The Batman

Over the weekend, DC FanDome unveiled the teaser trailer to Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, The Batman, featuring Zoe Kravitz (The Catwoman), Paul Dano (The Riddler), Jeffrey Wright (James Gordon), an unrecognizable Colin Farrell (The Penguin), and Robert Pattinson as The Batman.

Holy shit does this thing deliver.

Not long ago, fans were debating if the dude from Twilight could be menacing as The Dark Knight. Behind the brilliant direction of Reeves (who also directed the last two installments of the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy), Pattinson puts that idea in a coma.

Needless to say, this raises the bar and expectations for the film, but there is nothing to suggest they won’t deliver. Anyone who saw The Lighthouse, knows Pattinson is plenty capable of intensity. And Reeves has a track record of delivering spectacular, big-screen action. I think we’ll be talking about this one for a while.

Let me know what you think. Did it meet your expectations? Surpass them? Or leave you flat? I would like to hear your thoughts. Post a comment.

Now I’m going to watch that trailer again.

My newest obsession…

This is my simulation racing rig. It features a Thrustmaster TX leather wheel, TH8A shifter, and T3PA-PRO pedals. The frame and seat are from GT Omega.

The hardware connects via USB to a gaming PC running the simulation software. And the next thing you know, you are driving legendary automobiles in exotic locations. It’s amazing. I have had the pleasure of driving a Ferrari Italia 458 around Thompson Motor Speedway, and this is almost as much fun as the real thing.

Here is a little project I’m working on.

Ultimate Blog Tour begins…

The international book blogging tour for A Different Time begins today!

Over the next three weeks, more than 100 reviewers from around the world will review and discuss the novel, interview the author, plus some other surprises. Updates will be posted here and on our official Facebook page. You can follow the whole tour on Twitter. @MKHill0221

Here are the Week One bloggers.
Week Two bloggers.
Week Three bloggers.

I hope you engage with some of them in conversations. I look forward to reading the comments. Cheers!

Late summer update…

It’s been a while since I posted, here is what’s going on:

This year’s edition of Write Like You’re Alive is well underway. Over 30 artists from all over the world, are participating in the event. Submissions include poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and artwork.

When Zoetic Press dropped their sponsorship in June, I offered to organize and edit the eventual anthology, with Tangent Press East agreeing to publish the collection, free of charge, just as it had been in the past.

It has proven to be WAY more time consuming than I would have expected. However, that pales when compared to the satisfaction I feel reading some of the remarkable work being produced.

TheWriteReads will be promoting a blog tour for my book.

In about two weeks, a major promotional event will be happening on Twitter. TheWriteReads group of bloggers and book reviewers will be discussing my novel, A Different Time. Over 100 of them have already committed. It will be a huge boost in exposure.

A few interviews may occur as well, I will keep you posted.

In the meanwhile, I am working with some new software in beta. It seems to be a fascinating hybrid of Campfire and Scrivener. I am using it now to shape out a few stories knocking around my head. I’ll let you know what I think.


Where is the USB port on this thing?

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Now available at your local library…

Appearing now at libraries throughout central Connecticut.

I’ve always loved libraries. As a kid, it was my place to escape. So it’s with great satisfaction I can now give something back to them. Copies of my debut novel have been donated to the local libraries around my home state, as well as neighborhood lending boxes offered in many towns.

If your library doesn’t have a copy yet, send me a message using the link below.