Jan 18

Just returned from Marscon in Williamsburg, Va. with a little snow to spice up the ride home. Marscon is a great little convention run by a hardworking group of individuals. Their location at the DoubleTree Hotel was ideal and the hotel staff treated us great, even dressing with some alien attire to blend in. I had the opportunity to meet some of my writer friends including Mike Pederson, Chris Kennedy, Gail Martin and many others. I met some new friends on the science panels including Jim Beall who I learned I have some things in common with in the nuclear field.

Now that I’m back, I have to focus on finishing Queen of Pain. I’m considering modifying the title based on the ending so we’ll see where this ends up. I just entered Space Truckers in the Nashville Film Festival contest. There is one company who is very interested in ST but, as we’ve seen, these things take time. I’ve finished my short story ‘Out for Justice’ for Fortress Publishing’s upcoming sequel to TV Gods, Summer Programming. I’m ready with an episode of Suits where Harvey Specter gets a visit from a surprising deity. If you haven’t read TV Gods, I highly recommend it. It’s an anthology of 18 stories where mythical characters appear in modern day TV series.

Coming up next for me is Central Pa. Comicon in York, Pa. on March 4-6 and then ReGeneration, a Dr. Who convention in Hunt Valley, MD. on March 18-20th. If you’re in the area, come on by and see some of the costumes, artists, authors and celebrities. Come back again soon for more information on my projects and appearances. Thanks again, everyone.

Dec 18

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and holiday wishes for everyone else. It’s been a busy fall for me with lots of projects winding down now. I’ve finished the first draft of Queen of Hearts: The Black Heart and now I’m doing my next edit/review of the story before I submit it to High Rock Press (formerly Blackwyrm). In addition, I’ve finished the short story No Justice for Fortress Publishing’s next anthology, the sequel to TV Gods titled TV Gods – Summer Programming. I couldn’t resist taking the summer legal series Suits and having some fun with it. Next, I have to get my schedule organized for some of the upcoming conventions. My next appearance is in Williamsburg, Virginia for Marscon on January 15th to the 17th.
I haven’t had much opportunity to work on my screenplays. I have several ideas and a potential pair of sci-fi adaptation projects for a prominent producer. If this takes place, I imagine it will take up the bulk of my year so I’m anxious to get caught up on the marketing of the scripts. especially with Inktip and Stage 32. Despite the interest in my scripts, I’m still anxiously awaiting the big call that says, “It’s time to sign!”
I’m considering doing the novel for my script Space Truckers, a sci-fi/action story of corporate greed and a hostile divorce that rivals War of the Roses. Join me again soon for more info on Queen of Pain, script news and upcoming appearances. Please note, Central Pa. Comicon has moved to a week later and from Lancaster to York, Pa. due to pending changes in the Lancaster venue’s ownership that may affect its availability. Thanks for coming by and enjoy your holidays.

Oct 28

Hello, everyone, and thanks for joining me again. I just returned from MileHiCon in the beautiful city of Denver and what a weekend it was. met lots of new fans who have boarded the Fractured Time train. Book sales always help keep the train rolling. I had some really cool panels with interesting authors including a Saturday night panel on Horror Movies, moderated by new friend Tom Fowler. The programming is outstanding and very detailed. Kudos to Rose Beetum for a great job. Gyn and Scott did a fantastic job with the dealers room including juggling to maximize the number of dealers comfortably in the hall. I’m hoping to return next year to join them once again. The Hyatt Tech Regency was also one of the highlights of the weekend. They earned a four star review from me. Everything from the service to the food was out of this world. Coming up next, I’ll be at the Tucson Comicon for a one day appearance on November 7th while I try to spend the balance of my trip in Phoenix, relaxing and finishing Queen of Pain.
On a different note: somehow the first editions of my Fractured Time series have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. These editions are no longer available and I’m still trying to resolve why this happened and how to undo it. For those of you looking to purchase copies, you can email me direct and place Fractured Time in the subject line. Thanks for your patience on this matter.
Nothing new to report on the screenplay front other than lots of interest, requests for material, and pitches which isn’t bad, but no deals yet. I have high hopes for my newest script, Space Truckers, which has generated more excitement in a short time than the others. I’m looking forward to finishing Queen of Pain so I can return to screenwriting as I have several ideas I’d like to convert. So much too do and not enough time to do it. We’ll keep this edition brief as I don’t have much more to tell than this. Join me again soon for more information on upcoming trips, projects, and news. Have a safe and happy Halloween. Thanks.

Oct 10

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to another Author’s Corner with me, your host. I’m close to finishing Queen of Pain, the sequel to Princess Pain. I’ve been really squeezed for time over the last three months, making it difficult to get my writing done. However, I am getting close. Needless to say, I do have a few appearances coming up. On October 23-25th, I’ll be in Denver for MileHiCon. I do have a table in the dealers’ room and will be doing panels as well. After that, I’ll be in Tucson for a one day appearance at Tucson Comicon on November 7th. Look for me at the AZ Publishing (my publisher) table. My next stop won’t be until after the holidays in Williamsburg, Virginia on January 15th for Marscon. I want to make sure I finish Queen of Pain and a short story for the sequel TV Gods – Summer Programming as well.
This month, my new script Space Truckers is being pitched to a producer in Los Angeles. It’s a fun script where corporate greed is the focus in a sci-fi environment, ripe with aliens and angry ex-spouses. Fingers crossed on this one. No news on the others which are under consideration. As I’ve often mentioned, it’s a fickle business that requires a lot of patience. Join me again soon for an update and hopefully some breaking news on the scripts. Happy Halloween and enjoy a cool fall season.

Aug 10

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to the Worlds of Fractured Time and your favorite author, me!!! I’m working diligently on Queen of Pain, the sequel to Princess Pain, and hope to have it completed by October. In the mean time, I’ve been accepted to create and submit another short story to Fortress Publishing for TV Gods – Summer Programming. This is the comical sequel to TV Gods where my short story Greek on the Beach featured an episode of Two and a half men with Perseus meeting Charlie Harper.
On the screenplay front, I’m still waiting for word from a production company in the LA area regarding my Space Truckers script. This is a very exciting sci-fi/action script that I would love to novelize when I’m caught up on the other projects. Imagine that corporate greed can be a dangerous thing when two ex-spouses attempt to work together. This company was very interested from the get-go so hopefully things continue to progress.
I was approached in May about working on two projects next year to write the scripts for them. Of course, I’m interested in working with them. I hope to have more details before the end of the year on this. I’ve reworked my Princess Pain script and re-titled it The Courier. The new version makes the story more land-based instead of space-based to lower the budget, thus making it more attractive.
Coming up on Saturday, August 15th, I’ll be at Cocco’s Gelateria in Primos, Pennsylvania. For those of you who came last year, we had a great time and lots of ice cream/gelato. I’ll have all my books on hand and, as always, I enjoy meeting new friends and fans. So come on by to talk, ask questions, or peruse the books. I will have copies of Night Creeps 2, my adult (really adult) horror novel on hand as well.
I’ll be spending some time on the West Coast soon to catch up with some family, friends and business contacts. Perhaps I might even get some writing done as well. After that, I’ll be in Louisville for their newest sci-fi convention, Enter the Imaginarium. I’m excited about returning to Denver in October for MilehiCon. It’s been a few years since I’ve been there and I have a lot of fans to see. After that, I’ll be in Phoenix for a week. I’ll have details on media events as it gets closer. For the fall, I cut back on the number of invites I accept to conventions due to my writing workload. My convention schedule will pick up in January with a series of appearances. See my schedule of appearances on the site for more information. Join me again soon for details on my upcoming events and projects. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your summer.