Thursday, May 5, 2011
I can't cheer for the pre-meditated killing of anyone, but sure, I am happy for America getting this good news when all the news we have been getting is so disheartening. However this doesn't stop terrorism or the war on terror, it just adds another chapter. The growing gap between the rich and the poor, the energy (oil) crisis that is approaching, global weirding, and the fragile economic condition of society is getting worse each day, with or without Osama Bin Laden. Does mankind as a species have the power to affect positive change of the global situation? I believe it does. - So does The Manhattan Prophet :) - It is going to take a lot of time and faith, work and sacrifice. We can get the inspiration by looking into the eyes of the newborn, or the hope in the faces of our college graduates. Cliche? Sure. True? Absolutely.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I just attended my first Icon at the University of Stonybrook. Icon is a science fiction conference with all kinds of things going on including book signings, readings, panel discussions, etc. - http://www.iconsf.org - It's not just for authors and filmmakers, as there were of a ton of steampunkers dressed in retro Jules Vernes kinds of outfits all over the campus. Great Fun! Thsi is a link to the news magazine The Westhampton-HamptonBaysPatch which ran an article about me attending.
The opportunity to discuss my novel, The Manhattan Prophet, with other authors, as well as fantasy and science fiction buffs, was tremendous. Part of my quest to find a literary agent who will help me to take this book to the next level.
Thanks to all the people who made it happen for me, Bill Freedman, Jennifer Adams, Ben Parris, Ken Altabef and many others. If you ever get a chance to attend one of these (they have Icons all over the country) you will be pleasantly surprised.
It really got my mojo going - -