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.

Nov 08

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.