Saturday, December 18, 2010

JT Cummins, rest in peace

I just learned my friend JT Cummins died in his sleep at 51. A cool, inventive writer, we had shared a lot of ideas about e-books in the past year and did some promotion together. He was one of the few doing movie scripts in e-books and he was very excited about the possibilities of the new digital era. I had just emailed him a few days ago to ask about his scripts, not realizing he had already moved on.

A screenwriter and fiction writer, he also worked in special effects in a number of movies like The Thing and House. Hopefully he is sitting in that great movie theater in the sky, watching a double bill with the keyboard by his side.

7 comments:

Coscom Entertainment: Publisher of Monster and Superhero Fiction said...

You have my sincere condolences, Scott.

His name is familiar. Did he frequent Shocklines at all?

Bev said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Scott. So young! As the first commenter said, his name is familiar to me, as well. Did you perhaps mention him in one of your later blog tour posts?

Neal Hock said...

So sad...his work was on my "To Read" list. He was so young. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

-Neal

Michelle D said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your friend's passing. It was way too young...

Vicki said...

Oh, Scott, that is so sad. Fifty-one is way too young to die. My healtfelt condolences on the passing of your friend...

~Vicki

Brenda said...

I imagine he is a fun and inventive addition to that great movie theatre in the sky and is experiencing more happiness than we can conceive. I'm sad for all those he left behind, Scott, but glad that he left peacefully while living his dream.

author Scott Nicholson said...

Thanks, everyone, yes, I think the storytelling continues! I did some cross-promotion ideas earlier this year when we were all trying to sort out this ebook thing and how to make it work. He'd gotten some movie interest because of his e-books. Hopefully those projects will continue.

Scott