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.
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.
I have been in talks with a publisher in Daytona Beach, FL to publish my 3rd book, LOST IN PARADISE. This is a detective novella (that means it's longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel.) The story is set on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, a small spit of land just east of Puerto Rico. This book will be the first of a series starring the main character. I am sending her the story this week, and will have a contract signed by the end of the year.
I need some help. I am writing the script for a short film right now, and would welcome ideas. Here is the basic premise: It is about a female vampire hunter. I know, I know, vampires have been done to death, but I have a good twist in mind for this one that makes it very different. What I need are ideas to make my vampires fresh and new (and scarier than vamps in many films.) I want to get back to when vampires were actually scary (no sparkling!). Any ideas, please pass them on!
First of all, I'd like to wish EVERYONE a happy and Blessed Veteran's Day. If you are a vet, thank you for your service. If you are not, make sure you take some time out of your day to thank a vet for the sacrifices they have made.
UNSEEN MALICE has only been released for 2 weeks now, and thanks to all of you, it is up to over 100 views. Not bad for a small no-budget film in limited release.
Still not terribly active in novels/short stories. I'm working on a new script to be filmed in the spring, and hopefully be released by October of next year.
Bearing that in mind, I want to know, because this script is firmly in the horror genre, what would you like to see in a vampire movie? What makes them more terrifying enemies? Please use the link below and send me a message telling me what's what.
UNSEEN MALICE has officially been released. See the entire 9 minute film at Unseen Malice.
It has been a busy time for me. I just uploaded the newest and best version of the UNSEEN MALICE trailer. Check it out on my FILM WORK page.
UNSEEN MALICE itself will be released on the internet on Saturday 10/26. Please comment on the video and let us know what you think of it when you see it.
ONE GOOD TURN wrapped shooting and is now in post-production. It looks really good so far, and I can't wait to share it with all of you.
I've not been doing so much on the novel/short story front lately, because I've been so busy with the films.
Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I'm trying to get things together to go to Russia with the Olympics in January. I have a donation site, if you would like to help in my fundraising efforts. the address is http://www.gofundme.com/4jonjc.
I have also begun writing travel articles to raise money for my trip. I'll let you know how it goes, but so far I have written a few, but haven't tried to get them sold yet.
I recently wrote and directed a short film, ONE GOOD TURN, based on my short story BETRAYAL. It is in the editing process now, and will be released to film festivals as soon as it is done.
My commission statement came in again. Sales are once again dismal. On the positive note, I am still selling copies of my first book, BOOTLEG SPIRITS.
Filming starts tomorrow on my short film, ONE GOOD TURN, which is the film version of my short story BETRAYAL in the collection SPLINTERED. Very excited for my first time directing.
About to receive the script for FRANCHISES AVAILABLE, which is a short film in which I will be script-doctoring and also playing 2 different characters. The explanation for that is easy enough...One is the direct descendant of the other. It's amazing how much I look like my great grandfather.
I think tonight I will work on my Caribbean detective novel.