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David Blixt
Chicago
Actor, Author, Father, and Husband. In reverse order.
Interests: Historical Fiction, travel, old time radio, stage combat, comic books, swing music, shakespeare, Looney Tunes, and Muppets.
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My wife was playing Cat Stevens in the car this morning as she took the kids to school. Our 10 year old daughter, a fan of all things horror - even the stuff she's not allowed to see - was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at David Blixt
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For me, inspiration always comes from reading. Be it history, fiction, essays, or comics, I find my best ideas are sparked from gaps I discover in narratives. What was the cause of the famous Capulet-Montague feud? What was Shakespeare doing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at David Blixt
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Late one April evening in 2016, sitting at my desk not writing, this article in The Atlantic caught my eye. The premise was that there were more female action stars 100 years ago than today. Most were in the mold... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at David Blixt
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I've been wanting to talk about her since April of 2016. That's when I toppled into some accidental research and fell desperately in love with the character who would dominate my life for the next two years. Like you, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at David Blixt
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As we count down to the release of the new COLOSSUS novel, WAIL OF THE FALLEN, Creativia is re-issuing the first two novels with gorgeous new covers! Yesterday I shared the cover for STONE & STEEL. If you missed it,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at David Blixt
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I've been sitting on news about my next new novel for MONTHS - and still can't talk about it, even though it comes out in just a few weeks. I have so much to say, I've already constructed a new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at David Blixt
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I recently watched The Punisher series on Netflix. I was hesitant going in. Not because I thought it would be bad, quite the opposite. John Bernthal is terrific, absolutely compelling to watch. The whole production team did a spectacular job.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at David Blixt
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Lately I've been thinking a lot about violence. This is nothing particularly new. I write historical novels that involve war and swashbuckling adventure. I act in classical theatre, with swordfights galore. I design violence for the stage and for film,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at David Blixt
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The audiobook for THE MASTER OF VERONA is finally here! After weeks spent recording, re-recording, even rewriting pieces to better flow from the lips, then more weeks as my producer put it all together with the help of an audio... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at David Blixt
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On Tuesday the new cover for the fourth novel in the Star-Cross'd series hit the web, and today I'm happy to share it with you here! Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at David Blixt
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Next week the audiobook for The Master Of Verona hits Audible. There are revised editions of both MoV and Voice Of The Falconer, and a new print edition of MoV, with the others following soon. Not wanting to leave any... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at David Blixt
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The new ebook edition of VOICE OF THE FALCONER is out, revised and ready! The print version will hit the shelves in January, and next week I head into the recording studio to start work on the audiobook for it.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at David Blixt
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While I've been at work finishing new novels and recording audiobooks, I haven't been blogging a lot. Fall is always a madhouse for me, with tons of work to catch up on. Part of the reason is that each summer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at David Blixt
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Five years ago I released an ebook collection of essays on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet entitled ORIGIN OF THE FEUD. Basically promotion for the Star-Cross'd series, they were all pieces I'd written prior to then. I didn't expect to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at David Blixt
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2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of The Master Of Verona. To mark the occasion, there's a new cover, new format - and, by popular demand, an audiobook! All of which drop in December. First, take a moment... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at David Blixt
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Eight years after I started the novel, five years after it was published, four years since it was proposed as a play, two years after contracts were signed, one year since the first draft of the script was complete, nine... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at David Blixt
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Hey! I know, it's been awhile. I tend to go quiet while in the weeds of new projects, and for the last six months I've been immersed in several. The big news: I just finished the first draft of a... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at David Blixt
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Before the National Endowment for the Arts, there was the WPA, the Works Progress Administration, which supported the rise of visual artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, Philip Guston, Thomas Hart Benton... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at David Blixt
Dibs barely made it to the Tower on time, only to find the street before it mobbed with protesters. He had to flash his ID several times before the cops paid him any attention, and by then he had drawn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at David Blixt
It happened fast, so fast that it made Dibs’ head spin. Barely 24 hours after that meeting, the National Security Advisor resigned in a cloud, not of sulpher but of mustard gas, which seemed to leave everyone asked for comment... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at David Blixt
Joe Dibs reported for work feeling ill at ease. Something said to him on the way into the Director's office had his hackles up. “They want an honest assessment,” the assistant had informed him. Oh Christ, no, thought Dibs. An... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at David Blixt
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I'm a Tom Clancy fan (at least his early stuff, before he disavowed editors). Let me see if I can imitate him. Nick Glenn, a young outsider CIA analyst, sees a troubling pattern. International leaks and campaigns of misinformation are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at David Blixt
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Listen up, Quirites! Sordelet Ink is giving away 20 copies COLOSSUS: SWORD AND STEEL on Audible! Read by the inestimable Brian J Gill! All you have to do to enter is join the Sordelet Ink mailing list! So what are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at David Blixt
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Hey there. Long time no chat. On my end it's simply a matter of life being lived, theatre being made, kids being played with, and occasionally writing getting done. But as the Michigan Shakespeare Festival once again winds down (one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at David Blixt
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I try never to presume on friendship. I don’t spam friends every time I have a new book out, or when I’m involved in a particularly good play (though ‘Dry Land’ at Rivendell is very good). Truth be told, I’m... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at David Blixt