May 31

Wow, what a whirlwind of events! Just finished SciFiValleyCon, BaltiCon and SciFiSaturday at Carlisle High School in consecutive weekends. Coming up on June 13th is SciFi Saturday at the York Emporium and on June 24th, I’ll be speaking at the Library of Congress. The next big event is West Virginia Pop Con in Morgantown on August 22nd and 23rd. Between now and then, I am hoping to make some serious headway on several of my projects. Recently at BaltiCon, I spoke with a prominent producer about possibly joining his team next year for two projects if their current project goes well. Totally blown away by the conversation, I realize that I have to wrap up my writing projects as the project he mentioned will take a lot of time and commitment. Sooooo, what do I have on my plate?
I’m working on chapter 3 of The Queen of Pain and I’d like to have that finished by the end of summer for a late December release. I have a lot of fans of Princess Pain who are very anxious to see how our girl handles anger management in her new life. I’m also working on chapter 2 of Space Truckers. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Space Truckers is a script I completed recently and have received a lot of interest in it. Should a motion picture company option or purchase the script, I’d like to be ready with the new novel to help promote the film. The date for this release will be dependent on what happens with the script. My friends at Fortress Publishing are considering a TV Gods II and have stoked the fires of creativity for more mythical characters in modern day TV shows. In TV Gods I, my short story Greek on the Beach was published in the anthology. I already have an idea for TVGII. I also committed to working with a creative fellow with scripts for RPGs and other items revolving around his world building. The ideas he presented me with sound very interesting and I love a challenge.
With all of this on my plate, I am already considering paring down my 2016 travel schedule to make sure I can meet all these commitments. Join me again soon for an update and any breaking news on the ‘hot’ stuff. Take care, everyone.

May 18

I’ve just returned from beautiful Altoona, Pennsylvania and Scifivalleycon. This year the convention was moved to the Blair County Convention Center and was a smashing success. Kudos to Casey Bassett and his staff for a job well done. The attendance this year was amazing and the panels were well attended. I’d like to thank everyone who came by and purchased books, especially those who returned to continue the series they started last year. Coming up next is BaltiCon this weekend in Hunt Valley, MD, and I’ll be joined by an outstanding cast of writers, publishers and many other literary categories. Also coming up on May 30th, is the charity event at Carlisle High School from 11 to 4. If you are in the general area, come on by and be a part of the event. June 13th is SciFi Saturday at Jim Lewin’s York (Book) Emporium in York, Pennsylvania. This is a fun event and Mr. Lewin is quite the entertainer. June 24th is my return to the Library of Congress where I’ll be speaking about conventions around the country and what they are about. It’s a busy stretch but a fun one.
I did get a bit of flack form some of my fans who are anxious for the sequel to Princess Pain. Now that I’m getting some peer pressure, I have to step it up. I’m also working on a new novel, Space Truckers that is based on my latest script by the same name. So many projects, not enough time. I’m waiting anxiously for responses from a few producers over some of my scripts. They sounded really enthused about them so I’m hoping this is the big one. Hopefully we’ll know soon. Join me again soon for more news and appearances. Thanks, everyone.

May 06

Things are heating up both outside and in. While the temperatures have crept into the eighties, lots of things coming up for me. I will be appearing at SciFiValleyCon in Altoona next weekend and then BaltiCon the following weekend. On May 30th, I’ll be appearing at Carlisle High School for a charity event. One important change I’d like to mention is my appearance at the Library of Congress. Due to a conflict with the LoC chorale group, my appearance has been moved to June 24th. The topic I’ll be speaking of is Conventions – both Literary and Multi-genre. I have copies of my latest novel Night Creeps 2 and they will be available at the above mentioned events. The novel has not yet posted on my publisher’s sight, nor any of the others yet but will soon.
I have had multiple requests for my latest script Space Truckers. One company is currently working out a budget and other details. The others have expressed significant interest and I’m waiting for responses from them. I hope to have more on that before the end of the month. In addition, I’m working on two novels at this time” Queen of Pain, the sequel to Princess Pain; and Space Truckers: The Blue Eagle (the novel to the new script). Join me again soon for more information and the latest updates.