Here is the latest trailer providing a look at the journey of the Speedsuit Powers Trilogy, from Book 1 to the Independent film (SPEEDSUIT), to Book 2 and the highly anticipated summer 2016 release of Book 3.
A LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE
“Success in life is not a sprint, but a triathlon.”
It’s taken me years to come to this realization. Real, genuine success is not about looking good for the moment (almost anyone can do that), but being great over the long haul. If I can use a portion of the definition for a triathlon to help you understand success, then it’s about “completing continuous and sequential endurance disciplines” in order to reach your life goals.
There will be setbacks along the way. Some people will be vying for your spot, while others will be zooming past you. Even still, there will be those who are behind you. All of us are trying to make our way. But to be successful in life, you must:
If you are looking for a great story to read… look no further. Books 1 and 2 of the SPEEDSUIT POWERS TRILOGY are currently available on Amazon.com. Read the description below. Book 3 will release April 2016.
This trilogy is a character-driven epic urban adventure story with a super-heroic element. It follows Curtis Powers (protagonist) and Treyshawn Jinkins (antagonist) as they try to navigate life without their fathers. Curtis’ dad is deceased. Treyshawn’s father is in prison. Though the boys start out as enemies, they eventually become friends. It is the power of their friendship that helps them accomplish more than they ever could achieve alone.
In last week’s blog post, I talked about the Pentagon working with Arizona State University to create a jetpack to enable soldiers to run faster, and how that ties into my Speedsuit Powers novels.
My Speedsuit Powers Trilogy is one-part fantasy and one-part reality. It’s funny how when I was a child/teen, some ‘well-meaning’ adults would try and discourage my fantasy drawings. I would spend time thinking of what it would be like to have either super powers or technology that would allow me to do things beyond normal human physical capacity. (Thank you Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Bionic Six, Super Friends, He-Man, G.I. Joe, SpiderMan, Iron Man, The Flash, Superman, Batman!) Oh, to fly! Oh, to run fast! Oh, to be bullet proof! I inherited my love of science and science-fiction from my father. And what a tremendous gift it has been!
My friend Frank sent me an article, back in September, about an experimental jetpack being created to enable soldiers to run faster. When he told me about it, he said, “It looks like someone’s been reading your novel, Speedsuit Powers.” You can read the article here:
Now, I don’t know if someone at DARPA or at Arizona State University has actually read my novel. However, considering that my protagonist, Curtis Powers creates a jet-powered suit that enables him to run at incredible speeds, it’s not a stretch that perhaps someone has read the novel or watched my independent film adaptation, Speedsuit (or at least heard of them).
If you didn’t already know: Speedsuit Powers is a trilogy. And if everything goes according to plan, the second book will launch in February 2015. Interestingly, in Book 2, one of the issues that is raised is whether Curtis’ inventions should be used for military use. (Book 2 will also address issues like: school bullying, fatherlessness, and decision making.)
We Love Mondays!
Today I want to share a quote about reaching your dreams and aspirations. It’s from my book, MOVE! Your Destiny is Waiting on You.
“Dreams don’t happen just because we want them to happen. They happen when we work towards them and take advantage of opportunities that encourage their expression.” – MOVE! Your Destiny Is Waiting On You
VISION + WORK = SUCCESS
We must do three things if we want to stand a chance at reaching our dreams:
1. We must have a vision about what we truly want in life. (The more detailed the better.)
2. We must work towards the dream. (Wishing alone won’t cut it.)
3. We must be willing to take reasonable risks towards opportunities for our dreams. (Our dreams don’t grow while we stay in our comfort zone.)
A QUICK STORY