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This would make a great movie!

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I’m so happy to report that the story that started out as a novel way back when, then morphed into a web-comic, then a digital comic, and a complete 9-issue storyline has now been optioned to be a movie!

For all the details, see the press release.

I’m excited to see what the next 30 months hold for this story (12 months for the initial option, 18 for the extension, if needed).

I’d love it if the movie was actually made, but I’m skeptical, of course, just because making a movie is a gigantic undertaking with hundreds of moving parts. And I thought scripting all 192 pages of this comic was a challenge…!

It’s awesome that something I started working on nearly a decade ago has found a new life, and I’m just glad all the heavy lifting — for me — is already done.

Although now I’m already plotting out the next book in the In Maps & Legends series…

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It took all hands on deck to get our crooked nine-footer in its stand and decorated, but it’s done! #xmastree

It took all hands on deck to get our crooked nine-footer in its stand and decorated, but it’s done! #xmastree

My weekday morning hiking buddy. All 125 pounds of him! #mountaindog

My weekday morning hiking buddy. All 125 pounds of him! #mountaindog

Happy 10th birthday to Mitch! You have made all our lives 100 times better. #nofilter #lightshow

Happy 10th birthday to Mitch! You have made all our lives 100 times better. #nofilter #lightshow

My boys and me. I’m standing as tall as I can to remain taller than Drew (our 12-year-old!). #dadlife #feelthelove

My boys and me. I’m standing as tall as I can to remain taller than Drew (our 12-year-old!). #dadlife #feelthelove

Hello from the Halloween crew!!

Hello from the Halloween crew!!

First fire of the season (cat-approved)! #winterishere #alsosnowing

First fire of the season (cat-approved)! #winterishere #alsosnowing

All dressed up for the Monster March, only to have it rained out!! #boooo

All dressed up for the Monster March, only to have it rained out!! #boooo

My fortune from my airport supper. Better be true! #crazytrip

My fortune from my airport supper. Better be true! #crazytrip

I think Drew enjoyed his first game of golf!

I think Drew enjoyed his first game of golf!