Upcoming Novel “Extinguished” Hits The 70% Mark!

First of all…can you believe it’s not about werewolves?

Second…this is not my photograph. I found it on the internet after I wrote my character. Ironic that they’re similar in physical appearance and profession. It’s actually from the Slickforce Girl collection. Cool Stuff! Google search ‘hot, blonde firefighters’ when you get a chance. You’re welcome.

Angel Burns is a young fire fighter with a shrouded history. During a routine night at work, she accidentally stumbles upon a demonic ceremony that brings her memories out of hiding…as well as her repressed supernatural powers. Angel soon learns that her life was intended for something greater than extinguishing fires for mortals as she dives deeper into the demonic underworld. Now on the payroll of the Vatican, Angel embarks upon an epic quest to protect the Gutenberg Bibles from the clutches of evil. If successful, she will secure peace for generations to come. If she fails, the power of the ancient books will be unleashed to possess the most powerful figure on the face of the planet!

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Wanderlust Ignited!

I was up all night (not in the GOOD way) dealing with a water leak situation. Luckily, I was awake when the newspaper arrived to see yet another great review in The Greenville Herald Banner! That editor really makes me look good! I’ll post the link as soon as it’s available. Until then, here is a crappy photo I took!

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HCWL Gets Recognized!

Taken from the Greenville Herald Banner 8.5.18

by Travis Hairgrove

Like music, storytelling is an art that virtually everyone enjoys in some shape or form.

Whether it’s a movie, a novel, a comic book, a fairytale told by a parent to a child from memory, a ghost story told when the power goes out, a season-long story arch of a favorite TV show, or a highly immersive video game — good storytelling is something that fascinates many, and often inspires them to consider becoming a writer.

Now, aspiring and up-and-coming writers from throughout the Hunt County area will have an opportunity to bounce ideas off of each other, network and ask for advice on how to get published at monthly meetings of the Hunt County Writers’ League, which will be held at the Texan Theater in Greenville starting next Saturday, Aug. 11.

“Everyone has music festivals, but we wanted something where creative writers of all types – novelists, songwriters, screenwriters – anyone can get together and have some kind of fellowship,” said one of the league’s founders and Herald-Banner book reviewer C. Derick Miller. “I’ve been doing this (writing as a professional fiction author) for about 10 years, but never really met with any other writers face-to-face until about a month ago. I really enjoyed it and thought it would be great to do on a larger scale.”

As the Hunt County Writers’ League continues meeting on the monthly basis, readings of excerpts from attendees’ novels, short stories, poems, song lyrics, and screen and stage plays will be a common occurance in addition to it being a place where Hunt County-area creative writers can network, regardless of experience level.

“I’d love for kids to come out to the meetings too, because a lot of times, your creative kids are the quiet ones, and sometimes the ‘cool kids’ or maybe their dads think they’re weird for wanting to be writers,” Miller said. “But, we want to encourage them and help them along with taking the next step.”

The first meeting of the Hunt County Writers’ League will be Satuday, Aug. 11, in the lobby of the Texan Theater from 5 to 6 p.m. No membership is needed to attend, and writers are encouraged to “keep it PG” and appropriate for “middle school-aged kids.”

Anyone interested in receiving updates on the doings of the Hunt County Writers’ League can follow the group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HCWritersLeague.

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Breaking News!!!

The movie ‘Clerks’ is now on Netflix which officially makes it the most valuable property on the internet! Forget Google! Yahoo? What’s that? Your opinion regarding this subject is invalid. Thank you, Netflix, for recognizing Kevin Smith as the most important person in the universe. If this was a Bill & Ted movie, Kevin Smith would be floating in a chair in the future telling Rufus to get in the phone booth to save the chosen ones. If you leave the ‘M’ out of his last name, he becomes Kevin Sith, and could kick the living crap out of Vader and Palpatine at the same time while smoking a cigarette. In case you haven’t figured this out, I’m a big fan of Kevin Smith. What makes me even happier is the fact my son was the one who brought it to my attention. He was equally as excited! I have performed well as a father and I will sleep soundly for the next 8 hours. First…I’m watching Clerks. End of story.

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New Band To Sing Old C. Derick Miller Songs?

Remember never being able to touch the radio while riding in your older brother’s car? They’re the ‘live’ version of that. 8 Bore are four Texas musicians that play what they want. From Toto to Zepplin, if you don’t like what you hear…just wait for the next song! Rumor has it they’ll be incorporating the old original Whiskeyhat songs by Tommy Cross and C. Derick Miller into the set list! Maybe those songs aren’t dead after all…

Show your support for this new band here!

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