Monday, December 7, 2009

Introducing Channing Hayes

Today's post will be short and sweet (very sweet!).

MI Mysterys Finest HourI'm thrilled to announce that I'll be writing a new series for Midnight Ink. It features Channing Hayes, a stand-up comic with a tragic past, who is now part owner of a comedy club. The first book, THE LAST LAFF (or maybe just LAST LAFF, or maybe something else entirely), is scheduled for publication in March 2011.

Thanks to everyone at Midnight Ink, especially Terri and Brian, for bringing this on board!

Now I'm off to do some research. In other words, it's time to turn on Comedy Central.

Sometimes the life of a writer is a hard one.

(Today’s entry is “simul-posted” on InkSpot.)



Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Congratulations! This sounds like a great concept and you've got the great sense of humor to carry it off.

Welcome to the series writing world!


Terry Odell said...

Congrats! How wonderful to get a series deal.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Why am I NOT surprised. You’re a very funny guy and a terrific writer. How could good things not ensue. Great job, Alan. Can I be on your wait-staff, or carry your bags. Any menial task is probably not too tough for me. After all, I…er…wrote the book on menial.

Best Regards, Galen

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Elspeth Futcher said...

Well done, Alan! I forsee great success. A comic with a tragic past...I'm intrigued.

Look out for banana peels and whoopie cushions on your writing chair (or, or second thought, maybe that will help!)


Alan Orloff said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. Thanks, Terry. Thanks, Galen. Thanks, Elspeth. I guess this means I have to actually do some writing, sooner or later.

JournoMich said...

Way to go, Alan! I'm so happy to hear this! And it sounds like your research will be fun, too!

What kind of comic is he/she? John Stewart comic or George Carlin comic?


Alan Orloff said...

Thanks, Michele. I'd have to say that Channing (male) falls between Jon Stewart and George Carlin.

Terri Thayer said...

This sounds like fun. Except of course for the tragedy part. Can't wait.

Patricia Stoltey said...

This sounds like a great series character, Alan, and a fun one to write. Congratulations.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

This sounds like a fun series to write because of the research invovled. I'm sure it'll be a fun series to read, too. Congratulations!

Alan Orloff said...

Thanks, Terri. Thanks, Patricia. Thanks, Jane. Yeah, it's a tough job, but someone's got to sit around and be amused in the name of research.