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Think, Sip, Write: ep 63 – Season 3 Finale

Roberta and I wrap up the new year of 2018 with a season 3 look back and chat about some events in 2018.  Tune in for details on a contest we are holding as well for any artist or logo designer out there.

What were some of your favorite 2018 moments and what’s on your list for 2019?

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Review: Creed II

MV5BMTcxMjUwNjQ5N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjk4MzI4NjM@__V1_As a lifelong fan of the Rocky franchise, it was inevitable that I’d see Creed 2.  Throw in the bonus that my wife was in the movie, made it that much more enjoyable for me to watch.

While the first Creed movie did a good job of showing the origin of Michael B Jordan’s character, the second film goes beyond that and firmly sets him into the lead role.  No longer is he overshadowed by Sly Stallone’s Rocky Balboa.  Adonis Creed now stands on his own.  He’s set firmly in place, and in a way that I hope will continue to carry this franchise for years to come.

Creed 2 is almost a direct sequel to Rocky 4 in many ways, and while Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago didn’t have much substance in that prior movie, he’s given much more to work with here.  In fact they humanize him and his son in a way where I could see fans wanting to see more of the pair in a spinoff or return further down the line.

The drama in this film plays nicely with the brutal action, humor, and touching moments.  My only complaint is that I wish there would have been a physical confrontation of some sorts between Ivan Drago and Rocky Balboa, but in a way I’m glad they didn’t.  It would have just taken away from establishing Adonis Creed’s legacy.

I give Creed 2 a score of 4.5 out of 5 sCrypt ratings.  Here’s to hoping for Creed III soon, and maybe even a prequel about Mickey in the early 1900s.

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.

Think, Sip, Write: Ep 62 – Nuff Said

Roberta and I chat about the late Stan Lee in this latest episode of #thinksipwrite. What were your fondest memories of him and what impact did he play if any in your life? Comment below and let us know.

Think, Sip, Write: ep 61 – We Lost One

A brand new episode is up, and we may have lost something along the way.  Comment with your own experiences in this topic of losing your mind, losing items, and anything missing.

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!

 

 

Think, Sip, Write: ep 59 – Code 3 Records

In this latest episode of #thinksipwrite Roberta and I sit down with Kathy and Dan from Code 3 Records to talk about the music industry, and what their company does to help musicians monetize their songs.

Upcoming works

If you follow me on social media, then you’ve probably seen some recent book announcements I’ve made with new releases and my next upcoming project.  I figured it was time to layout the plan for the next year and keep you all in the loop about my upcoming release slate.

CONSUMED BY WAR – a novel that will close out the Eternal Hunger Saga.  In this stand alone adventure, darkness rises at the dawn of man, which sets history in motion.  War has plagued mankind with one force pulling the strings.  It will visit various periods in history and show why these wars have happened, and what the ultimate goal has been.  The final battle is approaching, but at what cost and who will be the victor?  Release date is scheduled for April 2019

THE LOST YEAR – a short story scheduled to release in June 2019.  Details will be shared soon.

BEYOND TIME TRILOGY – a compilation release including 3 novels and 3 short stories plus bonus material. Release in Fall 2019.

DIGESTED CONCEPTS – a non-fiction book that goes behind the scenes with the facts and history that I used to base my Eternal Hunger Saga upon.  release TBA

Lots of other things in the works, but these are the immediate projects along with everything else.  Look for new episodes of #thinksipwrite, my web series on youtube.  I’ll also keep posting songs I feel like playing on that channel, and am open to requests.  It’ll be a mix of covers and originals.

What are your works in progress?  Feel free to share links to what you are doing in the comments.

Summer Rain: Generations of Poems

Summer rain digital cover

A little collaboration I’ve been working on is finally completed.  For years I’ve been wanting to do something a little different from fiction, and here it is… a collection of poetry.

Summer Rain contains generations of poems from the family of author, Rick Pipito. Over 185 writings including works by Charlene Pipito, Roberta Pipito, Tony Pipito, Lana Pipito, Anna May Prokop, and Rick Pipito. There’s something for everyone in these pages, from dark thoughts to things that will brighten your day and make you smile. Some of the works won various awards over the years.

It is available in print at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/summer-rain-generations-of-poems/paperback/product-23794903.html

And in digital with bonus photos at: https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Rain-Generations-Rick-Pipito-ebook/dp/B07HB92TLN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537269202&sr=8-1&keywords=summer+rain+generations+of+poems+rick+pipito

 

 

Don’t Stop Believin’

I was fooling around the other night and thinking about how many times I’ve been out at karaoke and this song pops up.  Whatever your goals are, never give up, and don’t stop believing that it can happen.  Here’s my cover of the Journey song: