Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chapter 5 of VATICAN ABDICATOR!

There's another Exciting Chapter of my science fiction adventure Vatican Abdicator on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast - listen to Chapter Five and hear the battle for Mars, as BC and the UTZ try to repel the forces of The Eldred who are blasting the planet!
A reminder - the early chapters of Vatican Assassin are excerpted in the free sampler - Just In Time For The Holidays. Read multi-chapter excerpts from 17 different books in all! It's a free, downloadable pdf - there's a link below.

Pages of Good Samaritan: Unto Dust continue to come out for free web reading on Sundays and Thursdays. The link below takes you to a site with links to both the free webcomic and the printed issue. New pages of the Vatican Assassin comic - from issue #3 - are coming out now on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The link below will take you to a page with links to the print issue of Vatican Assassin #3 and the free webcomic. There are links to everything on my homepage, too: http://glowinthedarkradio.com


Good Samaritan: Unto Dust: http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com

Vatican Assassin: http://vaticanassassin.com

Vatican Abdicator Free Audiobook: http://www.podiobooks.com/title/vatican-abdicator



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Seems Like It Took All Day, But the New Podcast Episode Is Finally UP!

I usually try to get the podcast up by mid afternoon at the latest. What time is it now? Damn! Just after 10pm on Saturday night... I was supposed to go to a Christmas party. Sorry, Jon and Jeanette! But this is finally together. Been catching up with emails and messages and little things... seems like I haven't gotten anything done all day! But I did get this 40 minutes of entertainment together, so there's that!

This is an exciting chapter of Vatican Abdicator! The heavily armed and newly modified ships of the UIN have surrounded The Project's Asteroid Base, threatening to attack. UTZ forces led by BC - Bernard Campion - are racing to join in the base's defense... Find out what happens next in chapter four of my science fiction adventure Vatican Abdicator, on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast!

In other news, the first three chapters of Vatican Assassin are excerpted in a new sampler - Just In Time For The Holidays. There are multi-chapter excerpts from 17 books in all - it's quite a sampler! It's a free, downloadable pdf - there's a link below. Pages of Good Samaritan: Unto Dust continue to come out for free web reading on Sundays and Thursdays. The link below takes you to a site with links to both the free webcomic and the printed issue. New pages of the Vatican Assassin comic - from issue #3 - begin appearing this Wednesday. The link below will take you to a page with links to the print issue of Vatican Assassin #3 and the free webcomic. There are links to everything on my homepage, too: http://glowinthedarkradio.com

Just In Time pdf file: http://legonbook.com/Download/just in time.pdf and the Just In Time site: http://www.legonbook.com/holiday
Good Samaritan: Unto Dust: http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com
Vatican Assassin: http://vaticanassassin.com
Vatican Abdicator Free Audiobook: http://www.podiobooks.com/

Friday, December 10, 2010

Read An Excerpt from my VATICAN ASSASSIN & 16 Other Novels!

It's Just In Time For The Holidays!
(no - really - it is - that's its title)


Nick Taylor , author of Legon Awakening, Book One in the Legon Series and 8810, has put together a nifty sampler that allows you to try out 17 different novels, including his books and my own Vatican Assassin! As Nick puts it:

"Books make terrific holiday gifts, but finding the perfect book is always a challenge. If only we could flip through the books on our schedule. If only if the bookstore could come to us. That’s the idea behind “Just in Time for the Holidays.” In this PDF we’ve included multi-chapter excerpts from some of the greatest books you’ll be able to find this holiday season. You will find books that will take you on an epic adventure across magical lands, step into the future, or journey to the past. See the world through the eyes of a teenager living on the streets of Cambridge. Journey into a land of dreams, and much more. “Just in Time for the Holiday” has something for everyone on your list.Each excerpt is prefaced by information about the book and its author. At the end of every excerpt in this PDF you’ll find links to retailers where you can get your own copies of the books. We hope you enjoy these excerpts and wish you a happy holiday season."

You can sample some very cool books! Besides mine and Nick's you can check out my friends works, too, like Brian Rathbone's Call of the Herald, Seth Harwood's Young Junius, Arlene Radasky's The Fox, Rhonda Carpenter's The Mark of A Druid, Harmonics by Collin Earl and Chris Snelgrove, as well as Brenda Sedore's A Snake in Paradise, Toothless by J.P. Moore, As I Die Lying and The Red Church by Scott Nicholson, Old Haunts, A London City Novel by Emmett Spain, Acts of the Apostles by John F.X. Sundman, The Dreamer's Thread by Starla Huchton, Blake Twenty-Three by Slade Grayson, and Night’s Knight by Emerian Rich. It's a pretty rich mix!

Nick's done a nice job putting this pdf http://legonbook.com/Download/just in time.pdf and the accompanying site http://www.legonbook.com/holiday together. You can save the pdf as a free download from the link above, but I do encourage you to go check out the site Nick constructed. Here's the online page for Vatican Assassin, to give you an example: http://legonbook.com/holiday/vatican-assassin/.

I hope you'll download the file and give the sampler a read. Maybe you'll find the perfect gift for the reader on your list - or even something you want to check out for yourself!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

There's A New Episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast Up!

Listen to chapters 2 and 3 of my free audiobook - the science fiction adventure Vatican Abdicator! Hear me read all of my novels for free at Podiobooks.com - head to my homepage - http://glowinthedarkradio.com - for direct links to the free audiobooks.

BC has returned from his ill-fated mission to Mars. After briefing Wentworth and the other surviving CEOs of the UTZ Council, he now must fill Anita in on the details. He's also due back at The Vatican - And he's made a momentous decision that will change everything!

London Calling - Robert Plant live from London!

I was lucky enough to have a chance to talk with a legend, as Robert Plant called into The Point! Here's Part One:

The Point Hot Lunch Special: Robert Plant Interview (pt 1) by PointFM

And Here's Part Two:

The Point Hot Lunch Special: Robert Plant Interview (pt 2) by PointFM

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My November Newsletter

Just finished writing this. I'm about to send it to you. If you didn't get it, and would like to, please email and tell me (glowinthedarkradio@gmail.com):


Happy Thanksgiving! Been a while – March – since I sent you one of these newsletter things. Busy with work. Some of the "fruits" of those labors are now ready for "picking" – time to take a break from making stuff to share some of them with you. As always, if you'd rather not get an update like this from me, please let me know.

I've got a lot to be thankful for this year. Back at work full time on the radio since May on The Point... On the air weekdays 10a 'til 3p, I'm also the Music Director, a job I love! The station streams live on the internet – give a listen if you like: http://pointfm.com. The format is Triple A – AAA – Adult Album Alternative... a great, diverse mix: contemporary stuff, indy releases like Junip and Good Old War, pop from Jack Johnson, Train, John Mayer, Five For Fighting, Michael Franti and others, older tunes from Bob Marley, Talking Heads, U2, Peter Gabriel, Beatles, Dire Straits... local favorites Phish and now Grace Potter and the Nocturnals... we play a lot of stuff. It's a great "day job" :)

Nights and weekends are devoted to writing and creating... I'm in the middle of production and lettering on Vatican Assassin – The Graphic Novel Adaptation Issue #3. Cristian Navarro has finished the 24 pages of art. I hope we can have the book out before the end of December. This is a comic book version of my first novel. We follow BC – Bernard Campion – he kills people for the Pope of the New catholic Church in the year 2109, while an interplanetary religious war rages on!You can read the first two issues for free online or get a print copy at http://vaticanassassin.com.

I'm proud to introduce you to the artist on my new book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1 – Federico Guillen! He has done some amazing work! Juan Carlos Quattordio introduced the two of us, as Federico was looking to work on his first American comic book. His work is a revelation – pun intended. He has his own realistic pencil-sketch style that fits the setting of the tale.

The Story: It's 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts. Father Bill Sullivan is a Roman Catholic priest who wields an awesome power he believes is given to him by God: The "Power of the Holy Spirit." Good Samaritan (as he calls himself) occasionally renders ultimate judgment - turning criminals into dust while proclaiming, "Remember Man that thou art DUST and unto dust thou shall return!"

The print issue is now available through Indy Planet, and the pages are being released for free reading on Sundays and Wednesdays – page 10 just went up today. Get to either or both at http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com.

You're also going to love the work of Meisha, the artist on the other new project of mine that's just come out. He and I collaborated on the 16 page short story Alibi Jones: Blind Eye that you'll find in Earthbound Comics' new anthology Spacebound #1. In this prequel to the novel Alibi Jones, Alibi attends a diplomatic affair for his Aunt Anita and discovers the new colony of Poyas is not what it seems... You can read a preview and get a link to buy the book over at http://alibijones.com. Check out Meisha's art – he's given Alibi a definitive look!

Speaking of checking out the work of my artists... We've put together a calendar featuring 12 images from the comics – check out The Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics 2011 Calendar here: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727. Cafe Press does a beautiful job with their printing. Every page is heavy, semi-gloss paper, and the color reproduction is brilliant and true.

I've also put a calendar of my own abstract designs together – with color this year! The doodle-rama 2011 Calendar is here: http://www.cafepress.com/doodlerama.418385950. See my original designs on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=238149&id=691607948&l=ab0294630a. Or at Drunk Duck: http://www.drunkduck.com/doodlerama.

I'm still doing a weekly Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast – just starting to feature the chapters of my Vatican Abdicator audiobook. You'll find the link to that, my blog, all my books, calendars and free stuff on my home page. Just pop on over to http://glowinthedarkradio.com for more about any of this stuff. Or drop me an email.

Well... that's enough from me this time. Hope your holiday weekend is all that you wish it to be!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mike

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Penultimate VATICAN AMBASSADOR Podcast!

The free audiobook of my Vatican Ambassador - the science fiction adventure - continues on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC is determined to go to Mars and to meet with Al Salid - even if everyone else thinks that's a very BAD idea! Chapters Twenty and Twenty-One on this episode. The next chapter is the LAST chapter of Vatican Ambassador - listen to the podcast to find out what else you'll be hearing on the next - early released - episode!

In book news there are some discounts this weekend. Get 20% off today/tomorrow @ Lulu.com w/ code "DONE305" - http://stores.lulu.com/mikeluoma. Also - Save $10 on orders of $50+ at CafePress thru the 23rd. Use the code: Friend10 at checkout. Both of my calendars are available from CafePress.com.

My new comic book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is OUT! and Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye with art by Meisha is also out now from Earthbound Comics!! Both books are available online at Indy Planet and on the shelves of Burlington, Vermont's Earth Prime Comics!



Links from the podcast:

Spacebound #1: http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4223
Good Samaritan: http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com
doodle-rama 2011 Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/doodlerama.418385950
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727
Trilogy homepage: http://vaticanassassin.com
My Homepage: http://glowinthedarkradio.com
Free Audio Book: http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chapter Na-na-na-na-Nineteen...

More free audiobook goodness today!The science fiction adventure continues in Chapter Nineteen of Vatican Ambassador - listen to more from my Free audiobook, on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC flies out to The Project's asteroid base to again meet with The Eldred. Something has them scared! And it has something to do with the revelation of humanity's intergalactic ancestry... There's some background from my early outline after the chapter, and news about the latest issue of the Vatican Assassin Graphic Novel Adaptation, too!

Links from the podcast:
Spacebound #1: http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4223
Good Samaritan: http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com
Vatican Assassin Homepage (Graphic Novel, Audiobook, Paperbacks): http://vaticanassassin.com
My Homepage: http://glowinthedarkradio.com
Free Audio Book: http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

Saturday, November 06, 2010

New Podcast Episode Broke in Two!

It didn't so much as break as I divided it in two myself when I discovered it had come out over an hour long! And it's already Part two of Chapter 18!

Chapter Eighteen of Vatican Ambassador  my Science Fiction Adventure & Free audiobook. BC meets with The Eldest of the Eldred - the leader and oldest member of the alien race responsible for the plague killing off humankind... and discovers so much more about who we are and our place in the universe! In news -  My new comic book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is OUT! and Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye with art by Meisha is also out now from Earthbound Comics!! Both are available online at Indy Planet and on the shelves of Burlington, Vermont's Earth Prime Comics

So here are parts A and B of episode 128 of my Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast:



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween! New Extra Episode Features Poe's RAVEN & HPL's DAGON!

Trick or treat? Hopefully, I've got a treat for you...

For your fearful fun on this Halloween Weekend... Allow me to chill you to the bone with tales of madness by two masters of the macabre! Enjoy dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and H.P. Lovecraft's "Dagon" - two first person tales of terror!

The Glow-in-the- Dark Radio Theme is by Juan Carlos Quattordio ("Spy").

The Raven features TD's "Mysterious Semblance At The Strand of Nightmares" from Phaedra

Dagon features most of TD's Stratosfear - with the exception of the title track, oddly enough. The tracks have been edited and remixed for this podcast.

Hope you have as much fun listening to this as I did making it!

The First Part of Chapter 18 of VATICAN AMBASSADOR... and more to come!

Listen to the first part of Chapter Eighteen of my Free audiobook, the Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC travels to The Project's asteroid base - first leg of his journey to meet with The Eldred - the alien race that may be responsible for the plague now killing off humankind... that and more on this episode of the podcaast!

In news -  My new comic book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is OUT! and Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye with art by Meisha is also out now from Earthbound Comics!! Both booksa are available online at Indy Planet and on the shelves of Burlington, Vermont's Earth Prime Comics!



Links from the podcast:
Spacebound #1: http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4223
Good Samaritan: http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com
doodle-rama 2011 Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/doodlerama.418385950
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727
Trilogy homepage: http://vaticanassassin.com
My Homepage: http://glowinthedarkradio.com
Free Audio Book: http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

And coming later today - the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Halloween Special!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Aliens, The Project and Muslims... O My.

You'll find all three in some form or fashion in Chapter Seventeen of my free science fiction audiobook Vatican Ambassador on the new Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast. BC returns to the Vatican and faces the wrath of Anita Captiuna - how dare BC take over as CEO of The Project! How dare he expose their SECRETS! Somehow, dealing with Al Salid of the UIN is easier than dealing with Anita! And debilatating headaches keep striking BC...  all that and more in this chapter!
There is news, too -  My new comic book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is OUT! Federico Guillen's art is beautiful - can't wait for you to see it! We're already getting reviewed - I'm posting quotes and links on my blog. Pages will appear for free online at Drunk Duck and at the all-new Good Samaritan: Unto Dust site every Sunday and Wednesday! AND Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye with art by Meisha is out now from Earthbound Comics!! Both booksa are available online at Indy Planet.
Links from the podcast:
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727
Trilogy homepage: http://vaticanassassin.com

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Getting Reviewed!

Woo-Hoo! They're starting to talk about my new books!

Spacebound #1 just got reviewed by George Marston at Newsarama:

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-comic-reviews-101018.html
(about 2/3rds down the page)

I wished they'd been kinder to Matt - thought his Mastorism deserved better! Have to admit, I did like this part:
Writer Mike Luoma has a strong grasp of how a story should be told, and conveys his ideas clearly through the dialogue and plotting.
And he was kind to Meisha:
The art on this story, by Meisha, is top notch. Great storytelling, clear panel construction, and expressive inking...


AND Decapitated Dan reviewed Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1 over at From The Tomb:
http://fromthetomb.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/good-samaritan-unto-dust-1/

He wasn't as kind to my writing (though in my defense, Good Samaritan was written before Alibi... just sayin'):

...I enjoyed the story a good deal as it went out, but I found it to be a little too sporadic. In one instance we were at point A, then on the next page we jumped to point C. I missed the middle ground in there. The dialogue was good, but again a little choppy. I found the action to be the highlight here though. I find the characters intriguing enough to come back and with a good cliffhanger ending I plan on it.
If you do reviews and want to review either comic book please let me know-
Email: glowinthedarkradio@gmail.com

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Of Alien Plagues and Secret Projects... a New Free Chapter!

Hear Chapter Sixteen of my Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! As the alien plague continues to kill off the human race, BC meets with the surviving members of the UTZ Council to plan a defense. As the new Pope, BC may have the power to make things happen... for a change. If it's not already too late!
There's news, too - Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye is out! Matt Grant of Earthbound Comics is at APE this weekend at Table 617 with copies of the book - if you're there, pick up your copy today!! My new comic book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust comes out THIS Wednesday, October 20th - the art by Federico Guillen is stunning - I can't wait for you to see it! Pages will appear for free online at Drunk Duck and at the all-new Good Samaritan: Unto Dust site every Sunday and Wednesday!

Links:

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727

Saturday, October 09, 2010

First Review of GOOD SAMARITAN: UNTO DUST!

Fellow comic creator and Vermont resident Brandon Barrows just sent along his review of my new book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust with art by Federico Guillen. His review was apparently rejected by another site which seems to have blacklisted reviews of the work of yours truly...

Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1 Review
Glow-In-The-Dark Radio Comics
“Unto Dust, part 1”
Story & Letters: Mike Luoma
Art: Federico Guillen

The first issue of the new series by Mike Luoma, “Unto Dust” #1 was not quite what I expected from the cover.
The main character, a Catholic priest named William Sullivan is apparently a super hero on the side. While spending his days ministering to his flock and helping those in need, he spends at least a night a week wearing a domino mask, flying, glowing and fighting apparitions bent on bloodshed.
Luoma has set us up with a mystery almost from the get-go. The time is 1965 and much is changing in the world in general and in the Catholic Church in particular. There is a new pope, new church officials at many levels, and new policies such as the vernacular liturgy. In the midst of this, we have a super-powered minister out on patrol running into fights with demons and stumbling across the bodies of murdered altar boys.
The story is very solid, though I admit that at times the action on the pages was less than clear. During several of the fight scenes, I felt like I was watching a poorly edited movie that something unintentionally cut. I knew what was going on, but I felt like some details were missing. Whether this was the way it was written or the way the artist chose to present it, I couldn’t say. This was only an issue for the two fight scenes, however; the rest of the story was crystal clear.
I was drawn in at first glance by the art, which has a much more realistic bend than the other Glow In The Dark books I’ve read in the past. The artist, Guillen, is fairly talented and his work was a good fit for the book though at times it seemed a little thin. I got the impression that he was used to coloring his work, or having it colored as, while the art itself is good overall, the use of pencil shading (rather than adding depth with ink) is quite heavy as if the artist planned on these spots being inked or colored over. I found it distracting in places as seeing those sometimes extraneous lines took me out of the story.
All in all, this was a very solid comic I will definitely read the next issue. I’m told it’s currently available at IndyPlanet.com so go check it out for yourself. 
 Thank you, Brandon!

The official release date is October 20th, and pages will be appearing online as well. Watch this blog and other spots for news of the release as we get closer!

New Alibi Jones Short Story in "Spcebound" Anthology from Earthbound Comics!

Alibi Jones is back – this time in a new comic book! Earthbound Comics has just released the new anthology “Spacebound” – and my story “Alibi Jones: Blind Eye” – with spectacular art by Meisha – opens the book. The story is set BEFORE the events in the novel Alibi Jones – it’s a prequel of sorts.
Here's a preview of the first page:


Spacebound #1 is available
through Indy Planet:
http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4223

News And A New Podcast...

Get two Chapters of my Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador - Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen - on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC has to  return to Earth and The Vatican - the Pope is dead. BC has no idea just how topsy-turvy his world is about to become!

Some more cool news - Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye is now available! There are two new 2011 Calendars out, too - listen and find out more!


Links from the podcast:
Spacebound #1: http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4223
doodle-rama 2011 Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/doodlerama.418385950
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727
http://vaticanassassin.com
http://glowinthedarkradio.com
http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

Saturday, October 02, 2010

New Podcast features part three of Chapter 13 of VATICAN AMBASSADOR!

Oh... it's on! The new Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast is on - up now! Hear Part Three of Chapter Thirteen of my Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC is about to visit a base in the asteroids that isn't suppoded to exist - so he can meet the inventor of the Transpace Drive, Hans Van Kilner - who's supposed to be dead! The payoff part of a pretty long chapter on this episode of the podcast. Plus a little about the characters Krish and Dell, and Anita, a brief bit of background after the chapter. There's a little bit of news - I've got a new 2011 Calendar out - and a sneak peek at a new comic book project, too - listen and find out more!

Links from the podcast:

The doodle-rama 2011 Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/doodlerama.418385950
http://vaticanassassin.com
http://pantheaobscura.com
http://glowinthedarkradio.com
http://apps.mikeluoma.com/gallery
http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

Saturday, September 25, 2010

FREE Audiobook Continues - Hear Part 2 of Chapter 13 of VATICAN AMBASSADOR - Science Fiction Adventure!

The second third of Chapter Thirteen of my science fiction adventure VATICAN AMBASSADOR is featured on today's new Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast!

BC's "education" by scientists Krish and Dell continues. There's a little bit of news, too.

Links from the podcast:
http://vaticanassassin.com
http://glowinthedarkradio.com
http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The First Third of Thirteen...

Say the Illuminati actually existed... wouldn't it be great to sit down with a couple members and have them tell you what has really been going on, behind-the-scenes? That is, in effect, what is happening to BC, as we get into the first part of Chapter Thirteen of my Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast!  Chapter Thirteen is so long it has to be broken down into three very long segments! And so you've got the first third of the chapter on this podcast.

There's also a little bit of news and a sneak peek at a new comic book project - listen and find out more!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thoughts On 9/11, A New Podcast and A Songlet

Nine years ago I was working for WIZN-FM in Burlington, Vermont, and we were in a meeting when the news of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center came in - we thought, at first, that it was an accident. When the second plane hit, we knew it was no accident. As the events unfolded, Howard Stern was our eyes and ears - the station carried his morning show. He rose to the occasion - made every listener a New Yorker that day. What a horrible day. We were lucky to have Howard's reporting and perspective.

In the aftermath of the attacks I felt numb and helpless... felt like we'd all just gotten a collective punch in the gut that took our breath away. As we all struggled for emotional air, I found I had to walk away from the project I was working on - a science fiction series set a hundred years ahead in a future marred by an ongoing Muslim/Western war - Vatican Assassin! Most of the first book of the trilogy had been written in first draft form by then. But I had to wonder - was the war in my future history already beginning? I'd extrapolated from present events to construct my "history" of the future... but I really didn't want to be right! I stopped working on the project.

Eventually, when we all got back into the "new normal" as it was called back then, I did go back to the story. That is obvious, I suppose, since the project turned into a trilogy and you can listen to chapter 12 of book two, Vatican Ambassador, on the new podcast episode up today! While the events of 9/11 did not inspire my books, the attacks certainly informed the later writing and polishing of the work. I wrote about BC trying to negotiate peace with a real sense of the war, a very real feeling of what was at stake. My writing was evolving, my storytelling improving, and living in the post-9/11 world was helping to infuse my science fiction with reality. I'm very glad to have gone back to the project, and proud of the work in all three books. It's my hope that in some way they serve as cautionary tales - let's try to avoid this future, if we can...

Enjoy another chapter of the free audiobook on today's podcast. There's also a little ditty after the chapter, a songlet I call "The Wrong Terry Jones" - more a joke than a piece of music (you can download the song alone from here if you want a copy: http://brotherzag.bandcamp.com/track/the-wrong-terry-jones). Enjoy!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

New Podcast - Chapter 11 of VATICAN AMBASSADOR!

FREE AUDIOBOOK! Hear Chapter Eleven of my Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador on today's episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC has managed to convince both the Pope and Ayatollah Al Salid to attend the next peace conference... we'll find out how well THAT works out! There's also news about the Vatican Assassin Graphic Novel Adaptation with art by Cristian Navarro, and the Alibi Jones one-shot for Earthbound Comics, as well as web site updates.

Links to content discussed:
Click here to see the cover of Spacebound #1
http://vaticanassassin.com
http://pantheaobscura.com
http://glowinthedarkradio.com
http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador
http://earthboundcomics.com/

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This One Time? At Bandcamp? In the Kitchen...

Sorry about the American Pie reference, couldn't help myself... Just a quick update to let you know my songs are now available for free downloading through Bandcamp: http://brotherzag.bandcamp.com/

Chapter 10 of VATICAN AMBASSADOR & A Song on the New Podcast!

Hear Chapter Ten of my Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador on today's episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! The peace conference organized by BC has just broken up - what can he do to keep the process moving ahead? Can he get the sides to meet again and really broker peace? Will the Pope make BC a full ambassador? Find out in chapter ten!

You'll hear my musing on consumer culture, the tune "Gimme" from my Brother Zag - Kitchen Tunes collection. Playing the song in honor of the fact that my music has a new home online at Bandcamp - download songs for free!

There's news about some of my projects, like the Vatican Assassin Graphic Novel Adaptation with art by Cristian Navarro, and an Alibi Jones one-shot for Earthbound Comics that's still in the early planning stages, as well as a little report on my adventures at 5Pi-Con last week. Met and moderated panels with Robert Sawyer who wrote Flash Forward and Rob Balder the creator of Erfworld, as well as Steve Kanaras from Free Lunch Comics. Also met the creators of the webisodic sitcom 664 The Neighbor of the Beast - they do some funny stuff!







Links to content discussed:
http://glowinthedarkradio.com
http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador
http://brotherzag.bandcamp.com/
http://www.drunkduck.com/Vatican_Assassin/
http://earthboundcomics.com/
Robert J. Sawyer: http://www.sfwriter.com/
Rob Balder: http://www.erfworld.com/
http://www.freelunchcomics.com/
Season One of 664 The Neighbor of the Beast: http://www.youtube.com/user/LazyHorde...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

At 5Pi-Con this weekend - and there's a new podcast w/ Chapter 9 of VATICAN AMBASSADOR!

I'm at 5Pi-con this weekend (http://www.pi-con.org) - but there's still a new Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast! Hear Chapter Nine of my science fiction adventure VATICAN AMBASSADOR on today's episode:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

THREE Chapters of my VATICAN AMBASSADOR Audiobook on Today's Podcast!

Chapters Six, Seven and Eight of my Science Fiction Adventure Vatican Ambassador on today's Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast:

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Now at Amazon.co.uk: Mike Luoma's books Available for the Kindle in the UK!

Yup! You're reading that heading right! It's kind of my reverse British Invasion - All Your Kindles Belong To Us! EU friends now can get my books cheaper w/o paying the MAN for shipping... ha! It is kind of neat to see so many of my books listed there with those nifty Brit prices like £3.69 for Vatican Assassin...

Amazon.co.uk: Mike Luoma: Kindle Store

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hear 2 Chapters of VATICAN AMBASSADOR on my new podcast!

The regular episodic embedded player from podomatic doesn't seem to be working today, so I'll post the new podcast episode here with their large size player - you can still hear chapters 3 & 4 of my science fiction adventure Vatican Ambassador on today's episode - plus upcoming comic book news and more!



Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Adventure Continues - Chapter 2 of VATICAN AMBASSADOR on this week's show!

Vatican Ambassador continues this week on the podcast. The second book in The Vatican Assassin Trilogy continues with the election of a new Governor of Lunar Prime - will it be incumbent (and friend of BC) Marc Edwards? Or Daniel McEntyre, the grieving widower of the former governor - you know... the one BC assassinated? BC can work with Edwards. McEntyre? Not so much...

There's background extras after the chapter, some talk about the writing and editing and a bit from the original story outline. And because it's comic con weekend, I pimp my comics! Heck, you can read them for free... You can listen to all my books for free: http://glowinthedarkradio.com or http://mikeluoma.com


There's also a promo for JC Hutchins' latest project. Find out more at http://jointhecolony.com 





Friday, July 16, 2010

A New Podcast Episode - and A New Beginning!

A New Beginning... Vatican Assassin ended last week - but the Vatican Assassin Trilogy continues! I'll read you chapter one of book two - Vatican Ambassador - on today's Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast!




Saturday, July 10, 2010

The end of VATICAN ASSASSIN on today's Podcast!

Listen to the final two chapters (30 & 31) of my science fiction adventure Vatican Assassin - Remastered on today's podcast. Plus some bonus chatter from me on the history of Vatican Assassin and how many copies have sold & been downloaded, etc. More info at http://glowinthedarkradio.com




Saturday, July 03, 2010

Hear THREE Chapters of VATICAN ASSASSIN Free On the New Podcast!

My new Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast is up - with chapters 27, 28 & 29 of my science fiction adventure Vatican Assassin Remastered - listen in as I read you my book --  it's free!



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

FREE "Alibi Jones" Short Story!

My short story "Alibi Jones: Vacation" - a sort of stand-alone sequel story to the novel Alibi Jones - came out originally as an audio only contribution to the audiobook anthology Podioracket Presents: Visionaries. Now you can get a free pdf copy of the short story when you become a fan of the Alibi Jones facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Burlington-VT/Alibi-Jones/142797717510

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast With BRAND NEW Alibi Jones material from the Upcoming Sequel

Chapters 22 & 23 of my science fiction adventure Vatican Assassin on today's podcast... PLUS I decided to share some of the new Alibi Jones 2 that's in the works - brand new material written into novel form just this week!


Live on Podioracket!

I was on Podioracket's live Blog talk radio Show this week - check out the archived show:

Listen to internet radio with PodioRacket.com on Blog Talk Radio

PR-PV Authors descend on the Podioracket

Saturday, June 05, 2010

PodOmatic | Embed a Podcast Player

My new podcast episodes features both chapters 20 and 21 of the Remastered Vatican Assassin:



Join Me on PodioRacket.com/ Blog Talk Radio Wednesday Night!

Join myself and the other 7 authors from the second half of the short story audiobook anthology Podioracket Presents-Visionaries this coming Wednesday night, June 9th at 9pm EDT on www.blogtalkradio.com/podioracket! Speak with myself, Philippa Ballantine, Basil Sands, Teel McClanahan III, Brian Rathbone, J. Daniel Sawyer, H.E. Roulo, and Phil Rossi. Brian Holtz will be co-hosting with Rhonda Carpenter and, to add even more excitement, there will be book give-aways. Don't miss out! PodioRacket.com on Blog Talk Radio

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast Episode 105 Is Live!

You can hear Chapter 19 of my science fiction adventure Vatican Assassin Remastered as well as an "archival" recording of my tune "Don't Look For the Sun" from 2006 on this episode of my podcast:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast Episode 104 now LIVE!

The new episode of my Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast is now up - hear chapter 18 of Vatican Assassin and a song, too - "Let It Fly"!



Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast Up!

There's a new episode of my Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast up - listen to chapters sixteen and seventeen of my science fiction adventure Vatican Assassin on the new episode!


Friday, May 07, 2010

Great News AND a New Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast!

On Monday, I start as the new Music Director and Midday host on The Point!
It's great to be back at the station, even better to be back as the station's Music Director. You'll be able to hear me every weekday from 10am to 3pm (Eastern Time), on the air in Vermont and online everywhere at http://pointfm.com.

Aaaaand there's a new Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast:



The podcast will be moving from Fridays to Saturdays as of next week due to my new schedule.