- The manuscript revision for book one is being finalized and reviewed as I type this. We’ve added over 100 pages! Signing with a publisher is within sight!
- Update June 2012: The film company decided to pass on the option to produce the movie. After speaking with numerous companies, I decided to independently produce the film with guidance from other producers. I'm driven to see it released in 2015, but it will take a lot of time and money. If you would like to invest, please e-mail me. I signed a deal with a film company out in L.A. to produce a feature film based on my book. We will be starting on the screenplay within the next few months! Good news for all of you who’ve been asking about a Hercules movie!
- I delivered my first sermon on sacrifice at Forest Lake Baptist Church using Peter’s story as an illustration. (I’ll be doing the same thing on Sept. 11 for a group of firefighters and police officers in Ohio! What an honor!)
- My paperwork tracing my lineage back to Peter Francisco was approved. I am now a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution, joining men like Dwight D. Eisenhower, General McArthur, General Patton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Theodore Roosevelt, and many others. The actual ceremony will be in November.
After a Father's Day weekend camping trip with my dad, brothers, and nephews, I took Austin and Josh to an important historical site - Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. One of my future books about Peter Francisco will likely include a description of this property.
I took the cog rail up to Pike's Peak - a whopping 14,110' in the sky! At the top, I was short on breath, and it made me wonder if this what a panic attack feels like! I never knew it, but "America the Beautiful" was written from Pike's Peak. Makes sense, though, doesn't it?
Although it sounds a lot like the question a teacher would ask on the first day of school, I'm still interested: How did you spend your summer? And, more importantly, what did you learn?