circles. He couldn’t focus on any one thing long enough to even care about poltergeists or alligators or whatever. All he wanted to do was go to sleep with the hope that he’d wake up in the morning with all of his limbs still
The Story Behind The Story
Rex began life as a screenplay that I conjured up many years ago. Fun story, interesting characters, awesome action. But it was missing… Something. So I turned to my good friend, Mark Rogers, who I knew to be a fantastic writer, and asked him to put some fresh eyes on the script and do whatever he thought would make it a better read. Mark breathed new life into both the story and characters, and we truly thought we had something special.
But before we took it out on the “spec market” – how scripts in Hollywood are shopped and (hopefully) sold if they haven’t been specifically “ordered” by an actor, director, producer or studio – Mark and I came up with an exciting “What if?” scenario… What if Rex was a book?
So we started looking for the right writer to help us flesh out the story even more, and take it from script to manuscript.
That’s how we found Cody B. Stewart – a crazy talented writer who had amazing ideas on how to make Rex even better.
Mark and I turned Cody loose on the story, and then we hooked up with Ellie Sipila of Common Deer Press. She added yet another great layer of creativity to the manuscript, before we all added our final round of thoughts and edits.
And the rest is history!
Cody B. Stewart
was born in the Adirondacks, in Upstate New York. His love of stories began in
those mountains as he vanquished trolls, fought in the American Revolution and
discovered his latent mutant powers. Stories have continued to consume his
life, but he now plucks them out of his head and puts them down on paper in the
form of novels and comic books. He left the Adirondacks to grow into a man, did
so, and has since returned with a wonderfully supportive wife and two sons.
Mark Rogers’ career as a travel journalist has brought him to 56 countries and counting. These trips have fed his imagination while at the same time provided authentic experiences and sensory detail that find their way into his novels and
screenplays. Mark’s won multiple awards for his travel writing, including an
award for his Hurricane Ivan coverage in Jamaica. His work regularly appears in
USA Todayand other media outlets. Mark lives in Baja California with his
Sinaloa-born wife, Sophy, where they recently built a rock house overlooking
Adam Rocke never met an adventure he didn’t love. From swimming with great white sharks without a cage, to jumping out of a plane without a parachute, Adam’s adrenaline junkie tendencies play a major role in his writing.Throw in a secondary degree in
CryptoZoology, and it’s anyone’s guess where Adam’s literary travels will take him.