Jul 29 2014

A sequel to The Love of Three Oranges? Why not make it a trilogy?

Illustration for Giambattista Basile's "P...

Illustration for Giambattista Basile’s “Pentamerone”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember when I said I was working on a follow-up to The Love of Three Oranges? I lied. I’m working on two.

And, no, the one-act version doesn’t count. I’m talking about two MORE plays.

Back in May of 2013, I was having trouble with hardcore post-natal insomnia so I was looking for something heavy/boring to read before bed in the hopes that it would help me fall asleep. I had been meaning, for ages, to read the original fairy tale that inspired Three Oranges. As you may recall, my play is an adaptation of Carlo Gozzi’s commedia dell’arte scenario which is, in turn, an adaptation of the story The Three Citrons from Giambattista Basile’s Il Pentamerone which is a seventeenth-century Italian fairy tale collection. But not just any fairy tale collection! It’s commonly thought to be the first one, it’s the basis for almost everything written by The Brothers Grimm AND it’s the first written appearances of most of the best known fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, etc. It’s basically THE fairy tale collection, from a historical standpoint.

God help me, I’m a fairy tale nerd. I know. Why do you think I love Jim Henson’s The Storyteller so much? Read more. . . »

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Jul 24 2014

Right on pace with my word count goals for the year with 227,069 words so far!

I haven’t done a word count update in ages so let’s just get right into things with our friend the potato:

Potato

227,069 words out of 400,000!
(I feel like I am always using the exhausted potato graphic but it’s always the one that best fits…) Read more. . . »

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Jul 22 2014

Grab a free copy of New Year’s Thieve, The Author, or Daddy Issues in Smashwords’ Summer Sale

Smashwords is having it’s annual summer sale and three of my titles there are available free as part of this promotion.

That’s right! You can snag a completely free download of my plays, New Year’s Thieve or Daddy Issues, or my award winning novella, The Author to read on the device of your choice. But this sale only goes on until the end of the months so grab a copy now before it’s too late.

To take advantage of this offer, visit my author page on Smashwords and add any (or all) of these books to your cart and then input the code SW100  during checkout. Easy peasy!

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