I’m a writer. I’ve been writing professionally (whatever that is) since 1999 with the production of my first produced work, the SyFy Channel miniseries ROBOCOP PRIME DIRECTIVES.
From there my film and TV credits have included I LOVE MUMMY, HOVERBOY, THE CANADA CREW, NOW YOU KNOW, STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE, FRESH MEAT, and the YouTube webseries THE PICCO INCIDENT.
There’s probably a few I’ve totally forgotten about (deliberately so in some cases).
I’m creator of an indie comic book called MIXTAPE, which is currently in television series pre-development with CBC Gem and Little Engine Moving Pictures.
I’m author of a novel, MAGICIANS IMPOSSIBLE. Named Best Debut by Suspense Magazine, recipient of starred reviews in Booklist, Library Journal, and School Library Journal. Publisher’s Weekly was mixed on it but what do they know anyway?
I live with my wife and son in the Northeast. I won’t specify which Northeast
What, you want more?
That’s where clicking through the dozen or so years of posts and updates to this website will come in handy. A solid decade plus of biographical musings on life, movies, music, and the craft of writing things for money.
I don’t like social media (some would say I’m quite hostile to social media) but if you do my handles across Facebook,
I’m really don’t like posting my photo online, so here’s a picture of Steve McQueen instead:
To purchase copies of MAGICIANS IMPOSSIBLE or MIXTAPE, ask me a question, or otherwise contact me you may do so at howlingman-at-ymail-dot-com
*I quite Twitter in 2019 which was pre-Musk I might add. Just putting that out there.
Hello. I just read your article “5 Lessons from Screenwriting to Apply to Fiction” on Writer’s Digest and very much loved it. It’s inspiring to me at this point in my writing career–thank you for sharing these lessons, and good luck with Magicians Impossible.
Thanks! And good luck with your writing!
I loved Magicians Impossible, and it’s always great to see another success from the TDot! I hope that Magicians won’t be one off, you’ve built a wonderful magical world that truly deserves a sequel! Thank you
Thanks! I’m hoping it won’t be a one-off either. Hopefully we’ll know more in the new year.
Any chance of a sequel to magicians impossible? Loved it.
Thanks! I have two more books in the series outlined (and a collection of short stories set in the Magicians world) but it really comes down to the publisher’s decision. Writing them about it helps, as does spreading the word to others you think might enjoy the book on social media or in person. Reviews on places like Amazon and Goodreads also make a difference as well. I’d love to do more!
I just finished Magicians Impossible and loved it. Hopefully this could become a series going forward, backward and splitting off characters. Love to get more histroy on the Golden Dawn and the how they learned and wrote spells on their skin. Love descriptive battles! Definitely an advocate for your stuff.
Thanks, Scott, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’d love to tell more stories set in this world but a lot of that depends on how this one does. recommending the book/posting a review helps, and Thomas Dunne Books always likes hearing from happy readers of their titles.
I just finished reading Magicians Impossible. One of the best books I have ever read. I love the magical/supernatural genre. I have read all of Dan Brown’s books, and I am a big fan of Doctor Strange-Master of the Mystic Arts.
As I was reading Magicians Impossible I could actually view the fights and battles in my mind. I loved it.
Keep up the good work
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
This is a shot-in-dark but I wrote a script and I’m not sure it’s ready for submission. I know you only get one kick at the bucket when you submit to a serious producer. Anyway, I was wondering if you or someone in your office would be kind enough to take the time to give me a professional opinion. Of course, any constructive criticism will be appreciated. If you have time!
Your best bet is to submit it to a literary agency that specializes in representing screenwriters. Their response will be enough to tell you how ready it is for submission. There are also various competitions and film festivals you can enter a screenplay in. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to look at screenplays written by someone else. Good luck.
Magicians Impossible was such a wild ride. Loved it – the refreshing fast-paced & sharp writing style, the battle precision spliced with unexpected layers of character development, and wow…the magic – it has a taste of Inception meets Matrix and Dr Strange at Hogwarts – haha! Feel the rich influence of your comic book and films experience – thank you heaps for writing us a window into your imagination! Hope to re-enter your creative universe again soon! signed, Sheryl in Montreal
Thanks, Sheryl. Glad you enjoyed it!
Hey Brad, Loved reading your essays. I guess we really were kids of the 70s/80s……what a long time ago. Sounds like life is full of satisfying creativity. Hope you and the family are well.
Yeah, it’s been an interesting run alright. You can imagine the path your life will take you when you’re younger only to find yourself much older and looking back and wondering how you got to where you are.
Please I need more Magicians Impossible
Well, Steve, aside from Spite The Devil: A Magicians Impossible Story (readable in the September 2022 post on this website) there are no current plans for any continuation. But I never say never.