Indie Author Day at the LFPL

Indie Author Day is coming up on October 14 at the Louisville Free Public Library. It’s a great opportunity to find a new favorite author, shop for Christmas, and support local artists.

I’ll be on hand with my wrestling books as well as Robot/Girlfriend and Frank Jordan: Evil Snowman, but if pro wrestlers and evil snowmen aren’t to your taste, you’ll find plenty of other incredible writers and genres to choose from.

Indie Author day will be at the South Central branch of the LFPL located at 7300 Jefferson Blvd. from 1 to 3 PM.

Out of My Mind Coming to Louisville

My remarkable friend Cindy Maples continues to make headway in the world of independent film. This September, you can catch two of her award-winning shorts at the Louisville International Festival of Film.

Out of My Mind (based on my short story “Drip Drip” in the book Robot/Girlfriend) and Random will both be screening on Friday, September 15 at the Muhammed Ali Center Auditorium. These thrillers are recommended for mature audiences, and both are guaranteed to leave you with chills.

Cindy has always given her fans a thrill with her on-camera work. She’s proving to be an amazing director as well. Congrats to her and the cast and crew of both films for this well-deserved recognition.

And PS, Cindy: Clive the Zombie misses you.

What Did You Read This Summer?

I’m going to try to start chronicling my reading here on this web page. Playing some catch up because summer’s over, but here’s a quick run down of some of the books I’ve read:

Sisterhood of the Squared Circle by Pat LaPrade and Dan Murphy

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

Liar, Temptresss, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Space Drifters: The Iron Gauntlet by Paul Regnier

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph LoConte

A Wrestling Life by Dan Gable

Ali vs. Inoki by Josh Gross

Hillbilly Jim: The Incredible Life of a Wrestling Superstar by Gary P. West

Currently Reading: 

Groucho and Me by Groucho Marx

The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers by Amy Hollingsworth

On Deck: 

The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming

You Only Live Once: Memories of Ian Fleming by Ivar Bryce

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Current Wish List:

The Toughest Man Alive by Gene LeBell

Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace

Hail to the Chin by Bruce Campbell (releasing August 15)

A Tribute to Len Cella on His 80th Birthday

When I was a kid, my Dad introduced me to Moron Movies. He taped a few on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson one night, and the next day, he showed them to me. They were hilarious.

Many years later I found a VHS copy of More Moron Movies for sale at Blockbuster and picked it up. It was around the same time that digital technology was making it easier for people to make movies on their own, and it was just the inspiration I needed. Len Cella showed me you didn’t need big budgets, big crews, and top flight equipment. You needed drive, imagination, and a good healthy dose of madness.

Today is Len’s 80th birthday. In honor of Len I’ve compiled and released the best of my Moron Movies inspired film series, Adam and Eve.

Happy Birthday, Len, and many more.

Share and Enjoy.

Download Cave World for free!

Now through Thursday, Cave World is a free download on Amazon Kindle. (It was supposed to have been free all weekend, but something didn’t quite pan out. Live and learn.) Cave World is book one in a series now two books deep about a boy who invents his own science-fi universe and finds himself gifted with the powers of an all-powerful creator when he accidentally travels there.

Watch the trailer below, then download the book for free on Kindle.

Three Free Books This Weekend

Three novels will all be available for FREE on Kindle this weekend, starting with the exciting follow up to the Fluffy trilogy, Trish Angel!

Trish Angel saved the world not once, but four times from a fluffy alien menace. She had seen enough carnage for four lifetimes, and after four terrible wars, she took a vow never to kill again. Then one day, her old commanding officer showed up on her doorstep, offering her a seat on a spaceship bound for the stars. It almost seems too good to be true: a chance to get away from Earth and live her life in solitude. But the alien planet has secrets, and Trish finds herself facing the terrible choice to keep her vow – or kick a little more alien butt and save the day.

Incidentally, the Trish Angel novel has one of the coolest book covers I’ve ever designed. The physical paperback looks amazing.

Also available: Zorana: Confessions of a Small Town Super-Villain (as self-explanatory a title as you’ll ever see!) and Cave World, the first in a (now two part) series about a world where ever cave is a portal to another world.

Download all three books this weekend, only on Kindle!

MayDay Film Festival Schedule

If you’re headed to the MayDay Film Festival, you can catch three shorts I had a hand in creating that weekend. Here’s where and when you can find them:

Out of My Mind, directed by Cindy Maples, will be screening Friday night in Theater 1 as part of a group of shorts starting at 7 PM.

The Bowling Green Massacre and I Almost Married a Man from Outer Space will screen back to back on Saturday morning in Theater 3 at 10 AM.

Out of My Mind will also be shown Saturday at 5:30, when Cindy Maples is inducted into the MayDay Film Festival Hall of Fame!

MayDay Film Festival Official Selections

The MayDay Film Festival has become a great tradition in Evansville, Indiana. It’s been a few years since I had a film screened there, but I’m very proud to announce that I had a hand in producing four films screening at the film festival.

Two of the short films are based on short stories from the book Robot/Girlfriend. Cindy Maples’ horror short “Out of My Mind” has been tearing up the film festival scene and will screen in front of her hometown crowd. “I Almost Married a Man from Outer Space,” a short I directed and co-produced with my good friend Giavanna Signorelli, will also be shown at MayDay.

The Bowling Green Massacre,” a parody inspired by a gaffe made by a certain political figure a few months back, will make its film festival debut at MayDay. Claude D. Miles and I produced this poignant and ridiculous send up of the greatest tragedy that never happened on American soil.

Finally, my friend Giavanna’s short film “Species Survival Plan” will also be shown at MayDay. Gia and I co-write this little sci-fi comedy that captures an alien civilization’s attempt to save mankind by transplanting an unlikely “mating” pair to an intergalactic zoo.

The MayDay Film Festival takes place May 19-20 in Evansville, Indiana. For event information visit their Facebook page or the official website.

Watch my friends in “Der Vertrag”

Louisville’s film community continues to grow and impress. Below is the trailer for “Der Vertrag,” a pilot for a new series being produced by Renegade Art Productions and VilleTV Studios. Several friends and collaborators of mine are involved in this, including David Wate (an outstanding  actor currently appearing in the play “Morbidman Meets His Maker” that I am directing), long time acting favorite Denny Grinar, and the brilliant Herschel Zahnd III, who starred in the Fluffy trilogy and directed the short film Tolerance.

Oh yeah, it also stars Vernon Wells who appeared in a little foreign film called “The Road Warrior” back in the 80s. Maybe you’ve seen it.

Please give the trailer a look and pass it on. With 1000 shares in the first 24 hours, they’re off to a great start!