A note from the author...

Oh, the power of dreams! Without dreams nothing gets done.

As John Lennon once said, "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."

And so I want to share with you a dream I had last year as I was napping with the warm Texas sunshine filtering through my bedroom window and my Australian Shepherd across the foot of my bed. Nice music was playing on my XM player, and I was totally relaxed in that quasi-slumber only experienced by us "Pro Nappers."

A movie of my own making started running through my sub- conscious. A wonderful story beautifully unfolded in my head about an Australian Shepherd who lived in the mountainous sheep country of Montana. Suffice it to say, I’ve spent my entire career in Television and Movies, as an actor, writer, and producer, so having an extremely active imagination is just something for which I’ve been both blessed and cursed.

As the movie in my mind came to a close, obviously no longer drowsy, I jumped up and ran down the stairs to relate the entire story to my wife, Cathy. With loving encouragement, and a sassy wink of her eye, she suggested that I go to the computer and write the story down before it “faded to black."

The Bandit Project is not only a complete account of how my original movie-dream became the novel, “Down from the Mountain: the Story of Bandit and the Wolf,” it is an exercise in integrated publishing by design. In other words, it is the practice of a community of people coming together to bring a story to life in every conceivable form for every relevant function.

Subscribe today to keep up with The Bandit Project. Learn more about Bandit and our community of friends who have played such an important part in the making of his story. And then Join us in the many opportunities we will be providing through this blog to contribute to the manifestation of 'Down from the Mountain: the Story of Bandit and the Wolf.'