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Animals of Oz #4

IMG_E0237[1].JPGAnimals of Oz series #4: Quox vs the Rak

My daughter finally did her next installment in her #animalsofoz series of paintings.  I wish I could do this now let alone at nine years old, but I think she nailed it.  Using the descriptions that L. Frank Baum gave in his Oz books, she brought these two dragons to life.  On the back of the canvas she included the quote: “It is the law that evil, unopposed, may accomplish terrible deeds.  The power of good can never be overthrown when opposed to evil.”  This is one of Baum’s many true to life quotes, and I love that she enjoys his works as much as I do.

Her thoughts were that even though these two have a common ancestor, they differ in many ways.  Nothing is born out of evil, only influenced by those we surround ourselves with.

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A list of my books thus far

I figured it was time to update the banner I have on social media, so here’s my current list of books available in print and digital on Lulu.com and Amazon, (the trilogies and children’s books are on Barnes & Noble website as well.)

Feel free to inbox me for inquiries on personalized copies (rickpipito@Hotmail.com).  Topics include: Historical Fiction or Alternative History, Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Supernatural, Children’s books, Non-Fiction, and short storiesbanner.

 


Writing update February 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve updated anyone as to the status of what I’ve been working on.  I wanted to say that I’m nearing the halfway point to my next novel THE THIRST OF CAIN.  This is flowing real well, and I haven’t had to alter much of the outline I had created for it.

I’m going deep into some historical things that make it much more grounded than the prior novel.  My character Francis Murphy is really struggling with who he’s become, and it makes for a great story of inner turmoil.  Will he turn out to be a mass murdering monster or will he rid himself and countless others of the disease he carries?  You’ll just have to wait until the Spring to find out!

In other news, I have also begun laying out CONSUMED BY WAR for a Fall release.  My brother Dan will be working on cover art for both of these, and I think you’ll like what we’ve got in mind.  Thanks for the continued support, and stay tuned.


Animals of Oz #3

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Animals of Oz series #3: The Queen of the Field Mice, Eureka the Pink Cat, and Toto the dog

This time, my daughter placed the setting at the field of poppies along the yellow brick road.  She decided to portray the Queen of the Field Mice, Eureka the Pink Cat, and Toto the dog all walking together.  On the back she included a quote from the novels.  “You have some odd friends, Dorothy,” she said. “The queerness doesn’t matter so long as we’re friends,” was the answer.”

Her goal was to portray that despite all our differences, we can all get along.  I think she’s on to something with that line of thinking.


Animals of Oz #2

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Animals of Oz series: #2 by Lana Rose Pipito – The Hungry Tiger

One of my daughter’s favorite characters in the L. Frank Baum Oz novels is The Hungry Tiger.  She finds it funny that he wants to eat fat babies, but doesn’t because it is wrong.  This is her version of the Hungry Tiger sitting in the palace in Oz.  On the back she put the a quote from the character in the books: “Hungry I was born and hungry I shall die, but I’ll not have any cruel deeds on my conscience to be sorry for.”

 


Animals of Oz #1

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Animals of Oz series: #1 by Lana Rose Pipito. The Cowardly Lion

My daughter (she’s 9 years old) has loved art since she could hold a crayon, and now that she’s had a few classes on it, she’s been really taking to acrylic paints.  Since she’s being taught a few things from her uncle Dan (my brother who does the cover artwork for my novels) I wanted to share with all of you her work.

She is a big fan of the original L. Frank Baum Oz novels, so she wanted to start there with an animals of Oz series.  First up is the Cowardly Lion on the yellow brick road by the forest’s edge.  On the back of the canvas she wanted a quote from the novel THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ… “True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.”

I asked why she wanted this quote in particular, and she claimed that it takes courage to put skills and talents out there knowing that people will criticize it.  I couldn’t agree more, but I think this little lady has a fine future in front of her.

 


On the 12th Day of Christmas…

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME…

12 Sleepless Knights…

11 Hic-hic-hiccups…

10 Time Travelers…

9 Aliens…

8 Conspiracies…

7 Super Heroes…

6 Corrupt Files…

5 Demon Spawns!!!

4 Lost Souls…

3 Werewolves…

2 Vampires…

and Zombies In A Story

You can order my books or novels on Amazon.com and Lulu.com in digital and print respectively.  Feel free to inbox me (rickpipito@hotmail.com) for personalized copies.  Check out the fun little video below.


On the 11th Day of Christmas…

Oz-Wonderland-WarON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME… 11 hic-hic-hiccups…

10 time travelers, 9 Aliens, 8 conspiracies, 7 super heroes, 6 corrupt files, 5 Demon Spawns! 4 lost souls, 3 werewolves, 2 vampires, and zombies in a story.

I’m secure enough to admit that I really enjoy the classic fairy tales.  Disney did a great job of bringing family friendly versions of them to life, and whether dark or happy, the stories are timeless.  When my daughter was born I wrote a children’s book for her called A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS.  I was heavily inspired by things like Baum’s Oz stories and Carroll’s Wonderland.  After finding success with my first children’s book I went back and began rereading some of the ones that inspired me and they are still enjoyable to this day.  Depicted here is a rare find called the OZ/Wonderland War.  It was a 4 issue mini-series that places both realms in the same reality, and although a little goofy is an enjoyable comic if just to see the characters unite and interact.  What is your favorite fairy tale type story?

You can order my children’s books or any of my novels on Amazon.com and Lulu.com in digital and print respectively.  Feel free to inbox me (rickpipito@hotmail.com) for personalized copies.


On the 10th Day of Christmas…

philexpON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME… 10 Time Travelers…

9 Aliens, 8 conspiracies, 7 super heroes, 6 corrupt files, 5 Demon Spawns! 4 lost souls, 3 werewolves, 2 vampires, and zombies in a story.

The idea of time travel has fascinated me since as far back as I can remember.  Watching Superman reverse the direction of the Earth in a silly interpretation of going back in time; Marty McFly visiting the past and future in a Delorean; H.G. Wells classic The Time Machine; and Sam leaping from person to person in Quantum leap are just some of the things that hooked me in my youth.

Writing A COURSE FOR HUMANITY and its spinoff THE LOST HOUR was a lot of fun for me, but it took a long time to get right.  Time travel logic is difficult to maintain, but is manageable with some thought and research.  Pictured here is the U.S.S. Eldrige.  It is said that the government managed to send it back in time ten seconds on October 28th 1943.  This was dubbed the “Philadelphia Experiment,” although no one actually knows if the program ever even existed.  What do you think?  There are plenty of photos and historical things that could point to time travel being possible.  Do you think it’s a possibility and if so where would you go and when?

Order a copy of my novel or short for yourself or a friend. If you want personalized copies then shoot me an email (Rickpipito@hotmail.com), otherwise they can be purchased in print or digital at Lulu.com or on Amazon


On the 9th Day of Christmas…

oddly-shaped-interstellar-asteroid-Oumuamua-905x566ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME… 9 ALIENS

8 conspiracies, 7 super heroes, 6 corrupt files, 5 Demon Spawns! 4 lost souls, 3 werewolves, 2 vampires, and zombies in a story.

There’s no doubt that we have absolutely no knowledge of what lies out there in the vastness of space.  The unknown is great territory for some fantastic science fiction stories and more.  How much of what we theorize could be real?  When I wrote my novel DEVOURED UNIVERSE and its spinoff COSMIC ORBITS, I aimed to answer just that.  Recently a cigar shaped object came into our solar system from interstellar space and then headed back out.  Scientists are baffled as to what it might be.  The picture attached is a scientific artist’s rendition of what it looks like up close.  What do you think is out there?  Are we alone?  Chime in with your thoughts.

Order a copy of my novel or short for yourself or a friend. If you want personalized copies then shoot me an email (Rickpipito@hotmail.com), otherwise they can be purchased in print or digital at Lulu.com or on Amazon