PIKE here: Sorry I haven’t checked in lately. After finishing the first draft of Witch World II, I got caught up in family issues in L.A. that I didn’t expect. I left Santa Barbara for a few days and only just returned. For that reason, I have yet to send out the last eight copies of Witch World that I’ve signed. For those of you who have all but given up hope, they are coming.
It’s exciting to see Spooksville actually being shot. Hollywood truly is a brutal town. Literally dozens of times I’ve had projects all set to go into production but something would always happen. It’s strange to think back to when I first published Remember Me. The whole town wanted to make a movie of the book. Then it came out that the Demi Moore film “Ghost” was in pre-production. Over the years various agents have told me if Remember Me had happened at the start, Hollywood would have made two dozen films of my books by now.
Yet, ironically, I’m not sure if it was bad luck. I do believe things happen for a reason. Fall Into Darkness was a success as a Movie of the Week, and the network wanted to do Chain Letter next, followed by several other titles. But when I saw how terrible Fall Into Darkness was, I went through a decade where I simply couldn’t sign away any rights to my books.
Maybe I overreacted, I don’t know.