Friday, October 23, 2009

A Little Bit of Success

Started reading Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, and tell me if you disagree, but the first 70 pages reads exactly like the first 70 pages of the Da Vinci Code. All the plot points and characters are there, he just changed their sex, age, race, locations and so forth. I assume the story will divert from the Code at some point, maybe that is what he’s doing, making us think we ….. oh, hell if I was Dan Brown and had written one of the most successful thrillers of all time, I’d just rewrite it too.

The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine has accepted a short story of mine titled, "The Day Hypnotism Died." Its one I've been tinkering with for a couple of years. Originally it was suppose to be a horror piece but it kept gravitating towards dark fantasy, which is probably a better description. Anyway, not sure when it will be podcasted but looking forward to it. Rish and Big always do a great job with their material, and they have assembled a really outstanding ensemble cast of voice talent and producers. So should be good.

Sniplits purchased another story of mine (my second with them). It’s a little twisted Zombie piece called, "Collections." Not sure when this one will be produced but based on the top-notch job they did on my fantasy story, "Fear Factor," I'm really looking forward to this one.

The Young Literature Review is holding a story of mine for a 2nd read. They said they'd let me know by the end of October and if they accept it will be my first published Children’s Story! Anyway, talons crossed.

The live Halloween show from FinalRune Productions and WMPG have put out a promo for the show. Give it a listen at:

….and just a reminder you will be able to listen to the show live at:

If you are in Maine and want to be a part of the Live Studio audience tickets are available at:

Not sure this will happened but there is a chance that the show may be Video casted as well. Really looking forward to this one.

Have a spooctacular Halloween

1 comment:

Kevin Anderson said...

My dad had this to say about Symbol

Hey, great news about the new stories. I'll try the promo on the live broadcast. I'm about 70% Through The Lost Symbol and yes it only differs from the Da Vinci Code in that its' a Masonic mystery rather the Catholic Church, however the trivia of the facts and location is intriguing and the blending of science and mystism is complete counterintuitive to western thinking. Actually I was surprised to find that so many science greats didn't just dismiss mystism but either acknowledged its possibility or incorporated into science. In the end I guess I'm not a great thinker because I still find it hard to indulge the belief the all humans are gods.