Aug 31

Hello, everyone. Lots to talk about since last posting. Most importantly, many of my books have been moved to a new publisher, Quantum Discovery. The Fractured Time Trilogy, Night Creeps series, and the Pain series will soon be available with new covers and a new price (lower)! They will soon be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s websites. Night Creeps may already be available.

Things are progressing along with the Space Truckers screenplay and an interested party. I can’t say more than that at this point. I am also collaborating on a pilot with a good friend that I’m finally making some progress with. I hope to have more on that soon.

This weekend (Labor Day), I’ll have a vendor’s table at RevolutionSuperfest in Phoenixville. On September 16th, I’ll be at the Showboat in Atlantic City for NJHorrorCon. October 1st, I’ll be at the Collingswood Book Fair. October 20th, I’ll be at MonsterMash in historic Smithville in Absecon, NJ. November 18-20, I will be at PhilCon in Cherry Hill, NJ. That is my fall lineup thus far.

My next post should have a lot more information and details about what’s happening in my projects as well as my 2023 schedule for conventions. I hope to have the website updated with new cover images and “Buy Now” links by then, as well. Join me again soon for more information and updates. Have a great fall season and hopefully I will see some of you at the conventions.

Apr 11

Just finished the weekend at FanExpo (formerly Wizard World) in Philly at the convention center. I was amazed by how well Space Truckers was received by fans. It was one of my most successful shows from a selling standpoint as Night Creeps 1 and 2 sold almost as well. The fans were great and the costumes even better. So good to see everyone having fun again.

Next up is RavenCon on April 29th in Richmond, Va. That is another area where the people have been really good to me over the years. I am working on a number of appearances yet and hope to have details soon. I will be at the Collingswood, NJ Book Festival on October 1st. I’m waiting for a commitment from Multiverse in Atlanta. It’s tough for me to do a convention and not have a table in the dealers room to sell from. All the conventions have been good about trying to accommodate me with a table. I’m long overdue for a return to Atlanta. My last few appearance there were for DragonCon. Unfortunately, that con has grown much too big for me.

Look for more regular updates as new appearances are added. Fingers crossed that we’ll have some news on the movie front as well. There’s plenty to be optimistic about.

There are some items on the website that I have to address, regarding Space Truckers, The Buy Now link is not active, and the book cover is not on the carousel yet. I hope to meet with my website guru soon to fix those details. Space Truckers is available through Amazon, bookstores and through most online venues. Even better, you can get them from me at a discounted price personalized. Thanks for joining me and come back soon for more updates on my projects.

Feb 28

This weekend was Farpoint 22, the sci-fi/fantasy convention held a short distance from Baltimore in Hunt Valley. It’s the first convention for myself and many of the attendees since before the pandemic so it felt great to be out again. Despite wearing masks, we managed to have a great time. Kudos to the staff for putting on an excellent show. The numbers, of course, were lower than before as I’m sure many are still uncomfortable with large events.

I had the opportunity to do panels with some new and outstanding authors. Cerese Rennie Murphy and JL Gribble joined me for an enthusiastic panel titled “Now It’s a Major Motion Picture!” Another panel was Time Management and Healthcare for Writers where I was joined by MJ Blehart. MJ had some very helpful tips to offer on this subject. And lastly, Series Arcs with a great writer who has so much positive energy, Arrow J. Knight. The two of us had so much in common with our experiences between books and screenplays. In all three panels, the audience was really into it and the interaction was great. Thanks to everyone for making this an awesome convention.

Now, back to work for me. Coming up in April is FanExpo and Ravencon as you’ve already seen in the previous post. On May 14th, from 12-3, I will be at Barney Loves Books at 22 S. Main St. in Woodstown, NJ. On May 21st, I’ll be at Cocco’s Gelateria in Primos, PA once again, from 12-4.

My latest novel, Space Truckers, will be released shortly and I’m really excited about this book. For one, the screenplay has garnered significant interest and has done well in contests. The novel covers some very interesting topics with the characters, especially when a divorce is involved with one of them. Join me again soon for an update on my projects and appearances.

Jun 20

Hello, everyone and welcome back. Lots to tell you now that the virus nightmare appears to be over. First of all, my list of appearances begins with Farpoint in February and then RavenCon in April. I’ll also be appearing at Wizard World/FanExpo in Oaks, PA in April as well. I will have more details on those later. It feels like its been ages since my last convention and I am anxious to see friends and fans again. Let’s hope the virus is behind us and things creep back to normal.

Next on my list is my latest novel, SPACE TRUCKERS: ADVENTURES OF THE BLUE EAGLE. The virus has complicated things especially when it comes to small press and independent publishers. Newman Springs was excited by the manuscript and as a result, I’ve elected to go with them as the publisher for my new series. Coincidentally, I’ve been working with Open Gate Entertainment on the development process of my script SPACE TRUCKERS. It’s been fun being part of that process and learning what is required. The story board they provided is exceptional. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit to see that. This is a big step in the direction of a SPACE TRUCKERS movie. As I begin the second book in the series, the big question is how to write the sequel to the feature script. I’ve discussed this with the development people at Open Gate and we are leaning toward a series of 1 hour episodes if SPACE TRUCKERS makes it to the big screen. Their thoughts are: So long as I have the material to write a series versus another feature (movie) script, then it makes sense to go in that direction. This is critical to the way I structure the new story. Check back soon for more on my progress and appearances. Have a safe and happy summer.

Mar 05

Welcome back, everyone. I’m sure you are as anxious as I am for the convention scene to come alive again. It sounds like we’re getting close. Hopefully the virus runs its course and fades out or the vaccines kick in and do their thing. I’ve been taking advantage of the time away from traveling to focus primarily on Space Truckers.

I’m working with Open Gate Entertainment preparing the script for Space Truckers: Adventures of the Blue Eagle and its essentials (i.e. treatment, beat sheet, etc.) and things are progressing nicely. I’m hopeful that, by the end of the year, we’ll have a deal for a Space Truckers movie. The novella is on hold right now for a few reasons. First, my publisher is no longer taking on new work due to her work load. I’m gonna’ miss her handling my new novels. Depending who I sign with, I may go to a full length novel instead of a novella. There is plenty of material for this series, both for film and book.

Assuming that there is a Space Truckers movie, it will be followed up by a series of one-hour episodes. This is important to decide before continuing because the books will need to be set up so each episode is constructed in alignment with the book.

Also, I expect to have Space Truckers interweaving with Reign of Pain, book three of the Pain series. Yes, Marina’s reign of Pain crosses over into the worlds of Space Truckers as both she and the crew of the Blue Eagle have common enemies to deal with. Join me again soon for new info on Space Truckers: Adventures of the Blue Eagle.