Time is the school in which we learn
time is the fire in which we burn
Welcome to 2017……
Abigail’s Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Radrh60tAUk
Hello Reader and those who are just discovering me.
We live in unusual times. All kinds of experts and media talking heads aren’t hard to find. 24-7 they’re in your face, a digital version of the old rat-race. They have labels and names to describe who you are. We don’t talk to our neighbors yet we have cyberspace friends. We don’t like where our society is heading (or our president elect Trump) yet we don’t know where it ends. At the end of the day- here’s the question asked- what matters to you when the curtain comes down?
Hello my name is Kilburn Hall.
I am an American author.
I started my book writing career the summer of 2000 down in Flagstaff, Az with my
first break-a-way novel KUN LUN. Seventeen years later, I have 26 novels in various stages of producction and I can’t seem to find enough hours in the day to finish them all.
For example, in 2017 I hope to get back to Reap The Whirlwind in 2017. I was a mere lad of thirteen when I came across Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring at The Chicago Junior School, an exclusive boarding school in the Chicago suburbs. It was rather profound you see for young readers which was probably why it was left lying around.
I couldn’t help but be compelled to read it because of Rachel’s profound vision of the future. a ‘Silent Spring’ if mankind kept to it’s self-destructive environmental path.
I can tell you this that at long last, Kun Lun, The Killing Of A Robin, and
Nothing Personal – Just Business Darling will be published and available on Amazon in 2017. In addition, look forward to Cure and if I can squeeze it in, Crooked Island for summer 2017.
You may follow my daily rants on Facebook and Twitter and for the 4,000 Facebook friends, thank you sooo much… for tuning into my Facebook page:
You know Facebook is turning out to be a learning curve. FB users generally won’t like my daily individual posts but yet the past few months at least 35 people a day send me friend requests which tells me that someone out there likes what I am doing.
One of the problems all new career authors share is finding and partnering with people who share our crestive vision and not those like Kirkus who want to charge new authors $5000 to edit their manuscript. Ridiculous. I have now found partners like Polgarus Studio, Book Studio, Amazon KDP, Bookbaby, and Damonza who work with new authors. The Big 5 publishing houses are losing mainstream authors daily as they have lost site of how they got to be the Big 5, why they are in business. Kirkus Reviews may have had innfljuence in the eighties but no more. To its credit, Amazon KDP, as big a company as they are, DOES work with new authors and provided quite a bit of help for the money.
As an author I’d like to encourage all my readers and followers to follow my colleagues Steve Berry, Dan Brown, Stephen King, Michael Connelly and of course Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston as well as rediscovering my mentor Michael Crichton whose recently discovered book Dragon Teeth will be out in 2017.
If you are a Michael Crichton fan and liked NEXT you will like my new book Morphed. If you are a Stephen King fan and liked DUMA KEY you will like my new book Crooked Island. If you liked LOST HORIZON by James Hilton you will like my book Kun Lun.
Like On the Road a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac? Look forward to my new
book Travelling and Roadsinger in the same vein. If you enjoyed Stephen King’s On Writing, you may be pleased to know my book Me, Myself, and Lie will be out in the next few years.
Life is a journey… where do you want to journey to?
Kilburn Hall Books CAN take you there.
Here’s some new authors you may want to check out – Blake Crouch whose new novel Dark Matter is climbing the charts, Gillian Flynn look forward to her sequel to Gone Girl, AR Shaw.
For all you fellow new authors out there- if this is the extent of your work I’m seriously worried about you.
Welcome to 2017.
The decision of how you spend it is yours but remember, don’t take any ‘wooden nickels.
please visit me at: facebook.com/KilburnHallWriter/
Its birth flower is the violet (Viola) and the common primrose (Primula vulgaris).
- Its birthstone is the amethyst. It symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity.
- Its zodiac signs are Aquarius (until February 19) and Pisces (February 20 onwards)|
Most notably known for Superbowl Sunday (Feb 5th) Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day, Febraury is the month of love. Some terms associated with Febraury, Fat Tuesday, cupid, roses, Hallmark cards.
Inaugurationn came and went with the expccted whining and protests by Trump haters. security barricades and blockades went up around Washington in preparation for Friday’s swearing-in at the Capitol. giving a salute to the Air Force officer who welcomed him as he stepped off a military jet with wife Melania at Joint Base Andrews just outside Washington. Later, President Trump placed a ceremonial wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. From there, Trump shuttled to a celebratory welcome concert on the steps of Lincoln Memorial that ended with fireworks filling the sky. “This is some day, dear friends,” actor Jon Voight told the crowd, casting Trump’s impending inauguration as evidence of divine intervention after “a parade of propaganda that left us all breathless with anticipation, not knowing if God could reverse all the negative lies against Mr. Trump.”
“Wanting Obama or Trump to fail is like wanting the plane to crash but you’re on the plane,”
On my Facebook pages I have called for all Americans to get bgehind this new presidency. Trump has admitted he needs all the help he can get and folks…. we need to be part of the solution not part of the blame.
Hidden Figures, the new movie about the career of Katherine G. Johnson
should be required viewing at all elementary and high schools across this great nation. Growing up in the segregated 50’s & 60’s, I was not taught that NASA was the first to break the color barrier since it was history in the making.
Hidden Figures comes at a time of the failed policies of the Obama administration which has set back race-relations 50-years in America.
Katherine G. Johnson worked on Apollo and the Space shuttle and in 2016, the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Building was named in her honor. Katherine celebrated her 97th birthday.
END OF AN ERA: SAD
Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years.
Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise. The iriitating thing is that Ringling Bro’s takes great pains to humanely care for animals and has spent a fortune over the decades in hiring professional animal trainers. They keep animals as humanely as any zoo. But I can sympathize with RB owners who just have thrown in the towel. You can’t fight an army of these animal rights activists. All your profits eaten up in lawsuits.Asswipes.
As for me,,, February finds me hard at workmg rewriting CURE and Morphed, final edits on KOR, NPJBD, KUNN LUN and working on ICEX. If you liked Michael Crichton’s NEXT you will love MORHPED. If you liked Laura or Lost Horizon you will love THEKILLING OF A ROBIN and KUN NLUN.
American best-selling author, screenwriter, film director, producer, and former
physician Michael Crichton was my mentor. Many say he was the father of the ‘techno-thriller’ genre. Michael passed away from lymphoma in November of 2008. I was in Arlington Heights, IL. working on my book CURE at the downtown coffee shop called Beaners. I think Michael would have chuckled at my choice for the character names, Dr, John Lange and Dr. Jeffrey Hudson.
Ah, you Michael Crichton fans get it.
Michael left behind in a drawer one or two unfinished manuscripts like Micro and soon to be released, a western titled Dragon’s Teeth.
Read an excerpt from Michael Crichton’s ‘Dragon Teeth’
For you Michael Crichton fans, if you like NEXT you will love my book MORPHED
Science and and technology are “morphing” at such an accelerated rate it may be beyond our ability to regulate or control it.
Currently working on CURE ,,,,
Modern medicine has a malady for everything but a cure for nothing.
~doing rewrites. for me, has always been the fun part. Taking the rough product, shaping it, molding it, adding new layers of exciting paint colors. The most shocking dystopian novel is the first one you read. Dystopian novels portray a society, usually of the future, that has arrived at the destination we’re all headed for if we don’t change now. Dystopian stories once used to reflect our anxieties now reflect our reality.
~CURE started out as an exercise. It is not a 600-page thriller like Kun Lun or Nothing Personal-Just Business Darling, it is short, in the tradition of The Door Into Summer which Heinlein wrote in a mere thirteen days. No rewrite was needed, only some light editing that Heinlein did himself I wanted to see if I could write CURE in a mere 13-days like Heinlein. I don’t know how he did it – It took me three full months for the roughest of rough drafts the summer of 2015.
~CURE will be available on Amazon as an ebook soon for $2.99.