Friday, April 24, 2015

Your Mission

Should you choose to accept it, and I really hope you do, or this will be the lamest contest ever.

So, people often tell me (usually in reference to the JJD books), “Hey, this would make a great movie/TV show!”  Well, in all honesty, I’ve never believed that the JJD books would translate well to film.  There’s too much internal introspection in dear Jesse’s head that I think would be lost on the big (or little) screen.

However, I have always believed that Second Olympus would be my “movie book”.  I have a soundtrack picked out and everything.  And occasionally, I amuse myself by daydreaming about who would play who in that movie.

So here’s what we’re going to do!  I want YOU to cast my Second Olympus movie.  I’ve got a list of main characters below, and I’d love to know how YOU picture them.

Now, you’re thinking, “As fun as this is, this seems like it could take some time! What’s in it for me?”  I’m so glad you asked!  I will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to my favorite cast list.  Second place will get a $10 Amazon gift card!  To win, I want casting for the 12 “main” characters. (the “others” listed at the bottom are just for fun, if you have someone perfect in mind)

Since this kinda requires that you have READ the book, and not everyone reads super fast, I’m announcing this today, and then NEXT Friday (May 1st), I will put up a new post and THERE you will list your answers.  That gives you a week to read and ponder.

REMEMBER:  Don’t leave your answers on THIS post, wait til next Friday and we’ll do it then.

Now, you may have see me mention a few actors that I see in a couple of the roles, but don't feel like you're bound to that!  I want to know what YOU picture.  So get reading, and on May 1st, have your cast list ready!

Second Olympus Cast List

Olympus Tower:

Jon / Rik

Art forger
Old Stan
Young Stan

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tomorrow, Tomorrow!

Second Olympus releases tomorrow.  Hold on a second while I pause to truly take in that statement.  Part of me still hasn’t quite registered (despite the fact that I’ve had two early readers come back already and say they loved it).

For those who haven’t ordered yet, shame on you!   (I kid)  Here is the list of where to find the book:

Print copy:

Smashwords (for a variety of formats in one place!)

Remember, if you love the book (any book, really), or even if you don’t, PLEASE go out and leave a review at Amazon and/or B&N.  I can’t emphasize enough how important reviews on these sites are for authors.  And I don’t mean just glowing “OMG, I wanna have this book’s babies” kind of reviews.  They don’t have to be deep, in-depth literary analysis of each line of prose.  They can just be a “hey, this rocked my socks” or “It was just kinda ‘meh’ for me.”  All reviews are valuable, so please, take a few minutes of your time and drop a few lines.

Next week, I think I wanna play the “Cast the Movie” game with this book, so for those of you who will be reading this week, think about who you envision in these roles.  I will tell you right away that for Keras, I’m picturing Steve Buscemi, or maybe John Leguizamo.  Let me know how you see him!