Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Monkees Day!

Today is Monkees day as it is Mike Nesmith's birthday and it would have been Davy's. So Happy Monkees Day everyone!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Worship Coach

If you are a worship leader at your chruch or think your worship leader would be interested show them this site called Worship Coach at www.worshipcoach.us

Saturday, December 08, 2012

With Great Power

A book of short stories that I have been working on with other authors is soon to come out. It is to benefit a missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ and is titled With Great Power. Look for it soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

With Great Power

In case I haven't mentioned it lately I just want you to know that a group of authors and I are putting together a book of short stories that follow a comic book, Amazing Fantasy #15, as it frist comes out and passes from one person to another. It is the first appearance of Spider-man and it goes from 1962 to present day. The stories focus on how the first Spider-man story helps the owners of  the book with their own problems and lives. The title of the book is called With Great Power. It is to help raise money for a Christian missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ. So if you are an author and want to contribute to help a Christian mission let me know. The art above is a possible cover to the book from artist Khris Reaves.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Video of the Week: Abbott and Costello in Hold That Ghost

Halloween fun with Abbott and Costello in Hold That Ghost.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Good reveiw on Amazon.com

Project: Hero got 4 stars out of 5 in a recent review on Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Project-Hero-Rick-L-Phillips/dp/1105522199/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350580689&sr=8-1&keywords=project%3A+hero

75% off ground shipping


For the next 2 days get 75% off ground shipping when you order books from lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rickylouisphillips there you can purchase Last Train to Murder and Project: Hero.

Love American Style: Love and the Vampire

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Legend of Sleepy Hallow

Here is a young Jeff Goldblum in a made for TV movie version on the Legend of Sleepy Hallow.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Good reveiw for Dinky on Amazon

Dinky the Elf gets a great 5 star review

Video of the Week: The Monstrous Monkee Mash

Halloween Fun with the Monkees in the Monstrous Monkee Mash!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween fun

This has nothing to do with my writing but it is some fun for Halloween. The old TV show F-Troop with the episode V is for Vampire.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Book Update


Just to let you all know that here are those that have expressed an interest in the book that shows the affect the book Amazing Fantasy #15 has on the people who come to own it. They are Dan Johnson who writes Dennis the Menace, Paul Castiglia of Archie Comics, Tyrone Reed Jr. author of S.O.L.A.D. Soliders of Light Against Darkness, H. Michael Brewer author of Who Needs a Superhero: Finding Vitue, Vice and What Holy in the Comics, Brian Reaves author of books such as Stolen Lives, Protal and Chase the Shadows and new addition to the list of authors is Michael Ciccolini author of the Pasta Family series of children's books. With myself included that makes seven authors for the book. There is room for more if you wish to join just send me a message. There is also a possible Forward by son of the late Spire Comics Christian artist and writer Al Hartly, Fred Hartley. The book is gaining steam so join the roster now if you are interested. If you can't please buy the book when it is out so we can raise money for a Campus Crusade for Christ missionary.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

My book Dinky the Elf is #69 in the top 100 of Amazon.com Kindle books for Christmas. YEA! Thanks to all who are buying it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Charity Book

Calling all Christian author/comic book fans. I am putting together a book of short stories that revolve around an issue of Amazing Fantasy #15 with the first appearance of Spider-man from the first day it comes out and how it affects each person who owns it from that time to the present. I am writing the first two stories to start it off and I may write the last story as well but the inbetween stuff is by others. If I write the last story I plan for it to be that the first person gets the book back and show how it helps him again. Unless someone else can come up with a better story to end with.
So far Dan Johnson who writes the strip Dennis the Menace, Tyrone Reed Jr. the author of the book S.O.L.A.D.: Soliders of Light Against Darkness and Michael Brewer the author of Who Needs a Superhero?: Finding Virtue, Vice, and Whats Holy in the Comics, have all expressed an interest. If anyone else is interested please get a message to me. Thank you. Also this project is to raise money for a missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dinky the Elf Reviews

Click on the photo to read the reviews.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dinky Gets Good Review

Dinky the Elf gets a five star review on Amazon.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

Five stars

Project: Hero gets a five star review on Amazon.com

Four star review

A 4 star review for Dinky the Elf at Amazon.com.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

review copies available

Anyone wanting a free review copy of Dinky the Elf and/or Project: Hero please let me know and if you want paperback or Kindle or Nook. Only ask for them if you will leave an honest review on Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble sites.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review: A Very, Very Pasta Family Halloween

I like the book a lot. A good book and a funny read with a musical number along the way. I like how it broke the 4th wall when she was asked how can you do a musical number since we're in a book? I did something like that in my book Last Train to Murder in the last chapter. I also liked how the little ghost kept his faith in God when he saw the girl full of joy and knew that there was still hope. In other words God showed him a way out. I also liked how it briefly showed some Marvel Halloween costumes. Of course the names were changed. The funniest name I thought was Webs McFadden which was really Spider-man. I laughed out loud at that one.
 As always Michael Ciccolini's sense of humor shines through in the latest Pasta Family adventure. Join Annaleenie and Lynn Gweenie and others on their adventure with the ghost, Sookrose and others. You won't be disappointed. Another great Past Family book.
You can click here to see my review of Pasta Family 7: Here Comes Gravy Girl.
Click the link below to buy A Very, Very Pasta Family Halloween!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Five Star Review for Last Train to murder

Amazon.com has another five star review for Last Trahttp://www.amazon.com/Last-Train-To-Murder-Pb/dp/1458309215/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347126543&sr=8-1&keywords=last+train+to+murderin to murder.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Project: Hero at the Blue Marble

I just saw that Project: Hero was for sale at the Blue Marble bookstore on their site http://site.booksite.com/5792/showdetail/?isbn=9781105522192

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

5 star review

Free Download

Download the Children's story  Peanuts Big Adventure for free on Sept 5th so you can read it to your children. However, if you can't wait you can get ti for 99 cents. EIther way go to http://www.amazon.com/Peanuts-Big-Adventure-ebook/dp/B0082MNA6E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346772478&sr=8-1&keywords=peanuts+big+adventure to get it on Kindle.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

My Guest Post

Here is a link to a guest post that I did for today. I mostly talk about mysteries like Last Train to Murder but I also mention Project: Hero. http://thedanobrienproject.blogspot.com/search/label/Project%3AHero

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Last Train to Charity

I haven't felt right about my book Last Train to Murder since I heard about the death of Davy Jones. I already told a missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ that I would give them the money if the book made a profit but I feel that half of the money should go to helping with the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund. You can get it at http://www.amazon.com/Last-Train-Murder-Rick-Phillips/dp/1458309215/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346352032&sr=1-1&keywords=last+train+to+murder

New Interview

Hey everybody! Here my the latest interview for Last Train to Murder at http://thedanobrienproject.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-moment-with-ricky-phillips.html

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Books are still in print

Got an odd reply from the Book Depository to a question I had on my books. Dinky the Elf and Last Train to Murder are listed as out of print as their supplier doesn't have any in stock. Project:Hero is listed as in stock as the supplier has 130 copies. Unless the company that puts out Project:Hero then they owe me some money cause they would have had to buy it from Lulu.com. But so far I haven't been paid for them.

Dinky the Elf Promotion at Amazon

At Amazon.com Dinky the Elf is eligible for our 4-for-3 promotion. Eligible products include select Books and Home & Garden items. Buy any 4 eligible items and get the lowest-priced item free. http://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Rick-L-Phillips/dp/1448696798/ref=la_B003O3MMR4_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344939897&sr=1-2

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dinky the Elf Face book fansite

I am trying to put together a fan site for the book Dinky the Elf at https://www.facebook.com/DinkyTheElfTheBook?ref=hl

Facebook fan page for Last Train to Murder/A Joshua Adams Mystery

Last Train to Murder/A Joshua Adams Mystery, the book that follows reporter Josh Adams and his new friends, the Monkees, as they take a train to Clarksville,Indiana and track a killer so they can clear Peter Tork of the crime, now has a facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Last-Train-to-Murder/421247714579202?ref=hl

Friday, August 10, 2012

last train to murder best of Nook in August

Did a search in Yahoo for Last Train to Murder and one of the first links it pulled up was the Nook version at Barnes and Noble. Beneath it said "Best of the Month Explore our hand-picked list of new books that stand out as the best of the best in August" http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-train-to-murder-rick-l-phillips/1112350062?ean=2940014933278

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Project: Hero sales are up and Last Train to Murder at library

Kindle sales are up on Project:Hero. Also, I made arrangements yesterday to try and get Last Train to Murder in as a book at the Public Library in Clarksville,Indiana since it mentions their town in the book. However, they have to look at it first to see if it meets a book as local interest in their area so they aren't certain it will be in the library. If you live in that area and want to see it in the Clarksville library please let them know ASAP. They sould have the book there in a week or two.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A Joshua Adams Mystery

Kindle sales on Project: Hero are up. Also, I love this. On Kindle Last Train to Murder is showing up with the subtitle (A Joshua Adams Mystery)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Look! Dinky's on Nook

Dinky the Elf is now for sale to download on Barnes and Noble's Nook. Here is the link.http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1014406238?ean=2940014935906

Friday, August 03, 2012

sales are up

Kindle and Nook Sales are up on Last Train to Murder and Project: Hero is doing pretty good on Nook too.

Dinky may soon be on Nook and all may be on Itunes soon

Still working at getting Dinky the Elf on Nook and all of them on the itunes bookstore. So Cross your fingers and cross your toes. :)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Project: Hero is now on Nook

My book Project: Hero is now available on Nook. Get it at this link http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/project-rick-l-phillips/1112350080?ean=2940014933285

Last Train to Murder is now on Nook

Last Train to Murder is now able to be downloaded on the Nook. Get it here at this link. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-train-to-murder-rick-l-phillips/1112350062?ean=2940014933278

Everything is ok in my little Nook

Well Last Train to Murder and Project: Hero are on their way to being on Nook. I'll let you know when they show up to be bought on that format. Dinky the Elf was suppose to be there already but he is taking longer then I thought. Maybe it's cause his legs are shorter.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The real Fab Tab?

If you have read the book Last Train to Murder you know that the star of the book Josh Adams works for a sixties teen mag called the Fab Tab. I changed some things to make this cover from Tiger Beat to what the Fab Tab may have looked like.

I'm Back Baby!

Had writers block for awhile but this morning I though of a funny scene for my next Project: Hero book. Just put it in the story.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Soon Dinky will be on Nook

Cross your fingers and cross your toes. If all goes well I want everyone to know. That tomorrow Dinky the Elf the book can be put on the shelf of your Nook.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

UP up and away!

Kindle sales on Project Hero are up again. Look for Dinky the Elf on Nook by the end of the week. Project: Hero and Last Train to Murder will soon follow.

Monday, July 23, 2012

I did some work on the next Project: Hero book.
Project: Hero sales on Kindle went up a bit today. Wahoo! Project'>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Z11JYS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Z11JYS&linkCode=as2&tag=onmymind-20">Project: Herohttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=onmymind-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B007Z11JYS" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nook lovers mark your calanders. I plan to have Dinky the elf on Nook on July 27th.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Amazon Author's Page

Here is the link to my author's page on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/author/ricklphillips For those of you who get your books at Barnes and Noble's site I will soon have Dinky the Elf on their Nook and soon to follow will be Last Train to Murder and Project: Hero.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Working on Project:Hero sequel in the works

Worked a little bit on the sequel to Project: Hero today. I only wanted to concentrate 2 or 3 main characters but I am starting to think that I will have to expand it a little bit.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Get Last Train to Murder and Project: Hero in Hardcover

The mystery book Last Train to Murder that features the Monkees is now available in hardcover on lulu.com. If your like me you prefer harcovers to softcovers. You can go to this site to get it. http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-l-phillips/last-train-to-murder-pb/hardcover/product-20249506.html Also, you can get teh superhero/science fiction novel Project: Hero in hard cover at http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-l-phillips/project-hero/hardcover/product-20249389.html

sales are up again

Project: Hero continues to climb up on the Kindle chart. Sales are up again got 3 straight days.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Project: Hero's Next Book

I worked a little on the next installment of Project: Hero this morning.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Another Interview

Just got word that the interview I did on the blog site Richard Stephenson, who happens to be the author of that great book Collapse, is now up and available to be read till this Tuesday. Here is the link http://rastephensonauthor.blogspot.com/2012/07/author-interview-ricky-phillips.html

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Well here is one of my latest interviews at Crimson Flower. Thanks to Aurora for interviewing me.  http://spotlightauthorscr.blogspot.com/
Kindle sales on Project: Hero went up a little bit yesterday. Go to http://www.amazon.com/Project-Hero-ebook/dp/B007Z11JYS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342253141&sr=1-1&keywords=project+hero to download your Kindle version.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

YEA!

Good news. I found the files are actually still on the disc minus the updates that I did on the files today. I only found it when I tried to look at it on a 3rd computer. THe other 2 were laptops and I use them more then this one that I am on now. This one is the one that foudn them still on the disc. But why wouldn't they show up on the laptops?

AAARRRGGGHH!!!

I am very upset. I had my Resume's and all my stories that I was working on a non-rewritable CD. Somehow it did get rewritten and now the disc is blank. What can I do?? I know I should just rewrite them but the stories just won't seem the same to me. For one thing I don't remember everything I wrote or how I worded it.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Upcoming Interview

I did an interview this weekend and it will appear on their site this Saturday at http://spotlightauthorscr.blogspot.com/ I will put up  another link the closer it gets to that day.

Quick Question

If you have read Project: Hero, what occupation do you think Mr. Stretchable had before he became a superhero?

sales up on Project: Hero

Project: Hero sales hit double digits late yesterday on Kindle. First time this early in the month.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

sales are up on kindle

Kindle sales of Project: Hero and Last Train to Murder both went up a little bit today. Keep it up.

Friday, July 06, 2012

computer back up

computer is back up after a crash yesterday. still don't have microsoft office up so stil can't work on my books. Hope to have that up soon.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Video of the week. Me in a commercial

For those of you who visit this site I wanted to show you that I did a commercial. Now it isn't for any of my books. Hopefully that will come but for now I was an extra in this commercial. You see me in a close up at the very beginning and about 40 seconds into the commmercial I am way in the background laughing at a joke. In the close up I am suppose to be talking to some one but no one is there.

WOW!

Wow! Kindle sales of Project: Hero shot way up on July the 4th. Thanks to all who bought it. I am sure that you will like it.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July America!


Red Skelton dissects and explains the Pledge of Allegiance

Sales are up

Just saw that Kindle sales on Project: Hero went up a little bit. Thanks for spreading the word.

Last Day


Just a little reminder that today is the last day for the print versions on Lulu.com to be on sale. Here is the link.http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=rick+l+phillips&sitesearch=lulu.com&q&x=8&y=4

Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day Everyone!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

4th of July Sale at Lulu.com


From now till the 4th of July the printed versions of Project: Hero and Last Train to Murder are on sale at 10 percent off at lulu. Go to http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=rick+l+phillips&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=10&y=8

Friday, June 29, 2012

Heroes who fight for freedom!


Want a book for the 4th of July that shows the heroes fighting to keep their freedom? Then get Project: Hero. They fight for freedom! They fight to find who killed Flag-waver! They fight to save each other! They fight to save the world! They fight for you! CLick the link to get it in paper back or download it on Kindle.click here to get Project: Hero.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lower Price for Dinky the Elf

The price on my Children's book Dinky the Elf was just lowered on createspace and may show up soon on Amazon.com. It was $10.13 but now on sale for $9.50. In this tight economy every penny saved helps. If you want to get it now go to https://www.createspace.com/3397764 Think of it as a very early Christmas gift.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dinky the Elf Promo Video

Here is a promo video for my Children's book Dinky the Elf.

Price comparisons

I just saw that a site called Book Prices has a link for books by author Rick L. Phillips where they compare prices on some of my books. They have Project: Hero and Last Train to Murder but they also have a book titled A Birders Guide to Alabama. I didn't write that one. Here is the link. http://www.bookprices.com/authors/rick-l-phillips.html

Project: Hero Hits New Zealand's Fish Pond

I just saw that Fish Pond, a New Zealand site that is like Amazon.com, is now advertising my book Project: Hero. My heroes are fighting crime all over the world now.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

S.O,L,A,D,: Soliders of Light Against Darkness

If you have a Kindle then you should get the book S.O.L.A.D. Soliders of Light Against Darkness. An interesting and fun read where two people wake up on Dark Earth which is a planet run by deamons. Now they have to find out why they were both given rings that change them into super beings and save this world in the process. Click on the link below to download the book.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Project: Hero Kindle sales go up

Just saw that kindle sales went up slightly on Project: Hero. Thanks to all who are buying it. If you haven't got it yet then go to http://www.amazon.com/Project-Hero-ebook/dp/B007Z11JYS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1340474206&sr=1-1&keywords=project%3A+Hero

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Project:Hero Free Preview

I have recently put up the first chapter of my book Project: Hero as a preview. You can see it at my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RickLPhillips

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Door Into Murder

Worked on the Last Train to Murder sequel, The Door Into Murder. I ended the scene with Davy mumbling about how the others are just being his lookouts while he does the dirty work. SO the book is coming along. Click the link below to buy Last Train to Murder from Amazon if you don't have it yet.
Last train to murder

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Last minute Father's Day gift

Still can't find the right gift for Dad for Father's Day. If he has a Kindle and likes to read Click here to get him one of my stories that you think he will like.

Friday, June 15, 2012

My first professional story

My first story that I ever got paid for is a short story in "It's That Time Againg Vol 3." It is a sci-fi story where the Man of Action (Superman) meets the aliens from War of the Worlds. You can get a copy of that book still at

Thursday, June 14, 2012

5 Star Review

Another 5 star review on Lulu.com for Last Train to Murder. http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-l-phillips/last-train-to-murder-pb/paperback/product-18962716.html

Todays Update

I wasn't certain what direction to take with my books today so I worked on getting the ones I already have out on Nook. The are currently exclusive to Amazon Kindle but they should be on Nook sometime in August Just got a great compliment from fan Kerri Fummerton. She just got Last Train to Murder and said she couldn't put it down and that the guys personalities were just right. Thanks Kerri! If you want to get ti you can buy it at this link http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=rick+l+phillips&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=12&y=12  I also worked on an article for the Lloyd high school alumni newspaper that I am writing about my Dad.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

S.O,L,A,D,: Soliders of Light Against Darkness

Hey everyone Tyrone Reed Jr. has a great book called S.O.L.A.D.: Soliders of Light Against Darkness available on Kindle. Download it now for a great sci-fi read at http://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B008AMS6W4/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_eos_detail

Monday, June 11, 2012

Big sale at lulu.com

Lulu has a sale on books till June 15th. Get 20 percent off at check out with the code word CRACKED.
Also right now my ebooks are exclusive on Amazon.com for Kindle. Today I was trying to work them up to be on Nook at Barnes and Noble and should be there on August 2nd as that is the day after my exclusive contract with Kindle expires. Here is the link to my books on lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=rick+l+phillips&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=8&y=5

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kindle sales update

Just saw that there was another sale each for Project: Hero and Last Train to Murder on Kindle. You can buy one on Kindle too if you go to http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_15?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=rick+l+phillips&sprefix=rick+l+phillips%2Cdigital-text%2C286
However if you would rather have the print book instead I won't mind.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Altered Circuits #13

Woke up this morning and checked to see where my short stories and books were on the Kindle list and see that Altered Circuits has moved up a point to 13. http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/158440011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_1_5_last