Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cover Art for The Exodus Gate

At last, the cover art for The Exodus Gate is in!!! (The cover and 15 illustrations that will be shown in the book were done by the very talented Matthew Perry.)

And here it is...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On the Film Front and Some Updates

Figured I would get in a brief update, along with some movie information, while we are deluged with ice and snow here in Lexington. It is sometimes nice to have a few moments to think, or at least be highly amused during days in which the new head of the Treasury (and by extension, IRS) is a blatant, brazen tax evader. You gotta love the humor in a world turning upside down. Next thing you know, this Geithner fellow is probably going to be hard core on auditing the rest of us!

There's a new site up at that launches the beginning of several new DVD series focusing upon indie films and filmmakers. My short film The Sirens is on Volume 1 of the Festival of Horrors series. I had alot of fun doing the film, which is more of a straight ahead horror tale, working with the likes of Scott Sullivan, Nathan Day, Natasha Smith, and a wonderful cast and crew.

here's a cover image that links to the site:

Check it out and I would really appreciate it if you pick up a DVD on the site. We are trying to get a nice thing going for indie filmmakers in multiple genres.

As far as the book goes, we are not far from shipping the limited editions. We had a two week hiccup of sorts as Matt, the artist for the cover and interior illustrations, had a very serious family emergency to attend to. Everything is fine with Matt, and we are fully back on track, but we are a little behind on delivery. I apologize for that, but it will be worth the wait! I am happy to announce that the Limited Editions will have an extra full page illustration, and that Matt will be signing the Limited Editions as well.

In fact, to really commemorate this project, I have asked my wondrous editor, Amanda DeBord, to sign the Limited Editions as well!

So you will have author, artist, and editor signing the limited edition versions. How cool is that?


Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Huge Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you to each and every person that ordered a limited edition version of The Exodus Gate. As this is the first version of my first novel, it is personally very, very special to me. It has been a long road, with the earliest drafts of this book being over 13 years old. Obviously, it has gone through alot of overhauls, changes, rewrites, etc. to get where it is now, but needless to say, it has been a very extensive project.

I am looking forward to seeing what you think of this book, and I think you will find the Limited Edition version to be a very welcome addition to your library of fantasy works.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Last Day for Pre-ordering the Limited Edition of The Exodus Gate

We are going to allow one more day for pre-orders, namely because my system got zapped by a rather pesky virus and had to be miraculously healed by my digital guardian angel, Chris W., who takes care of such things. The PC is working fine, but I was unable to get back to some people for the past 2 days due to the circumstances, so we are keeping the pre-order window open through Sunday, January 11.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Limited Edition Pre-Order Deadline This Saturday for The Exodus Gate!

Okay, I've laid low over the holidays, but it is time to hit the ground running. Been indulging in reading alot of David Gemmell lately, as well as finishing a couple of Brian Keene books, as well as writing constantly myself. Definitely was a literary December. (Not to mention reading up on the Northern Crusades/Teutonic Knights quite a bit...)

Needed to post a reminder here that the deadline on Limited Edition versions of The Exodus Gate are this Saturday! These are special versions accompanied by a bunch of goodies. visit for further details!