LOS ANGELES—- ACTIONOPOLIS, LLC announced today the highly-anticipated sequel Heir to Fire: Zephyr Mesa with a Kindle edition first printing. Rob M. Worley, writer of a diverse range of comics for nearly every publisher and audience, returns readers to the Arizona desert town of Gila Flats, home to invading spiders, […]
[singlepic id=186 w=320 h=240 float=right]This has been ramping up all summer, but the announcement officially came down today: Actionopolis is back! Actionopolis is the book like featuring high-octane, high-adventure prose fiction by a myriad of talented writers from comics, film, video games and the like. The company initially published seven […]
Publisher: Actionopolis Publication Date: July 29, 2010 Rob’s Credit: Author Other Credits: Cover art by Mike Dubisch Synopsis: Ryan Morales and the town of Gila Flats are still reeling from the events of the first book. Having harnessed his fire abilities he’s dispatched the spider invaders that threatened to snatch the citizens of […]
I just noticed Amazon dropped the price on ‘Heir to Fire‘ by 40% last night. You can order it now for just $7.77! Such a deal!
I found out last week that ‘Serenity’/’Firefly’ star Nathan Fillion has kinda sorta recommended my book ‘Heir to Fire’ as a good chapter book for reluctant readers. Here’s the scoop: Fillion and his friend, novelist P.J. Haarsma have a non-profit concern going called Kids Need to Read (KNTR) which is […]
I’ll be making an appearance at the Southfield Public Library?s Third Annual Books & Beyond Festival this Saturday. The Books & Beyond Festival is a free, family-friendly event held on the grounds of Southfield’s outstanding public library. Some 30 or so local authors will be in attendance including myself, fellow […]
The 5th annual Kerrytown Bookfest is this weekend. The festival takes place in the historic Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor, MI on Sunday, the 9th. I’ll be appearing with Actionopolis creators Dan Mishkin and Gary Reed. We’ll be holding a panel on Actionopolis at 4 p.m. at the Kerrytown Concert […]
Not having new stuff in stores for a long stretch feels very unnerving. The last new book I had was final issue of ‘Advent Rising’, limping into shops late last year. As things fall, it looks like the first issue of ‘The Revenant’ won’t be out until early next year. […]
Heading out to Comic-Con in San Diego this week. For me, things are more hectic this year than every before. I’m wearing two hats: that of comic-book writer (pitching and promoting projects) and Editor/journalist of the newly-revitalized Comics2Film. If you’re coming out to the show find me at the Actionopolis […]
I’ll be touring several branches of the Detroit Public Library this summer and introducing “Heir to Fire” to the kids. Fellow Actionopolis creators Gary Reed and Dan Mishkin will join me at several stops. Here?s a rundown of the summer schedule so far: June 27th ? Detroit Public Libraries: Sherwood […]
You get three Actionopolis creators for the price of one at this event! I, along with fellow actionistas Dan Mishkin (The Forest King) and Gary Reed (Spirit of the Samruai) will be celebrating “Kids Reading Month” with a store appearance at Borders in Troy, MI on Saturday, March 24th. The […]
The January issue of the prestigious “School Library Journal” posted a review of “Heir to Fire” and “The Forest King” (by Dan Mishkin and Tom Mandrake). Elaine E. Knight of Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL writes: Gr 5?8 In [“The Forest King”], the forest monster is legendary among the kids in […]
It’s always nice when someone has a kind word about your work. It’s even better when it’s a MANLY kind word. Such is the case with the latest mention of “Heir to Fire” in Beau Smith’s Busted Knuckles column at Silver Bullet Comicbooks. Says Smith: “Heir To Fire is a […]
C&G Newspapers in my area put the spotlight on your’s truly last week. It’s a nice write up, but I’m not as old (so not 48) or scary (note to self: smile for the camera next time) as the online version makes me out to be.
There’s a new interview up at TeensReadToo.com in which I talk about writing, mostly with a focus on “Heir to Fire”. It also features, oddly enough, the first reprinting in several decades of my first published work! Read it!
Actionopolis books got an tremendous mention in the Tony’s Tips column of the latest issue of Comics Buyer’s Guide (#1626). Tony Isabella liked all seven of the books but I was very pleased that he gave “Heir to Fire” highest marks. Here’s what Tony wrote: This feels and reads like […]
If you shop books at Borders, there’s a printable coupon online that lets you take home a free book when you buy two. I, of course, recommend using it to pick up a copy of “Heir to Fire” and two other fine Actionopolis books, which are now stocked at Borders […]
So, you’ve got some young readers in your life and you’re stuck on the holiday shopping. My suggestions? Get those 8-15-year-old readers a copy of Heir to Fire or one of the other Actionopolis books. If you have three kids to buy for, you can get the books for about […]
Jennifer Wardrip over at TeensReadToo.com just posted her review of “Heir to Fire” This is a great book for younger teens, pre-teens, or older reluctant readers. Filled with wonderful illustrations, short chapters, and an intriguing story line, you’ll be glad that the last page of HEIR TO FIRE isn’t “the […]
Mikel O.D., host of the chat and music Podcast “Most People Are DJs”, was on the prowl at last weekends SNAP! small press show. It was my pleasure to sit down and record a segment in the back-room bar that Mike had commandeered as his mobile studio. Listen as I […]
The Detroit Free Press put the spotlight on the Michigan-based Actionopolis authors and paid special attention to your’s truly and “Heir to Fire”. Note: The article is no longer available on the Free Press website so I’m reprinting it here… OH, SNAP! A DAY FOR COMICS: Illustrated books festival features […]
Hope to see you at the second annual SNAP! this weekend. SNAP! is the Detroit area’s only show for Small Press comics organized by Green Brain Comics in Dearborn Michigan. I’m there with Paul D. Storrie and Gary Reed so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say “what […]
I have no idea what that headline is supposed to mean, but I’ve officially booked a table at the second annual SNAP! small press show organized by Green Brain Comics in Dearborn Michigan. I’ll be sharing a table with the incorrigible Paul D. Storrie, writer of Revisionary, Justice League Unlimited […]
I had a great time meeting with booksellers at the Great Lakes Booksellers Association trade show last weekend. Myself and fellow Actionistas Dan Mishkin (The Forest King) and Gary Reed (Spirit of the Samurai) were there displaying our books and signing autographs. I’m grateful for the warm response we got […]
A big thanks to our friends at Creative Screenwriting magazine for mentioning Heir to Fire in this week’s emailer. Just a quick mention that it’s not a graphic novel but a prose novel, illustrated by “Macabre” Mike Dubisch. Don’t take my word for it! Read the sample chapter. The book […]
While the official release date is still said to be next Wednesday, there have been confirmed sightings of Actionopolis books in stores in the Pacific and Mountain timezones. Anyone see “Heir to Fire” in the wild yet?
The latest word is that “Heir to Fire” will hit comic stores on September 27. Joining it will be “The Forest King”, “What I did on my Hypergalactic, Interstellar Summer Vacation” and “Spirit of the Samurai”. Mostly likely the next two Actionopolis books, “Blackfoot Braves Society” and “The Anubis Tapestry” […]
I just got word from the publisher at Actionopolis: “Heir to Fire” along with the six other spine-tingling, laugh-a-minute, action-packed, fantasy-filled, mystifying and hair-raising launch titles have arrived at port in the U.S.A.! That means they’ll be wending their way through distribution channels and showing up in stores in short […]
Noted internet book reviewer Harriet Klausner took a peek at “Heir to Fire” and liked what she saw. …an exciting horror story in which young readers will identify with the reluctant hero, a reticent teen who tries to do his best to defeat evil. The characters are realistic and the […]
Shannon Denton rang me up last night to tell me the first production copies of “Heir to Fire” have arrived at the secret underground Actionopolis headquarter. Neither galleys nor dummies nor any other preview version of the book. These are the real deal! They’re part of a small quantity of […]