Archive for December, 2011

A Brief Letter to 2011

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

2011—you were an interesting year.

You brought good, you brought bad, and you brought a lot in between.  In surviving you, I learned quite a bit.  I learned that I’m a lot more courageous than I ever would have imagined. I learned that the love that surrounds me is genuine.   I made new relationships. I lost a few—some harder to see go than others.  2011–there was thick and there was thin and through it all, I learned what friendship really means.  I learned the true strength of family.

You were a year of creativity. I made huge strides in my music. I wrote some of my best songs while you raged or cooed around me.  I watched my band evolve and grow into something more magnificent than I would have thought possible.   Though I did not make as much fiction writing progress as I would have liked, I still put to paper a handful of short stories and saw the release of my novella (and one of my personal favorites) Eden.  A total wash? Not by any stretch.

2011—your best gift to me was the ever-dazzling miracle of my daughters. You gave me the time to watch them grow, to watch them discover themselves, and ultimately discover the world around them.  I learned that I am a good father, a lucky man, and at times, somewhat of a pushover.

I’m ready to leave you behind, my dear 2011.   Where you were a year of change, I’m now ready for a year of progress and that’s exactly what 2012 is going to be.

-Phil Rossi

EDEN Chart Rush 12.8.2011

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

EDEN is coming:

The tree is beautiful and they call her Eden. Her branches reach for the stars. But this tree does not sprout from the dirt. Eden fills the sky, high in orbit above the blue expanse of Uranus. Eden changes humanity’s very concept of extraterrestrial life. Dr. Malcolm Green is sent to Eden to audit a science team studying this extraordinary tree from the dark confines of space station Lola. But with unexplainable accidents plaguing the team, tensions are mounting between scientists and custodial staff. From the second he sets foot on Lola, Malcolm’s own future is in jeopardy. He soon finds that love, friendship, and his own mortality tremble like a leaf at the sound of Eden’s call. 

RUSH the charts on Amazon on 12.8.2011

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