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Fear or Change? : The Message in Zootopia

Disney’s Zootopia is a masterpiece of quirky characters, thoughtful plot twists, and brilliant spectacle. Imagination abounds in the film’s portrait of a city containing multiple habitats and species living right next to each other. Otters, mice, polar bears, water buffalo, lions, sheep, and other animals all live and interact in a variety of spheres. I’m […]

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Can Humans Live with Animals? : Jungle Book Reinvented

  There is a reason certain works get the label “classic,” and every now and then we see a re-telling of the story that reminds us of the power of its world. Disney’s most recent version of Jungle Book falls into this category, almost like a radical new performance of a Shakespeare play. Yes, we still […]

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A Review of The Layers: Eva

This promising YA science-fiction adventure traces the quest of teenager Eva through a post global-warming landscape, where water levels have risen to cover some 90% of the globe. In a similar vein as Hugh Howey’s Wool or Arthur C. Clarke’s Against the Fall of Night, humanity has survived in select pockets, under the Dome in […]

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Earth Day 2016 Deal on Wolf Code

  Some calendars don’t even have it listed in April, and many people dismiss it as a silly effort of “liberal-minded tree huggers” to promote agendas that will ultimately annoy those who are struggling to make a living (e.g., owls versus logging companies). However, the number of people who observe Earth Day is growing, and […]

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Wolf Code: Chapter One

WOLF CODE : A SHELTERING WILDERNESS Copyright © 2015 by Chandler Brett All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner in any media without the written permission of the publisher.     1WHITE WOLF     Kan awoke with one thought—he had to find her. Pushing off cold rock, […]

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How Robert Redford Influenced Wolf Code (And Jim and Jamie Dutcher Too)

So where did you get the idea for your book? Authors hear this question frequently. It is a good conversation starter because it asks the writer to punctuate the highlights in the long journey to bring the story to the readers. Though some novelists can crank out books in several weeks, most of us spend months […]

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How To Celebrate Tiger Day 2015! (With a Selection from Wolf Code)

This weekend (Sept. 26-27) Vladivostok, Russia celebrated its 16th Amur Tiger Day. Check out the link to the Phoenix Fund website: Here. Why should you care? Tigers as a whole are an endangered species, and several subspecies are critically endangered–and some like the Balinese tiger have already become extinct. Along with decreasing habitats, as human […]