Dragonflies for Film/TV

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I’m excited to announce the Dragonflies series has been optioned by Beautiful Feet Productions with a teleplay based on book 1 completed by screenwriter Durrell Bennett Nelson. Look for book 2 in the ebook series coming later this year. http://www.beautifulfeetproductions.com/projects/dragonflies/

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Is it a duck? Is it a drone? No, it’s robobird.

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What next? URGENT NOTE TO LONGWING FALCONERS. A new mini-drone created by researchers is already blending with nature so effectively it is fooling even keen-sighted natural predators. Better keep a sharp eye out next time you fly your falcon after winged prey. You and your bird might be catching more than you bargained for. (See Below From The Washington Times) A robotic bird created for the U.S. Army for use as a miniature spy drone is so convincing that it …

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Watch History Being Made

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Every now and then a seminal event arrives without much notice by the public. What has been occurring this past week aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Pacific Ocean may well qualify as such an occurrence. For the first time ever an unmanned or “drone”-type fighter-size aircraft, Northop’s X-47B,  is being launched and test-landed on an aircraft carrier at sea. Anyone even remotely familiar with US foreign policy over the past 50 years, our projection of …

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Drone Home

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The Dragonflies series is of course fiction. But how drones are used in law enforcement and investigation is a topic that should be of concern to all.             Lawmakers eye regulating domestic surveillance drones Published May 19, 2013 FoxNews.com April 27, 2012: Seattle Police officer Reuben Omelanchuk is at the controls of the department’s new, small radio-controlled Draganflyer X6 drone with a camera attached, in Seattle. (AP) Amid growing concern over the use of drones …

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