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December 2018: The author's book promotion continues into its second year: Since December of 2016 the author has given books away to people he meets as a promotion for 'Piper'. The hard cover version of the book has done well this past year, seemingly to libraries and book stores, but paperback copy sales seems stagnated.

December 2017: The author's California book promotion continues past its' first year: Since December of 2016 the author has given about thirty to fifty books a month away to new people that he meets as a promotion for 'Piper'.

April 2017: Screenplay Piper is again presented as a musical within Ink Tip's spring magazine.

April 2017: Midwest Book Review reviews the published work of "Piper" - "Critique: Exceptionally well written, "Piper" clearly reveals author Gene Black as having a genuine flair for original and deftly crafted storytelling. "Piper" is a consistently compelling and unfailingly entertaining read from cover to cover. Highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections." - Midwest Book Review Volume 16, #4, April 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends & Myth Collide - in an Enchanting New Children's (9-12) Action Adventure Novel. Hailed "A Story to Love" by Critics: 'Piper' takes young readers back to the golden age of piracy as they embroil themselves in the power of music and the written word. Inspired by the historical letters of Jonathan Swift, Black's latest creation follows the escapades of a modern-day detective who falls in love with the past; an obsession that will soon have him and all readers encountering witches, pirates, mythical creatures and magic. Critically acclaimed, "…a real classic, one to capture the hearts of young and old alike for generations." … a new action/adventure novel that harks back to that bygone, classic era of storytelling. Piper's a literary cocktail of myth, folklore, song and legend; a new style of fairy tale that fuses its innate innocence with the freedom and intensity that only magic can provide.

December 2016: The author began a free book give-away of the Piper paperback books in Northern California on December 1, 2016.

November 2016: The book titled Piper, was launched with 500,000 ad impressions via search engines globally in advance of Black Fri

June 2016: Initial draft of the feature screenplay titled PIPER, places as a quarterfinalist in the 2016
StoryPros Awards, a writing contest sponsored by the International Screenwriters' Association.* The film
category was Family/Teen/Animation.

Many of the pencil drawings on site are licensed and available on the Internet at: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

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