The End of an Interesting Year!

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Putting a negative spin on the world may make it look cool but really it’s really just to hide things. And WOW did the “bigfoot community” show it’s true negativity this past year, eh? From extreme trolling to fake and abundant hoaxing to the Canadian who thought his 15 minutes of fame would span 15 years or more, there’s been no lack of entertainment.

There’s been much ado about all of it on the internet and social media and I won’t belabor any more of it here. There are more important things to focus on. 2014 saw the publication of IRON MOUNTAIN RIDGE, the sequel to EVE. It also saw the production of the short film, EVE by Cask Studios/Long Road Film Company. What a blast that was! Filmed in the Tahoe National Forest of northern California, we managed to put together a 20 minute AWESOME film in just 3 days. The first release was at the end of August while I was at Bigfoot Days in Willow Creek, CA and it literally blew up social media! [I made the journey to the mecca of bigfootery, Bluff Creek on 08/31/14 during my time at the event] We entered it into Sundance but alas, it wasn’t chosen. Now, it’s entered into 4 other festivals! The screenplay has been started for the feature length film. In September, I traveled to my old stompin’ grounds (Portland, OR) to meet up with Dom Orozco, Gerald Morris Jr (directors of EVE, the short film) and Megan Hurt-Ems (their writing partner) to collaborate on how to start it up. It will be everything I hoped for and more. As soon as we get the screenplay done, we market it. I have my eye on a new company run by a cool, southern belle. Details forthcoming.

In the meantime, the third book in the Elusive Trilogy, ELUSIVE, is kicking my brain around the planet and back. I think this will be the best of the three. Publication is slated for spring of 2015.

I also attended my very first bigfoot conference as a vendor. Sasquatch Summit 2014 in Ocean Shores, WA was verrrrrrrrry interesting. Hehe

Happy New Year! 2015 is going to be full of surprises, I can feel it. 😀

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Greetings from Santa Cruz County!

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I’m writing this from a very soggy Felton, California in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is one area of possible activity I hadn’t yet visited so here I am! I have to say that upon arrival earlier in the week I was thinking to myself: no way could there be any bigfoots in this area. There are too many bloody people! Even in Felton! I went into Santa Cruz (just 7 miles away), driving through spectacular windy roads shrouded by redwoods. Santa Cruz was extremely congested and reminded me of many other coastal towns in southern California. This area is just outside Silicon Valley so I guess deep down I knew it would be crowded.

Anyway, I went to Big Basin Redwoods State Park about 17 miles from Felton. It was beautiful and tranquil–full of gigantic sequoias and redwoods. I hiked in solitude for about 10 miles, exploring different areas and venturing to a waterfall. I photographed the print above but it’s likely just a regular boot print. On my way back to my cabin, I stopped by The Bigfoot Discovery Museum run by Mike Rugg. I spent a couple of hours with him. What a treat. He is exceedingly knowledgeable and has quite the research going on here complete with a map of all locals sightings–he even shared some footage and audio of purported bigfoots with me. He also single handedly convinced me of the possibility of a bigfoot “pocket” here in Santa Cruz, stating they migrate from the south and are already habituated to humans. I’m intrigued enough to come back for more 🙂

On a final note, our short film EVE didn’t make the cut at Sundance 2015. There were over 12,000 entries with less than 2% chosen. Next, we will enter it into the Dallas International Film Festival. Work is underway on the screenplay, too!

Happy Holidays everyone! I’m delighted to say that our fan page on Facebook has surpassed 1000 LIKES! There will be drawings for signed books soon.