Jan 23

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

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:

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

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

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.

Apr 09

Hello, everyone. Welcome back for more on the Worlds of Michael D’Ambrosio. Lots of interesting things going on right now that are keeping me occupied. My Night Creeps script is a finalist in the Crimson Screen Film Festival with final judging scheduled for May 26th. This will be the second time Night Creeps has made it to the final round of a contest so I’m hoping for some good news when all is said and done.
I’ve been very busy with Space Truckers in more ways than one. Recently, I learned that Space Truckers was picked as the best sci-fi script in 2018 by Wild Sound Film Festival. They are creating a 5-minute trailer for me to promote the script (and the book). My publisher and I haven’t decided on a release date yet as there is still a lot to do. It will likely be late this year or early next year. Space Truckers, unlike my other novels, will be available as an audio book. Currently, Mark Delgado is working the narration for me. My publisher, Patti Hultstrand of AZ Publishing, will be providing the artwork for both the audio package and the novella. Once that is completed, Disk Makers of Pensauken, New Jersey will be creating the package, which we expect will be 7 CDs in a DVD style package. I was surprised to learn that a CD only holds a max of 78 minutes so, thankfully, Space Truckers is a novella. I expect that this will be a long series as I have many ideas for it. I have received two more requests for copies of the script from production companies with excellent comments. Unfortunately, for all the interest and praise, no offers have been made. Maybe, I’m getting close(r).
Not too far off are SciFiValleyCon (Altoona, PA) and Inconjunction (Indianapolis, IN). Both are excellent conventions and I’m excited about returning to both. I really look forward to meeting fans at the conventions. Lately, I’ve been putting in a lot of time focusing on my pitching for Space Truckers, particularly on the marketing points. In November, I will be attending Amazicon, which is moving to the Clarion Hotel near the Philadelphia airport. In December, I will be spending some time in Phoenix but I’m not sure if or what I’ll be doing yet. I’m hoping to come up with something new and creative for my fans.
I’ve already mapped out Space Truckers 2 but I haven’t had time to do much more than that. I’m working with a good friend in Phoenix, Don Jacques, on a project for his Earth Seed. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Earth Seed is an innovative self-sustaining vehicle that can recycle and produce anything necessary to survive in the wilderness. I’ve designed the circuitry for one of the new components he wants to add and I’m currently building a prototype of the circuit. You can find information on the Earth Seed on Facebook or search Don Jacques. The man is amazing what he has invented thus far. Well, time to get back to work. Join me again soon for more information on my projects and appearances.