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Philly Current Magazine PCpicks2017 party

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Happy 5 year anniversary to an amazing magazine.  I am honored to be among their #pcpicks2017 issue as Philly’s “Most Versatile Local Author”.  They did a nice little write up on me, and the party was such an amazing time.  Be sure to check out http://www.phillycurrent.com to get your copies.

There were too many cool locals to list them all, but here’s a few shots of my night’s fun with Marilyn Russell, Roberta Pipito, Karen Hepp, Gervase Peterson, Gina Gannon, Tony Bruno, Miss Robin Austin, & Eddie Keels.

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Philly Current Magazine chooses it’s 2017 picks :)

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been chosen as one of Philly Current Magazines PC picks 2017. There’s a batch of really great people in this issue, and I’m honored to be selected among them. Preorder a copy today.  Simply hit up phillycurrent.com/subscribe ! Issue drops on 03.06.17 – come get it, folks!
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Day 3 #authorlifemonth – art

Here’s a design Dan Pipito came up with for the trilogy release cover, on which I’m working.  It is obviously a take on DaVinci’s Vetruvian Man, but really captures what is going on in the Beyond Human Trilogy.

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2017 and prosperity

The new year is upon us, and with it there are more opportunities to thrive.  Here’s what I have planned for the next twelve months:

A COURSE FOR HUMANITY – This novel begins a new trilogy about time travel.  The characters within will have to learn who they can trust in order to stop the tampering of the time line.  If they fail, then the future of humanity may come to an abrupt end.  This book will be released in early March 2017.

BEYOND HUMAN TRILOGY – Also coming early 2017 is the trilogy that will include all three novels, and their short story spinoffs.  GENETIC MORSELS, PLANET ATE, & DEVOURED UNIVERSE are the novels, and EVOLVED MUTATIONS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, & COSMIC ORBITS are the short stories.

THE THIRST OF CAIN – This novel takes place immediately after A COURSE FOR HUMANITY, and will see a man attempt to alter history for his own sake.  Cursed with being a vampire, he will seek out the first of his kind and attempt to destroy him in the past.  If he succeeds then his curse could be eradicated.  But what lines will he have to cross, and how can he possibly kill someone who is immortal?  This will be released in September of 2017

A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS – The long awaited children’s book will be set in the same world as A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS, but this time will be geared towards a young male audience.  As soon as the art for this is finished it’ll be released.  We are looking at sometime in the first quarter.

In addition to these four releases, I’m also hard at work co-writing a murder mystery thriller and outlining a new horror novel.  I’m sure there will be a few other things in there too, but these are the definite ones.  What do you have set as a goal in 2017?


Looking back at 2016

2016-typography2016 has been an interesting year to say the least.  From blockbuster movies, to political controversy, to new trends it’s been quite a wild ride.  I’d like to take a moment to look back at what sCrypt Publishing has done throughout the year, as well as other ventures in which I’ve been involved.

In March I took conspiracy to a whole new level.  I had so much fun researching alien and UFO conspiracies to create a novel that may have been my favorite to write.  PLANET ATE was published and brought in a mostly newer cast of characters to deal with something that raised many questions about the history of mankind.

Immediately after finishing that novel I jumped into writing DEVOURED UNIVERSE.  This was my first full on venture into the sci-fi genre.  In it I wrote out a character who has been a fan favorite for a few years.  It was hard parting ways with said person, but I wouldn’t let them go out without a bang.

After reaching the far edges of the cosmos I toned it down and decided to release the full on text versions of my earlier graphic novels, as well as putting out some new short stories as spinoffs.  It turned out to be a great way to market to people who hadn’t checked out my work, but also a way to let the fans read more of what occurred during my main stories.  Those shorts were: ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, IN CASE OF WEREWOLF, GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, DEMONIC ENTITIES, VIRAL UPGRADES, EVOLVED MUTATIONS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, and COSMIC ORBITS.

That’s nine short stories in all with much more to come, as I’ve got lots in the works (I’ll save that for another post).

On the publishing front though, we did hit a snag with A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS.  The artwork was delayed due to Dan hitting a couple of snags, and me doing rewrites.  We want the story to be done right, so hang in there.  It is still coming very soon.

Then of course there has been the debut of my web series Think, Sip, Write.  It has been gaining popularity and I cant thank people enough for their interest in it.  I have tons of topics in which I plan to talk, but this year will close out with a full 20 episodes making their way onto you tube.  And of course I’m open to suggestions for topics as well.  From the Fountain of Youth to Holiday shopping I like to cover whatever influences me to write and enjoy life.

Finally, amidst all of that I’m hard at work on my other things, and continue to assist my wife with her cooking and food coverage.  Roberta has been busy writing for the Food Network Blog, as a contributor for Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia show, numerous appearances on the Dr. Oz show and other TV programs, writing for magazines, cooking amazing food, test driving cars and reviewing places and products…. I mean I could keep going on how much this woman does.  If you aren’t following her, I recommend checking out her work on Twitter and IG @homemadedelish, on facebook as Roberta Pipito, and at her site http://www.homemadedelish.com.

As we wind down for the year and welcome in a new one I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and outstanding New Year.  Thanks for the support and for following.

Now that I’m done with my coverage, what were some of your accomplishments this year?  Please comment and share with us some of your work.  Feel free to put your links to your websites or social media for others to see.


December Deals on my books!

It’s that time of year, so why not purchase a book or two for a friend (or yourself?)  I’m offering personalized signed copies of all of my works at discount prices all throughout December.  They will be sent directly to you from me.  All you have to do is send me an email and I can give you price rates on multiple copies. (Rickpipito@hotmail.com)  Of course you can always buy online, but if you do it through me you can have it signed!

I’ve got horror, sci-fi, children’s book, non-fiction and more available.  All you have to do is figure out what you’d like.  Spread the word, and contact me if interested.

** All orders through me will get a limited edition laminated sheet.  Details below.  Here are the titles and a brief hint as to what the books are about.  Full descriptions are on Lulu and Amazon:

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DEVOURED UNIVERSE – (Novel) At the point of creation two universes were formed.  Now something that dates back to the dawn of time is threatening the existence of reality itself.  A group of astronauts must go into the unknown to find out how to preserve all life.

Planet Ate WorkingPLANET ATE – (Novel) The Earth is just one of many planets out there which supports life.  But what if some of those alien beings visited man’s world?  They already have, and the government has been hiding it for their own agenda.  A group working under a black ops budget must find the truth and unite the knowledge of many beings to combat an alien that’s only purpose is to feed upon worlds.

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GENETIC MORSELS – (Novel) Evolution has taken its next step on humanity.  While a new generation of people struggles to harness extraordinary gifts, a corrupt world leader has his own plans.  As he creates an army of advanced soldiers using the enhanced gene, some unlikely heroes must work together to halt and expose his sinister plot.Cover art for "Techno Feast"

TECHNO FEAST – (Novel) A self aware computer has seen the atrocities humanity has committed.  In order to preserve, it has decided to take from us what makes our lives easier.  Can a group of highly trained operatives stop this supercomputer without the assistance of technology?

Cover art for "Devil's Dessert"DEVIL’S DESSERT – (Novel) Faith will be put to the test as the war between Heaven and Hell takes Earth as its final battleground.  As the forces of Light and Darkness wage their war, humanity must put aside their religious differences to find out the truth behind their beliefs.  The Sword of Eden, Christ’s Crown of Thorns, and the Spear of Destiny are the key.  If they are not found in time, Earth’s residents may become a casualty of war.cover art for "Souls 4 Supper"

SOULS 4 SUPPER – (Novel) A race to find Pandora’s Box leads a team of mercenaries into the heart of Atlantis.  With the spirits of the dead looking for the afterlife, the team must figure out who they can trust.  Their actions may leave the world forever haunted.

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BONES AT BREAKFAST – (Novel) Werewolves and fairy tales may not be works of fiction after all.  An uneasy alliance between two foreign governments will send them searching for the lost Garden of Eden.  Their agendas put them at odds, but they know that by not cooperating it could mean a flood of lycans enslaving the future.  Eden is the key to the human and were factions, but the results of opening those gates could be far more than anyone imagined.

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BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING – (Novel) Since the murder of Abel by his brother Cain, blood has been a key to life.  From that event spawned the Fountain of Youth and vampires.  King Arthur defeated the vampire lord long ago, but he has returned in modern times.  Can a new group of heroes defeat this undead creature before he brings about his armies once again?Flesh Cover

FLESH AND LEFTOVERS – (Novel) A survivor of a zombie incident looks to recruit a team of others like him.  Each has had their own experience with the undead that will be a key in defeating a coming threat.  The Eternal Hunger Saga starts here.

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COSMIC ORBITS – (short story) A spinoff of “Devoured Universe” that delves further into the mysteries of the cosmos, by focusing on the return of a fan favorite character.

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ALIEN ENCOUNTERS – (short story) A spinoff of “Planet ATE” which looks further into the conspiracies involving UFOs and aliens on our world and beyond.

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EVOLVED MUTATIONS – (Short story) A spinoff of “Genetic Morsels” that takes place before and after the novel.  One character must use his abilities to depower the rest of his kind, but can he make that decision on his own?

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VIRAL UPGRADES – (Short Story) – A spinoff of “Techno Feast” that shows how other people were reacting to the events in the novel.  The Network Entity had secondary goals, which are addressed here.

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DEMONIC ENTITIES – (Short Story) A spinoff of “Devil’s Dessert.”  What happened to the demons defeated in the war?  The events follow the aftermath of the novel.

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GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS – (Short story) A spinoff of “Souls 4 Supper” with more ghosts, spirits, and lost souls trying to find their ways.

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IN CASE OF WEREWOLF – (Short story) A spinoff of “Bones At Breakfast” with werewolves, wolf men, and even a Lycan queen.

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LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE – (short story) A spinoff of “Blood, The Second Helping,” that focuses on the back story of Cain’s vampire House of Twelve.

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ZOMBIE INCIDENTS – (Short story) A spinoff of “Flesh and Leftovers” with more undead scenarios existing in the novel’s world.

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A LITTLE GIRL IN: THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS – (children’s book) A little girl is trying to find her way home from a frozen land, where Eskimos need her help.  She uses what her parents taught her to help stop pesky creatures known as the Hic-cups.  Her good deed won’t go unnoticed by her new friends, who may just know how she can get home.

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NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS – (non-fiction) People argue.  That’s human nature.  But do we do it correctly and take into account where the other side’s views may not be as wrong as we think?  This light hearted book will present some facts in an unbiased way, and share insight into some of the author’s own personal funny moments.

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EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY – (collection) This trilogy includes the first three novels, their spinoffs, and bonus material in the Eternal Hunger Saga.  Zombies, Vampires and Werewolves will each come into play.

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PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY – (Collection) This is books 4 – 6 of the Eternal Hunger Saga, plus their spinoffs, and a few bonuses.  Ghosts, Demons, and Technology are the threats that step up the game.

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**THE ADVENTURES OF MUNCHIES AND DEEDOOS: TALE OF THE BEASTER BUNNY – (Sunday funny) – This will be included as a bonus in any order you make through me.  It will be a laminated limited edition print personalized for you of the short comic one sheet that my brother and I did to kill some time.

 

 

 


Day 28 – Into the Future

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Since Time Travel is the focus for the next 3 days, I figured I’d talk briefly about my upcoming new trilogy.  This is a concept I’ve been throwing around since August of 2000.  I kept putting it aside until it felt right.  Now’s the time.  The CONTINUUM trilogy will include time travel.  Each novel will utilize it in different ways.  The logo depicted above is the emblem on the flag of the Continuum group.  Here’s the three books (the first of which will be coming in February of 2017.)

A COURSE FOR HUMANITY will begin in the future, where an organization known as Continuum will witness the end of their reality.  They must break the rules of never utilizing time travel to go back and correct the event that leads to the annihilation of planet Earth.  Their only hope may be the man they fear the most, but can he be trusted?

THE THIRST OF CAIN will find a sole survivor of a forgotten organization traveling into the past to assassinate the world’s most evil person who has ever lived.  In each time period he finds that he must travel back further for the answer on how to eliminate this seemingly immortal being.  Will he make the ultimate sacrifice to stop the threat?

CONSUMED BY WAR will close out the trilogy.  One man who has gained the secret to eternal youth is equipped with the knowledge of every historical event on Earth.  Beginning at the start of humanity’s rise to power he must survive each era while protecting the secrets that would destroy civilization itself.  Can he prevent the world from being erased before it has time to begin?

New heroes, new villains, and a familiar past make the future something worth looking forward to.

What are some of your favorite time travel stories or related things?  Make sure to hashtag #scrypthalloween and you may win a copy of one of my novels!

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Day 26 – Cosmic Orbits

cosmic-orbits-coverToday sees the release of my short story COSMIC ORBITS.  It’s the spinoff of my novel DEVOURED UNIVERSE, and covers some ground that just wouldn’t fit in the main story.  These 36 pages were written with a fan request in mind.  The Network Entity is back, and it’s set its sights on something new.  Is humanity safe?

You gaze at the night sky and see something move. Wondering what is out there keeps you awake at night. Countless forms of life are between you and the farthest star, but there’s also something else. It watches and gathers information, growing more powerful along the way.

COSMIC ORBITS is available at lulu.com in print.  It will also be available in the upcoming release of the BEYOND HUMAN trilogy in digital form on Amazon.com.

What’s your favorite alien related thing?  Make sure to hashtag #scrypthalloween for a chance to win a free copy of one of my novels.

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Alien Con 2016

alienconI’m happy to announce that I’m an official affiliate of Alien Con 2016.  This year it takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center from October 28-30 with other dates and cities coming soon after.

Aliens, monsters, ancient mysteries that point to us non being the sole occupants of this universe are all here.  This event is perfect for those who believe and others who do not.  Basically, it’s fun for all.

Get your tickets by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1UloT6u

 


Think, Sip, Write: Ep 1

The time has finally come for me to get back into chatting facts, answering questions, and all out just having fun interactions. Here’s my new web series. The episode is only about 6 minutes long and is just an introduction, but it shows where the show will go and the feel I’m going for. Give it a share if you like it.