If you remotely follow anything I do--through either Twitter, Facebook, or my website--you'll notice a lot of changes have been in the works. The website I'd spent years on has been officially ditched in favor of a more personal/professional one that brings together the many facets of my interests and my work.
You may also know I've recently gone through a huge career and life change, abandoning a secure and good-paying job in order to pursue a more idealized form of happiness. Moving from CA to CO has given me the opportunity, not only to move in with the woman I love, but to focus on making my writing my living and career.
In an effort to do this, you'll notice me posting a lot of different forms of content: news articles for The Inquisitr, comics, podcasts, etc., and very soon, you will notice another form of entertainment on my site in the form of books.
That's right, this has been a long time coming. Suffice to say I've always been a writer to some extent, and have always wanted to make a career as a novelist.
I had always wanted to become a published author, but the more experience I've had in Hollywood, the less I've wanted to jump through similar hoops in publishing. Rather than submit manuscripts and wait for months for a deal that may eventually lead to forced obscurity, I've decided to take matters into my own hands and bring my stories to the masses in mostly digital form. I've done years of research (read: procrastination) and am finally ready to take the necessary steps to make this dream a reality in the form of my upcoming serial Dangerous Faces.
Dangerous Faces is a science fiction western that follows 5 outlaws in the weeks following a massive breakout of a major prison. The breakout itself is shrouded in mystery, and only a select few understand its true nature, and will stop at nothing to get their hands on the artifact that made it all possible.
While there are scifi elements to the story, the series definitely focuses more on the western elements, having more in common with dime store novel tropes and stereotypes than with the likes of Firefly. On the whole, I feel like the western genre is taken too seriously, and want to inject a lot of good-spirited fun into it, not unlike how the original Pirates of the Caribbean did for pirate flicks (though now that I think about it, I don't think Pirates actually reinvigorated a genre as much as it started a single franchise).
I'm looking to have the first volume of Dangerous Faces out in late December/early January. Follow me on this journey to publication as I stumble through the steps in order to make this dream a reality. Ask questions and engage. I will be posting updates on the series' progress as necessary, and I hope you'll all enjoy.