Loretta Barnard

Know Who You’re Slaying: The Minotaur

Monsters have been part of storytelling since the earliest times and the Minotaur is one of the most famous. Half-man, half-bull with a face only a mother could love, let us creep into the labyrinth to make ourselves known to him.   Back in the days of ancient Greece, it was considered very poor form to appropriate for oneself an animal marked for ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

The Past Dictates the Future: Where a Twin Peaks Season 4 Could Go

Jesse Valencia imagines what the creators of Twin Peaks could do and where the series could go if they return for a Twin Peaks Season 4.

Why (and How) Star Wars Should Bring Back “Shadows of the Empire”

Jesse Valencia imagines a Star Wars universe where “Shadows of the Empire” exists and is a standalone film. This is Valencia’s proposal to the Lucasfilm Story Group and his bid to be the one who writes it.

Hollywood Producer and Writer: Interview with John Morris

Daddy’s Home 2 releases nationwide tomorrow, so we talked with producer and writer John Morris about his career path and insights into being successful in Hollywood … it involves a lot of suffering and failure.