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INGREDIENTS

Fresh lime juice, Cointreau, Tequila Blanco. Inspirations are ingredients: palette, tone, voice, location.

Rowan
Jan 3

"Emma" by Jane Austen "Etiquette" by Emily Post "Revolver" by The Beatles "Beauty and The Beat" by The Go-Go's "Madeline" by Ludwig Bemelmans My brain switched ON at 4:45pm today in full-on Feed Me Fo
Rowan
Feb 7, 2018

There are a LOT of squirrels in my RECENTLY FINISHED novel draft (now in revision - which makes me think of Panavision). Most of them aren't named, but there are a handful - four, to be exact - who ar
Rowan
Dec 26, 2017

She's changed her name twice, her hairstyle once, and her mind...never. My first inspiration for Sam, owner of The Detention Room and friend to Petrichor, was the great Thandie Newton, particularly he
Rowan
Dec 5, 2017

Meet the inspiration for the squirrels of San Diego, the entire gang of Jets from West Side Story. When you're a Jet, you know?
Rowan
Oct 21, 2017

So when it came to casting Archangel Michael as the Ultimate Sunny Southern California Guy, there was really just one guy. Before there was Robert "Hubble" Redford, there was Troy Donahue.
Rowan
Sep 23, 2017

I'm cueing up the next chapter for this draft, which means I'm in song selection mode. Now, sometimes I know what the song is going to be before I know what the chapter is going to be. And it's weird
Rowan
Aug 7, 2017

Petrichor is the Archangel of Rain whose current residence is an apartment that used to be a pasta factory on the edge of Little Italy, San Diego, 2016. Maybe it's because it's set in California, but
Rowan
Aug 1, 2017

Something I never thought I'd ask myself (right after Googling to see if corndogs are gluten free): what should the "voice" of the squirrels in Balboa Park sound like? I started out thinking The Beac
Rowan
Mar 6, 2018

I've got my sleeves rolled up on the rewrite and revision of my novel draft (TMH). Today, I'm working on revising some squirrel narration. While The Jets of 'West Side Story' provided the inspiration
Rowan
Jan 3, 2018

The next novel has a really long working title, so for now I'm referring to it as TACASFG. I'm starting the world/reality building process for it today! It's very exciting. Inspirations include: 'Made
Rowan
Dec 5, 2017

Gabriel is like King Louie from 'The Jungle Book' - as played by Marlon Brando. When I started putting together his vibe, I went straight to The Wild One. Who else would be the king of the squirrels o
Rowan
Oct 21, 2017

Now and then, someone asks me what it's like trying to write long-form anything. HOW DO YOU DO IT? Well, it goes a little something like this.
Rowan
Oct 21, 2017

The inspiration for the Archangel of Gravity is none other than Omar El Sharif. I mean, look into those eyes. Don't you want him to tell you where you're going and how you're going to get there?
Rowan
Aug 7, 2017

If Bess the kitten were a person, she would be Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes . Her collar and harness are based on the iconic dress that Marilyn wears (that Madonna copied) for Diamon
Rowan
Aug 3, 2017

I don't know whether Gordon Lightfoot ever visited San Diego (I could Google it, but I don't want to spoil the mystery), but for whatever reason Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, and the sweet sounds of ea
Rowan
Jul 30, 2017

For the look and feel of "Too Much Heaven," I'm aiming somewhere in the Venn Diagram of Whimsy between The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Wes Anderson's Royal Tenenbaums, and intro to The Big Lebowski.