Author name: Jonathan Danz

Wilderness Restoration

Last month my wife and I flew out to Idaho to join some friends on a seven-day trip on the Main Salmon River (not to be confused with the Middle Fork or the South Fork). The river runs through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest contiguous wilderness area in the United …

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Slow Burn

I’m working through the fourth draft of my latest novel, Flood, and have been leaning into the process, doing my best to not worry about the final product and timelines. It’s hard work. But it’s also good, gratifying work. The way I figure, we only have the time before us. The time that’s most enjoyable …

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Raising a Relic

I’ve decided to bring back Words and Coffee using the most economical means possible. As a result, I’m back where I started on I probably should bring in all the content between that last post I did on this platform in 2010(!), but we’ll see if I can find the old .xml export from …

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The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello

I may have posted this before, but I’ve been thinking about it lately. Great story. Great animation. Steampunk at its finest. [youtube=] Here’s the synopsis: Nominated for an Oscar and for a BAFTA award, Jasper Morello is a short feature made in a unique style of silhouette animation developed by director Anthony Lucas and inspired …

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10 Questions for James Ellroy

Life has gotten in the way of finishing my latest draft, so I’m still at it. I leave you with James Ellroy answering 10 Questions for Time Magazine. All I can say as I sip my luke warm coffee is wow. [youtube=] I first heard Ellroy speak here.

More Neal Stephenson

This video is an hour long,  or roughly two and half cups of coffee, but the first three minutes is worth it alone. In the rest of the video, Stephenson talks about Anathem. If you’ve got the time, watch. It’s fascinating to see how a sci-fi author delves the modern day for material. [youtube=] Oh …

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Cherie Priest Interview From Dragon-Con 2010

There’s a lot of book pimpage here, but Priest also gives up some sweet background (read: 19th Century fact is stranger than fiction) to some of her books. Enjoy! [youtube=]

While I’m Busy…

Until I finish this latest draft of my novel (I’m close. So very close), I’ll be posting videos of writerly and other artistic things. At least as I perceive them.  Hope you enjoy them until regularly scheduled programming resumes. To kick things off, here is Neal Stephenson talking about SF/Fantasy Actors. [youtube=]

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