How Demonkeeper Came to Life

Last summer, the coolest thing happened when my book Demon Keeper went live. Thanks to the vision of Deb Currier, a theater professor at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA (where I live), the story came to life as a full stage children’s theater production called Monster Keeper. The play featured a 30+ person cast including life-sized muppet style puppets, special effects and an amazing set. Since Deb’s so smart, she videotaped all three performances which have been edited into a complete version of the show. Deb has also created a documentary on the making of Monster Keeper.

But wait! That’s not all! Now she plans to hold a  screening of both the play and the documentary. She’s even going to set up a museum in the WWU Performing Arts Lobby with props, artwork and puppets from the show. If you go, you can meet the actors, take pictures with the puppets from the play and get autographs.

The event is Sunday, February 15th starting at 2pm. Here’s a link to all of the details.   

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Summer Youth Theatre Institute at Western Washington University, which Deb pours her heart and soul into every summer to introduce kids of all ages to the magic of the stage. My kids participated in the program for a number of years and loved it.

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Celebrating the Moment

Just wrapped up the weekend watching the stage adaptation of my first book published, Demon Keeper.

Royce and Minions

Me with my minions!

It was indeed surreal, COOL, freaking awesome x2, amazing, so awesome, very cool, remarkable and amazing again. There are moments in a creative career struggle where you have to stop thinking about ‘what will this lead to’ or ‘when will I really make it,’ and say ‘this is it, this is the fun part’ and just enjoy it. This is one of those moments.

When your Book Goes Live, On Stage!

Monsterkeeper art

What a fun weekend ahead! My book, Demon Keeper has been adapted for the stage and will be performed as Monster Keeper at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Thanks to WWU Professor Deb Currier for writing and directing the play and to Margaret Bikman with the Bellingham Herald for preparing this interview!

Bellingham Herald Article

 

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