I’ve just today launched my new website that will house not only two excerpts but also all of the important links to purchase my next upcoming novella and collection of related short stories, Secondhand Science!  Please keep your eye on www.secondhandscifi.com as well as my twitter and my facebook.  The book is expected to release sometime in 2015 and will take you on hair-raising adventures through parallel dimensions and alien planets!



General Update and Fun Announcement

Good afternoon friends and fans,

With so much work going on with my regular nine to five it has been so difficult to keep regular updates coming.  I’ve got a few more memes I could share but they are so politically incorrect and offensive that I’ve been hesitant (laughs).

In addition to those fun side projects I have been putting in time on two novels, one will be the kickoff of an epic fantasy trilogy, the other will be a mind-bending science fiction novel.  Progress was slow but steady until recently hitting some stumbling blocks with where I want to take these characters.  So as artists are wont to do from time to time… I’M SWITCHING GEARS!  The plan is now to put out for all of you a fun compilation of stories that I will be titling Second-hand Science.  This compilation of science-fiction stories will include between 10 and 15 short stories and a novella.  It will be the size of a full-length novel cover to cover and centered around the theme of parallel universes, alternate dimensions, and the travelers, heroes, and villains that inhabit them.  I think you’ll enjoy.  Keep checking in for a reveal of the cover of the upcoming book as well as the back cover blurb.  A website for the book will launch shortly as well.



Something New For Those That Have Read The Fifth Column

I’m not going to apologize for my lack of updates because hey… I guy has to eat and my regular nine to five has been quite demanding.  That being said I thought of a fun little exercise I think we all can enjoy.  Keep in mind this will be a lot more fun for those of you that have finished my novel (hint hint).

The format is simple.  I’m going to throw out some actors that I think would be best to play the roles of the characters in the novel and you’re going to tell me if you agree or if you think I’m totally off.  I’ve got three entries for this week and I think if this proves enjoyable I can add more characters in later udpates.  Let’s see how this goes shall we?

Michael Pena as Roman Pulido: Up until recently seeing him in End of Watch, I thought Michael Pena only had comedy chops. I think the guy is a serious actor and could pull off a small cameo role like Roman Pulido very well. The scenes he would have would require some chops but he’s not going to have to carry the entire film.
George Clooney as Jefferson Silva: I think Clooney is perfect as the older veteran soldier. I think his confident swagger would make a good foil for the next entry.
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Christian Bale as William Rache: We all know Bale can be brooding (seen any of the latest Batman films anyone?) He is perfect for this role with one possibly minor, possibly major problem. He’s getting almost too old for this role! Who knows what they can do these days with the magic of Hollywood though right?

What did you think of my picks? Agree? Disagree? Not quite sure because you have not read the book?  Get a copy at www.5column.com



There’s going to be some changes around here!


Since its a new year I thought it would be good to put the blog on a regular schedule of original content.  I do sincerely apologize but my nine to five job had taken up considerable time in the fourth quarter and my little ol’ blog turned into a ghost town of updates.  That changes today!  So here is what I have planned.

1. Meme Mondays – If you know me personally then you know how much I love memes!  You’re probably already asking, how is this original content?  Well because these memes are going to be Robert Corrado originals.  That’s right.  I’m going to create a brand new meme using my own awful comedic style just for you.  I will be posting them here to the blog only and not directly to Facebook as I plan for them to be as offensive as possible whenever possible.

2. Written Word Wednesdays – I’m going to actually write something on Wednesdays.  Since I’m a writer I think I’m qualified for this.  We’ll see!  Typically it will be short stories posted here to the blog.

3. Film Fridays – I will be posting an original video each Friday.  I’m not going to promise high production values, script, acting, or even enjoyment on your part, but the content will be ORIGINAL.  That is what is important.

Please feel free to let me know what content you like, and even more importantly since this IS the internet, what content you HATE!  Enjoy my friends!



It has begun… again… so it’s kind of… already begun! Announcing Pilot!

Hello gang!  I’ve begun in earnest my next novel to be released in the third or fourth quarter of this year.  It’s titled Pilot and I think you’re going to love it!  Check out a teaser blurb below.

The everyman of our near-future, Chip leads a routine existence of office work, autonomous commute, pre-packaged high-nutrient refection, television reality, and strobe clubbing. That is until he is hospitalized in the wake of a horrific traffic accident. The victim of debilitating brain damage and comas of ever increasing length and frequency, Chip is placed under the psychiatric care of the enigmatic Doctor Grasp. Chip prays that the Doctor can help him to overcome the terrifying dreams that haunt him ever since the accident. Dreams in which Chip finds himself the pilot of the Kammerjäger, a jet-propelled killing machine stalking the barren landscapes of a far flung dystopian wasteland. As Chip’s condition worsens, can Grasp help Chip maintain his tenuous hold on reality? Or will Chip descend completely into the whine of jet engines and the violent hell of his inner mind?



The Fifth Column Giveaway Raffle – Winners Announced!

With the virtual book tour at its conclusion I’m happy to announce the winners of my giveaway raffle!  Thank you to all who entered to win for your interest in the novel!

Here are our winners!

Grand Prize Winner, Chris M., will receive a paperback copy of The Fifth Column as well as a $50.00 Amazon Gift card.  Thanks Chris!

Winners, Sarah D., Prudence H., Heather N., and Valerie R. will receive a paperback copy of the book.  Thanks guys!

Please enjoy your prizes and have a great holiday!