Thursday, November 06, 2008
Now that the election's over, I can relay a few details of my recent pilgrimage to Los Angeles to promote my book, Dead Star Twilight.
There admittedly isn't too much that I can divulge at the moment, but suffice it to say that I consider the trip to have been a pretty big success on a lot of different levels. In addition to a quick reading and a radio interview, I met with a couple of agents who had summoned me westward and who've expressed an interest in trying to sell my little project to unnamed parties in Hollywood. Whether or not it actually gets picked up remains to be seen; I'm smart enough to know not to automatically sell everything I own and buy a convertible Mercedes and a condo in Marina del Rey (or, considering the value of my stuff, a 1997 Ford Taurus and an efficiency in West Covina). But it would certainly be nice if somebody bites.
With that in mind, and just because it's always fun to allow you folks to have your way with your humble narrator, I'm going to ask for your "help."
For those of you who've read Dead Star Twilight, and I sincerely hope you have (if not, for God's sake buy a copy -- think of my poor daughter and her need for a warm home now that winter's coming) I'm enlisting your help to cast the currently, ahem, "in pre-development" movie based on the book.
Hopefully you already know the characters, so feel free to get creative.
Hell, even if you haven't read the book, take your best shot at coming up with who should play me.
I'm thinking Jaleel White, TV's Urkel, myself.
Oh yeah, and by the way -- I want to say a quick but very sincere thanks to Jodi Ross for comping my entire hotel stay while out west; your generosity and kindness continues to leave me in awe. And to Heather Amaral, my new friend and an absolute sweetheart -- thanks for the excellent conversation.
Seriously guys -- buy a copy of Dead Star Twilight by clicking the little link to the right. Continue to prove that online publishing works (and put me in a better position to sell this thing and become not simply obnoxious and insufferable but thoroughly intolerable).
Thanks for reading.