Greetings Loyal Airmen, here we are fully into the summer season and Airship 27 has just released a new anthology featuring Private Eye Rick Ruby.
Several years ago writers Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor created a new tough guy character Rick Ruby and brought him to Airship 27 Productions. They each wrote a story and then recruited two more, one from Andrew Salmon and the other by William Maynard. Rob Moran provided the interior illustrations and Mark Wheatley that stunning cover above. We released the book and our mystery fans loved. Then we set about putting together a second volume….which, as we stated above….took a little longer to assemble than we had hoped. But this past week finally saw the release of that second collection.
The Ruby Files Vol Two is now officially out and available on Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle. This second entry features two new stories by Bobby and Sean, who this time are joined by Alan J. Porter and Ye Old Air Chief himself. That’s right, we liked this character so much, we sat down and wrote our own Rick Ruby story which was tons of fun to do. Doing the interior illos in this book was the amazing Nik Powliko and we thrilled that Mark Wheatley came back to do this second cover. Honestly, the four stories in this new book are top notch crime tales pitting Ruby against some slick baddies. We hope you’ll take a look and give it a try. Now to start thinking of a volume three. Ha.
On other fronts, many of you Loyal Airmen have been asking where the Brother Bones role-playing-game, “Ron Fortier’s CAPE NOIRE” is? It was schedule to be out months and months ago. For the answer to that, here is the new Update that was posted on the game’s Kickstarter page a few days ago.
“Thank you all for your continuing support! We have come through all manuscript edits and are at the layout stage. Once this process is complete, we will order a proof and, once it is approved we will order the extended fulfillment.
We could not be happier with this product. The juice has definitely been worth the squeeze. It took a great deal of work from many people to capture the characters of Ron Fortier’s fiction in our RPG. The product was much bigger than we originally anticipated, not just in page count (close to 400), but also in the wide scope of Ron Fortier’s imagination.
Unfortunately, I suffered a concussion and the long term complications of the condition were really bad migraines when I worked for too long at a shot on the computer. The condition is now under control. It was not my intention to alarm anyone. I was not certain if I was going to share this at first, but I feel that you all deserve to know anything that affects the production of this product. It was you that made this product possible and you whose opinion matters most to me.”
Thank you all,
T. Glenn Bane
The Air Chief was not aware of Glenn’s medical mishap and upon seeing this contacted him via Facebook to wish him well and a hasty return to complete good health. Glenn is a great guy and it truly sounds like this game is going to something pretty amazing for all of us.
Finally, the producers of the Brother Bones movie have taped a short two minute interview with actor David Stoker who you see above. David will be playing three crucial parts in the film, first both Bonello twins, Jack & Tommy, then ultimately our hero, Brother Bones. He’s a gifted actor who brings much to the project. You can find his video interview on our Kickstarter page. Simply find Kickstarter via your search engine, then write in the words Brother Bones and that will bring you to the page to view this and the previous interviews, including one by the Air Chief. As of now the campaign is moving at a snail’s pace we really need all your help in making it successful. So once you’ve found our Kickstarter page, please, spread the URL all over the internet, twitter, whatever to reach as many people as we can. Without that, this may not happen. Something the Air Chief doesn’t want to think about.
And there you have it for another week, Loyal Airmen, as ever, thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you back here in seven.
Ron – Over & Out!