I started writing back in my senior year of high school, more years ago than I care to admit. I wrote throughout college, and then decided that I wanted to get into the “movie business” after I graduated.
I went to Los Angeles and tried to sell screenplays. I got close a couple of times, including an agency submitting one of my scripts to 30 studios and production companies, and doing some ghostwriter rewrites for very small direct-to-video type movies. But after a string of failures and backstabbings, I got burned out and quit writing.
A couple years later, I felt something was missing, so I went back to that script that almost sold and turned it into the novel IMAGINARY FRIENDS. I self-published that in 2007, then went on to blog PETER AND THE VAMPIRES and its various sequels a page-a-day until I self published it and PETER AND THE WEREWOLVES and PETER AND THE FRANKENSTEIN in May 2011.
Right now I'm working on the follow-ups to those books and fiddling with some other projects as well.
Drop me a line at darrenpillsburybooks(at symbol)gmail dot com. I love hearing from readers!