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.
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.
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
Sarah is from Texas. You can see her and her daughter holding their copy of The Fifth Column below! They were one of my contest winners!
A very insightful four-star review of The Fifth Column from Readers & Writers Connect! Check it out here!
Jennifer from the blog, Officially Jennifer, has given The Fifth Column a 5-Star review. Thanks Jennifer! I’m glad you enjoyed it! You can read her review here.
Happy Friday my friends! Wendy Van Camp the blogger for No Wasted Ink took the time to interview me. There are some great insights into the book and into me! Check it out here!
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!
Read all about why a book cover is important from yours truly at The Curse of the Bibliophile!
Another fun interview, this time with the Michael SciFan blog. You can check it out here.
I was asked to share with the Self Publishing Indie Authors Blog the reasons why I chose to self publish. You can read all about my awesome reasons at their blog site.