Friday, October 2, 2015

Keep On Smoking And Taxing

A few years back, Cuyahoga County Ohio USA voters jacked up prices on cigarettes and funneled the smoke funds to the arts.  This resulted years later in an application for a Creative Workforce Fellowship from me.  I don't know if I'll get it, but if people don't vote to renew the cigarette tax by voting for Issue 8, then I do know that I will be more irate when smokers litter their butts on the ground.  At least now I know they're probably subsidizing my ticket price when I attend a play in Cuyahoga County, which is vaguely soothing.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Trailer For Sorority Sisters Vs. Sasquatch

Here's the latest trailer.  Sadly, none of my character's epic fight against Sasquatch made the cut.  I hope it's in the movie, as it was a lot of fun to film!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sorority Sisters Vs. Sasquatch Poster!

My buddy Mark Justice has unveiled the poster for his new movie.  I play a college professor leading a field trip that blunders into Squatch territory.  I am excited to see how the movie came out!

Thank You Though Amazon Said Nope!

Thanks to everyone who voted for Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead during the Amazon Kindle Scout campaign.  Either Amazon thought the book stunk or not enough of you voted for it, but the end result is the same and Amazon won't be publishing the novel.  If it did come down to social networking muscle, then I suspect that authors with thousands of "friends" are going to be published by Amazon before an author who isn't even on Facebook is.  I've always been more of the "Read this if you want to; if not, plenty of other good books are out there" author, so I am not surprised.  Amazon wants to sell books after all, so if a thousand people already want to buy a book, then that's the one that they'll publish.  They probably don't want to muck around with a weird book and convince people to give it a try and put a lot of work in just to achieve the same amount of sales as something that's ready to go ka-ching.  Ah, well . . ., the grand publishing experiment continues.  I'll keep trying some literary agents for the remainder of the year and see if the grant came through.  Next year, I'll work some indie presses before just self-publishing the novel in 2017.  Patience please, as the book will be published at some point.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kindle Scout Campaign Starts!

Amazon has posted the Kindle Scout page for Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead!  It has a nice chunk of an excerpt from the book, a goofy picture of me, and a short interview with me.  It can be found at  If you like what you read, then please vote for it, so they will publish it.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions About Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead

Last year, I announced that I had a new novel finished.  Unlike my first two, I did not serialize it before publishing it in its entirety.  I want to explore some other publishing options.  I have sent it out to a few literary agents.  I even applied for a grant.  The latest news is that I have entered it in some Amazon Kindle contest where readers vote on novels they would like to read and Amazon will publish them itself.  So the publication of the novel is in the works.  You might see it as early as this year, and, provided I am still living and the creek doesn't rise blah blah blah, only as late as 2017.  In the meantime, you can read a big chunk of the beginning, about 12 pages or so, once Amazon posts it in their contest, which I think is tomorrow.  I'll announce it here once it is live.  Please feel free to vote for it and any other novels that you want to read.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Go Back To School Like It Is 1982!

With the depressing and dismal antics of another presidential election looming, you may find yourself nostalgic for the innocence of an earlier time.  If so, transport yourself back there, at least for lunchtime, with one of these fine vintage lunchboxes.  And don't forget a drink (though you may need something stronger than milk as the election season moans on)!