The oceans and the age of sail is a fascinating time that captured my young imagination on the first pages of Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and the first time I read Melville’s opening words, “Call me Ishmael.”
Read More The Call of the Sea: An Essay
Rejoin the Imperial refugees aboard Emperor Palpatine’s shuttle for Part Six as they fend off a bounty hunter and prepare to attack the Stargazer!
Read More Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction, Part VI
Cat-owner problems are expounded when you’re a writer. Meet Fitz.
Read More Writing with Fitz
I’ve always loved Peter Gabriel’s song, San Jacinto. The lyrics rolled around in my head long enough to create a short story based on the Apache ceremony he refers to in the song. This is in no way accurate to any Apache ceremony. It’s just my interpretation of what the lyrics conjured up for me. Enjoy!
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The beginning of a supernatural short story based on the lyrics of “Reverend Wrinkle” by Black Stone Cherry. Enjoy!
Read More Reverend Wrinkle
This art/wood/literary project was fun and educational at the same time, teaching me some of my ancestral mythology. Check it out!
Read More Lyle’s Sketch/Project of the Day: Fenrir-themed Viking Shield
Now, in Part V, we flash back a final time to join Darth Vader and Lieutenant Seeda at The Temple of the Kyber on the ancient moon of Jedha. The Emperor has ordered his apprentice to restart the stalled Kyber crystal excavation and retrieve two artifacts from the temple. While the crystal mining gets back underway, a rebel faction on Jedha, led by the outlaw Saw Gerrera, learns of Vader’s arrival at the temple and attempts to take him out!
Read More Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction, Part V
Previously, in Star Wars: Lifeboat… In Lifeboat: Part III’s flashback, then-Lieutenant Varon Seeda delivers a message to Darth Vader on Mustafar that begins a chain reaction of treason! They board a shuttle bound for Jedha to recover artifacts important to the Emperor, but will Vader discover the truth of them first and claim them for […]
Read More Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction, Part IV
From the future Historical-Fiction/Horror novel The Man in Cell 41 by Lyle S. Russell. Follow this blog for updates!
Read More ‘The Man in Cell 41’ Book Trailer debut!
Struggling with your writing? Open your mind with a little bit of music.
Read More Listen To Music While You Write? I Say Yes, You Can!
In part III, we pick up Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction with a flashback, and follow a young Imperial Lieutenant with a message from The Emperor for the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader!
Read More Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction, Part III
Check out the book trailer video for Code Name: Augustine! Due to an editing delay, the release is looking more like early Spring 2021 instead of Christmas as stated at the end. I am so excited to see this finally go to print! Stay tuned for details on where you can pick up your copy.
Read More Code Name: Augustine Book Trailer debut!
In Lifeboat, Part II, the Imperial survivors learn a terrible truth about Darth Vader, and discover a traitor in their midst aboard the shuttle…
Read More Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction, Part II
Set at the fall of the Empire, Lifeboat tells the story of a band of Imperial survivors from the Battle of Endor in 4ABY, and the secrets they still carry…
Read More Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction, Part I
If you’ve read my other posts, you might already know I have an affinity for books over other mediums for story-telling. I particularly like hardcovers, but it’s not a requirement for me to read it. The allure is simply having the paper in my hands. I’m not much of a collector of anything anymore, but […]
Read More Old books can be the best books
Research can be a daunting task, no matter the subject. Whether it’s 16th century art or whitewater rafting or current political climate, every subject requires some knowledge and occasionally putting your boots on the ground to get dirty doing it. A couple years ago, an idea for a fantasy story came to me when I […]
Read More Researching your book when you don’t realize you’re researching your book.
Some folks will call it a creative slowdown, or a loss of inspiration. Maybe the educated among us refer to it as a psychological inability to write or produce new work. Call it what you like, but I call it writer’s block, and it is a terrible thing. Everyone has experienced it at some point, […]
Read More Second Novel is Underway! The Man in Cell 41
I love a good story. I love plot twists and characters that are engaging and interesting. I also love to see and hear those stories across multiple platforms. Even though it predates me, I have sometimes imagined sitting in the living room gathered around a radio listening to the old westerns like The Lone Ranger […]
Read More The Book or the Movie?
Thank you for visiting my page. I’m grateful you’re here. This blog is a large first step toward the realization of my lifelong goal to become a published author. That goal grows nearer by the day!
Read More Welcome to the home of LSR Books!