Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Long time no see...err... write.

Howdy folks, I have spent quite a bit of time away from my blog this past year but I have been dealing with some major family problems and health issues as well as spending time on my stage presence. I am, however, back for the moment  and will continue to work on the website while I'm free.
Just a little catch-up here.
Some may remember that back in the spring my granddaughter, Madyson, made her stage debut in the world premier of the  locally written play "PAN". She played a dual role as Nibs the lost boy and Maggie, J.M. Barrie's sister. She walked away from the final show with a nomination for best supporting actress and I walked away with one for best costume design. 

Madyson Lawrence as little Nibs
( little short one far left)

Madyson Lawerence as- J.M. Barrie's sister MAGGIE
(see blue hair bow)

Later in June at the awards ceremony she unfortunately did not receive the local version of an Oscar-  The Pryor Award-             

it went to another young lady who played Tinkerbelle, but at the ripe old age of 8 yrs. old a nomination still seems AWESOME.

My costume design

The design team, of which I am a member did get the "Pryor" for costume design for both PAN and the local production of Macbeth.

ROSS (Zech Williams) gossips with an OLD LADY
(played by me) In MACBETH 

one of the witches in Macbeth
Since then I have been working on a film script based on my short story "The Witch and The Warrior" (you can find it under the short story tab above). The story has taken on some incredible changes. More scenes and plot twists and cast members , including two very young and handsome kilt clad highlanders.

Of course the hunky Sir Ioan (my visual image, Aiden Turner clad head to toe in leather) is still the hero of the story but new characters such as, the Highlanders-Duncan, Sean and Jamie Macallister, Queen Vivine and her mother Delia will be adding their twists and turns to the story as does Gwendolyn, our leading lady, with the mystery of the tattoo on her shoulder that just happens to match the one on Lady Delia's.  Backstory for various main characters has been added as well as heart-wrenching tragedy and a bit comic relief.
The script has just gone through it's second re-write- if you know anything about film you know how many times this will happen before it's ready to shoot- It has gone from a simple fairytale-like love story to something akin to Merlin (the series) meets Game of thrones.

While I take a short break from the actual creating of the script I will be revising some of my older stories starting with my first novel Beyond the Legend, which is going off the market as of next week and when it returns, probably in January, it will be better than ever-  the story won't change but I've gained some more experience since way back then and there are a few things that I think need some sprucing up. And of course I will be working on the aesthetics’ of this site.

Also If you like DEXTER then do go to Amazon and check out these books of Murder and Mystery- written by my son-in-law- who by the way has also created the new cover for Beyond the Legend.