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Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker

I've been working full time as a producer of film and video projects for a long time now, and I've been working at that even longer as a part time job. I've worked on a lot of films, I've made a lot of films, and I think I've done some things that were fairly unique over my years. I've built spaceships, infiltrated Sundance, and if there's a job on a film, pre-production, production, post-production, distribution, or marketing, I've figured out a way to do it on my own, without the support of a massive studio or even a mini-major. My background in film is really what taught me the skills to do what I've accomplished in the world of publishing. In the hopes that my stories might inspire or inform other aspiring creative types, filmmakers, writers, etc., I've begun collecting the best stories and advice I've experienced into this new series. Part One was released today and details what it took to make Missy, which is the first movie I co-w

Announcements: A Signing, Movies, and Release Dates

I'll be the first to admit that I'm lucky my brain hasn't exploded with how many different balls I'm juggling with my career, both as a film and video producer and a writer.  Those jobs really aren't that different, to be honest. My career is as a storyteller. The fact that I can produce it on video or publish it in a book is just a matter of medium. But I have some announcements and we'll get to them in order. This is a reminder for my next signing. I will be at two different stores on February 18th, 2012 in the Salt Lake Valley. I'll be signing with Tracy Hickman, Dave Farland (Wolverton), L.E. Modessit, and Paul Genesse. Facebook events have been made for each store with more details. I hope to see you there as I will have the brand new print copies of God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut on hand for the first time. Here's the first one . Here's the second one .  There are new items in the store . I've added the documentary films that I've p

A New eBook, a Signing, and an Announcement

First : An Original, a short story that appeared in Man Against the Future has been made available  exclusively on Amazon as a single . An Original is a story that is near and dear to my heart, about a man who learns a terrible secret about himself. It's currently being adapted into a screenplay. Second : I will be attending a pair of book signings on February 18th. Here are the links to the Facebook events pages. ( The First Signing and The Second Signing ). I will have print copies of God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut there, as well as CDs with the audio version of Lost at the Con for sale. I'll be signing alongside Tracy Hickman, L.E. Modesitt, Dave Farland, and Paul Genesse. Third : Over this last weekend I lost my grandmother after she had a long battle with Alzheimer's. I was asked to write the obituary and I thought I'd share it with you. She was an incredible woman with lots and lots of fascinating stories and, though all 85 of her years had to be boiled

Origins Game Fair

For the second year in a row I will be a special guest at Origins Game Fair. I will be signing books, doing readings, and teaching writing seminars. You can get more information as it's available on the Origins website and here when I'm able to announce more details. The panels I've been asked to be on are sure to be great. And if you find me boring, there are always panels with Timothy Zahn, Aaron Allston, and Mike Stackpole. I hope to see you there. I'll be debuting my new science fiction novel there: "Operation: Montauk".