Uma! What up?

An open letter/email/blog to my long, lost, (nearly) identical twin sister. Dear Ms. Uma Thurman, I know this information may come as a shock to you, and I would rather tell you this in person, but I don’t know how to reach you. I thought I would share this information with the 3 people that … Continue reading Uma! What up?

Director’s Choice: Quentin Tarantino

Does anybody know how to get in touch with (this cat) Mr. Quentin Tarantino (respect)? I’m thinking Suicide By Everest should be his next film! After “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” of course, but, you know, once he’s done with that. I realize it’s a long shot, but maybe I know somebody, who knows … Continue reading Director’s Choice: Quentin Tarantino

Fake News – Chris Pratt to play Brigham Young VIII

Salt Lake City, Utah (Roiders News Agency) – Makebelieve Studios has announced that they have signed Chris Pratt to star in their upcoming blockbuster, “Suicide By Everest”. The movie is based on the novel of the same name, and written by Scott J. Thurman. The movie is scheduled for release on February 29th, 2021. The … Continue reading Fake News – Chris Pratt to play Brigham Young VIII

“I’ll Buy Your Book and You Buy Mine” Program

Authors on Twitter seem to be an engaged and loyal group. I’ve been tweeting for years now, under many different handles, but my tweeting has been very sporadic.  Today, I have two Twitter accounts that I am actively using; one for my day job, and one for my writing (@ScottJThurman).   As I’ve started using Twitter … Continue reading “I’ll Buy Your Book and You Buy Mine” Program

Religious Undertones

As I enter the marketing phase of authorpreneurship, one of the concepts I struggle with is how to communicate that Mormonism is an influence on the book’s protagonist (Brig), but it is not a religious book by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I also worry about the opposite… that friends/family will be displeased … Continue reading Religious Undertones

The Laughing Buddha

One of my favorite characters in my book is nicknamed The Laughing Buddha (aka Danny Wong Wai Man).  The Laughing Buddha is a beloved Buddhist deity that is associated with laughter, happiness, and good fortune. To the left, is a picture that my wife painted. In Suicide by Everest, Buddha plays a pivotal role.  He … Continue reading The Laughing Buddha