Sunday, September 25, 2016

Books, and Miami, and Mavericks, Oh My!

It's been months since my last update, and I have a bunch of news to share. So let's get to it, already. 

Things that Make You Go Yuck! 
My pal Charlie Hatton and I have just released a fun and funny series for science-loving kiddos called Things That Make You Go Yuck!   You can buy them at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many bookstores and online retailers worldwide! 



Magicland!
Our comedy webseries Magicland has made it into 15 festivals so far and counting! It is currently nominated for Best Mockumentary in the Miami Webfest and four awards at the Maverick Movie Awards (Best Directing, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Special Merit for our Website). 




Stageplays!
Last month, Charlie and I had an amazing trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia to see a production of our play The Marriedest One of All performed by the Taboo Theatre. They did an absolutely incredible job! 

On Halloween weekend, we will be heading to NYC to see our spooky play Edward's Closet performed by the Midtown International Theater Festival! This play was performed in April for the Take Ten Festival. Director Johnny Culver is back for this performance, as well as many former cast members. (And a few new "spooks"!) 









Saturday, February 13, 2016

Science, Sno-cones, and Smoke

Hello everyone!

I hope your 2016 has been fruitful so far! It has been for me, so I have a few updates on some really fun projects. 

Science!
I'm happy to announce that my writing partner Charlie and I are under contract with a well-known educational book company to write a "for fun" science book series for middle-schoolers. The series releases on Oct 1, and it will be a total of four books. More on that in the coming months. 

Sno-cones! 

Our goofy webseries Magicland has been making the rounds to film festivals far and wide. Magicland follows the crazy carnies of a mom-and-pop theme park in East Toledo. It recently won  Best Webseries of the Month at The Online Film Festival (TOFF), and it won second place at the 12-Month Film Festival in Romania. (ROMANIA!)

It's currently in the middle of its run at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival (DMOFF) You can vote for it right here through the end of the month.

Smoke!
Four years ago, my friend Lizzy Miles had an intriguing idea for a book. She wanted to compile true stories about cigarette smoking written by everyone from lifelong smokers to militant never-smokers. She put these "unfiltered stories" together in a book called The Smoking Section: Memories of America's Most Hated Vice.  I am one of the non-smoker contributors, and I have two tales in it. The book is currently on sale. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read the book for free!

I received my contributor package today, and Lizzy gave the writers a little bonus -- candy cigarettes and gum!  (I received double of everything, because I contributed two essays. It pays to be prolific, kids!)  You can give the book a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter.