Archive for March, 2016

“Ghostbusters” (2016)


Not having anything in particular to post about today writing-wise, I’ll toss this post up. Consider this one of the “About Me” posts that fans request.

The official trailer for the 2016 reboot/remake of “Ghostbusters” was released by Sony Pictures Entertainment this morning. If you haven’t seen it, here it is:

After watching it myself – twice, in fact – I’m still not sure about the remake. “Ghostbusters” (1984) is my all-time favorite movie. As I’ve said before, I’m not happy with the idea of a reboot. Yet, since this is “Ghostbusters”, I’ll have to watch it at some point. I’m still on the proverbial fence in regards to seeing this in the theater, though. This remake is, from what I’ve read, meant to be the launchpad for a whole expanded “Ghostbusters” universe. Had the 2016 film been a passing-of-the-torch story, taking us from the original team to a new team, I probably could have accepted it. But to just pretend that “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II” never happened, ignore those characters, and start fresh? That bothers me. A lot.

Harold Ramis’s character of Dr. Egon Spengler always has been, and always will be, my favorite Ghostbuster. “Ghostbusters” (1984) was actually my introduction to the paranormal. Though the film is a comedy, it changed me, and my life. In a lot of ways, I am the person I am today because of “Ghostbusters”. Dr. Spengler, although he is a fictional character, was a large driving force behind my obsession with science while growing up, too.

So, maybe that’s why I’m so touchy about the idea of a remake/reboot. “Ghostbusters” (1984) has meant so much to me for so long – the film was released when I was 9-years-old. I’m 40-years-old-now; I turn 41 in three months – that the thought of the production company simply tossing it aside is impossible for me to fathom.

Scott Harper

Please Do


Before, I’ve been asked by models or photographers about using one of my books in a photo-shoot as a prop. By all means, please do. The only thing I ask is that you share the photos in which my book(s) appear.

Of my books that are currently available, I would suggest that the best one to use for such purposes is “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“. The paperback edition is large – 564-pages – and the book is an award-winning bestseller. The latter point would make it better known to anyone seeing the photo(s) in which the book appeared – if that matters to you for photographic reasons.

Scott Harper

“Well Wishes”

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When the Princess of the Elven kingdom is taken by a Well Spirit, the Elven king enlists the aid of Avari, the heroic Water Nix who was instrumental in the fall of Veemox the Ur’hunglav only months before. After his attempt to free the Princess results in Fyrnn being taken by the same Spirit, along with the Princess’s best friend, Avari is off on an ocean voyage to a distant, near-mythical island with a reputation from which it earned its name – the Island of Death. Once there, he must confront the terrible creatures which haunt the island in order to bargain with the most powerful Well Spirit of them all to gain the freedom of the captive Elf women. But time is running out for the enslaved Elves. Will Avari make it in time?

Here are some things fans and reader have said about “Well Wishes“, the sequel to “Winter’s Rite“:

“This is a story of true heroism and devotion to others.”

“You can’t help but love this little Nix who doesn’t back down from danger when he sees someone in trouble.”

“Avari and Fyrnn have once again joined forces to save others. They were successful once, but this is a totally different enemy.”

“Along the way they meet many creatures, Water Faeries, Water Guardians, Bunyips and Dragons. Some are evil, and some are helpful and kind.”

Do you enjoy reading young adult (YA) fantasy literature? Then grab your copy of “Well Wishes” right now!

Scott Harper

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