The site was revised as of 06/23/2016 to reflect that my book, “Western Legend” is not currently available. All clickbait on the right of the page referencing sites wherein the book was available — as well as the cover — have been removed.
More information will be available regarding this book if and when it sees publication in the foreseeable future.
Thank you to everyone who supported my book.
Currently, I am working on other projects. Another book, two screenplays, and seeking financing to the “AstroWorld” project.
ASTROWORLD is nearing completion, yet still in progress. So, in the meantime, I thought perhaps I would post something here just to gather attention. Ladies and Gentlemen, without further adieu … an interesting assortment of random crap from the Internet, which I found to be interesting, curious, entertaining, or simply prosaically mesmerizing.
So I’m now deep into research and interviews for the purpose of bringing a film to the screen about the teen and young adult employees of a theme park in Houston, Texas called AstroWorld, in the summer of 1979.
A comedy in the vein of Meatballs (1979) meets a bit of Dazed and Confused (1993,) but also a tribute to the park’s hard-working staff, the people who loved AstroWorld, and the park itself.
At this stage this is merely a screenplay with no real money behind it, and there are several hurdles yet to dealt with. The first, of course, would be getting permission from Six Flags to use the name and logo of “AstroWorld,” and portray 1970’s era employees in one of their former parks. The second would be financing, which is difficult in that several things have to be in place before you get financing for such a project. The third would be finding a defunct amusement park which could be redressed and stand in for AstroWorld. … and that’s only the beginning.
However, I’m on it. I’m writing it. And we’ll see what happens.
Wish me luck, and remember … the show must go on.
It astounds me that I’ve not updated this blog since October of last year. I’ve been so busy at work and with revising this book and working on a screenplay, that I haven’t even remembered to pay more attention to this blog. For that, I deeply apologize. I am currently working on a new blog post to further upate you on the status of Western Legend revisions, as well as other adventurous writing endeavors.
In the meantime, please enjoy the following image, taken in the late 1960’s, of “The Lost World Riverboat Ride” at Astroworld in Houston, Texas.