Jun 01
2018

Hello, everyone and welcome back. Queen of Pain has finally been released and I have copies available for the upcoming conventions. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Pain series, Queen of Pain is the second book and the follow up to Princess Pain. This is a futuristic action series that has plenty to keep you going. There will be a third novel in the series, titled Reign of Pain as our heroine Marina is joined by her young Seers who have more to offer than she ever imagined. In Reign of Pain, Marina will need all the help she can get.
This weekend, June 1st to the 3rd, I am appearing at Amazicon in Wilmington, DE at the DoubleTree Hotel next to the Concord Mall on Rt. 202. Next weekend, June 8th to the 10th, I am appearing at SciFiValleyCon at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA. I will be joining my good friend Stephen Zimmer and his outstanding staff at Imaginarium in Louisville, Kentucky on October 5th to the 7th. Look for more to come.
I’ve been busy adapting my screenplay Space Truckers to a novel. Currently, I have completed it as a novella if that provides a better opportunity. Meanwhile, I am completing it as a novel where I could use part two as a second novella if needed. As usual, there is a lot of interest in my screenplays with lots of potential but no contract offers. It’s hard to believe when you see the limited selection of quality movies and TV series today. Join me again for more information on upcoming projects and appearances.

Mar 01
2018

I’ve just returned from the beautiful Chattanooga area and had a most enjoyable trip. Connooga 2018 was outstanding. Each year, the convention improves in so many different ways. The attendance was great and book sales were amazing. I missed the last two years and was overwhelmed by the number of people who remembered me. Then, there was McKay’s Bookstore just outside of Chattanooga off Rt. 75. exit 7. The staff were so pleasant and sociable. The crowd they draw every night is amazing. McKay’s also has stores in Nashville and Knoxville. If you get a chance to visit one of them, do it. Most of their items are second hand but their rating system tells you how good or bad the item is. The selection of music, instruments, books, games and many other items is unbelievable.
No word on the release of Queen of Pain yet. Medical issues have hindered AZ Publishing recently but are expected to improve soon. They’ve always done a great job for me so patience is earned by them. I’ve been very active with marketing my screenplays. It’s been a frustrating spell as there is much interest but no takers as of yet. I hope to focus more of my attention on the Space Truckers novel in the near future. That’s kind of slid to the back burner for a while now. No worries, though. It is coming.
Next events are AmaziCon in Wilmington, DE and SciFiValleyCon in Altoona, PA, both in the first two weeks of June. I am working on adding more events for the latter part of the year so join me for more details in the next update. Join me again soon for more on upcoming events and projects.

Thanks,

Mike D’Ambrosio

Feb 18
2018

Greetings everyone. Spring is just a stone’s throw away and the convention season is underway. Next weekend, February 23-25, I’ll be one of the guests and a vendor as well at Connooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Monday, February 26th, I will be at McKay’s Books from 5-9 pm in Cleveland, Tennessee, just off route 75 at exit 25. For my Tennessee fans, join me for a fun-filled evening at one of the biggest book stores I’ve ever seen.
On June 1st to the 3rd, I’ll be at Amazicon on route 202 in Wilmington, DE. The following weekend, June 8-10 you can find me at SciFiValleyCon at the convention center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. I’ll be adding more events later so check in to see if I’ll be at an event near you.
My latest novel and sequel to Princess Pain, The Queen of Pain, has been delayed. I don’t have a time for release yet as my publisher has been dealing with a medical issue. Hopefully she will mend soon and we can turn the Queen loose. My new novel, Space Truckers has been on hold as well, as I have been focused on marketing my screenplays. I am excited about Space Truckers, which is adapted from a new script I’ve written. It focuses more on technology in space and, while it includes a lot of action and fun ala 5th Element, it does pose an idea of possible future events in space.
I do hope to complete it this year. More to come. Join me again soon for the latest on my projects and events.

Jan 03
2018

Hello everyone and welcome back from the holidays. I’ve been away most of December so my writing is a bit behind. Coming up in February is Connooga on February 23-25 in my future home of Chattanooga. I will have a table in the dealers’ room and will be on several panels as well. On February 26th, from 9-5 p.m., I’ll be at McKay’s Book Store just off of 75 at exit 25 in Cleveland. I had a chance to check out McKays last week and I was very impressed with it. In a humongous building, there are two floors with just about anything you can imagine on the shelves. I was also wowed by the number of customers there as well. I’m really excited about this event. I mentioned Chattanooga as my future home. In less than four years, I expect to be living just outside of the city near Kimball. That’s also a convenient location for many of the southern conventions as well.
Unfortunately, I had to cancel out of Farpoint due to work related issues. I will be attending Amazicon on June 1st to the 3rd in Wilmington, DE, for all my local friends and fans. The following weekend, I will be at SciFiValleyCon in Altoona, PA. Look for more events to pop up in my schedule as we get closer to spring.
I still don’t have a date yet for the Queen of Pain. With the number of events my publisher hosted in Phoenix, and my time away, we haven’t completed the cover yet. It’s coming soon though, I promise. I’ve completed the pilot for Space Truckers but still need to complete the series bible. The movie script is already completed so I have two options to offer. I’m still receiving inquiries from producers for all of my scripts but so far, no one is pulling the trigger on an offer. They say patience is a virtue. We will see. Join me again soon as I hope to have a release date for the Queen of Pain. Stay warm, my friends, as it’s one of the coldest winters I can remember so far.

Oct 15
2017

The long awaited arrival of The Queen of Pain is nearly upon us. My publisher has nearly completed the cover and we’re near a release date. For those of you not familiar with the Queen, this is the sequel to Princess Pain. Lead character Marina continues to wreak havoc on her enemies as her fate does not appear to be a peaceful one. Filled with futuristic action, the Queen of Pain will not disappoint.
My speaking at the event was a very pleasurable experience. We had a really good crowd and I had the opportunity to speak on a number of things. I’d like to offer a special thanks to Rosemary Labarge for having me at the Collier Library Headquarters and for a great job promoting the event. The Collier Library will have my books on file very shortly, making them available to all Collier County residents and visitors.
Unfortunately, I had to cancel my appearance at Wellsboro Book Festival, but I have added the Mesa Book Festival on December 9th to my list of stops. The festival runs from 2-8 and I should be there by 5:30 until closing. I will be attending PhilCon in November at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza as well for my local fans and friends. There is still nothing new to report on the screenplays, other than the interest continues to grow. The script adaptation of To Fly Again is on hold for contract issues with my other publisher and the writer. Details are very important when adapting someone else’s work. Coming up in February, I will be attending Farpoint and Connooga. On February 26th, the day after Connooga, I will be appearing at McKay’s Books, just off I-75 north of Chattanooga. I am working on details for X-Con in Myrtle Beach and hope to be there in May.
Of my latest projects, I have had my hands full with Space Truckers. The movie script is completed. The novel is about half-finished but the new wrinkle is that I am also working on a pilot and series bible for Space Truckers. I have had several inquiries as to the availability of a pilot versus a feature script. At first, I wasn’t sure it would work, but once I started into the novel, I realized there was so much more I could show. Let’s hope that some creative producer can see it too. Thank you again for joining me and come back soon for more information on my literary and film worlds.