Work in Progress
My current endeavor is a grown-up Choose Your Own Adventure-style humorous spy novel. You’re an account for the CIA; hilarity ensues. Building an app to handle the choosing part, though I may release a Kindle ebook as well. Working title: Spy Man.
I’m represented by William Morris Endeavor. Got papers to prove it and everything.
I thought it might be interesting to show the log I’m keeping of story rejections. If you start submitting stories, for goodness’ sake, KEEP A RECORD. I just now (10/23/13) spared myself the embarrassment of double-submitting something. A year ago I submitted an earlier draft of this story, and when it got rejected I worked hard to rewrite it. Then I forgot about it for a few months… then I almost submitted it to them again. Whew. Keep a record.
Anyway, if you need consolation after getting rejected, here are my most recent rejections.
Tally as of 3/1/15 – 12 rejections, 1 tentative purchase
Mugging Leprechauns is Totally Legal, December 2011
A collection of tweets and cartoons, specially formulated to cause laughter in your face. #1 Amazon.com Bestseller in the Humor>Comics category. Thanks Mom!
Novelizations (written for hire)
In 2002-2004 I wrote some novelizations based on the Halestorm movies The R.M. and The Home Teachers. Not great stuff, people. Not great. I was young and I needed the money, though, so get outta my face.
The R.M., 2002
A young man returns from his mission to find all his carefully-laid plans have gone awry.
The Home Teachers, 2004
A football-loving Sunday-only-Mormon is forced to serve by an overzealous companion.