Nov 08
2020

Hello, everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve been out and about as most events have been cancelled due to the virus. I’ve been very busy with  marketing and promotion for my screenplays. As usual, there’s a lot of interest but no one’s making an offer yet. I’m optimistic that something will happen soon. Some things just take time.

In December, I’ll meet with my publisher over the details for the release of my new novella Space Truckers: Adventures of the Blue Eagle. This is the first in a series and I’m currently working on book 2. The script for Space Truckers has won two contests already and interested a few producers. This series promises to be entertaining as it will intertwine with Reign of Pain, the third book in the Pain series which I’m writing concurrently with Space Truckers 2, providing more than a few scenes with Marina, the fiery guardian of her kingdom. Join me again soon as I hope to have more details to reveal on my projects and hopefully some appearances.

Jan 23
2020

Hello, everyone and welcome back. I recently spent some time in Phoenix, meeting with my publisher to discuss some of my upcoming projects. We expect to have Space Truckers (a novella) released in late February. In the meantime, we agreed that there will be a third and final book in the Pain series titled Reign of Pain. This will be the end of the series and for a very good reason. Marina’s adventures will cross over into Space Truckers in Space Truckers II. It will be subtle at first but she will play more of a role in later episodes. This also becomes advantageous with my screenplays if I contract with someone for a movie. Producers love to know that there is more to your world just as Marvel and DC Comics have capitalized on their characters and worlds.

Speaking of screenplays, this was a very good week for mine. The Fantasy/SciFi Festival just informed me that Space Frontiers was one of their top 14 Best Scenes for 2019. This is the first time that Space Frontiers (The Eye of Icarus) has received recognition in a contest. You can visit the link at

In addition, I also just learned that Princess Pain was listed as a top winner for 2019. You can visit the link at


I have three other scripts that I have to step up in terms of getting recognition. Fractured Time, The Christmas Solution, and an exciting project I co-wrote with my good friend Pete Prellwitz titled The Angel of St. Thomas, adapted from one of his novels.

I don’t really care about the prizes that these contests offer but I do want the credibility that comes with being recognized by industry professionals. So maybe I’m a little bit closer to getting a deal done.

For my local fans in the Philadelphia area, you can find me at the Philadelphia Convention Center on June 19-21 at Wizard World’s Comicon. I will be hosting a table there so if you have the opportunity, please come by.

I will be in Atlanta for Multiverse on October 16-18th and then heading over to the Chattanooga area where I will be planning some events. Of course, there is Ravencon on April 24-26 in Williamsburg, VA. Join me again soon for more information and appearances. Thank you for coming by.

Nov 18
2019

Hello, everyone. Welcome back for another update of my projects and appearances. First, and most excitedly, I just learned that Space Frontiers: The Eye of Icarus just won Fantasy/Sci-Fi and Writing Film Festival’s Best Table Read contest. Here is the link if you’d like to check out what a table read is:
https://fantasyscififestival.com/2019/11/18/sci-fi-best-scene-reading-space-frontiers-by-michael-dambrosio/

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my November conventions due to minor surgery on my foot. I am looking forward to resuming my appearances though in 2020. Currently, I expect to be at Connooga, although I have not heard back from them regarding a table in the convention center. I will be appearing at RavenCon in April, my first appearance there in several years, in Fredericksburg, VA.

My publisher for the Space Frontiers series, Helm Publishing, will no longer be handling the Space Frontiers books. Effective January 1, 2020, AZ Publishing will publish the series. Also, coming in 2020 will be the new Space Truckers series in novella form beginning with The Adventures of the Blue Eagle. I will be meeting with my publisher soon to discuss details and a release date. Join me again soon for the latest on The Worlds of Michael D’Ambrosio. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Sep 28
2019

Welcome back, friends. It’s been a long hot summer and a bit of a drought.  While I haven’ t been on the convention circuit as much, lately, I have been very busy. In a major move, I’ve cancelled my contract with Helm Publishing for the Space Frontiers series and effective January 1st of 2021, AZ Publishing will be publishing them. As a result, I have the opportunity to review the series and make any changes I like, including adding additional scenes or modifying the stories. Sometimes when I work the screenplays based on these books, I come up with new ideas to make a better story. This was very effective with the Fractured Time series.

Recently, Night Creeps made it into the quarter round of Screencraft’s Horror Contest. Night Creeps has been a finalist in the 2017 South Carolina Underground Film Festival’s Contest and 2019 Crimson Screen Film Festival’s Contest as well. Space Truckers won the 2019 Wild Sound Film Festival’s Best Screenplay Award. Princess Pain won Wild Sound Film Festival’s Best Opening Scene contest in 2017. So I am getting some good validation of my scripts through the contests. I just need to find someone willing to make a deal for a motion picture project. I have had several requests for Space Truckers, Night Creeps, Princess Pain and The Christmas Solution. The requesting parties are very interested but that doesn’t guarantee anything. That’s just the first step.

Early next year, Space Truckers: The Adventures of the Golden Eagle will be released as a novella through AZ Publishing. Doing this series in novella form is a marketing experiment that I’m trying to see how it affects sales. I’ve often heard at conventions that readers just don’t have the money for books due to economic reasons. I’m hoping that by offering my stories in novella, the lower cost will make the books more accommodating.

I’ve tossed around ideas for Reign of Pain, the third book in the Pain series, and I’m considering having it cross over into Space Truckers with both series having a common enemy. More to come on that later.

I recently accepted an invite to appear at Ravencon on April 24th in Fredericksburg, VA. It’s been several years since I’ve been there and I’m looking forward to returning. Coming up on November 15th is Amazicon. They are returning to their original home at the Clarion Hotel in Essington, near the Philadelphia airport. This is a fun convention that has a lot of exciting events. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend it. In February, I’ll be returning to Connooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee on February 22nd. I’ll be adding more appearances near the end of the year so check back to see if I’ll be at a convention near you.

Jun 09
2019

Welcome back, everyone. It’s been a hectic year so far with many things going on. Night Creeps was a finalist in the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival for 2019. Space Truckers won Wild Sound’s Best Script for 2018. Of course, I do have the links for the announcement and for the trailer as well.

In addition, Princess Pain won a best scene table read with Wild Sound as well.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my appearance at SciFiValleyCon but I will be appearing at Inconjunction on July 5th to the 7th. For those of you in the Indianapolis area who are attending, you can find me in the dealers room or at one of my panels. Join me again soon for more updates on my projects and appearances.