Sunday, August 31, 2014
Here's Lyle Tucker's latest creation for the illustrated version of The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son. Tucker does an outstanding job at depicting Sister Agnes and nun brutality in this charming little scene from "Danny Gilroy and the Number 2 Pencil."
Stories from the Spirit Guide Bar, an audio collection of seven stories from Criminal's Son and Spirit Guide releases September 13th.
Arizona High school teachers have been using the Dave Cruz story on Youtube in their classrooms and I'm getting good feedback.
Here is the link to Dave Cruz.
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Posted by #167 Dad at 10:40 AM
Saturday, August 9, 2014
An illustrated version of THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON is in the works. I've teamed up with a brilliant illustrator by the name of Lyle Tucker. Like me, Lyle is from Hawthorne. He currently hangs his hat in Roswell, New Mexico. Roswell, New Mexico. Gotta tell you, I'm jacked up to be able to say I'm collaborating on a project with an artist in Roswell, New Mexico. The fact that is a crazy talented artist doesn't hurt. I'll keep you posted.
STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT GUIDE BAR is finished and will be available September 13th. Produced by Gary Gidak of Gidak Digital, this CD includes sound effects, background music, and an outstanding collection of voice actors. Gary is an extraordinary engineer, musician, actor, and writer. I might point out that he is from New Mexico.
What's the deal with New Mexico?
A few Arizona teachers have incorporated the audio version of "DAVE CRUZ" into lesson plans.
You can listen to "DAVE CRUZ" at this link for a limited time: "DAVE CRUZ"
The CD cover was designed by Angel Gidak. The Gidak's are quite a talented couple. Angel is a madly talented graphic designer, and she's also a commendable voice over actor. She is a hilarious and just a little bit scary as the man hating lady doctor in "THE BIG V," a story that should be carefully considered by any man considering a vasectomy. By the way, I really enjoy reading this story at events. Men invariably wriggle in their seats and groan uncomfortably, while women seem to take great pleasure in this painful little narrative.
TEECHUR, CONFESSIONS OF A RELUCTANT EDUCATOR, is ridiculously close to being finished. I've been stuck on the last chapter for several months. Things have been hectic since I left my job as a high school teacher a little over a year ago. I've been doing contract writing, tutoring, and pest control to make ends meet. I'll begin teaching as an adjunct at a local college in a couple of weeks. Somewhere in the midst of contract writing, teaching, marketing, and bug squirting, I'm going to sit down and finish that last chapter of TEECHUR.
I'd like to finish with something clever, but I have a chapter to finish.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of dog, it's too dark to read.
Get your copy of THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON and THE SPIRIT GUIDE BAR here
Posted by #167 Dad at 8:57 AM