August 2018

COVER REVEAL for Stabitha’s sequel… ALL BOOKS OUT of KU in September!

August 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Yes, it’s true. 7000 words so far on… HAPPY FAMILIES, the sequel to Stabbers! In which Adam’s “perfect fucking family,” seen on his living room walls by baffled anthropologists Brian and Carrie in book one, is revealed to be maybe sort of not so happy after all, or happy at some terrible price… For the first time ever, I’m not abandoning a series because “there’s no money in it.” Why? Details below. I’m pretty sure now that there’s no money in anything I write. I mean fuck, Stabitha is amazing. Brilliant. It takes every serial-killer-thriller cliche and shoots them in the head. Which is probably why it didn’t sell. People want the Pringle, the same goddamn chip out of the can every time, the comfort of the familiar, the predictable: Hero Cop is Tortured by Unsolved Murder of Beautiful [white] Girl, Brilliant Serial Killer Taunts Him with (as Brian put it) Letters Full of Wingdings Put Through the Wood [MORE]

“A Little Too Broken” Screenplay gets a 7.9 for LATEST VERSION!

August 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Which is a damn good score! You can read version 7 here! I took the judge’s notes to heart about cutting down the big speeches, and did my own hard pass over unnecessary parentheticals etc. It’s down from 104 to 100 pages now. Here are his positive notes on the script: You’ve written a very original story exploring a world that most of us are clueless about – what it’s like to live with HIV, the fear of coming out to your family and the struggles amputee vets have with PTSD and suicide. It’s a story that needs to be told because it’s far too easy for us who haven’t served to forget about the horrible aftermath of war and what people are dealing with all over this country. It’s a heartbreaking story with a nice dose of redemption to balance things out. There’s an authenticity to the characters and their struggles – it all feels very truthful and perhaps drawn from firsthand experience. Nice job with creating two contrasting lead characters. All [MORE]