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Think, Sip, Write: ep38 – Etiquette

This episode takes inspiration from a chapter in my book NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS and talks about etiquette.  Join Roberta and I for a fun chat, and be sure to comment with your own thoughts.  #thinksipwrite


Think, Sip, Write: ep27 – What Time Is It?

Due to the release of my new novel A COURSE FOR HUMANITY, we felt it fitting to discuss time travel.  Is it possible?  If so, where and when would you go?


A Course For Humanity

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My new novel, A COURSE FOR HUMANITY, is available now in print and digital formats.

The future has been set in stone… or has it?  When a group of military scientists discover a ripple in reality, they must face their ultimate challenge.   Someone has travelled into the past and altered history, causing the timeline to shift.  The result?  Human extinction.   Now humanity’s only hope lies with the Continuum group.  They must break their own law against time travel, and prevent the temporal ripple from ever occurring.  They will need a secret weapon to do so, but that weapon is a threat to them all… Meet Francis Murphy.  He’s the last living vampire, and he’s out for revenge against those who’ve experimented on him.  Will he help the Continuum group set humanity on the right course, or will he side with a traitor in their midst?  Only time will tell.

A COURSE FOR HUMANITY is available at lulu.com in print and on Amazon.com for the Kindle.


Day 20 #authorlifemonth – Dreams Achieved

I decided to take this post more literally than was meant to be.  While this trilogy was conceived from my actual dreams, it has always been a dream of mine to make it this far.  In a way its got double meaning for #authorlifemonth.

Enjoy my trailer for the BEYOND HUMAN TRILOGY.


Day 17 #authorlifemonth -Beta Readers

While the moment is here to announce the arrival of my BEYOND HUMAN TRILOGY, I’d like to take a second to thank my brother, Dan Pipito.  He’s the one behind most of the cover art you see, and this isn’t an exception.  Dan is one of the few people that I can bounce my ideas to, who will give me his input on whether he likes it or not.

Beta readers are important to being a successful author, and I’m honored to have a few faithful ones.

The BEYOND HUMAN Trilogy is available now at lulu.com in print, on Amazon in digital, and Barnes and Noble (in the next 2 weeks).  It contains the novels: GENETIC MORSELS, PLANET ATE, and DEVOURED UNIVERSE, plus the short stories: EVOLVED MUTATIONS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, and COSMIC ORBITS, and a teaser of what will be coming soon.

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DAY 14 #authorlifemonth – Write list

Here’s a list of what’s in the works at the moment.  Of course it goes beyond that with much more planned, but I’m active on these projects:

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What do you have in the works for the coming year or two?  Feel free to share your work links in the comments.


Day 13 #authorlifemonth – Dedication

My upcoming novel, A COURSE FOR HUMANITY, is dedicated to mankind as a whole.  Truer words couldn’t be said, no matter what your beliefs may be.  Here’s my dedication:

 

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Day 29 – Looking at a past release

imageOkay, so I got away easily with this post in doing something similar to yesterday’s.  Since time travel is the topic for today I decided to do a little of it myself.  Just a year ago I released my first children’s book, A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS.

While the sequel has hit some road bumps, it will be here sooner than we know it.  When my daughter was in the womb, I read to her mother’s belly every night.  I knew somehow that she’d be a girl, even before we found out by the doctors.  As a fan of Baum’s Oz books, and Alice’s adventures in wonderland, I read those to her first.  I remember her moving to the sounds of my voice as I told her all about Dorothy’s journey to see a wizard, and her adventures afterwards.  By the time she was born she’d already heard four and a half full length novels!

As a writer I came up with an idea for her own children’s book.  One of the things she used to do, other than twirl around in circles in the belly, was to send jolts of excitement.  These came in the form of hiccups.  It dawned on me then.  A story about a girl who is lost in a land with some strange creatures by the same name.  There would be a certain degree of education in the book, while keeping it fun for kids and have an underlying moral to the story.

While we wait for its sequel A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS, we can always go back and share a fun reading with our little ladies.  Here’s the description of A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS: When a little girl finds herself a long way from home, she must help her new Eskimo friends to rid their land of the Hiccups, miniscule little creatures that are more of an annoyance than anything. From award winning author, Rick Pipito, the story is aimed for a young female audience, but can be enjoyed by all. With art by Dan Pipito, this heart warming tale will inspire young readers to never give up hope and put their best thoughts forward.

What are some of your favorite memories of the past?  Do you have a favorite children’s book?  Make sure to use the hashtag #scrypthalloween when commenting, and you may win a copy of one of my novels.  You can find this book and more of mine in print at Lulu.com, and on Amazon in digital.

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No one likes a case of the Hiccups.  Here’s one of those tiny pesky creatures.  Art in the book is by Dan Pipito


Day 25 – Devoured Universe

devoured-coverDEVOURED UNIVERSE is my first novel that goes beyond what we know on Earth.  It takes the reader to the farthest reaches of the universe and puts the laws of physics to the test.  As it wraps up one character’s adventures, it opens the door for a new cast.  It’s all about getting past differences and uniting for survival of all races human and alien.

Beyond the farthest reaches of the universe lies a threat to the very existence of reality. When Earth receives a signal from deep space, they must embark on a dangerous mission into the unknown. Gordon Lightcap returns to duty after a brief retirement. He will have to use what he has learned to bring together a mismatched group of astronauts, and discover the secrets to existence. Only then will they be able to prevent the annihilation of everything, but at what cost?

What are some of your favorite alien related things?  Make sure to hashtag #scrypthalloween and you could win a copy of DEVOURED UNIVERSE or one of my other novels.  All of my books are available at Lulu.com in print, and on Amazon in digital.

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Day 22 -Planet ATE

Planet Ate WorkingThe title of my novel PLANET ATE was the hardest to come up with of my books so far.  It’s because of that extra thought that it has the most meaning of them all.  First off, in the book the main government organization in charge of dealing with the antagonist is the Alien Threat Elimination organization… A.T.E.

It doesn’t stop there however.  This is also book # 8 in the series (Ate instead of eight), AND it keeps in line with the food related theme with the past tense of eating.  All of the fun entendre aside the title is just the beginning.

For the previous book, artist Dan Pipito did a chalk board layout.  Here we see a briefing room like white board.  It’s designed to look like a dry erase board with pictures held on as to what information they have.

In writing PLANET ATE I wanted to go beyond just an alien threat and have it focus more on conspiracy.  There are countless conspiracies talking about the cover up of UFOs, alien life forms, and so much more.  I went with that line of thinking, and exposed (in the story) the truth behind these.  The characters go so far as to figure out why we were created, and what is coming to end us.  I tried to do it in a way where God and science could go hand in hand.  It’s a wild ride that after you read will have you truly wondering what truths are being hidden from us.

Throughout the ages human history has held many unsolved mysteries. Why were we created? Were we a product of evolution? Were we created by God’s hand? Or is the answer more complex? When a creature as ancient as the universe itself targets earth for destruction, the truth must be revealed. Enter the A.T.E., a group of government agents dedicated to uncovering that, which has been hidden for so long. But by looking into past UFO and alien conspiracies, they may not be prepared to deal with truths that will provide proof of our real origins. An extinction event, a Biblical hero, a pilot lost at sea, an artist, and a founding father are only some who held clues to the overall puzzle. Will humanity solve it in time to stop the threat from above?

PLANET ATE is available in print at lulu.com and on Amazon in digital.

What are some of your favorite conspiracies?  Make sure to hashtag #scrypthalloween in your answer, and you may win a free copy of one of my novels.

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