Saturday, November 15, 2014

Library Reading

On Dec. 7th I will be in Erlanger, Kentucky reading my children's book Dinky the Elf at the Erlanger Public Library. Bring the kids to hear the story and to meet Santa Claus.

Monday, October 27, 2014

WVXU Interview is now on line

In case you didn't get to hear it here is a link to the interview from last night on WVXU. http://wvxu.org/post/meet-northern-kentucky-author-rick-phillips

Sunday, October 26, 2014

WVXU Interview

My interview on Cincinnati radio is at 7pm EST tonight on 91.7 WVXU If you go to http://wvxu.org/ you can listen to it on their site live in MP3 or on Itunes. They said it have a link to it on their site tomorrow so I will be providing that once I have it. I mentioned all my books at that time and hinted at Atlantis Under Attack as that wasn't finished yet. I also mentioned that Brash Books wanted to know when I was done with my crime novel and that they may be interested in publishing it in the future. (Free plug for them) Not sure if it will air uncut or if it will be edited for time but I hope you enjoy listening to it.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack Discount

Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack is the first book to come out under the publishing imprint Dinky Publishing. look for it where ever fine books are sold. Remember, if it's good...it's Dinky! go to https://www.createspace.com/5013789 Use code X5P9MYJ9 and get it at 10% off at the check out.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Project Hero Atlantis Under Attack

Good news I am now putting the finishing the touches on Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack. That means it may be available sooner rather then later. So if you have a Kindle you can pre-order it for the low price of .99 cents. It may go up a little after it is officially released. Here is the link for the Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9N4C2W

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Project: Hero Attack on Atlantis

Project: Hero Attack on Atlantis is now available for pre-order Amazon Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9N4C2W

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Short Story on Kindle

I have a new science fiction short story titled "A War On A World" on Kindle. You can get it at The Amazon link provided here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rest in Peace Robin Wiliams

This is how I like to remember him.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Last Train to Murder and Other Stories

A part of the profits from the sales of this book go to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.

Monday, June 16, 2014

with great power is free today on kindle

if you have a kindle you can get the book With Great Power for free at amazon.com Click here to get the book.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Guest Post: Evolution of a Cover by Elizabeth Delana Rosa

 
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About the Book:

COMING JUNE 13, 2014

Cover completeTitle: Queen of the Loch

Series: Children of the Loch Saga

Author: Elizabeth Delana Rosa

Published: Expected publishing June 13th, 2014

Word Count: Approximately 42,000

Genre: YA Paranormal

Synopsis:

Nineteen year old, Jaelyn Adena McDonnell, known as J.J. to all, just found out she is not who she thought she was. On her twentieth birthday, a handsome man shows up on her porch with a marriage edict and news that the grandfather she has never met, has died. Her world is about to change forever. J.J. must make the perilous journey to the Loch and take her place on its throne. With no idea, what is expected of her and dark forces closing in at every turn, will J.J. be able to accept her destiny or will she be stopped her before she can? Come join this first person account of a young woman’s journey to finding herself and those she meets along the way. Previously released as a free novella named Child of the Loch, this is a completely new novel based on the same premise with new characters, renamed characters and completely revamped story-line. The novella has stayed in the top 20 of Christian Fantasy and Science fiction Free Kindle since its publishing date in November of 2013. The expected publishing date is June 13, 2014. While it maintains a great level of clean reading and it references a faith, it is in no way preachy.

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Cover Art from Start to Finish…

When doing a cover, you first must identify the character. My character of choice was Jaelyn, I spent time searching through a variety of pictures from www.canstockphoto.com and found the perfect one, but she needed work.

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I trolled the internet’s vast collection flames, scars and plugged them into Photoshop. It’s important that all the elements come together.

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Finally, I touched up the Color and added the lighting and Font. I won’t go into all I did but I will share the evolution of the cover with you.

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These covers are for the Novella. I released it twice but re-covered it 3 times.

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Bio:

Elizabeth Delana Rosa has always been a writer. When she first learned to write in Kindergarten, she wrote about pigs who “groo” wings and became “butterfys.” Elizabeth knew way back then that she would have a love affair with writing. It overtook her life and has been a constant companion. Now over 20 years later, that love flows over into writing blogs, reviews, poetry and fantasy novels. Lastly Elizabeth is a big nerd. She loves Fantasy, YA, Paranormal Romance, and Sci-Fi books. Her dream is to promote Authors and help them reach the highest level of Success, while writing her own YA and NA Fantasy Novels. She often says,

I hope that my stories connect with people of all ages, genders and races. All it takes is a good story to unite people who wouldn't normally be on the same side.

Follow Elizabeth on Social Media:

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Monday, June 02, 2014

Complete Series of the Brady Bunch on sale $48.99

If you like the Brady Bunch here is good news. You can get the complete series on DVD at Amazon. Normally it is $110 but now it is selling for $48.99. Click on the photo to go to the site to buy it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Project: Hero Free Sample on Free Comic Book Day

Just set out to get a handful of samplers of my novel Project: Hero to giveaway on Free Comic Book day at Comic Book World in Florence, Ky. On Turfway Road. Stop buy and get them while they last.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The return of Gravy Girl is great


Five stars all around. Mr. Ciccolini has a home run with this series and the Return of Gravy Girl is great!. It has a message about stopping bullying and even tells how bullying can keep some kids from doing well in school. Told with fun and humor, The Return of Gravy Girl is recommended for any adult or child to read and enjoy. Get it at Amazon at

Friday, January 17, 2014

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

If you would like to help special Olympics please sponsor my brother-in-law for the polar plunge at the following link. http://soky.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1090641&supId=398271161

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Project: On-line Christmas Party

I know this is short notice but Project: Hero The Book is going to host an on-line Christmas party this Saturday. There will be Christmas music as well as prizes. Free Kindle and/or Nook books, discount codes to buy the book on line, Free book signed by the author. If any guest want to give other gifts in support of the book and/or party just let me know. Go to the events tab on Project: Hero the book's facebook site for more details. Here is a link to the Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Hero-The-Book/447139028641606

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Tweet Lulu Gifit Guide

If you have a Twitter account and like any of my books that are on lulu.com, With Great Power http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-l-phillips-and-ron-athey-and-chris-brockow-and-paul-castiglia/with-great-power/paperback/product-21071302.html or the hardcover editions of Project: Hero http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-l-phillips/projecthero/hardcover/product-20712041.html or Last Train to Murder http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-l-phillips/last-train-to-murder/hardcover/product-21021786.html Here's how to get those books on the Lulu Gift Guide:
Send a tweet to @luludotcom
with a link to your book
and the hashtag #lulugiftguide.
And then ask your friends, family and readers with Twitter accounts to do the same.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tweet on With Great Power

Tweet on With Great Power

Tweet on With Great Power

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bond: The Complete 23 Film Collection on Blu-Ray on Sale

The title says most of the info what it doesn't say is that it is on sale on Amazon right now. Normally it is $299.99 but now it is on sale for $99.99. Click on the link provided to get this great deal.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

VIdeo of the week: New Dinky the Elf Video

Here is a video I did with Office Max for Dinky the Elf

You can buy the book Dinky the Elf at Amazon.com. Click on this photo

Monday, October 14, 2013

Where I will be on Nov. 9th at the Akron Comic con

To see me and get one of my books (With Great Power, Project: Hero, Dinky the Elf, Last Train to Murder) and have me sign them I will be at the space you see circled on the map at the Akron,Ohio comic con. Space C24 and you may see other authors who have contributed to the book With Great Power. For more info on the con go to http://akroncomicon.com/

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Great Christmas Book for Kids!


Do you want a good Christmas story to read to your children this Christmas and every Christmas season? Then buy Dinky the Elf the Book It is a wonderful and fun story to read that has a good message. http://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Rick-L-Phillips/dp/1484060083/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379771750&sr=8-1&keywords=dinky+the+elf

Friday, September 13, 2013

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow. Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
Whe he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Books on sale at Createspace.com

My books Last Train to Murder, Project: Hero and Dinky the Elf are all on sale now at 10 percent off at createspace. You just have to go to the links and enter in the following codes.
LAST TRAIN TO MURDER is code XGTEPSZK at https://www.createspace.com/4220764
PROJECT: HERO is code HVH6FXYS at https://www.createspace.com/4227438
DINKY THE ELF is code D7ZKAYBL at https://www.createspace.com/4236646

Monday, September 02, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

With Vin Diesel as the Venusian Visionary

Wouldn't it be great if we could get Project: Hero made into a movie? I think Vin Diesel would make a great Venusian Visionary.http://www.amazon.com/Project-Hero-Rick-L-Phillips/dp/1483998347/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377189219&sr=1-4&keywords=project+hero

Thursday, August 01, 2013

4 Star Review on Amazon.com for Project: Hero

Project: Hero gets a 4 star review out of 5 on Amazon.com. Read it here http://www.amazon.com/review/R2R8JIB72GXCYS

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Toy Story Power Rangers Lost in Space Toys for sale.

Toy Coolectors check out this ebay listing for Toy Story, Lost in space and Power Rangers. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200946287421

Friday, July 05, 2013

Project: Hero on Sale

Get Project: Hero on sale today. Use code CKH26J8E to get 10 percent off at https://www.createspace.com/4227438 Read how a band of heroes find out who killed the World War II superhero Flag-waver. The above cover is the older, original cover for the book.