J.W. Braun is back with another book review, this time he’s reviewing Sean Astin’s autobiography ‘There and Back Again: An Actor’s Tale’. Be sure to bookmark TORN’s updated YouTube channel lovingly called ‘TORN TV‘.

Lord of the Films author J.W. Braun (jwbraun.com) will be a guest author at Gen Con in Indianapolis August 5 – August 8. Braun will be signing copies of The Lord of the Films, his book about The Lord of the Rings movies, at the popular gaming convention. “I love meeting the fans of the Lord of the Rings films,” Braun said, “but I think they like meeting each other just as much. It’s fun when they gather around my table and we all talk about our favorite scenes.” Braun will be located in the Exhibit Hall in Author’s Avenue (next to the Art Show). Fans are encouraged to visit jwbraun.com for the latest details. Information about Gen Con can be found at gencon.com

Writing a book is a complex process. Creating movies based on books is even more complicated, especially when the source material has been around for decades and has a legion following. The filmmakers must be able satisfy longtime, diehard fans while still attracting newcomers. Furthermore, the filmmakers must also know how and when to stray from the books in order to adapt to a visual medium. With the book The Lord of the Films, author J.W. Braun takes on the ultimate difficulty of writing a book about films that are based on books. Yet the book, acting as a companion guide to the films, reads fluidly, is never confusing and is engaging to the end. (Read Working Author’s review here.) Braun was kind enough to entertain a few a questions and share his experiences as a writer. More..