The works of Award winning author, Rick Pipito, and more

Fun facts

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.

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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.


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.


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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Upcoming slate

Now that my novel CONSUMED BY WAR is in its final editing stages and will be released in July 2019, here’s what’s in the works for the next twelve months or so:

THE LOST YEAR – a short story that will serve as an epilogue of sorts to the new novel, and also be a stand alone adventure with a female lead. (September 2019)

BEYOND TIME TRILOGY – 3 novels and 3 short stories that circle from the future into humanity’s past and present. (Late 2019)

DIGESTED CONCEPTS – Nonfiction book taking a look at the inspiration and behind the scenes of the Eternal Hunger Saga (2020)

Secret project – (2020)

Untitled Baseball book – nonfiction look at the sport of baseball, coaching experiences and how to be an effective coach and so much more related to the sport.  It will be presented in a fun way for readers who are and are not fans of America’s past time.  (late 2020)

Lots more in the works as well, so stay tuned and don’t forget to follow me on twitter and Instagram @rickpipito as well as on facebook @rickpipitobooks.


Vote for THE THIRST OF CAIN

My novel THE THIRST OF CAIN has its first lines in a contest.  Please head on over and vote for it:  https://authorsdb.com/2019-first-lines-contest/27144-first-lines-contest-2018-the-thirst-of-cain?fbclid=IwAR2E-IhGG4PYCFbl4MU59ptulHnsXRf65kwmqFq9ZieCi1NvfF1WIt1pI6k

 


Cover Reveal: Consumed By War

IMG_0719[1]The brainstorming and writing has been incessant as of late.  Wrapping up this novel has proven to be a challenge for me because it will be the final entry in this 12 book saga.  Making it stand alone and also tie up all the unanswered questions from the previous novels is probably one of the most difficult things I’ve done, but it will be well worth the wait.  The historical and mythological tie ins for this book exceeds everything I’ve done so far and in a way that will have the reader on the edge of their seat.

That being said, here’s the cover reveal for CONSUMED BY WAR.  My brother, Dan Pipito, did the art and came up with the concept for this.  Be sure to follow him @dpipito or check out his children’s art @pintsizedpages.

Let me know what you think.

 

 


Author Life Month

It’s #authorlifemonth, so each day of February so far has had a post from me on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.  I’ll be keeping with that until the end of the month.  Be sure to head on over there to get another look into my wacky mind.

Twitter and Instagram @rickpipito

Facebook @Rickpipitobooks


Book signing/meet and greet

libraryIf you follow me on my social media pages, you’ll see that all during October, I was doing giveaways of some of my books.  I apologize for the lack of posts because of that.  In better news though, I will be doing a meet and greet at an author expo in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  If you’re in that area this Saturday, come on out and say hi, maybe grab a book or two and chat about fun reading things.

Hope to see some of you there!