LUKE 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy)

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The real man who graces the cover of this book is my eternal best friend, Scott Warren Polkinghorne, who passed away on January 12, 2012. Scott, I promised you bro, that if you ever found a good enough photo of you, (Yeah, I know what you’re probably saying “All my photos look good,” right?) I would place you on the cover of my first novel for the entire world to see.

And although you never found one before you were called away, on November 10, 2011, at 0946hrs, on the Marine Corps Birthday, you sent me a text of the Marine Memorial from your phone. The text read LIVE FROM IWO. I still have it on my phone. And the world will see that, too. You placed your face in the video, and the last word I ever saw and heard you speak in this life was, “Oohrah!”

 At 0947 hrs, as you were standing in front of the Memorial, Scott, you happened to snap a photo of yourself that I know will be viewed by millions of people all over the world. It was exactly what I was looking for. You came through, just like you said, thanks bro.

 Scott, as you know, Jonathan Florentino is a fictional character, and he could not hold a candle to you in the real world – or in a fictional one.

 You and I also know, that if it were possible to take a magical visit to Never Never Land, we’d have to catch that train, go down there, and kick his  *&#!* and give Jonathan the true Hollywood beat down that he deserves.

 As a fictional or as a real person, Jonathan Florentino is everything both you and I would despise in the real world. But he makes for good entertainment, and that’s what it’s all about, right? Entertainment. 

 When this book makes it to the big screen (and I believe it will, because I have already written the screenplay, LOL), the actor who plays Jonathan better look just as intimidating as you do on the cover. That’s you, bro; intimidating, but with a heart spun of gold.

 Scott, you leave behind a wife: Joni Lynn-Carnevale Polkinghorne, who you loved very deeply and who has loved you, Scott, always and forever. Your oldest son, Kevin 18, who looks just like you when you were 18, and is on his way to fulfilling his dream of becoming a policeman. His younger brother, Tyler 16, who told me yesterday on the phone that even though Kevin is older, he is the better looking one, and has all the ladies, (what’s that saying about the apple and the tree, bro?) but he still has the bright, wryly, grinning smile of his mother, Carol Anne Polkinghorne, your first wife, the mother of your two sons and one of your close friends who has always been at your side in times of need.

 I spoke with your father, Stephen, a couple of days ago. His exact words to me were, “I miss my boy,” (I had to break down a little bit on that tune, bro. Sorry).

 Anyway, as you know, he and Bev miss you, and so does your mother, Delma; your brother Steve, your sisters: Michele, Robin, Sonya, and all of your extended family and friends who you have touched.

 For 26 years, we called you Scotty Flawless because your boots were spit-shined so perfectly, it looked like you were actually walking in a black pair of glass. You made a lot of Marines green with envy. Remember how the body bearers hated us? We could outlift them, too, and we would make those funny, obnoxious sounds as we lifted, to get them to hate us more. We were 18 and I still smile when I think of it. And by the way (and so what), congratulations for finally outbenching me (even though it took you 21 years).

 A final thought Scott. In 1986 you brought together a group of friends, best friends, all of us: Jimmy Gwaltney, Kris Hess, and Earl Gilpin. We have all been close, ever since, and no matter how far apart we may now live away from each other, no matter how much time has passed, no matter how much time shall pass; through you Scott we are joined as brothers. You just had had it like that, bro, magic. You will never be forgotten.

 Oh, and you’re not getting off that easy. Like we talked about, whether it is in this life, or the next, the five of us are still going to take that deep sea fishing trip we planned. All the fish we can eat. And I have a feeling, that wherever that place is, you sure as hell won’t be allergic to shrimp. But knowing you, I’m sure you’re just waiting on us, and you probably have the spot already picked out.

Oh, and one last thing: That book you wanted to write about your life, don’t worry about it. Something tells me that one day I’m probably going to end up writing it for you.

Now that’s enough of that mushy stuff. Take off those wings, sit your ass back on that cloud, kick up them boots, and enjoy the story. It’s all about you, bro. It’s about Scotty Flawless

                         SEMPER FI

                         R.I.P.

 

My Indiegogo Campaign– pasted in my blog!!


http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/buy-a-book-fund-a-smile-make-a-film-bring-it-to-bensalem/x/621318

*NEWS FLASH! UPDATE! SPECIAL NOTE* (Indiegogo Campaign Expansion).

Should our campaign goal significantly exceed our expectations, we will fund both the trailer as well as a 15-30 minute short with the ultimate goal of flying back to our hometown of Bensalem Pa. To release it during a weekend charitable book signing tour to an audiance while, raising addtional funds for SmilTrain.org. 🙂

This campaign will rely heavily on our SHARE POWER from friends and Alumni back home. We can make it happen and donate to a great cause at the same time. If you can do nothing else, please SHARE this page on EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK you are a part of.

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My name is Freddy Howard. As a former law enforcement officer I have always had a soft spot for children who were victims of abuse, neglect, or who were hurt in any way.

$50,000 MEANS 200 FIXED SMILES!! 🙂

I am also a card carrying official sponsor of SmileTrain, an organization of angel doctors who donate their time to travel to poor underdeveloped countries to help small children live happier lives. They do this by performing cleft surgeries which take about 45 minutes and cost only $250.00.

Can you imagine the joy and happiness a child must feel to look for the first time into a mirror and see a happy face smiling back? Priceless. Please click on the wriststband below and look at the cartoon on the website. It shows just that. It’s very heart warming to see.

Here is something you may not know. In some parts of Africa, particularly Uganda; children born with cleft deformations are called “AJOK.” Literally translated it means “CURSED BY GOD,” (NOT TRUE OF COURSE).

Unfortunately, the penalty for many newborns and small children who are born this way is often a death sentence. Yes they are sometimes killed at birth or not long after– it’s an atroscity.

I ask even if you do not decide to fund my book to film cause here on Indiegogo please take just a moment and go to www.smiletrain.org and give there. The kids are always first. YOU WILL  make a difference and you may even save a new life. Haven’t you heard? God and his Angles are watching us… from a distance.

And so before I talk about my personal goals and aspirations here on Indiegogo, and discuss my writing / filmaking goals I would like to-

SHARE a story significantly more important– somewhat of an ignorantly disturbing experience from a rather ignorantly disturbed person shortly after I discovered SmilTrain.SMILETRAIN WRISTBAND

Here goes my story–

After you read it  please CLICK the link at the end. This is the photo/video  link which caused such a problem.

Over a year ago now I was sitting in a restaurant with a woman I met on a blind date (actually this was the third date we had). She appeared to be kind-hearted and everything was going well.

What I liked about her was she was very outspoken in regards to helping the poor and championing a cause for disadvantaged and economically depressed families in underdeveloped countries.

My clue should have been when she rushed into the bathroom at the sight of a small amount of blood in my MEDIUM RARE hamburger… but nope– I didn’t catch on, blinded by something which could never be (Thank God).

I mean– wow! What a good woman! Right? (I’m asking you). Am I missing something?  Yea, sure… READ ON PLEASE–

She also said it was on her bucket list to one day volunteer and dedicate at least 6 months of her life to travel to Africa or India with an organization such as the Red Cross or SmileTrain to help these people. What a coincidence,  I had just discoverd SmilTrain only a couple of days before we met! 🙂

This was definately MEANT TO BE! Right? Huh? (I’m asking you again now– I need some reassurance from you because I’m the only one nodding my head right now. Are you seeing something I MISSED? Was the hamburgurer a HUGE CLUE that I miissed?).

I picked up my phone to show her the SmileTrain website. As I fumbled around under the table, she wanted to know what I was looking at on my phone .So passed the phone her way to show her the images of a poor child with a cleft lips. It was a video/photo and in it a child with a cleft was trying to smile.

When she looked at it she became so angry, she smacked the phone right out of my hand and yelled in the restaurant “I didn’t come here to look at any explicit monsters before I eat!”

And so based on what she said about these helpless children I no longer had any interest in sitting at the table with any explicet monster either (her).

So I got up and left the restaurant. And from that moment on I decided I would do whatever I could to help support SmileTrain. So here I am and it makes me feel great 🙂

By the way… about that dinner. I usually pick up the check on a date but you must agree, this was not that usual.

This is what angered her (Her monster).

CLICK HERE http://vimeo.com/46879981

Smile Train Canada Homepage video from Smile Train on Vimeo.

 

                                  MY E-VIRAL BOOK TO FILM PROJECT! 

I and Dax Litto (from Bensalem) who also lives in the Hollywood / Los Angles area will direct the film. Dax is a Graduate of Temple University Film School. He is also an experienced film director and video professional and has experience in location and blue screen shooting. Key word SHARE POWER!

Dax (whose image will appear here shortly) has worked on several high budget film productions for various production companies here in Los Angeles and has also shot independently in the Hollywood area. I will work closely with him as an assistant director on my script should this drive be successful. SHARE POWER!

The goal is to generate enough revenue to create a high quality 15-30 minute short film production and extended trailer embedded into the website and placed on YouTube and Vemo to promote my book and generate energy and excitement around it for a weekend charitable book signing tour.SHARE POWER!

As this happens we will be simultaneously raising funds for Smiltrain.org with a goal of reaching $50,000 for them and to also shoot the trailer and 30 minute short film.

I have a personal goal on my own website to do this in one year but I believe here on Indiegogo, there is a chance to hit it even faster. SHARE POWER!

Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy) will be shot over several locations and against a blue screen. The more funds we raise during our Indiegogo Campaign of course, the less need there will be for blue screen shoots and the more location shoots we will have. There will also be professional CGI effects incorporated into the film and trailer. SHARE POWER!

There are several independent studios and production venues here in the Hollywood / Los Angeles area which specialize in film trailers, blue screen, set and prop configuration and production. Dax is very resourceful and knowledgeable in this area and he will be an asset in getting this project off the ground in a timely and proficient manor. SHARE POWER!

Should we significantly exceed our goal during our Indiegogo fund drive we plan to travel back to the Philadelphia area, our hometown of Bensalem Pa. to have a book signing and film premier. I will also continue to donate a portion of my personal book revenue directly to SmitTrain.org. SHARE POWER!

Awareness material, wristbands, and CD’s will be also be available at the signing and location of the event will follow as we campaign continues to grow.

We expect the actual shooting to take just over a month and will commence immediately after the Indigogo drive is complete. SHARE POWER!

We should have some ideal of where we are in terms of making this happen during the middle of our campaign and would ideally like to make it back to the Philadelphia area around September or October 2013.

Remember even if it is $1.00 you will be helping a child wear a proud smile, and helping to also make a cool film. I hope all of my friends jump aboard. SHARE POWER!

Should we exceed our goal I will be casting cast 9-14 non-union actors/actresses for small parts in the trailer and they will each receive a copy of the production for resume purposes. SHARE POWER!

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The short film will have 4-6 scenes and we will need approximately 6 actors.

**If you live in the Los Angles area and would like to be considered for one of the characters please e-mail me a short resume (optional) and a full body and face photo. Include your height and weigh. It does not have to be a professional photo. I realize they cost a ton. Boot strapping is quite acceptable and admired (but I will reject a Polaroid-LOL)but you must be able to act…fair?

Just send something you feel is representative of the character’s physical attributes and persona in the book or you can also send me a video or website link via my facebook fan page for me to consider as long as it is not x-rated and includes a short bio, physical attributes and tells me why you would be best for the part. Short is good.

It would also not hurt if you tell me you have read my book and what you like or dislike are about the characters (99 cent e-book). The film and production will depend entirely on the response we get from our Indiegogo Campaign Fund drive and your support. So please use your SHARE POWER! And great luck. I look forward to your responses.

I have created an e-mail dedicated just for casting and to contact me.

Send info freddyhowardbooks@aol.com

These are the characters needed for the project. For additional insight on the characters visit my wish list at www.freddyhowardbooks.com

 

1) Jonathan Florentino (Serial Killer)

2) Father Antonio Florentino (Catholic priest –stalker)

3) Young Antonio Florentino

4) Diane Florentino (Mother- hearing impaired- think Jillian Michaels / Linda Hamilton/ Jessica Aniston. This character can also be tall.)

5) BOBO (Think Green Mile Michael Clark Duncan)

6) Jack Dunn (Homicide detective- Think Jeremy Renner)

7) Father Dillan (Priest who raised Jonathan)

8) Bishop Conwell (90ish- Narrator)

9) Captain Martinez (loves himself)

10) Sonya Wright (The stalked- Think HalleBerry/ Stacey Dash)

11) Jesse Wright (Police officer)

11) Warden Gates (San Quentin)

12) Death row guard

13) Judge Rizzo

14) Rem (Asian social worker)

 

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 (The Marine on cover of my book is my best freind, Scott Warren Polkinghorn. Please take a moment to read his strory. He was a geat man)

Review- LA talk Live Radio

E-Bookedition .99 cents

As you can see from the website one of the perks is a Character Fingerprint Signature Edtion Book.This book is offered on Indiagogo and also on the main wesbsite.They are fingerprinted and signed by characters in the book)

Signed by Characters BOBO, Diane Florentino & Jonathan Florentino (Serial Killer)

They are not photo copies. You can also interact with characters on the website. When this books is purchased from the main website www.freddyhowardboks.com  $5.00 of each sale is donated to SmilTrain.

Notice the Special Edition Character Fingferprint Signature Book on the main website are slightly less. This is because the books ordered from the Indiagogo site will bare 2-3 different authentic fingerprints instead of 1 from the website.

Print books on the freddyhowardbooks.com website are also offered with funds going to SmilTrain but are not part of the Indiegogo fund drive campaign, but is my personal contrubutory fund (my personal project) goal. Either way it is a great cause and funds will still reach SmieTrain.

Yes Luke 11:24 is controverssail and the first of many, and I am dilgently working on book 2 LESBIAN ANGEL (My domestic parter). Lesbian Angel is slated to be releasd before Chrismas 2013.

BOOK 2

 

Other ways to help 

1)) KEEP SMILTRAIN FIRST AND FORMOST IN MIND!

2) SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN IN A VIRAL WAY.

2) FOLLOW ME ON  FB, TWITTER, AND EVERY WHERE ELSE I GO.

 

Your good friend!

Freddy Howard!

 

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Amazon reviews for– Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy) www.freddyhowardbooks.com


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The way stories ought to be told, February 13, 2013
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Kyle John Janison (Iowa City, Iowa) – See all my reviews

In “Luke 11:24”, Freddy Howard approaches storytelling with an artistry that’s uncommon for books of this genre. He’s carefully selected every word not just for a single purpose but for many – to increase suspense, to develop characters, to create atmosphere – and strings them together in powerful, striking sentences. But don’t be mistaken, he isn’t writing to show off or to be artsy for art’s sake. Indeed, the passages are easy to follow while his wording makes the story compelling. Anyone thinking of penning a book ought to first read “Luke 11:24” as a model for elevating their own writing skills. Oh by the way, that storyline of a serial killer priest with the detective obsessed with catching him? A brilliant idea!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars luke 11:24 the dark obsession of a killer clergy, February 13, 2013

This book was very well thought out! it was very suspenseful, and had a really great twist. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like silence of the Lamb type movies, and hopefully the writer of this book will make this into to a film. I give this book a five star rating great job.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth your time, February 10, 2013

I’m skeptial when I read a book is being compared with something from Stephen King & having a reference to a biblical verse. I was thinking poor story line with allot of bible thumping going on. I-was-wrong.

The author clearly developed the characters before writing the book. The story and characters are a great refreshement from the typical genre of this type. Emotions are touched off by each character; I found myself angry and joyous, pissed and happy. Definitely not dry reading.

The way the story moves kept me turning pages, something that I rarely do with books but this drew me in until the end- No matter what anyone says about a book, when you find yourself looking forward to the end of your day or begginig of your break to read is a book that truly is well worth the time spent to read.

I’m not a huge fan of book to movie stuff, perhaps if a good director works on this it will be a good movie to see, but I always say read a book.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down, February 9, 2013
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There are books, and there are books. This novel falls into the category of the latter. With many books today being very predictable, this book is a breath of fresh air. Being a former law enforcement officer I could identify with all of the characters. This author takes suspense to a whole new level. I would recommend to all for a good read. THUMBS UP!!!!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT DEBUT, February 3, 2013
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V. Harris (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: LUKE 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy) (The Chronicles of Luke 11:24) (Kindle Edition)

I can truly say after reading this book that it KICKS FICTION BUTT! It’s kind of long for a debut, but it’s a page-turner and sends you through a whirlwind of emotions. Totally worth it! I finished it in a matter of days. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a 15!

At first I was critical of the multiple prologues, but I think the author was trying to set the tone for the rest of the book while giving background on the characters. He did a great job. He takes you through the lives of several characters, showing both endearing moments and hardships. After reading the author’s bio, I see that he is/was a police officer. I guess that explains the graphic crime details and police lingo.

Some people purchase books because of the cover art. I’m not one of those people, but the cover seemed to me to be a perfect depiction of one of the character’s inner struggle of good vs. evil. In short, the cover is awesome! I was skeptical of the media review on the cover comparing it to the work of Stephen King and Dan Brown, but after reading the book I can see what they meant and can agree that it’s on par with the genre if not better. It’s a thriller with a good mix of mystery, religion and crime. I was hesitant about the purchase upon reading the disclaimer on the cover for mature audience content. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into, but pleasantly surprised. Yes, it has adult themes but no more than an R-rated movie– though it’s not something I’d want my children reading. It has a religious motif and overtones relating to the Christian faith, but don’t let the biblical verse fool you– it’s not a religious book lauding Catholicism. It may even be sacrilegious to some. Either way, this will generate controversy. If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you’ll LOVE Luke 11:24.

I became hooked on his interesting characters and could see the imagery jump off the page while I was reading. Like a lot of books, I could see this being adapted into a feature length film. Overall, this was a wondrously, mind-blowing read. It includes a snippet for the next book which also grabbed my attention, and I cannot wait to see what else comes from this author. Very impressed!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!, February 24, 2013
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This book is hard to put down, the writing and characterization keeps you wanting to know more and peaks your interest right from page one! I am hooked and cannot wait until his next book comes out.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed!!!, February 19, 2013

I am always a sceptic when it comes to these kind of books, but I must admit, this is a great book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and has good twists in it. Good job and definitely looking forward to more in the future!!

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Luke 11:24– the lovable Giant- BOBO, tormented by runt- “RED HEAD ARCHIE”


CHAPTER 35

Red Head Archie sat up on the small bunk at the rear of the sleeping bay at the downtown YMCA. Bunk number 777. It was BOBO’s bunk.

Archie leaned back and interlocked his tiny arms behind his neck. His greasy red hair rested ever so coarsely against a dull, declined ceiling that jutted down and gave way to the wall.

Archie had hundreds of freckles all over his face, which made him all the uglier. He also had a nervous disorder, which caused the right corner of his lip to sneer up and twitch involuntarily. This made people dislike him even more.

Like Archie’s dead brother, Gene, he always wore the same white T-shirt and leather jacket. Archie always kept a pack of cigarettes rolled up at the top of his left sleeve and pretended to be tough.

Red Head Archie was the runt member of an outcast, no-name gang up in Los Angeles. They had all vowed to kill the rat if they ever found him. He was on the run.

Earlier, Red Head Archie spotted BOBO shining shoes. Archie said to himself that he would “get that stupid nigger” when BOBO retired to the bay for the night. So he waited.

CHAPTER 36

“How we doing up there, BOBO?” Archie whispered.
BOBO’s heart skipped a beat, and he turned to see Red Head Archie close the bay door behind him.

“I… I fine, Red Head Archie… BOBO is fine.”

He yelled at BOBO.

“What’s your fucking problem, nigger? I told you not to call me that! It’s Archie! Plain and simple… just like your retarded IQ, you dope! Simple!”

BOBO defended himself, but he never could gather up the strength to look Archie in the eyes.

“BOBO is not retarded… he is only a little bit slow.”

“You’re a retard! Hear me! Repeat after me. Say it! ‘I’m a retard!’”

BOBO bit his lip and silently refused. Archie responded by jumping up and landing an open hand across BOBO’S mouth.

BOBO covered up his huge body, dropping quarters all over the bay. Archie raised his hand again.

“Say it!”

BOBO cried.

“Okay, ppp… please dd… don’t hit BOBO no more. I am a retard. BOBO is a retard.”

“That was for running to Sergeant Dick to tattle on me! You’re a god-damned sissy, you are, BOBO!”

BOBO raised his chest a little, but he still kept his hands up to ward off another one of Archie’s blows.

“Sergeant Frick!” BOBO insisted, in his friend’s defense.
“Dick! I said Sergeant Dick! You don’t fucking correct me, or I’ll whack your head open!”

Archie began smacking BOBO repeatedly now. BOBO covered up as much as he could to protect himself.

“Where’s my fucking money, huh? Give me the goddamn money!”

Archie forced his tiny, freckled fingers deep down into BOBO’s trouser pockets, and all BOBO could think to do was hysterically cry, as he was once again robbed of all his money.

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Interview LA Talk Live Internet Radio Feb 15th 8 PM Pacific– Freddy Howard on controversial novel -Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy)


Tune in LA Talk Live Internet Radio Feb 15th (The Shock Factor) 8 pm Pacific Interview with Freddy Howard, former police sergeant turned author/ screenwriter/ inventor, on his controversial new .90 cent viral e- book and paperback sensation, Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession obsession of a killer clergy).Available through his Web site on Amazon
Freddy Howard was born in Philadelphia, and raised in the Trevose section of Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the National Top Cop Award, as well as the FOP, Officer of the Year Award, and has survived several deadly force encounters. He has also been cited in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Heroic Acts of Bravery and Uncommon Moral Courage.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, where he is working on a series of novels and screenplay adaptations of his work. He also invites friends, readers, and fans, to connect with him on his various social networking websites.
Freddy also prides himself on being accessible to readers and fans by picking up the phone, and randomly returning the calls of fans who leave their numbers and want to discuss his work via short phone conversation.
Freddy also invites friends and fans to interact and speak with his characters on his website, by way of his Patent Pending Author Customer Character Interactive Chat System (ACCIC).

LA TALK Live Radio / interview Freddy Howard on his runaway novel– Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy)


I will be on LA Talk Radio “The Shock Factor” to discuss my controversial debut book on February 15th 2013 @ 8 pm Pacific. This is an internet radio station which reaches about 5 million listeners world wide, so I hope it gives me another platform to reach an audience and to get my work out there.

I hope to hear you call in and with any questions you may have–

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http://www.freddyhowardbooks.com/chat-with-characters.html

The Shock Factor wants to, as they say “DIG DEEP” into my motivation for writing this kind of book, and why it has been such a viral hit  in only a very short period of time.

I hope it is because the writing has a different beat (not that the. 99 cent Kindle e-book is not helping–  PS.. Please don’t judge me by my social media post– I only spell check if I absolutely have to– like in my  novels LOL:) and a new voice.

I am very happy it was compared to Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” and to the work of Stephen King, although I would not really classify it in the horror category, there are some creepy paranormal things which occur in the book. I must also humbly say, that I hope to one day reach their caliber — I maybe a ways away, but I want to one day bring my readers  good books/ screenplays that they will enjoy (Yes I write a screenplay for every novel)

Now in reference to the Da Vinci Code, the similarity I think (the only similarity as far as I can tell) would be that there is some deciphering which should be (not a must) done to fully appreciate and enjoy the book and the ending, but no where near as complicated as in the work of Dan Brown.

In the case of Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy), if the reader comes across a any biblical verse, they should simply Google it, as it likely has some relevance to what has occurred, what is occurring, or what may occur in the future of the novel. The question in my book will be– does this book deal with the supernatural or does it not??

My answer would simply be– Yes it does, and no it does not– that is something you must decide(decipher) for yourself, as there is (in my opinion) a vague but distinct difference between what is supernatural, and  what is paranormal.

The reader should pay particular attention to the actions of the characters as well as to the biblical versus which are delivered through the book, keeping in mind, this is not a religious book, it is an obsessive thriller..

The Da Vinci Code is (I only saw the movie) was more about symbols and secret scrolls, and there was (as far as I could tell) nothing outside the realm of straight fiction and there were no actual Angels or Demons in the film, and neither did it deal with the paranormal element, although at first glance, that seems to be the case, especially if you rely primarily on the title . .

This is also the case with the actual book Angels an d Demons by Dan Brown (I am now about 3/4 of the way into it and so far I really like it) and I hope I can one day have an impact on readers the way that Stephan King and Dan Brown do today).

As a new writer, the caparison gives me motivation, but at the same time and I do realize this book is not for everyone. It is NOT a book which promotes religion and it NOT meant to criticize or put down the Catholic Church, but it does highlight problems within not only the Catholic Church, but Christian churches in general. I want to make it clear, that these problems are with people, and NOT with God– that would not be possible.

When I wrote this book, I did not feel as though I somehow had to ask anyone for any type of permission to write what I wrote, as though I had to somehow be qualified in order to ”Take liberties, or gain permission” from any one group of people of religious scholars in order to be properly sanctioned to write.

This book is merely MY FICTIONAL account of a story which I wanted to tell, based on my own professional and personal experiences throughout life, with people who I have come in contact with- good, bad, or indifferent.

The question also came up if I had reservations about writing the novel because as I worked in law enforcement for so many years. What I explained to this religious person was that it was because of my background, that I did decide to write the novel, and it made it that that much easier to create and refine the fictional characters, all if which were created out of some contact (in person or through professional association)  that I had with people. This to me is story telling—fiction. I can write about characters I actually in some ways hate, and those that I truly love.

Luke 11:24 is a book that to me is filled with what I will call “A love hate relationship.” I mean this because I had the opportunity to resurrect different things I saw in the actions of both criminals and good law abiding citizens (the good and bad as mentioned) and take those very personal thoughts which were withheld while in the line of duty for so many years and bring them to the forefront of my story telling without any inhibition or regiment or misunderstanding.

I explain much of this in the two YouTube promo videos here—

The book is deep and one review I read said that the book may in fact be ‘‘Sacrilegious.” I disagree with that statement—as a matter of fact, a good part of the book is dedicated to showing the strong bond of love that a mother has for her son, as well as friendship bond, between a little boy and mentally challenged African American Giant, BOBO, who you can learn about by watching the YouTube video as previously mentioned.

So let everyone have their own opinion and so far, I have some good reviews on the book and I really hope to get more as the days and weeks pass.

Truth be told, yes the books is heavy and it does deal with a white Catholic priest stalking a black woman who he believes is an angel sent to him by God (which to some is still out of bounds), but as far as being “Sacrilegious: that  is most likely from a specific event which was occurring on the floor of a Catholic church during Mass; where there appears to be a Catholic priest engaging in sex with what is appears to be a heavenly winged being of African American decent.

I would also like to make it known, that it was primarily because of this part of the book (Chapter 78), that I chose to place the “Mature audience warning” on the book.

There are a few other instances in the book that may or may not be religiously offensive, to some, but the reader will quickly see, that is not the premise of  book, although I would say none as much what I just mentioned.

To be quite honest, I did contemplated removing that one scene form my novel, but I decided that to sequester my work in this very important chapter, would disturb a major truing point in my novel and so I therefore decided to leave it, as it would set a bad precedent for other writing which are in the works, and subsequently connect this novel to ones presently in creation..

Personally, being a man who has a personal believe in God myself  I was a little moved back buy what was posted in the review on my book on Amazon (Sacrilegious)  but I can understand where that came from (most likely what I just mentioned).

Yes the reviewer did in fact give my book 5 stars (Am I over analyzing this? MAYBE)  which to me was utterly great but what I want readers to understand, is that if they pay attention to some of the clues in the book like I previously mentioned, as well as some the biblical verses which appear throughout the reading (some of which come on the heels if killings) one can see there is a definite messages within the writing–which cites the influence of a sinister spiritual influence as it wars against a good force..

But ultimately, it will left to you (the reader) to determine through the various signs and covert signals in the writing as well as the actions of the characters, as to what the ultimate message in the book is.

Good does not always win (well, actually it does, because it is more patient in the long run and because it is all planned out by God) but neither does evil;  and It is therefore left up to the reader to decide which characters they want (or are willing) to sympathize with in the book.

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Now saying all of what I just mentioned, pay attention to the following:

There was a certain older woman, who I have known since I was a little kid, and she is not really a family member, although she could be considered one.

Now, she decided to that she wanted to read the novel but mostly (I believe) was because the title of my novel is in fact a verse from the bible (LUKE 11:24).

Now, as mentioned before  would again encourage any potential reader who wants to properly interpret my book, Luke 11:24 (11:24-26 as it is later exemplified in the book) to simply Google the bible verse or other versus as they appear in the book.

This verse has a very important meaning to the course of book but you must apply the biblical code in it’s entirely to the objectivity of the book, and use that as a clue into the mindset and the intent of the Catholic priest, (Father Antonio Florentino).

You as the reader must decide as to what if anything at all is good about this man, or bad about him; keeping in mind he may have a genetic predisposition to rape, stalk and kill; a trait obviously passed down through his genius serial killing father, Jonathan Florentino  (who he watches executed as a 6 year old boy)..

Now, try explaining all of what I just mentioned to a religious, Southern Baptist African American female, (73 years old) who was born in the Deep South (and who still loves to read).

Yep, you guessed it– You can’t.

I hope you enjoy my novel.

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Synopsis

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My first Amazon book review– (at the bottom of this post)


My first review was from LA Talk Live Radio, and  I was so happy about it, that I placed it on the cover of my novel.

My second review was from MAX CROWE a script mentor and social media personality who host a radio show with along with  Wendy Adams of  Light Wave Radio. His review is placed on the back over of the book.

Okay, I just wanted to say thank you to the many people who are down loading my .99 cent Kindle e-book and it looks like it is on the way to becoming a hit viral hit as well as my the paperback edition which is priced at only $13.95.

I am also getting a great very good response from my website with the (special edition) Character Fingerprinted Signature Edition which is really keeping me  ( I mean my characters’ 🙂 busy sending out these books. (http://www.freddyhowardbooks.com/buy-now.html).

As you can probably guess from the website, these books are authentically signed and fingerprinted with my patent pending process by the character in the book and then shipped out to the reader.

These orders have to make a special stop at the characters residence before being personally shipped out, so allow about  12-14 days (usually less) to receive this book.

Remember $5.00 of every sale of this a special edition book is donated directly to SmilTrain.org (www,smiletrain.org) to  provide cleft lip surgery for small children (http://www.freddyhowardbooks.com/fund-a-smile.html).

The goal is to raise $50,000 by February 2014. Thank you for your support, and you can also donate directly to SmileTrain if you like. Either way ,it is a great cause to help children and promote awareness.

And remember you can also interact live with the characters in my book. They are on at various times, but you can often look on the site at the link below to see when and which character will be live, or you can simply follow me on FB, Twitter or one of my social media sites, and if you see me on, simply ask to interact with the your favorate character, and I will do my best to wake that character up from bed:)

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Now without further delay, below is my first review by a customer (from Amazon).

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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT DEBUT, February 3, 2013

LUKE 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy) (The Chronicles of Luke 11:24) (Kindle Edition)

I can truly say after reading this book that it KICKS FICTION BUTT! It’s kind of long for a debut, but it’s a page-turner and sends you through a whirlwind of emotions. Totally worth it! I finished it in a matter of days. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a 15!

At first I was critical of the multiple prologues, but I think the author was trying to set the tone for the rest of the book while giving background on the characters. He did a great job. He takes you through the lives of several characters, showing both endearing moments and hardships. After reading the author’s bio, I see that he is/was a police officer. I guess that explains the graphic crime details and police lingo.

Some people purchase books because of the cover art. I’m not one of those people, but the cover seemed to me to be a perfect depiction of one of the character’s inner struggle of good vs. evil. In short, the cover is awesome! I was skeptical of the media review on the cover comparing it to the work of Stephen King and Dan Brown, but after reading the book I can see what they meant and can agree that it’s on par with the genre if not better. It’s a thriller with a good mix of mystery, religion and crime. I was hesitant about the purchase upon reading the disclaimer on the cover for mature audience content. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into, but pleasantly surprised. Yes, it has adult themes but no more than an R-rated movie– though it’s not something I’d want my children reading. It has a religious motif and overtones relating to the Christian faith, but don’t let the biblical verse fool you– it’s not a religious book lauding Catholicism. It may even be sacrilegious to some. Either way, this will generate controversy. If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you’ll LOVE Luke 11:24.

I became hooked on his interesting characters and could see the imagery jump off the page while I was reading. Like a lot of books, I could see this being adapted into a feature length film. Overall, this was a wondrously, mind-blowing read. It includes a snippet for the next book which also grabbed my attention, and I cannot wait to see what else comes from this author. Very impressed!

END OF REVIEW

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Why can’t my screenplay have a cover??? Yes I stole this from my site!!


Industry people say a writer should do one or the other, either write screenplays or write novels. Either take the New York train or catch the Hollywood plane. Screenwriters should stick to screenplays and novelist should stick to novels, and there is no middle ground. You are just not allowed to do both. It’s not what we do. One half of the brain will fight against the other and eventually it will explode and you will surely die during your 50th draft. That’s what they teach aspiring book and screenwriters in the West and in the East, right? Not true.

Well, thank God I have no real writing experience other than the imaginary stories my mother used to tell us as children or maybe I would have bought into everything every teacher taught me in class. See, sometimes the less you know about a subject, the better. And it’s better sometimes to ask for forgiveness rather than for permission.

Oh yea, I forgot. And what’s this Hollywood rule which says my screenplay is not allowed to have a cover on it??  Well last I checked, screenplays were two and three hole punched with plastic or brass fasteners, (yes there are some pompous **#% out there who will quite literally throw your hard work in the trash can unless those fasteners are polished brass) talk about hurting your mothers feelings— she would cry the Mississippi if you did that to her son or daughter.

So I say (reject me forever if you must) that if you are more impressed with those golden brass fasteners than with my cover (and I’m giving you both) and you are so arrogant your busy fingers just can’t for the life of you remove a simple cover— chances are I probably won’t be very impressed with your evaluation and opinion of my work either (unless of course your name is George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, or one of that entourage of course).

Oh, and if I want a plastic covering over it to keep it from getting smudged (to impress you) that’s OK too, thank you very much. Sorry, but I would just feel for a person who has placed months or even years of  writing out their dreams only to have somebody throw it in the garbage. It’s called having a heart (whether it’s good or not). Besides, my mom always said don’t be a copycat and it was her idea anyway. She likes it much better with a plastic cover than without one, and that’s all that really counts these days anyway. And besides all of that, my best friend who is now flying around somewhere in Heaven is on the cover, just like I promised him.

So now that I got that off my chest…

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Yes.$5.00 every sale of the my Character Signature Edition Book will be donated to SmileTrain.org, www.smiletrain.com.

My goal is to raise $50,000 to fix 200 smiles (one operation only cost $250.00) and then then to make a big presentation on YouTube in the form of a giant check to SmileTrain on February 1, 2014.

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That would be so cool! I will be involved in more fundraising on the site to make this happen.

So  keep in mind, that when  whenever you purchase a special edition signature novel from the website, you are really doing something special for a child.

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LUKE 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer )


This books is now available and may be purchases in Kindle edition for .99 cent, paperback for $13.95 and there is also a character signature edition for $22.00, with  $5.00 of every sale donated to http://www.smiletrain.org. 

 

 

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A SERIAL KILLER RETURNS


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PROLOGUE – PART 1

July 6, 1990

Dr. Charles Unsworth & Associates, Professor.

Berkeley School of Psychiatry

14003 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California90210

Summary of Treatment

Patient: John Doe

9:00 a.m. –

Patient John Doe, Caucasian male, unknown age, (35-50 yrs) came in to my office today for critical evaluation therapy. Patient was carrying a large tote bag of clothing. Patient Doe believes someone is watching him. Patient Doe says he has been followed here today. I asked Patient Doe why he feels he is being followed. He responds… “Through his eyes, I’d often see, the man, in the mirror. I follow him, because he follows me.”

Patient Doe is dressed as a Catholic priest. Patient refuses to remove his hat and sunglasses and does not want to be identified. Patient Doe drove three hours to personally seek out Dr. Unsworth. This appointment was made two weeks prior. The Patient was adamant about only seeing Dr. Unsworth. Patient Doe also wishes financial anonymity and pays in cash. Patient Doe is devastated over a recent rejection and the voluntary abortion by his spiritual wife. Patient Doe claims spiritual wife is an angel and is illegally married to another man without the approval of God. Patient denies history of legal psychotropic medicines, prescriptions, or psychiatric commitments. Patient would like to discuss alternative impulse-resistance therapy and alternative coping mechanisms. Patient also denies violent or suicidal tendencies. He pronounces a firm belief in the healing power of God but believes God has rejected him. Patient refuses to talk about his family and upbringing. Patient said only that he had a loving mother and father. Patient Doe works professionally with community members and offers professional advice. Patient complains of delusional hallucinations and reoccurring day and nighttime nightmares. Delusions have increased in severity during the last several years. Patient Doe is emotionally hurt but denies volatility.

I am unable to properly medicate due to lack of required legal information from Patient or medical history for dispensing. Patient admits to prior medication several years ago, obtained from a physician in Mexico. Denies recent use but will pursue medication in Mexico if necessary. Patient Doe believes his spiritual wife whispers to him in his dreams, that she will have his child on earth, and they will all be together in Heaven.

10:05 a.m. –

Patient excuses himself to go into bathroom.

Predetermination: Schizophrenic Delusional Disorder.

Nonviolent with concern of escalation.

10:10 a.m. –

Patient returns and is dressed in a brown police uniform but has no patches. Patient is very rigid in his speech and talks and acts like a police officer. Patient Doe ask me for my driver’s license, registration, and proof of my existence.

Patient Doe is not armed. Says he has an aversion to firearms, but that he feels he would enjoy hunting animals that are not faithful to their own kind. Patient groups some people as animals. Patient Doe begins to plead for help and asks for medication. Medication may be prescribed at next visit, if Patient Doe submits to lab tests. Patient Doe believes he is currently in one of his nightmares.

10:25 a.m. –

Patient Doe excuses himself and goes into the bathroom.

Determination: Patient Episodic Psychosis Disorder.

Concern of violence to self and others.

10:37 a.m. –

Patient Doe returns and lies on the couch. Says his name is Mona. Patient Doe is dressed like a woman and claims to be of African American Descent. Patient Doe says,

“All sluts must die.” Patient Doe says Mona has taken a boat ride out to sea and has jumped into deep water. Patient Doe says he will kill himself to be with her in paradise.

10:45 a.m. –

Patient Doe excuses himself and goes back into the bathroom.

Determination: Schizophrenic Delusional Disorder / Episodic Psychosis Disorder.

Concern of violence to self and others.

Emergency petition: In consideration for the health and safety of Patient Doe and the public at large, I will be ordering a commitment for an involuntary mental evaluation of Patient Doe. I will also notify police and attempt to establish domicile.

10:50 a.m. –

Patient Doe returns and is dressed in an orange jumpsuit. Patient Doe places a book on my desk, which I wrote in 1963. It is about Jonathan Florentino. Patient Doe tells me he never gave me permission to write this book.

Patient Doe lays down on the couch with his arms relaxed in comfort behind his head. Patient Doe is calm and silent. Patient Doe becomes very sarcastic and witty. Patient Doe says he will live forever. Patient Doe is very intelligent and calculating. Patient Doe asks me…

“Do you remember me?”

I inform Patient Doe, “Yes… Jonathan I do.”

Professional Medical Diagnosis:

Previous medical determinations are negative. Patient Jonathan Doe has no psychiatric or psychotic deviation. He is normal. He is an instinctual killer. He is the Flesh and Blood of his Father. Patient Doe is his own son. Patient Jonathan Doe will now kill me…

The man in prison orange stood up from the couch. He walked over to the door and locked it. He also closed the blinds. He knew he was the last appointment. Then he walked over to the old man. He raised the long knife up higher and higher, until it arched behind his shoulder. Then with one stroke, the blade flashed and found home, severing the old man through the cranium.

  

I REMEMBER THE DAYS– Freddy Howard Bensalem Class of 1986


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I told you Scott, if you ever found a good photo I would place you on the cover of my first novel like you wanted. Good job Marine.
You shall NEVER be forgotten.
R.I.P.

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I told ya bro– all good.

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I REMEMBER THE DAYS

By Freddy Howard

Bensalem Class of 1986

I remember the days if a you were going to get a call from a girlfriend at a certain time, then you had to rush home and make sure no one was on the phone.
This of course always inevitably led to a fight with your brother or sister who was somehow MAD DOGGIN on a blockade mission to destroy what little idea of a love life you thought you had at 13.
No worries, because then came the cordless phone. You could now shadow their every move as they walked around the house with the phone trying to piss under your skin even more…

But then came that super portable bag phone (in the 80’s… which became extinct after 3 years) that you could charge and talk for about an hour unless you plugged it in your cigarette lighter (My 1987 Chevy Camaro, thank you very much)

But then…. ahhhh!!! Came the call waiting (actually it came before… much before… but you see where I’m going with the analogy… catch the drift).

Now there was a little more wiggle room here, with this call waiting thing. The only problem was that you would have to stand there and make sure when the girl (or guy) called, your knuckle head brother or sister would answer because it signified their time was up on the phone and you found yourself standing in their door way

(Remember you were prohibited on pain of an ass whipping for stepping across that imaginary line. Yes!! Ass whippings by your moms, dads, grandparents and sometimes their close friends were legal back then)

Only the Brady Bunch taught us otherwise– just ask James… JJ’s father on Good Times

(Do you remember those shows?)

Okay, test question. DO YOU REMEMBER SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS??

If you answered no to one of the above it probably means you would be seeking therapy if you couldn’t get a replacement cell phone in 24 hours.

Moving right along here…
Any one of my BENSALEM HIGH SCHOOL MATES who went to Samuel K. Faust Elementary, Neil Armstrong Middle or Benjamin Rush could easily recall the infamous DEATH CAMPS politically called DETENTION!!!! (Especially at Cecelia Snyder Middle School… the equivalent to Auschwitz) Uhhmm… yep…they could attest to some of the haywire shit that happened back when we actually had SMOKE BREAKS in high school (The 80’s… Maddonna was queen then and the BREAKFAST CLUB WAS REAL).

And teachers could tell you they were gonna be “CRACKING SKULLS MISTER” and it wasn’t meant literally (like “Peeling back your grape cap” or any ICE CUBE literal gangsta lingo like TODAY).

It only meant– “Listen, nimrod– you want to pass? Then put in 100% and if you only make 65 on the test but you tried (and you weren’t the class ass), I’ll float the 5% pass so we don’t dance again next year– and maybe even talk to your math teacher– my friend… deal?”

(And, no, teachers weren’t charged under the Federal  RICO statutes for making those kinds of deals with students back then)

Oh– and the CRACKING SKULLS MISTER thing– teachers wouldn’t serve fifty years in prison for terroristic threats either for saying that (It was a FRIGGIN  METAPHOR you turd)

Also, it was OK for your football coach to grab you by the face mask and walk you around the football field a bit because you kept screwing up the play. He could make you run a hundred hills to make you better and he wasn’t going to be “UNDER INVESTIGATION and SUSPENDED” because he SINGLED YOU OUT and he would not get sued for causing you PTSD as a result of some good old fashioned discipline.

(Yes, there was a time when the football coach was the unofficial king of the school, respected, whether or not the team had a winning season)

It was just tough love and it worked. He wasn’t going to be fired for assault, he just wanted you to make the team, he wanted to make you a winner.

My Bensalem High School mates were there and they sure as shit remember Mr. Cory and his “HIS & HERS” paddles in middle school

(Yes… girls were fair game too… Pennsylvania was a corporal punishment state… the teacher could f__#$%^ you up too, so long as they didn’t kill you, and you were a true A-HOLE and deserved any lesson you got… and they would too… just before your mom and dad did a second round on your drug addicted, disruptive *^%^ when you got home after hiding out in your friend’s room for three days missing…

Remember those friends??

No more friends like that around anymore. Today they’d dime you out faster than a fly can suck on some fresh cat shit (And they suck suck fast too).

The choice in middle school for acting like an ass-clown was a hard swat on the butt or two days in detention.

Most kids in Snyder chose the detention for good reason (That reason was Mr. Cory and his OFFICIAL SCHOOL TITLE– DISCIPLINARIAN)

And oh yea… back then a cop wouldn’t stoop so low as to lead a kindergartner out of the school in handcuffs for tugging on Suzy’s hair– that was NOT the local news.

Oh yea, I almost forgot… we were talking about the phone thing…

Continuing…

What sucked about the bag phone was even back then it cost you 60 cents a minute without roaming charges and a $1.20 outside your small geographic empire. I say empire because it was your world back then if you could afford one of these dinosaurs.

But it was all good, because LL COOL J took us a step further when he was spotted in one of his videos (or was it a movie??) talking on that wireless brick thing phone atrocity which looked like a satchel charge of C-4 explosive (remember that sh__i&%?).
but OK..

We all got wise and realized that $1.20 per minute was high in 1988, even by 2013 pricing standards. It was definitely for the ballers and businessmen.

So eventually we graduated in about 1993 to flip phones and pagers. Now, we are moving on up to the big time but I’ll let one of my other brothers or sisters from the 80’s finish here–I wasn’t gonna even touch the ATARI and PAC-MAN THING.

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Once upon a time there were 2 trolls… but this was not always so….


… because as we sat at dinner I decided to change them back into the two vain egg-heads so I could try and make more sense of what they were trying to school  me in (one is an aspiring actor, the other is– yep, you guessed it. An aspiring actress). Here’s the scoop in a love letter to whoever wants to read it….

Well, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 2 trolls (husband and wife team) who I’ll politely refer to as Romeo & Jewels (Barbie & Ken for the more contemporary Hollywood folks) who, before offering up their strong opinion, made me a strong pitch to author their own frictional, true love story (no, frictional is not a type o– because that was exactly the atmosphere as I was pretending to enjoy my soup).

Yea, I know, Gag me with a roach’s egg (hold the mayonnaise please). 

Yep. So that’s what this high end restaurant is all about– always a catch!

Their opinion was that I should price my soon to be released e-book, LUKE 11:24, at more than .99 cents. I mean, they are going to price their e-book edition at $15.99 because they have 2 IMDb- ( Z movies mind you) credits, Yippie ky yi yaaa…so what!!).

I mean and they clearly have my best interest in mind when they tell me I am going to DE-VALUE the work of other authors and ISOLATE myself from the MAJOR PUBLISHERS. Umm…  well, looks like the MAJOR PUBLISHERS have already done a good enough job of doing just that for themselves (thus, SELF PUBLISHING– AKA people power on display).

Hmmm– OK. Well, I say if I really wanted to get in on the ground floor and catch this popping isolate train they’re whispering about, I would stand in front of the Amazon Headquarters in a clown’s suit, break dance, and then hold up a sign which reads… “BUY MY .99 CENT E-BOOK FOR A HUNDRED DOLLARS!!”

 Now that is what I would call isolating.

And so once upon a time ends with happily ever after, as the author (me) chose good intentions over the greedy and fruitless advice of the evil Barbie & Ken (who he changed back to  trolls mind you) by pledging to offer good books at cheap prices in the hopes of one  day gathering a magical horde of loyal fans.

And thus, .99 cents it shall be for the time being, 13.95 for a paperback, and $22.00 for a the character fingerprint signature edition, much of that is being donated to charity anyway– plus I’ve searched and searched and I still couldn’t find that darned clown suit anywhere… jeeesshh!!!

PS.

A sincere thank you to the king and queen of the .99 cent novel, Amanda Hocking and John Locke….see dreams are possible…

America was built on one…

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MY ACTOR WISH LIST – SCREENPLAY EDITION – YouTube video


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FRONT COV LUKE JPEGJonathan Luke Florentino

1923- June 5, 1960

Jonathan Luke Florentino has been on San Quentin’s Death Row since 1955.  In a two year period from 1955 -1957, Jonathan killed at least 97 p people is scheduled to die by electrocution on June 6th 1960.

The execution will be presided over by the Governor of the State of California ia. Warden Theodore Zachary Gates, by self appointment, is expected to perform the honors. Dr. Charles Unsworth, the Chief Prison Psychiatrist, will oversee the details of the execution.

It is the professional opinion of Dr. Unsworth that Jonathan suffers from no natural psychological deviation (as we understand it). Jonathan Florentino stands over 6’6 tall and weighs 270 pounds.

As listed in his military records, Jonathan is an absolute specimen of physical perfection. He is also a Medal of Honor winner, and the recipient of three Silver Stars for gallantry in the line of duty. This means nothing to Jonathan. It was only a time in his life where he could openly kill. Nothing more and nothing less.

Concerning the condemned, in his final official progress report to the board, Dr. Unsworth wrote, “It is my professional, and not my personal opinion, that if all to include his memory were erased and buried beneath the earth.”  

The doctor also hypothesized that Jonathan Luke Florentino was born without the portion of his brain which recognizes fear or that it is genetically evolved into a biological state which is receptive to sheer, primordial intelligence and controlled hyper- vigilant awareness.

This action is exemplified in Part-3 in the Prologue of the book which occurred on September 18th 1944 during the Battle for Peleliu in the Pacific Island Campaigns.

Dr. Unsworth has also challenged traditional medically accepted doctrine, asserting that in the case of Jonathan Florentino, there may perhaps be a paranormal or even a spiritual connection between him and his son; a good, boy who only desires to become a man of God. A priest.

Jonathan Florentino is an animal doctor by profession. He is highly deceptive. Although he may appear kind and compliment you, it would be wise not to communicate with him– at all. But you are the adult, and therefore that decision is yours.

In closing, I would also severely caution the reader against stepping over the yellow–

“DO NOT CROSS LINE.”

It was painted on the floor in 1958 after the unfortunate incident with that guard. Yes. HE WILL KILL YOU and not even think yesterday about it…

Good luck.

Chapter 5- Introduction to a serial killer.

See you on the other side…

Your guide,

Freddy Howard

 BOBO

1)     Michael Clark Duncan ( 6’5 300/ Green Mile)  R.I.P. ***

2)    Dwayne Johnson (The Rock   6’5 260)

3)    Tyler Perry  (6’5  240/ Duel  Characters/ Jesse Wright)

4)     Shaquille O’ Neal (7’ 325)

5)     Forrest Whitaker  (6’2)

6)     Booker T.  (6’3 253 WWF)

Jonathan Florentino

1)    Alexander Skarsgard (6’4 230)

2)    Joe Manganiello (6’5  240 True Blood)

3)     *** Tom Cruise***  (Although not the same physical height and proportions of this character, in terms of acting personification, Mr. Cruise precisely identifies and  mimics the envisioned  personality traits and  characterization of  how Jonathan Florentino’s Character is written into the novel and screenplay. LUKE 11:24. This is well observed in his vampire characterization of Lestat de Lioncourt in the 1994 film, INTERVEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.  In this case, the characterization of Jonathan Florentino’s height and weight, would be readily adjusted to accommodate a platform for Tom Cruise)

4)     Justin Lopez (6’4 270/ Balls of Furry)

Professional wrestlers

1)     Randy Orton (6’4  235)

2)    Adam Joseph Copeland  (6’5 250)

3)     John Cena (6’0  251)

4)     Chis Jericho (6’0  230)

5)     Cody Rhodes (6’2  215)

Jesse Wright

1)     Tyler Perry (Duel Characters/ BOBO)

2)    Jaime Fox

3)     James Todd Smith (L.L. Cool Jay)

4)    Will Smith

5)    Tyrese Gibson

6)    Denzel Washington

7)    Terry Crews

8)     Ving Rhames

9)     Terrence Howard

10)  Cuba Gooding Jr.

11)  Blair Underwood

12)   Lonnie Rashid Lynn (Common)

13)  Anthony Mackie

14) Malik Yoba

Father Florentino

5)     Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ)

6)    Hugh Jackman

7)    Julian Mcmahon (Fantastic Four)

8)    Daniel Craig

9)    Mathew McConaughy

10) Joe Manganiello (6’5  240 True Blood)

11) Alexander Skarsgard (6’4 230)

12) George Clooney

13) Ryan Reynolds

14) Matt Damon

15) Colin Farrell

16) Ben Affleck

17) Gerald Butler

18)  Jeffery Donovan

19)  Ryan Gosling

20)  James Franco

21)  Patrick Dempsey

22)  Channing Tatum

23)  David Boreanaz

24)  Aaron Eckhart

25) Chris Evans

26) Brad Pitt

27) Bradley Cooper

28)  Hayden Christensen

29) Alex Pettyfer

30) Timothy Olyphant

31) Jake Gyllenhaal

32)  Johnny Depp

33)  Robert Downey Jr.

34)  Shia Lebeouf

35) Christian Bale

36) Leonardo Dicaprio

37)  Chris Helmsworth

Jack Dunn

1)    Jeremy Renner

2)    Mickey Rourke

3)    Colin Farrell

4)    Tom Cruise

5)    Keifer Southerland

6)    Johnny Depp

7)    Daniel Craig

8)     Bill Paxton

9)     Bruce Willis

10)  Dennis Leary

11) James Franco

12) Ed Norton

13) Liam Neeson

14) Michael Chiklis

15) Tim Robbins

16)  Alec Baldwin

17)  Vince Vaughn

18)  Sean Penn

19)  Sean Bean

20)  Bill Pullman

Sonya Wright

1)    Halle Berry

2)    Paula Patton* (Ghost Protocol)

3)    Kenya More (I know who killed me)

4)    Jada Pinkett Smith

5)    Alica Keys

6)    Salli Richardson (I am legend)

7)     Faune A. Chambers (Benjamin Button)

8)     Robinne Lee (Deliver Us from Eva)

9)     Beyonce Knowles

10) Stacey Dash

11)  Meagan Good (Think Like A Man)

12) Regina Hall

13)  Nicole Scherzinger

14)  Joy Bryant

Diane Florentino

1)    Jennifer Aniston

2)    Angelina Jolie

3)    Kate Beckinsale

4)    Sandra Bullock

5)    Demi Moore

6)    Diane Lane

7)    Alyssa Milano

8)    Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)

9)    Olivia Wilde

10) Natalie Portman (Star wars)

11) Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser)

12) Kristanna Loken (Terminator)

13)  Michelle Monaghan

14)  Booklyn Decker

15) Chrisitna Applegate

16)  Megan Fox

17) Mila Kunis

18) Lindsay Lohan

19)  Penelope Cruz

20)  Carrie-Ann Moss

21)  Neve Campbell

22)  Maria Bello

23)  Blake Lively

24)  Eva Mendez

25)  Gabrielle Anwar

26) Julie Benz

27) Tricia Helfer

28)  Amanda Seyfried

29)  Rosie Huntington-Whitley

Russian Gypsy Girl

1) Scarlett Johanson

2)Dakota Fanning

Florence Dunn

1) Cate Blanchett

BISHOP CONWELL

1)    Ben Kingsley

2)    Gene Hackman

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CHAPTER 39

The other marshal stood in the middle of the kitchen looking around. There were not many places to hide. He opened the refrigerator, knowing that it would have been suicide for someone to lock themselves in there. Nothing. Because the marshal was bored, he opened up all of the cabinets. Again, nothing. Not even food. He walked over to the stove. There was a math paper on it with problems and solutions that he couldn’t understand. He studied it for a moment. The boy had been here.

Antonio drew back to sneeze, just as the marshal placed his hand around the handle of the stove. He would check it; there was nowhere else to look, so he pulled it open…

“Charlie! Let’s go!” the senior marshal yelled from the living room. It startled him, and he looked away from the opened oven and missed Antonio’s face staring up at him. The marshal let go, and the door came up and crashed hard against Antonio’s face, just as he sneezed. The noise covered him. Antonio thanked God.

“Thank you, Mrs. Florentino,” the senior marshal nodded. Diane handed him back his pen and clipboard. She was angry, but at least they left without her son. Diane wondered why they had not arrested her. They would be back.

*****

Antonio opened the bathroom door, and there was his strong mother lying in the bathtub crying like a baby. He told her that he would never let them take him away from her. He promised. Diane looked up at him. She was beginning to feel the mirth of defeat. It was as though the Devil himself was whispering sinister dooms into her empty ears. Tears burst from her eyes. “What have I done to deserve this?” she screamed in anger and covered her face. “What? What? Why, Antonio? Why is this happening to us?”

Antonio didn’t have an answer for her and knew it was better to just let her sulk in despair. He knew that a hug right now might destroy her, so he stepped back and listened hard to her pain and suffering. When the screaming became too much, he covered his ears and let the madness have its way. Antonio listened for an hour, until his mother was all cried out. Then Antonio removed his hands so the evil spirits could leave him. He tried to be strong, but somewhere in his heart, a tiny seed of hatred had been planted. It would either die, or it would forever live with him…

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