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“A fascinating sci-fi story of survival, WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE will keep readers on their toes until the very end.” -- Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times Best Selling Author of THE TESTING
"Awad and O’Sullivan’s WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE is the perfect sci-fi adventure: compelling characters, a frantic race against time, and a daring mission with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance. A dimension-bending page-turner—no matter what galaxy you may inhabit!" -- Alan Orloff, two-time winner of the ITW Thriller Award and author of I PLAY ONE ON TV.
“WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE hit every emotion as I tried to figure out who to trust in this deftly handled dual timeline sci-fi mystery. The characters drew me into a world so realistic and unique, I had a hard time putting this book down.” -- Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale and Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon mysteries
“Not only is WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE an imaginative, intelligent picture of humanity's potential future, but it's also a compassionate tale of parenthood, of identity, of the need for people to form relationships no matter their circumstance. O'Sullivan and Awad delve into complicated concepts with ease, and lovingly introduce readers to fully developed, emotionally layered characters along the way. A must read for fans in and out of science fiction.” -- E.A. Aymar, author of THE UNREPENTANT and THEY'RE GONE
“What a great story--it’s full of surprises, suspense, and most of all, humanity. I was rooting for these refugees every step of the way as they hurtle through space, desperately hoping to find a new planet to call home. This is my favorite kind of science-fiction, a total page-turner with big ideas and lots of heart.” -- Adam Meyer, screenwriter/author of THE LAST DOMINO
WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE Book Launch at Sundial Books
On May 28, 2022, Paul Awad and I will be in Chincoteague, Virginia for the book launch of WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE (Secant Publishing). The event is being hosted by the fabulous Sundial Books (featured in the book!) and runs from 10:30 am to 12 noon. If you can't make the event but would like a signed book, Sundial Books can take your order and we'll sign it for you. We hope to see you there!
BICENTENNIAL BONSAI Wins Utopian Vision Award
On November 21, 2021, BICENTENNIAL BONSAI: EMISSARIES OF PEACE screened at the Utopia Film Festival in the Historic Old Greenbelt Theatre.
The film was honored with the Utopian Vision Award. The award was announced to filmmakers Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan at a post-screening Q&A with the audience. The award honors "the best work in any category which reflects the value of cinema to help create a better world."
The film and event were covered by Susan Harris of Garden Rant.
BICENTENNIAL BONSAI Screens at Loudoun Arts & Utopia Film Festivals
BICENTENNIAL BONSAI: EMISSARIES OF PEACE, the documentary I wrote and co-produced with Paul Awad, screened at the Loudoun Arts Film Festival (September 10-13 & 17-19, 2021) and the Utopia Film Festival (November 19-22, 2021). The film chronicles the historic gift of 53 priceless bonsai from Japan to the United States in celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial.
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"If more people did bonsai, there would be more peace in the world." - Saburo Kato, bonsai master
Gravitas Ventures Releases A SAVAGE NATURE on VOD
On August 3, 2021, Gravitas Ventures releases A SAVAGE NATURE, the crime drama/thriller feature I produced and co-wrote with Paul Awad.
The film stars Joanna Whicker, Steve Polites, Jon Hudson Odom, Joseph Carlson, Frank Riley III, and Rayanne Gonzales.
Film Synopsis: On the evening of their wedding anniversary, a trouble couple attempts to make a fresh start, but things take an unexpected turn when sinister strangers invade their home. As the night unfolds, loyalties shift, secrets spill, and lives shatter.
Go to savagenaturemovie.com to check out Cable On Demand, Internet On Demand, DVD, and Blue-Ray availability.
THE BEAT OF BLACK WINGS Anthology Nominated for 2021 Anthony Award
I’m thrilled to learn THE BEAT OF BLACK WINGS: CRIME FICTION INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL has been nominated for the 2021 Anthony Award for Best Anthology. The anthology of twenty-six stories includes my short story “Big Yellow Taxi.” "Big Yellow Taxi" is about a music professor who plots the demise of an upstart colleague in an effort to restore harmony to her world. The anthology is edited by Josh Pachter and available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook from Untreed Reads.