Why I wrote the book(s): That’s a hard one. Money? Fame? Retirement? To stop the voices in my head ? It’s hard to say… something inside pushes you and the only way it will leave you alone is to write it down. Your brain fills with dopamine and it becomes a relaxation practice, a mediation of sorts. You don’t get paid for it, no body reads your work and those that do are convinced your story would have been better if it were a 1940’s detective story instead of a 23rd century futuristic adventure. So it’s a good question… just a good way to repeatedly punish one’s self I think.
What you did to get them published: I did everything you are supposed to do to get published… as a result I have been rejected 211 times. I tried different stories, different publishers; I submitted to newspapers, to magazines, contest… anything to get read. At last I felt defeated and had begun to think I wasn’t good enough despite winning several contest. The person who originated the contest I won asked me to submit something else… for publication… I sent a short story with an “I don’t give a shit” attitude if they liked it or not. They published it and signed me up. I now have 4 publishers.
Interest: I like to garden, it feels good to have my fingers in the dirt and see things grow. I’m particularly fond of growing pumpkins, watermelons, garlic and Dahlias. I also do wood working to relax… very gratifying.
The Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield: This book is an Action Adventure Fantasy… It’s about Tucker Littlefield… a conveying, lying cheat that finds himself way over his head when he himself is blackmailed into finding Elizabeth… the King’s 7 year old niece. Those that have her are ruthless and kill as well as eat those in their way. Tucker Littlefield is a small man that is afraid of the dark … like I said… he’s in way over his head.
My Grandfather’s Pants: This is a story about a son… Jack Laskin, who learns that his parents have a sex life… a very active sex life. There is nothing funnier than sex and your parents than having them discuss it with you… at length.
The Eve Series: Book 1 – Machines of the Little People: In this book Ben Harris is reunited with his brother-in-law Roger Keswick after a 3 years. Roger, an unparalleled genius works to solve Ben’s affection with B.C.E.D. (Bio-Chemical Electric Discharge). The problem is Roger see’s tiny elf like creatures everywhere… he believes they operate huge, powerful machines in the ground under his house and that they watch his every move… every move that is until his wife is found dead and Roger is nowhere to be found .
The Eve Series: Book 2 – The Wishing Stone: In book 2 Ben’s case of B.C.E.D. is has gone worse and his only chance at recovery lays in a trip to Warwick… a government facility in Maryland. There he finds that things are not what they seem and that he is being used and that, thanks to him, his dead sister is on her way back and with her the Singularity and the world will never be the same.
The Eve Series: Book 3 – The Cordovian Effect; Book 3 Ben Harris has died and is now one of Dikika People… one of Roger’s creations. He and the others like him are destined to live for the next 250 years… and the fly in the ointment ?? Someone knows they are machines; androids and is killing them off one at a time.
Bob: This book is about a newspaper reporter who is investigating the lights over Arizona After 27 years as a newspaper man, Peter Anderson’s career is slipping away… at least it was… until he stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. Sent to do a fluff piece about lights in the night sky over Arizona, he discovers far more than he ever expected when he comes upon a mysterious young woman held prisoner in a basement. After helping her to escape she disappears before he can learn the truth about who she is or where she came from. His search for her leads him back to the lights in the sky and leaves him with more questions than answers. The only thing he knows for certain… the only thing he can count on are the two words offered repeatedly by his friend and guide…. “IS BELT.”
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