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Ferguson Weaving A World Of Imagination In Historical Novels

September 7th, 2020

Welcome to a world of historical fact seen through the warped glass of hypnotic fiction, a place where imagination blurs with reality and local folklore acts as the seed to a blooming universe of oddity and the occult. Welcome to the imagination of local author Paul Ferguson. Ferguson’s fertile mind is apparent in his fourth novel, “Watershed (Vishnu Springs Volume One),” which is steeped in regional history and inspired by the works of masters of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. “Obviously there’s a lot of Lovecraft in there,” Ferguson said. “I encountered his work... Read More

So, You Want to Write a Web Series… (A Slightly Fictionalized Memoir About the Making of “Against the Odds”)

July 15th, 2016

May 2015 “Hey, that’s me!”  I say it aloud while staring at my phone in the coffee shop.  The people at the next table look at me as if I spilled soup down my shirt.  After cleaning myself up (I have, in fact, spilled soup down my shirt), I read the Facebook status again.  Josh Kahn (The Ghost of Vaudeville, Bottoms-Up Burlesque, Blacklist) is asking his Facebook friends if anyone knows of anyone with screenwriting experience. “Hey, that’s me!” is a slight exaggeration.  I had one co-written play produced and have various unproduced ventures – four episodes of a co-written 1930s... Read More