Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A New Trailer and a Few Thoughts
Part of the work I do includes marketing and publicity activity on behalf of Seventh Star Press, for all the authors. My latest task involved putting a video trailer together for R.J. Sullivan's latest release, the paranormal thriller Haunting Obsession.
It turned out very well and it was fun to do a video project again. We got a great piece of music from JaN PuLSFoRD (yes, that is the correct way to write her name!), and the wonderful Lily Monstemeat did some photo modeling for the Maxine Marie images used in the video. We are waiting for the Kindle version of RJ's book to go live today before we unveil it, but I think everyone is going to like it a lot.
The week is going well, and I'll be getting a nice chunk of writing done, including work on short stories and the 4th Rising Dawn Saga book. That part has been enjoyable!
Otherwise, I'm trying to ignore all the hoopla of the USA's election season. In my view, no matter who is elected we will still be heading down the same disastrous road as we move farther and farther away from the ideals that this country once embraced. Most bothersome is that I can see things happening that are not far removed from the course of events in the Rising Dawn Saga, especially The Seventh Throne. The fact is, the economy is in a rotten state, and they can't hide this for too much longer. No more kicking the can with "bailouts" or printing money out of thin air via central banks like the Federal Reserve (which is neither Federal nor a reserve, once you learn about it).
Nearly all the small business owners I know are either closing, shrinking, or digging in. It doesn't bode well, and there's no relief on the horizon as everything looks to be going up in costs, taxes, and more. In reality, the two-party system in the USA is really a one-party SYSTEM, one that ultimately controls the choices available to the public.
Two wings of the same bird, 2 sides of the same coin, 2 gangs under the same leader. They both spew different rhetoric, but their actions are the same. It is irrefutable that Obama and Bush alike expanded spending, war, and domestic "security" that is more or less Big Brother on steroids. Both have wielded executive orders to act like kings, bypassing congress entirely. Would be nice to see people get behind someone that didn't have an R or a D next to their name, who actually cared about lifting the burdens from those who produce, create, invent, and innovate. That's the motor that will lift things to where all benefit.
Hopefully there are a few like Ian Rafferty out there, or Sheriff Chris Howard, or Gregory Andreas, who will be willing to stand for what is right. I'd like to think there are, at least. I'm thinking about these things a lot as I write the 4th Rising Dawn Saga book, and I really believe this book is going to be a special installment of the series. I'll be sure to keep you all posted, and in the meantime, keep fighting the good fight!