Thanks for visiting! Welcome! For those of you who don't know me personally, my name is Wade Cox (just like it says at the top of the page!) I am pleased that you landed here, and hope you find the writing to your satisfaction. I write fiction stories of all kinds, dealing with just about any subject. With a variety of offerings to choose from, I hope this small sampling of my work will leave you wanting more. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me.
11/27/2014 Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! May God Bless you all and your families and friends. There has been a big change recently. I could not get going in Texas, and was just spinning my wheels, so I have decided to leave Texas behind for now. I may go back in the future. Because of the move, and the job situation, and Thanksgiving, and some other factors, I have dropped out of NaNoWriMo, but am still writing the book, just at my own pace now. My laptop has a virus, so I'm not using it now, instead using a friend's computer. 11/9/2014 I have been quite busy lately. We are still in pre-production on the scene that I wrote for my San Antonio film group. I have been working on a novel for this year's NaNoWriMo. For those that aren't in the know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and takes place every November. It is a competition in which writers (or aspiring writers) are challenged to produce a 50,000 word work in the span of a month. Writers are not competing against each other, rather, helping and motivating each other. Check out the competition at www.nanowrimo.org or check out my sample on my Novels page. 10/12/2014 My film Zombros was quite a success. We got the word out, many have seen it, and it is enjoying quite the following on YouTube. I just got the clearance to start working on a script for Zombros 2. If you have not see the original Zombros, you can check out the trailer on my Film Works page, and the full movie is available for free on YouTube. It is 9 1/2 minutes long, so give it a look. Since I am starting to develop a script, I want to know, what do you want/not want to see in a zombie comedy? Obviously, there is a lot to get together, I'm just starting to work on it, so I'm very open to suggestion. 10/07/2014 Ok, so we decided to lay down BLACK AND WHITE for a while and work on some fundamentals to get used to working with each other first. I wrote a short 2-page scene, not a whole story, for us to work on. We went over the script tonight and are meeting at the location on Thursday to do a site survey and block out the shots. I've gained a few new readers today. I talked with a young lady in New Mexico about my writing, and she bought 4 books from me as gifts. Still working on my series GEARS AND FEARS. I had originally planned it as a web series, with each episode in the 20-minute range. I have since changed my mind and want to make this a 1-hour show to sell to a network. 9/17/2014 I have joined a filmmaking group here in San Antonio. We are working on our first project (yes, the group is brand new!) The piece for this group is tentatively called BLACK AND WHITE PICKUP AND DELIVERY. I am also still writing a piece on my own for a webseries of my own creation called GEARS & FEARS. It is a steampunk webseries. The book signings went well. Actually, they were my most successful to date, selling more than I'd hoped. I sold both BOOTLEG SPIRITS and CARIBBEAN DANGER. I may be lining some more up in the near future. 8/15/2014 I had my interview on Monday. I was interviewed by Paul Lawrence Vann for his radio show LIVING ON HIGHER GROUND. I talked at length about, not only my books, but my film projects and general philosophy. If you missed the broadcast, you can still find it archived at www.blogtalkradio.com/paullawrencevann, just click on the episode or my picture, and it will play the broadcast. Still no appreciable activity on the film front. I'm trying to progress from independent, unpaid projects to actual paid film jobs. It has been slow going, but I've only been in Texas for a month. 7/23/2014 I'm letting things (like this!) fall through the cracks....sorry about that. Here's an update: As I mentioned, Zombros was wrapped and submitted for 3 film festivals. We only got seen in 1 of them, but garnered 3 award nominations, which we did not win. But hey, like they say in Hollyweird, "It's an honor just to be nominated," right? I am at work on the sequel to Caribbean Danger, entitled Hub of the Americas, and things are going along smoothly. After much consideration, I physically relocated myself from DeBary, FL, to San Antonio, TX. I did this to concentrate on my film work. Orlando is not really the filmmaking hub it wants to be, and much more work is being done both here and in Atlanta, GA. I wrapped shooting the music video for 420 Reruns on June 29th of this year. Now, we take all that footage and send it to the editor for him to work his magic. For those of you with only a passing interest in filmmaking, an editor can make or break a film, depending on their talent and focus. I would go so far as to say it is one of the most important jobs. Oh, one other thing...Because of the political climate at the time and terrorist bombings, I elected NOT to go to Russia for the Olympics. It turned out this decision was a blessing in disguise, because my father had emergency surgery during this time. I did finally get my money back from the ticket (Thank God for insurance!) 5/22/2014 It's been a while since everyone had an update, so here goes... Zombros (formerly ZOMBIE PLAGUE) was submitted in the Zombie Film Challenge in Tampa. It was well received by the audience, and was in turn, nominated for 3 awards. Unfortunately, the film did not win any of them, but now being submitted to the Innovative Film Festival, also in Tampa, FL on the weekend of June 27-29. Caribbean Danger has continued to sell well, despite a lackluster reply percentage from my press kits. I am currently working on a deal to get the book carried in Books A Million stores nationwide. It is already carried on the website. Cast and crew notices have gone out to get onto filming my next project, a music video that I will be directing for a song called 420 RERUNS by Bret "The Professor" Messer. Shoot dates TBA. 3/10/2014 Yesterday we wrapped shooting on ZOMBIE PLAGUE. This was the film that we're doing for the Zombie Film Challenge in Tampa, FL. Entries must be received by 3/16, and judging is in April. A great time was had by all. We had a terrific cast and crew. There were a lot of snags, but we came through with some last minute saves, and made, what I think will be a terrific film. Press kits for my book, Caribbean Danger, went out just over a week ago. Haven't heard anything back from them, but no news is good news, right? I hope. Working on a few different things right now (as always). I think my next book to get published will be THE CORRUPTION FILES, a space-piracy series. 2/28/2014 Today, I sent out the first batch of press kits for my book. The kits went out to a variety of bookstores all over Florida, and southern Georgia and Alabama. I also completed my first ever book trailer for Caribbean Danger. You can see it on the Novels page. 2/19/2014
Got all my printing done for the press kits I'm sending out, except for the business cards. They are on order and should be here next week.
Casting and crew assembly for my ZFC film is complete. Filming begins Sunday. I will keep you posted on how it goes.
My book has been released! CARIBBEAN DANGER is now available on the major book retailer sites as well as the site for my publisher Taylor & Seale.
I have a team in the Zombie Film Challenge in Tampa, FL. We have 30 days to write, shoot, and edit an 8-10 minute zombie short, which will be shown at a film fest at the end. Our first team meeting is Thursday to hammer out some details. Wish us luck!
The time for talking is over. I have signed a contract with Taylor & Seale publishing in Daytona Beach, FL to release my latest book.
There is a problem with my title. LOST IN PARADISE is to close to a drama series that appeared on the BBC in the 70s and 80s. Plus, the title just didn't have much punch. I discussed this dilemma with my publisher and she agreed that we should change the title. From this point forward, it will be known as CARIBBEAN DANGER, and is the first of a series starring my detective, Lee Gibson.
There is a film contest going on in Tampa, FL that has a different challenge every year. This year's challenge is to make a 10 minute short revolving around zombies. I am currently putting together a crew to work on this.