Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Not With A Bang featured today on The Invisible Event

Mystery blogs like The Invisible EventThe Locked Room, Brandywine Books  and Crime Fiction Lover have been so encouraging to me. Most days I feel like publishing a book is just flipping pennies into a well. And then, at last, there's a splash.

Today the former has a five-star review up of the third book in the Owl & Raccoon series, Not With A Bang:
[W]hat I particularly love about Ingwalson’s writing is how inside of those words he finds so much space for pathos, and fear, and hope, and redemption, and love, and all the other quiet things that gnaw away at us, and it makes these achingly human stories motivated by these beautifully universal themes. But — crucially — he does it without ever smacking you over the head about how Human and Universal his themes are, and throws in an excellent update of the impossible crime while doing so, keeping everything moving at a brilliant pace and slowly binding these threads tighter to each other on the way to the solution.
And the blog's writer let me publish a guest post, too:
The man’s nose had been broken and his teeth were bloody. He was looking into the cop car. And he was laughing at me. 
Why was he laughing at me? 
For a second, I couldn’t figure it out. I was on an overnight ride-along with the Denver police department. And a stabbing at a club had incited a legit riot. Hundreds of half-drunk club-goers had poured onto the street and for several minutes, our city was chaos.
Go check the whole thing out.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Episode two of the Optimism Delivers podcast: True Detective and The Sources of Inspiration

I did another solo episode of Optimism Delivers. Based partially on my earlier post on True Detective's second season. And partially on a bunch of other thoughts I have about what creatives tend to do when they feel like their backs are against a wall. Check it out.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Owl & Raccoon #3. Get it first, get it free.

Not With A Bang, the next Owl & Raccoon locked room mystery, is just about wrapped up. So this is a reminder that everybody on my email list gets a free advance reader copy. Subscribe in the sidebar of this blog before July 17 if you're interested.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The first episode of the Optimism Delivers podcast

I have been toying with the idea of launching a podcast starring some of the creative professionals I meet. We'd break down TV, music and film after-show style. But hopefully we'd have some extra insight on the creative process. And just a little more appreciation for how hard it is to get a vision produced.

So I decided to record a proof-of-concept episode and share it. The best way to learn is by doing. Hopefully the next episode will (a) have someone other than just me in it and (b) be good.

Monday, June 20, 2016

New site for Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

In the very popular category of "stuff we are making at VJ," here's a link to the brand new site we launched for Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. So proud of the team for getting this live.