A few years ago, an amazing storyline popped into my mind. What if animals took over the world? Would they need some amazing skill, like knowledge of technology, maybe? Would they need military prowess?

I see commercials promoting an upcoming TV adaptation of James Patterson’s “Zoo” about animals attacking humans. Animal domination is certainly not a new idea, but the way any story is told is unique for each book, so I’m hanging my hat on the idea that readers will like my own special plot and fun characters.

How I solved my animal problem:

I enjoy Native American studies, and I had been working on a precolumbian story of my own. At one of the pow wows, the elder told us some stories and asked if we had questions.  My boy raised his hand and asked, “Why weren’t they able to kick out the Europeans? I wish your people had been able to keep your land.”

The elder smiled. He said, “Well, we did come close. But our main problem was language. You speak an American form of English. We speak many languages, and some of our languages are very complex.” The elder then went on to teach us some Lakota words.

Eureka! This was the special skill my animal story needed – a way for the animals to communicate. With some kind of common language, they could coordinate their efforts and take the planet back.

But did I want a cartoon – style talking duck/dog/mouse? Not really. Disney owns that.

Instead, I created one small, mythical animal who has the ability of inter-species communication. It is working well, and I can’t wait to finish writing my book, “Expect Resistance.” It’s been a blast to figure out how our four-legged friends could take over the world.

Keep writing and keep sharing! – Cronin Detzz




What if I gave in to the dark side of red
And cried the frustrated tears previously bled
Darkness unknowing
Is pain worth showing?

What if I held the ruby of anxiety in my palm
And in shedding my desperation, welcomed the calm
Anger is not a friend
This tango must end

I can’t help but blame The Red
The root of the spine is generously fed
Life lessons learned
The Red is now burned

I graduate today from maiden to crone
Taking the leap the kundalini has shown
Spiraling up a rainbow above
Crushing the anger and embracing the love
– Cronin Detzz


Just for fun, Hitler’s ten dumbest mistakes.


I am doing research on military blunders and happened to find this informative analysis on one of the great villains in recent history.

It seems to me like his greatest blunders appear as symptoms, like his mistakes on the Russian front, but the real disease was his zealous patriotism and psychotic hubris. He felt that when his countrymen saw destruction, their morale improved.

Villains are fascinating. What do you see as Hitler’s greatest character flaws? I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment.

Keep writing and keep sharing! – Cronin Detzz