Block

The Writer’s Craft – Keeping Characters Consistent

(Pensacola, Florida; Apr. 27, 2022,) – This week I celebrate the publication of And So It Begins, my third Accidental Detective novel! Available in paperback and ebook format on Amazon, this story opens in late 2018 with the newly-retired Isaac Shepherd adjusting to life after the Navy…and then his memories whisk the reader back to … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Keeping Characters Consistent

And So It Begins!

The Accident Detective is back--this time for the very first time! Spain, 1999: a rapacious killer stalks the U.S. Navy in Rota, Spain. A young sailor named Isaac Shepherd is thrust into a world of danger alongside NCIS Special Agent Abraham Gray in the newest mystery thriller by Nathanael Miller! Available on Amazon in ebook … Continue reading And So It Begins!

On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: The Greatest Seaman

(Pensacola, Florida; April 21, 2022) – I posted the original version of this column nearly two years ago while I was still in Washington State.  However, as the Proud Lion is sailing into history now, this memory has taken up pride of place in the formation of memories gliding along the channel for the Grand … Continue reading On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: The Greatest Seaman

FIVE DAYS!!!!

The adventure begins in just FIVE DAYS!!! Spain - 1999: Murder, attempted murder, manslaughter. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Shepherd takes up his magnifying glass for the very first time as he partners with young NCIS Special Agent Abraham Gray to stop a rapacious killer stalking the U.S. Navy community in Rota, Spain! Come … Continue reading FIVE DAYS!!!!