Sunday, November 29, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Back cover (and spine) of A FIELD OF CABBAGES. 214 pages of robots, kitchen workers, Martians, vaudeville, a Kentucky colonel, Oatmeal Houston, a gorilla version of Errol Flynn, poetry, junkyards, ghost lovers and super-8 watchers, managers of mayhem and a sandwich waiting for you at the Woolworths counter. I don't know why you're stalling, pal, get your reading glasses on!
Posted by allen frost at 12:35 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
A Field of Cabbages, although classified as a sequel to The Robotic Age might be the only sequel ever where the main characters from the first book never actually meet!! Fate continually keeps The Great Marconi and Cronco from actually seeing each other, although they manage to create plenty of mischief.
Posted by allen frost at 5:04 PM
Regarding A FIELD OF CABBAGES--first off, has anyone out there read The Three Investigators books? I remember seeing them on library shelves many moons ago, but I don't think I ever read one until Aaron urged me to read The Secret of Terror Castle. Introduced by a world-weary Alfred Hitchcock, who even appears in the book as himself! That book knocked me for a loop and immediately inspired me to write my own version...a mystery introduced by Good Deed Rain's reining genius, Sylvan Moore. My 3 'investigators' are The Great Marconi (magician), Hollis Fosbury (teen brat) and Harper Dixon (grocery store manager). They set the wheels in motion for the most fantastic adventure you'll ever read!
Posted by allen frost at 4:58 PM
Here's another new GOOD DEED RAIN novel!! Local residents will recognize Joe's Garden on the cover of A FIELD OF CABBAGES. This is the long awaited sequel to THE ROBOTIC AGE novel. It also features stars from other Good Deed Rain novels, WALT AMHERST IS AWAKE and THE SYLVAN MOORE SHOW, among others. In this new adventure, The Great Marconi and Cronco return in a race against time to save the ghost of Sunny Jim. The book is magnificently illustrated throughout by artist Aaron Gunderson. I'll share more soon. A FIELD OF CABBAGES is due to be published December 7, banzai! This makes 2 new novels published by Good Deed Rain, just in time for holiday presents to your favorite reader.
Posted by allen frost at 2:10 PM
Monday, November 23, 2020
I think the inspiration for RIVER ROAD began with the beginning of 1957's The Vampire movie. It starts with a boy on his bike delivering animals from his zoo. Borrowing him, I made him a paperboy, and the vampire became Count Misfit (a Good Deed Rain favorite, who appears in several previous books, including The Orphanage of Abandoned Teenagers and The Tin Can Telephone.)
Posted by allen frost at 11:30 AM
Sunday, November 22, 2020
A new novel from GOOD DEED RAIN, to be published December 11, available from Amazon. RIVER ROAD is the story of a paperboy who delivers newspapers to a ghost town. The beautiful cover is a print by Julia McIntyre, with cover production by the great Jen Armitage. I always get excited by the next new book, I know people will enjoy reading these one day.
Posted by allen frost at 11:34 AM
Friday, November 20, 2020
One of my favorite Peter Tosh songs. It's still going strong! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqc0FXiazQM&list=PLC122061BDC373B4B&ab_channel=PlayingForChange
Posted by allen frost at 12:26 PM
Monday, November 16, 2020
Here's a surprise! Many moons ago musician Dan Hanrahan and I made a recording of me reading some stories, for a cassette tape called PLANET FISHING. Jay Moores in Maine has made this great animation to go along with the story The Small House. Enjoy! And many thanks to Dan and Jay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR_xGWsQDTU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1V2bVWLC86_SxdGG33Qdvz5j7VoPtraSTlh6_ebGToyAoPqoLAbgjtwC0&ab_channel=SuperFantasticUltra
Posted by allen frost at 3:54 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Here's a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-published next Good Deed Rain novel. The sequel to The Robotic Age (2018) this spread features the first meeting of Cronco and Frigidaire. Because the fans demanded it! This new book is once again packed with pictures from the mighty cartoonist Aaron Gunderson. Stay tuned for more!
Posted by allen frost at 4:37 PM
Here's an inspired bit o' writing from friend poet/musician Dan Hanrahan: https://danhanrahan.blogspot.com/2020/11/take-my-country.html
Posted by allen frost at 12:57 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Friday, November 6, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Regarding previous post, I asked Aaron to draw Good Deed Rain stars Pongo the ape and Cronco the robot locked in a battle that would resemble the classic poster for Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. And boy did he deliver! Of course...when you read this new book, you'll find that it might not happen quite this way...Pongo is an erudite pipe-smoking retired movie actor, and Cronco a civilized attendant at the city dump. But they do have a showdown of sorts at the grocery store.
Posted by allen frost at 2:28 PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Hello everyone! The long awaited sequel to my novel The Robotic Age is on its way! As with that previous book, this follow-up is illustrated by the masterful Aaron Gunderson. This new book features the return of all your friends (The Great Marconi, Cronco, as well as Pongo from another novel Walt Amherst is Awake and a cast of new characters as well). It's a wild, hilarious and emotionally evocative story that will plumb the depths of your yearning soul! I'll let you know when it's ready to be published so you can read it. Here's one of Aaron's spellbinding full-page illustrations! Cronco the robot vs. Pongo!! Someone get Howard Cosell on the phone!
Posted by allen frost at 9:00 AM