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

Media and Interviews

The Dread of Edits

The folks over at #authorssupportingauthors were kind enough to have me write and article for them.  I tackled the topic of editing from start to finish and some tips on making your publication as flawless as possible.  Check out the article at the link and let me know here if you think I missed anything.

https://www.authorssupportingauthors.com/post/the-dread-of-edits


Local Author Expo 2019

IMG_6660[1]I was invited to return again for my fourth time in the annual Bucks County (PA) Library Local Author Expo.  This year was even better as my daughter joined me at the table.

While I was signing books and talking about writing with visitors to my spot, my daughter was selling prints of a couple of her works.  It was a fun bonding experience for me and her, and a great learning and confidence builder for her 11 year old artsy self.  She loved it and I hope she’ll join me again because others loved her too!


Interview on “Be A Voice”

IMG_2599[1]I am super honored to have been a guest on Be A Voice with my partner in crime Roberta and a gracious host. Tune in today to usalamedia for the broadcast and download the episode.

Click below for the video link.  Here’s what the host Britt Carpenter had to say:

@the_brittjames “Whether it’s a friendship or relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing.”
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Stoked for today’s broadcast of “Be A Voice” on @usalamedia as I welcome my friends @homemadedelish and @rickpipito to the table. Tune in to hear us chat about how these two busy people make a 19 year relationship work, all the while raising two children, juggling self-made careers, being in the public eye, and just plain making it happen the best way they can. Roberta and Rick are a powerhouse couple and shared with me how life isn’t always easy or how you may not always make the right or best decisions, but they show up, the listen, they give it 150% each and try to make life the best it can be each moment along the way. Thanks guys for laughing and sharing with me. My love and respect for the two of you grew greater than ever! .
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Make sure you check out both Roberta’s and Rick’s pages respectively and see all the positive things they bring to the table each and every day.


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

 


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


My Article in the DB Post

I was honored to have been asked to write an article for a newspaper in India on how Stan Lee influenced me as a writer.  Check out a direct link to the article in the DB post here: http://epaper.dbpost.com/bhopal/14/18112018/1/

You’ll see my contribution on the right side of the page.  Let me know what you think.  So far the feedback I’ve been getting is that I made some people shed a few tears, but in a good way.


Interview about THE LOST DAY

The Lost Day - CoverI’ve received some interesting questions over the past few days about my new short story release THE LOST DAY.  These are those compiled together.  Feel free to ask your own questions in the comments section, and I’ll be sure to answer and share.

Q: What is your new short story about?

Rick: A man who wakes up in a reality that isn’t his own. He’s a character from my books that changed history, and upon returning to his own time realizes that nothing is as it was. Everyone around him knows who he is, but he knows nothing about this new reality. It becomes even more of a nightmare for him when he is captured to be studied, and he realizes that his very existence puts the future of mankind at risk.

Q: Should I read the novels before reading this story?

Rick: No, not at all. As a matter of fact, I wrote THE LOST DAY to be a stand alone short. Yes, it’s a spinoff, but only to fill in the gaps for any readers of the novels that have a question about what happened to him. For newcomers, there is a total disconnect with the novels in this short, so it was intended for all audiences.

Q: There’s an interesting take on the antagonist in the story. What gave you the idea for such a character?

Rick: I don’t really see the story as having a true antagonist. I mean obviously there is that character, but it isn’t “bad.” It’s doing the thing that it thinks is right. If anything the main character is sort of the antagonist. The idea for the creature that you are referring to though came from current events. If you look back to what life was a few hundred years ago versus today, there is a difference. For the most part all races are reproducing together, and human sexuality goes beyond just straight and gay. So for a point in the human evolutionary scale, in the far future, there very well could be a grey skinned and asexually reproducing person.

Q: Do you think this approach to a character will cause controversy?

Rick: Not really. It’s done in a manner that is respectful to all people of orientation and race. I also think that it is something that could be plausible in a few million years. If it does stir controversy I’m all for it. Any type of chatter will bring others to read it. Just look at what Dan Brown did, and he’s become an outstanding well known author.

Q: Where do you stand with your beliefs on the topic of interracial breeding and sexual orientation?

Rick: That’s a touchy subject that I try to avoid, but I can say that I believe it isn’t our place to judge others. People have their own right to love who they want, but it’s when they force their beliefs on others that it becomes a problem. The same goes for the reverse point of view. If something bigger and better is out there, whether it God or aliens or both, then we would be a disgrace to a superior being with all of the turmoil we create amongst our own human species. Let the higher powers judge our own actions. My thoughts are don’t judge and don’t push agendas no matter where you stand.

Q: Do all of your books have a message like this?

Rick: Real life inspires a lot of my writing, but I want my stories to be enjoyable to a wider audience. I might have underlying themes throughout them, but there is never a message that I’m trying to push at all. I just want everyone to be able to relate and understand each other to some degree. We don’t all have to agree on everything, but understanding each other is a step toward a greater future.

Q: It seems like you think a lot about the future.

Rick:  Having children does that to you. I used to be very carefree in all that I did. I took life for granted for a time. Now I realize how precious it is, and when I’m gone I want my kids, their kids, and their kids kids, and beyond to be able to be role models and be part of a greater future.

Q: How does this short-story relate or differ to your other shorts?

Rick: Other than it following the groundwork laid out in THE LOST HOUR…. THE LOST DAY is entirely self sustaining.

Q: There is a little bit of a cliffhanger at the end. Will we see Don Blake again?

Rick: I plan on it. I think there is a responsibility as an author to wrap up all loose ends. Even if it is a simple one liner in a future book that says “Don Blake’s remains were found,” or have him cameo in a minor role, or be a major character. Don Blake will return. I promise closure on that.

Q: Tell us about the cover idea. Who did the art and design?

Rick: I did the design and layout. Originally I wanted to have a sundial, but the pocket watch was my wife’s idea. It was also an element that I threw into the story at literally the last minute before sending to the editors.

Q: Where can one purchase a copy of THE LOST DAY?

Rick: It’s available at Lulu.com in print and will eventually be on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as part of my next trilogy release.


Roberta’s Sizzle Reel

I’m taking a moment to share my wife Roberta’s new sizzle reel.  If you aren’t following her, she’s got lots of great ideas, and constantly involved with TV, events, and magazines.  Check out some of her highlights and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @homemadedelish, as well as on Facebook as “Roberta Pipito”. http://www.homemadedelish.com

Here’s the video:

Roberta Pipito from Roberta Pipito on Vimeo.