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Warning Shots: A short monologue for young actors

What is this! Two blog posts in one week. What is this madness?

Well it’s been a productive week so far, in fact there may be another blog coming this week as well. You’ll just have to wait around and see won’t you?

Now, to get to the point of today’s posting. A couple of years ago, I saw an opportunity to write a short piece inspired by the American Civil War for a production in Washington DC. In response, I wrote Warning Shots. It is a dramatized retelling of the two attacks on Lawrence, KS before and during the Civil War; the first by “Border Ruffians” (pro-slavery supporters) the second by Confederate leader William Quantrill. In this monologuWare, a young girl named Aella (which means “whirlwind” in Greek and was the name of an Amazon warrior in Greek mythology) witnesses these attacks and tells her story and what she learned.

Warning Shots was performed originally by the EMU Theater company in Lawrence, KS in November of 2015 to great response. Since then, it has kind of sat on my shelf. But I recently asked the daughter of a friend to perform it for a recording. I then “sweetened”the recording and present it to you now.

Warning Shots performed by Jocelyn Goodwin, directed by William J Goodwin, produced and mixed by Everett Robert.

If you would like a copy of Warning Shots you can find it on my Scripts page, at New Play Exchange, or feel free to contact me directly. I am offering this script, FOR FREE to students, schools, and community theaters.

Author Interview: Samantha LaFantasie and the Addicted to heroines Blog Tour

Addicted to Heroines Blog Tour Interview with Samantha LaFantasie, Author of Heart Song

As many of you know, the lead roles in both of my published plays are girls. I think that the “Heroine” plays as big, if not bigger part, in modern mythology as the hero. And that’s why I support this upcoming blog tour and think you should too. To help promote it, I conducted a brief interview with my fellow Kansas writer, Samantha LaFantasie. Samantha is a fantastic writer and a board member of the Kansas Writer’s Association (of which I’m a proud member)

What is the Addicted to Heroines Blog Tour about?

The tour is all about the heroines of fantasy and why we love them or simply just can’t get enough of them. Five authors have come together to do character interviews with their leading lady, guest posts, discussions on Goodreads, as well as prizes and giveaways.

Who are the participating authors?

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The mastermind behind the tour is Alesha Escobar.

Author of The Gray Tower Trilogy.


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Author of The Lost King.


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Francene Stanley.

Author of Still Rock Water.


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Cecelia Robert

Author of Truly, Madly, Deeply You.


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HSSamantha LaFantasie.

Author of Heart Song.

When is it?

Starting February 1st through the 10th

Where can it be found?

By visiting http://www.heroinestour.blogspot.com/

You’ll find out what’s going on and when and even have the chance to participate in some awesome giveaways and snatch some fantastic prizes!

Also, stop by our Facebook page.

Thanks Samantha and break a leg with the blog tour!