#scrypthalloween is over and November is a month of being #thankful. I’m blessed to have come this far and have much more in the works. What are your creative endeavors? #authorsofinstagram #book #novel
November 4, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, books, library, novels | Leave a comment
Final day of #scrypthalloween 2019 looks at my first #graphicnovel turned #book. Here are some facts: 1) it was published as a comic book back on February 2, 2012 and later became a text version. 2) I’d sworn to only create one #zombie novel but when readers began sending me letters to expand upon that threat I decided to do this spinoff. 3) When @dpipito and I began discussing how we could do it in #art form he suggested bringing nine artists plus himself on to do the work. We recruited from Craigslist and this was the official start of sCrypt Publishing. 4) the cover was a photo we took of severed rubber limbs and leftovers in a refrigerator. Then Dan took the image through a Saran Wrap filter and added a retro horror feel to resemble a creepy Hannibal Lecter type movie poster. 5) the undead circus in the book was Dan’s idea because he wanted to illustrate freaky and deformed zombies. It was a creative element that I couldn’t pass up and features a strong female lead that ends up in my novels later on. What are your favorite zombie stories or comics? #authorsofinstagram #book #spinoff
October 31, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, book, Dan Pipito, graphic novel, Rick Pipito, short story, spinoff | Leave a comment
Day 28 of #scrypthalloween gets into #dnasplicing and #evolution in my #novel GENETIC MORSELS. Some facts: 1) it was originally published on June 22, 2015. 2) @dpipito of @pintsizedpages came up with the design and #art for the cover to reflect a chalkboard with biology notes. 3) I grew up a fan of comic books and wanted to write a novel about people with abilities. When I approached this #book however, I did it based on real laws of physics. It’s very grounded and lacks colorful spandex to create a feasible plot. 4) the original title was “Fatty Morsels” and it was going to be a wrap up of loose ends from the first six novels. When I decided it could kick off a new trilogy I changed the title and merged the idea to involve genetic manipulation and evolution. 5) there is an underlying political theme that runs throughout the plot that echoes a lot of what we see in politicians today. Jason Black is more than just a world leader, he’s a villain with public trust and nefarious intentions. #authorsofinatagram #dna #superheroes #supervillains #political
October 28, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, book, comic book movie, DNA, Eternal Hunger Saga, genetic manipulation, Novel, Rick Pipito, superhero, supervillain, thriller | Leave a comment
Day 27 of #sCrypt Halloween is a #bedtimestory with my children’s book A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS. Here are some facts: 1) it was first published on June 5, 2017. 2) @dpipito of @pintsizedpages not only did the outstanding #art for the cover and interior, but he helped me finalize the concept for the Sleepless Knight characters. 3) the book was written for my son, Tony, who had many a “sleepless nights” unless he had a good story before bed. 4) the dinosaur shown is the Cranky King. A T-Rex was chosen because Tony was obsessed with dinosaurs at the time and I wanted something to connect with him before bedtime. 5) the book exists in the same universe as my other works even though it is not involved or appears in any way in that continuity. What are your favorite children’s books? #authorsofinstagram #book
October 28, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, artist, Author, Bedtime stories, childrens books, Dan Pipito, Rick Pipito | Leave a comment
Day 25 of #scrypthalloween gets a little frightening with my short story THE LOST DAY. Here are some facts: 1) it was published on August 17, 2018. 2) the protagonist was chosen for this story because I’d originally wanted to kill him off in one of my novels but decided to leave him have an open ended fate. This was to elaborate on what happens to him after those events. 3) Blake is the character that just wont die. While writing the short I had planned on offing him again but decided that I could use him once again for a later story. So while this has a satisfying conclusion there are still answers left hanging out there to be determined. 4) the pocket watch cover idea seemed logical for the title but after finalizing it I realized it had no reference in the book so I had to go back and write a watch into the plot that would make the cover that much more important. 5) the people of the future were based off of various scientific studies with my own creative conclusion as to how we would eventually evolve. Making them observers of time would be a way to explain why people have seen alien “grays” throughout history. . . . #timetravel #book #scifi #evolution #alien #future #authorsofinstagram
October 25, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Alien, Author, book, distant future, Eternal Hunger Saga, evolution, Rick Pipito, sci-fi, Science fiction, spinoff, the future, The Lost Day, time travel | Leave a comment
Day 24 of #scrypthalloween is here and since it’s my #birthday I’m doing a #free #book #giveaway. First come first serve and if interested in the digital download then inbox me. Here’s the EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY. Some facts: 1) the #collection was originally published in print and digital on May 9, 2013 and can be found at lulu.com as well as on amazon and Barnes and Noble sites. 2) the #compilation includes the novels: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, and BONES AT BREAKFAST, as well as the short stories in ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, and IN CASE OF WEREWOLF. #zombie #vampire #werewolf 3) the cover #art by @dpipito of @pintsizedpages has a tree representing the Tree of Knowledge, but with the bark being flesh, the branches bone, and the tips blood, which represents each of the novels within. 4) this was originally called “Flesh and Leftovers: Eden’s Order Trilogy” but after the series continued and became known as the ETERNAL HUNGER SAGA, I decided to drop the former title to just reflect the trilogy itself. 5) bonus content in the book includes a comprehensive timeline of all the events within. The plan was to continue with this but as history became a larger factor as the series went on it became nearly impossible to continue, especially since the end of the series brings in time travel and alternate realities aside from our own. #authorsofinstagram #reading #novels
October 24, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Author, book, Eden's order trilogy, Eternal Hunger Saga, free, Garden of Eden, giveaway, Novel, Rick Pipito, trilogy, vampires, werewolves, Zombies | Leave a comment
Chief Whispering Wolf – art by Dan Pipito
BONES AT BREAKFAST is the #novel
of focus for day 23 of #scrypthalloween
. Here are some facts: 1) it was published on February 15, 2011. 2) not only did @dpipito @pintsizedpages
do a fantastic job with the cover art but he also included the illustration shown of my Native American character Chief Whispering Wolf. 3) the “true” story behind the origins of certain folklore and fairy tales represented in this book are: Little Red Riding Hood, Peter and The Wolf, The Three Little Pigs, #werewolf
, and #greekmythology
. 4) when rounding out my outline for writing this book I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep a Lycan story interesting. Once I fleshed out the details and began #writing
it ended up being the quickest and easiest book to write so far. 5) one of my werewolves in the pages experiences altered moods and appearances based on every phase of the moon, not just a full moon. What are your favorite werewolf stories? #authorsofinstagram #eternalhungersaga
October 23, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Author, book, Eternal Hunger Saga, Fairy Tales, Lycan, mythology, Novel, Rick Pipito, werewolf, writing | Leave a comment
Day 22 of #scrypthalloween involves my #compilation #novel THE PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY. Here are some facts: 1) the novels included are SOULS 4 SUPPER, DEVIL’S DESSERT, and TECHNO FEAST, but there are also 3 spinoff #books included GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, DEMONIC ENTITIES, and VIRAL UPGRADES. 2) the trilogy was published on 11 September 2014. 3) the #coverart by @dpipito is akin to the style of statues I describe as existing in Atlantis. For the cover however Dan included hints at the content. There is a soul emanating from a technological power source in its chest while other parts seem machine like. There’s a wilted demon wing on one arm and an angelic feathered wing on the other. 4) there’s bonus content that hints at the next book in the series. That content is a list of clones genetically engineered with various traits and abilities. These are only hinted at in this collection so it gives the reader something to look forward to. 5) the book is available in print and digital formats on lulu.com, amazon and Barnes and Noble sites.
October 22, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Atlantis, demons, Eternal Hunger Saga, Ghosts, Pandora's Box, pandora's chaos trilogy, Rick Pipito, technology | Leave a comment
Day 19 of #scrypthalloween shares some facts and an excerpt from my #novel DEVIL’S DESSERT. 1) it was published on May 3, 2013. 2) the title for this #book was decided on by a vote from readers and followers. 3) every faith, religion and non-believer was taken into account when writing and researching the #demon lore within. I wanted to represent each of these in a story that would show those differences may not be as far apart as people think. 4) it earned a place in the top 100 list of novels for that year. #top100 . 5) God and the Devil are represented as Light and Darkness with their own views on the universe and those who dwell in it.
October 21, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, book, demons, Eternal Hunger Saga, faith, Novel, Rick Pipito | Leave a comment
Day 17 of #scrypthalloween focuses on my #nonfiction book NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS. Some facts: 1) it was published April 28, 2012. 2) A new edition is in the works since some of the points made are in need of updating due to passage of time. 3) the idea came to me during an election year where I found that people supported their candidates because of their political parties instead of their policies. The goal was for everyone reading the book to take a look at why others think the way they do and come to a mutual understanding. 4) I included many personal experiences from my early life to bridge the chapters in an autobiographical way. 5) the book presents non-biased views on many arguments, some are silly and some are serious, but all are entertaining and informative. What #arguments bother you the most? #book #authorsofinstagram #argue #nonfiction
October 17, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, argue, arguments, Author, book, non-fiction, Rick Pipito | Leave a comment
Day 16 of #scrypthalloween looks at some facts and an excerpt from my #short story DEMONIC ENTITIES. Here’s some little known info: 1) it was my first spinoff from a novel that was not presented in graphic novel form. 2) publication date 9/13/16. 3) the novel that it spawns from DEVIL’S DESSERT, focuses more on the evils that humans are guilty of with the demons influencing or feeding off of that. The short story allowed me to focus more on the fantastical elements of demonology, presenting the lore to a wider audience. 4) the cover is comprised of multiple photos of my fire pit merged together. In it you can see what appears to be faces and sprites bringing the fire to life in an eerie manner. 5) I studied a list of over 9,000 demon and angel identities to properly portray something from every faith.
October 16, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, book, demon, Eternal Hunger Saga, Rick Pipito, short story | Leave a comment
Day 15 of #scrypthalloween goes way back to my first #novel FLESH AND LEFTOVERS. Here are some facts: 1) it became published on August 9, 2010. 2) I initially started it as a response to conversations I had with others about what we’d do in a #zombie outbreak. I had no idea it would spawn a #writing career out of it. 3) I unfortunately did not have an editor for it, so there were a few mistakes during the print, but it was all part of the learning experience. 4) halfway through the #book I realized I was having a lot of fun and decided I wanted it to begin a series with each entry focusing on a different threat. It soon went from zombies to everything else. 5) I had a few emails from readers who claimed I’d given them nightmares and in one instance threw up from a graphic scene. 6) @dpipito created the cover art with teeth tearing into raw meat. It was a subtle way to portray the topic and remains a favorite to this day. What are your favorite zombie stories? #authorsofinstagram #horror
October 15, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Author, book, Eternal Hunger Saga, Horror, Novel, Origin, Rick Pipito, undead, zombi, zombie, Zombies | Leave a comment
Day 14 of #scrypthalloween shows a preview of my upcoming spinoff THE LOST YEAR. Some facts: 1) it will be published on November 5, 2019. 2) this will be the final entry in the Eternal Hunger Saga. It follows the events of CONSUMED BY WAR but stands on its own. 3) the plot involves a deadly virus and search for a cure. This was originally a concept I had for an earlier book that was shelved until reworked. 4) I wanted to bring some closure to Mayan civilization so tying that into the story was tricky at first. I spent so many hours rewriting and replanting the approach that I could have written half of a full length novel with better planning. 5) the story lead is a strong female character inspired by the amazing women in my immediate and extended family. She’s not perfect but dedicates herself to getting the job done. #book #shortstory #spinoff #virus #mayan #ruins #mayanruins #authorsofinstagram
October 15, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Author, book, Eternal Hunger Saga, mayan ruins, mayans, new release, Rick Pipito, short story, The Lost Year, Virus | Leave a comment
Day 12 #scrypthalloween takes a look at an excerpt and some facts from my novel DEVOURED UNIVERSE. 1) it was published on August 28, 2016. 2) the quotes that precede each chapter were chosen to directly relate to different discoveries by scientists about the universe. 3) my goal behind the book was to delve into the unknown in a way that didn’t repeat what has been done in Star Trek or other space stories. It is all based on what we know as well as theories substantiated by various studies. 4) originally this was planned as part 2 to PLANET ATE, but as I wrote Planet I realized I could expand on both creating a great follow up and still maintaining that they are separate entities in the saga. 5) @dpipito did the cover design to fit the theme of the previous two novels in the trilogy. This time it’s a digital layout. One day we’d like to rerelease with an actual holographic cover. #space #exploration #universe What are your favorite space stories?
October 15, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, alien life, Author, book, extra terrestrials, Novel, Rick Pipito, Space Exploration, space travel, universe | Leave a comment
Day 11 of #scrypthalloween takes a look at my short story THE LOST HOUR. Some facts: 1) It was published in print and digital at lulu and amazon on 9/26/2017. 2) The book takes place near the Bryn Athyn Cathedral in Pennsylvania. It is where I wrote the entire scene while enjoying the spectacular view of the gothic structures. 3) The book was written when I realized I’d had a loophole in one of my books. In one novel I’d mentioned that Samantha Clayton had a son, and in the next novel she mentions nothing about him as if he never existed. Since I was writing about time travel I used that as a starting point to explain the discrepancy. 4) Many years take place between #novels 9 and 10, so I place this in that time period to be a bridge of sorts between the two. 5) there are rules and guidelines to time travel in the universe I’ve created so this takes an in depth look at the trial and error of why those laws are in place. What is your favorite #timetravel story? #book #shortstory #authorsofinstagram
October 11, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Author, book, Eternal Hunger Saga, Rick Pipito, short story, The Lost Hour, time travel | Leave a comment
Day 10 of #scrypthalloween goes way back to my spinoff book LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE. Some facts: 1) It was originally published as a graphic novel on February 2, 2012 and later in 2016 converted to text. 2) a day before our final submission was due one of the artists backed out with no warning. We were left scrambling because those pages were an important element. So we ended up using storyboards in the missing pages stead. 3) the story of Sampson and Delilah as well as the reason and how the Great Sphinx of Giza was built get a vampiric twist in the story. 4) for the cover @dpipito took a photo of a friend of ours as if she’s been bitten while sipping wine. Then we passed it through an oil canvas filter to give it a rustic feel. 5) the character of Cory Wright is the only character I’ve created to date where his fate is left unaddressed. I left it up to the reader to ponder and discuss. #book #shortstory #vampire #vampires #wine #dracula #authorsofinstagram #graphicnovel
October 10, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Author, book, graphic novel, Horror, legends of vampire, Rick Pipito, short story, spinoff, vampire | Leave a comment
Day 3 of #scrypthalloween is all about my BEYOND HUMAN TRILOGY. Some facts: 1) even though it’s a trilogy it contains six books. A trio of novels and their spinoff shorts (GENETIC MORSELS, PLANET ATE, DEVOURED UNIVERSE, EVOLVED MUTATIONS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, and COSMIC ORBITS). 2) the collection was published originally on February 7, 2017. 3) The cover art by @pintsizedpages @dpipito is inspired by #leonardodavinci ‘s Vetruvian Man. On it you can see an amalgamation of the topics from the books (evolution, aliens, and conspiracies). 4) there is bonus content in the print version of the trilogy including an insignia and hint at what is to follow. 5) it’s available in print at Barnes and Noble and lulu websites as well as on Amazon. #book #trilogy #novel #alien #halloween #conspiracy #evolution #geneticengineering
October 3, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Aliens, Best seller, book, Conspiracy, Eternal Hunger Saga, evolution, genetic engineering, Novel, Rick Pipito, trilogy | Leave a comment
Day 2 of #scrypthalloween outs the spotlight on my novel SOULS 4 SUPPER. Here’s an excerpt and some facts: 1) this book placed me on the top 100 author list, 2) it was published on 10/26/12 and is available in print and digital at lulu and amazon, 3) most of this #novel was inspired by experiences I have had at some point in life, 4) I wrote a scene so terrifying that I actually freaked myself out while #writing it. 5) Atlantis, Joan of Arc, Aladdin’s Lamp, Pandora’s Box, JFK, the Tower of Babel, and Veronica Berenice Allred’s all of the historical or mythological elements that play a role in the plot. #authorsofinstagram #book #bestseller #ghosts #haunted #halloween.
October 2, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Best seller, book, Eternal Hunger Saga, ghost, Ghosts, Haunted, hauntings, Novel, Rick Pipito, Souls 4 Supper, top 100 lists | Leave a comment
#scrypthalloween is back, so each day I’ll be focusing on one of my books with some fun facts, a teaser page and highlights.
Day 1 features my short story COSMIC ORBITS. Some facts: 1) the cover uses a public domain image taken by the Hubble telescope and thrown through a filter, 2) the book was released on September 16, 2016 on lulu.com and Amazon, 3) it is a spinoff from DEVOURED UNIVERSE and direct follow-up to TECHNO FEAST, 4) the story is the first I’ve done based on reader requests to explain what happened to a certain “character”, 5) the book has a cosmic god-like being called “Unity” which was my response to what the world needs today. Stay tuned for more fun facts and feel free to grab yourself a copy in print and digital just in time for #Halloween #book #shortstory
October 1, 2019 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Author, book, Cosmic Orbits, short story | Leave a comment
Day 28 of #scrypthalloween shows a promo book we did for @homemadedelish called CREATE IT, PLATE IT, STYLE IT, EAT IT, LOVE IT. It had a handful of Roberta’s recipes and even though it is no longer available in print, her status on local and national television, radio and more has followers wanting a full cookbook soon. Make sure to follow her for all her fun adventures in food, drink, and lifestyle.
October 31, 2017 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Cook book, Food, Homemade Delish, lifestyle, Roberta Pipito | Leave a comment
Day 25 of #scrypthalloween shows my first children’s book A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS. I wrote this story for my daughter, Lana, and it quickly became a reader favorite. With outstanding watercolor artwork by @dpipito it brought my writing into a whole new genre.
Available at lulu.com, Amazon, and B&N in print and digital…
official description: 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.
October 25, 2017 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, A Little Girl In The Land of The Hiccups, artwork, Childrens book, Dan Pipito, fairy tale, girl's book, Hiccups, Rick Pipito, scrypt publishing, things for girls, watercolor | Leave a comment
Day 16 of #scrypthalloween looks at my short story ALIEN ENCOUNTERS. The cover photo is a known public domain work that I had some fun editing. It’s connected to one of the biggest alien conspiracies of all time, which is perfect for representing what’s in the pages….
official description: A phone call from a friend leaves you frantic. He claimed to have uncovered a conspiracy that could get him killed. His final words were, “I’ve seen them. We aren’t alone,” right before the line went dead. Whoever intercepted the call may now have you in their sight. Delve deeper into the mysteries established in the novel “Planet ATE”.
Alien Encounters is available in print at lulu.com. On Amazon in digital as well as Barnes and Noble as part of the Beyond Human Trilogy print edition
October 16, 2017 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, Alien, Aliens, Conspiracy, Eternal Hunger Saga, Rick Pipito, short story, ufos | Leave a comment
Day 15 of #scrypthalloween takes a look at my novel PLANET ATE. With a dry erase board for the cover art by @dpipito this book delves deep into #conspiracy . I had to research a great deal of the theories out there to bring this story to life, and it was some of the most fun research I’ve ever done…
official description: 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?
Available in print or digital at lulu.com and on Amazon as well as part of the Beyond Huma trilogy at Barnes and Noble website.
October 16, 2017 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, conspiracies, Conspiracy, Eternal Hunger Saga, Novel, Planet ate, Science fiction, scifi | Leave a comment
Day 10 of #scrypthalloween looks at my short story DEMONIC ENTITIES. The cover was a blend of pics taken by @homemadedelish of our active fire pit and then altered to have hidden things such as faces and dancing sprites. The longer you look at it the more you see….
official description: You pray, but something within you screams out. Your conscience flees, leaving you alone with your vices. No longer can you control your actions as the evil emerges. The demon has arrived, and none are safe. This short story follows the events in the novel “Devil’s Dessert.” The demons of the 7 deadly sins aren’t killed that easily.
Book is available in print at lulu.com or as part of the Pandora’s Chaos trilogy at Amazon and Barnes and Noble sites.
October 10, 2017 | Categories: Fun facts | Tags: #scrypthalloween, demon, demons, Eternal Hunger Saga, Rick Pipito, short story, spinoff | Leave a comment