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A new short story

My next novella is now in the works.  THE LOST YEAR will be available this Fall and will be quite a thrilling ride.  Doctor Erin Vaughn will be racing to find a cure to a virus that makes Ebola look like the flu.  She will be put in direct conflict with the U.S. Government and if that’s not enough, her only hope may be in solving an ancient riddle within the Mayan Calendar.

That’s all I’m saying for now.  And for those who’ve written me and asked “Whatever happened to Donald Christopher Blake?” you’ll have those answers.

Here’s a mockup I have of the cover art.  Let me know what you think.  It’s not the final piece, but you get the idea.  I’m still working on font.Lost Year

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Transformers fan film: From Spark To Ash

I thought I’d share this here, being as I’ve been lacking in the Think, Sip, Write posts as of late.  Lots going on.  My son has become a huge Transformers fan and was trying to take video to make a movie of a story he created among his toys.  I offered to help and show him how to do stop motion animation.

It’s very amateur as we’d done it fairly hastily, but it’s a fun little film and has garnered enough attention that we will soon be working on a sequel.

Spark to Ash is just a battle between Autobots and Decepticons, but there’s also that cliffhanger of a post credit scene.  Let us know what you think.

Animals of Wonderland #1: Cheshire Cat & Breadandbutterfly

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My daughter, Lana, returns with her latest painting.  This is part 1 of her “Animals of Wonderland” series.  Here’s her version of the Cheshire Cat and Breadandbutterfly.

Not bad for a ten year old.

Book Goodies Interviews Rick Pipito

Hot on the heels of my previous interview, comes Book Goodies, who graciously asked me a few questions and share a little preview of CONSUMED BY WAR.  Check out the article here:

https://bookgoodies.com/consumed-by-war-by-rick-pipito/

Awesome Gang interviews Rick Pipito

In their latest “Interviews with Authors,” the Awesome Gang asked me a few questions.  Check out what I had to say about CONSUMED BY WAR, writing and a few other things.  Be sure to check out the other interviews and book things on their site.

Here’s the link to my spot:  https://awesomegang.com/rick-pipito/?fbclid=IwAR3WIBRz1GtD9sxyxfx-6tnR9SCJYntL_4XZwvqF7Y6Q-aByE9QCsFskqQc

 

Consumed By War

IMG_0719[1]It’s release day for my new novel CONSUMED BY WAR!

Here’s the description: Since the dawn of time there has been conflict driven by something sinister behind the scenes. When two men cursed with immortality discover secrets hidden in the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of them uses the knowledge in an attempt to bring humanity to judgement. In a race that spans time, these two eternals travel to various locations around the globe to seek out ancient artifacts of legend. They meet and inspire key historical figures, while leaving their marks on history and igniting wars. No matter who becomes victor of this conflict, one thing is for certain… humanity won’t be prepared for what’s to come.

It also features cover art by Dan Pipito @pintsizedpages and interior art by Elizabeth Vaughn Cason @vaughn_casons_creations

The book can be found in print for $7.99 + S&H at Consumed By War print

and in digital for $3.99 at Consumed By War digital purchase

2019 Best First Lines

IMG_1081I spent the weekend overwhelmed with gratitude.  My novel THE THIRST OF CAIN has been chosen as the gold medal winner for the 2019 Best first lines of a novel by Authorsdb.  The criteria includes: Best overall rating, lines that pull the reader into the story, and making the reader feel involved in the story.

I just wanted to say thank you to all the support of readers and authorsdb for giving me this award.  You can grab a copy of the novel as well as order my new one CONSUMED BY WAR at lulu.com in print and on Amazon in digital format.

Be sure to head on over to http://www.authorsdb.com to check out some other selections for great reads as well.

Trailer – Consumed By War

CONSUMED BY WAR is now available for preorder on amazon.  It will be in print at lulu.com and digital on amazon on July 2, 2019, so be sure to grab your copies ahead of time for an intriguing summer read!  Here’s the trailer for the book followed by the description below.

Since the dawn of time there has been conflict driven by something sinister behind the scenes. When two men cursed with immortality discover secrets hidden in the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of them uses the knowledge in an attempt to bring humanity to judgement. In a race that spans time, these two eternals travel to various locations around the globe to seek out ancient artifacts of legend. They meet and inspire key historical figures, while leaving their marks on history and igniting wars. No matter who becomes victor of this conflict, one thing is for certain… humanity won’t be prepared for what’s to come

Final edits for CONSUMED BY WAR

I finished the first round of edits and have half of what I’ve done back from the editor for round 2 of polishing it up.  Amidst all of this I found that I wanted to leave something more for the reader, so I added a little surprise stinger at the end that will enable a plot point for a future book or short story.  It’s nothing big, but enough that I can go back to it soon and write more.

No matter what I do to wrap up this saga I just can’t help adding a little more for anyone who has followed the series or individual entries.  Perhaps all my future books will take place in the same reality as the current series, but on its own accord.  I love planting seeds like these, but what do you feel as a reader?  Do you like to have something to look forward to if the story is closed out?  Or would you rather there be no open ends?

Artwork for the new novel

While CONSUMED BY WAR is being wrapped up, and after the teaser last month for the cover (done by Dan Pipito) of the new novel, comes some amazing sketches for the interior.  Here’s a quick teaser with more to come, but in the meantime head on over to @vaughn_casons_creations on Instagram to see some of her amazing work and more images from what she’s working on for the book.  Stay tuned for pre-order info and release date in July.

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