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.
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 recieved 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.
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.
Not a lot happening on the writing front. Waiting for my royalty checks starting in about 2 weeks. Concurrently writing a short story and my next publication (which is a novella about a hijacking).
Was just offered a part, possibly playing 2 characters, in an upcoming short film to be shot in Austin, TX.
Script-doctoring some work for a writer friend of mine.
Things are on pace to shoot my film ONE GOOD TURN in September.
I will be having a LIVE interview on internet radio on 6/7 (Friday). To find the interview, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/trianglevariety for more info. The interview will take place from 8:30p to 9:30p Eastern Time. If you would like to call in and chat, the call in number to the station is (949) 272-9578. I am the only guest for the hour.
Putting together cast and crew to shoot my short film, ONE GOOD TURN, in early July. If you're interested in being involved, let me know. This will be making rounds on the film festival circuit after editing is done.
I just check the visitor log. We are now up over 10,000 views! Many people are coming back multiple times, which makes me happy. You know what they say, "Happiness is a belt-fed weapon."
Friday night, we wrapped principle photography (actually shooting the movie) on my latest horror short LOOK! and now the editing process. I did NOT write this one, my short film BETRAYAL will be done this summer.
I got great news today when I checked my email. Fiver.com has done another one of my promotions. Here are the details of where you can see my promotion:
We Tweeted your Feature to our Twitter lists: (over 13k followers)
We included your Twitter ID so you will see the tweets in your mentions.We have 9 additional tweets scheduled for:
today at 8pm Monday at 9am, 3pm, 8pm tuesday at 8am, 1pm, 7pm, Wed at 10am, 10pm Chicago/central time.We are hopeful that this promotion will help many to discover your work.
Also, I was interviewed on Friday for a podcast radio show out of Washington, DC. I will post the link as soon as it is sent to me.
Haven't worked out the exact date yet, but I am scheduling a film shoot for my short film script, ONE GOOD TURN, in June. Written and Co-Directed by me. My
I have been getting some promotions through Fiverr.com and have received my first one. My book, SPLINTERED, has been advertised on their booktourradio.com and tweeted to over 13,000 followers. This is the start of getting the message out.
I will be interviewed on a podcast tomorrow at Noon (EDT) about SPLINTERED. I will post the link as soon as it is available.
SPLINTERED is now available at Amazon (for the Kindle) and will be available in other formats very soon!
I am making some contacts to be interviewed about the book, and should hear back very soon.
I have another film shoot coming up on 4/20. This will be a night shoot for a horror short film, for which I will be running sound.
Got the proofs back from my newest book, SPLINTERED. It is a collection of short stories marketed specifically for e-readers. Available on Amazon on April 1st. You can find out more on the NOVELS page.