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. ūüôā

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!! ūüôā

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 importantРsomewhat 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! ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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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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 ‚Äúget that stupid nigger‚ÄĚ when BOBO retired to the bay for the night. So he waited.

CHAPTER 36

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

‚ÄúI‚Ķ I fine, Red Head Archie‚Ķ BOBO is fine.‚ÄĚ

He yelled at BOBO.

‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs your fucking problem, nigger? I told you not to call me that! It‚Äôs Archie! Plain and simple‚Ķ just like your retarded IQ, you dope! Simple!‚ÄĚ

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

‚ÄúBOBO is not retarded‚Ķ he is only a little bit slow.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúYou‚Äôre a retard! Hear me! Repeat after me. Say it! ‚ÄėI‚Äôm a retard!‚Äô‚ÄĚ

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.

‚ÄúSay it!‚ÄĚ

BOBO cried.

‚ÄúOkay, ppp‚Ķ please dd‚Ķ don‚Äôt hit BOBO no more. I am a retard. BOBO is a retard.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúThat was for running to Sergeant Dick to tattle on me! You‚Äôre a god-damned sissy, you are, BOBO!‚ÄĚ

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

‚ÄúSergeant Frick!‚ÄĚ BOBO insisted, in his friend‚Äôs defense.
‚ÄúDick! I said Sergeant Dick! You don‚Äôt fucking correct me, or I‚Äôll whack your head open!‚ÄĚ

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

‚ÄúWhere‚Äôs my fucking money, huh? Give me the goddamn money!‚ÄĚ

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).

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’ ūüôā 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:)

You can often (not all the time)see the status and when they will be  http://www.freddyhowardbooks.com/chat-with-characters.html

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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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.

PS

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‚Ķ much before‚Ķ but you see where I‚Äôm going with the analogy‚Ķ 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 otherwiseРjust 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‚Ķ the equivalent to Auschwitz) Uhhmm‚Ķ yep…they could attest to some of the haywire shit that happened back when we actually had SMOKE BREAKS in high school (The 80‚Äôs‚Ķ Maddonna was queen then and the BREAKFAST CLUB WAS REAL).

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

It only meant– ‚ÄúListen, 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‚Äôll float the 5% pass so we don‚Äôt dance again next year– and maybe even talk to your math teacher– my friend… deal?‚ÄĚ

(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 ‚ÄúUNDER INVESTIGATION and SUSPENDED‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúHIS & HERS‚ÄĚ paddles in middle school

(Yes‚Ķ girls were fair game too‚Ķ Pennsylvania was a corporal punishment state‚Ķ 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‚Ķ and they would too‚Ķ 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‚Ķ

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‚Ķ back then a cop¬†wouldn’t¬†stoop so low as to lead a¬†kindergartner¬†out of the school in handcuffs for tugging on Suzy‚Äôs hair– that was NOT the local news.

Oh yea, I almost forgot‚Ķ 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‚Äôll 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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!!!

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

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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, ‚ÄúIt is my professional, and not my personal opinion, that if all to include his memory were erased and buried beneath the earth.‚Ä̬†¬†

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–

‚ÄúDO NOT CROSS LINE.‚ÄĚ

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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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‚Äôre probably saying ‚ÄúAll my photos look good,‚ÄĚ 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, ‚ÄúOohrah!‚ÄĚ

 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 ‚Äď 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, ‚ÄúI miss my boy,‚ÄĚ (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.