As every traditional author has come out with a book about the ‘craft, (Stephen King’s ON WRITING is wonderful) , and every snake-oil salesmen from John Locke to J.A, Konrath (the .99-cent kid) has come out with a book about how to write, I have been playing with the idea of writing my own book. Not just about the ‘art’ or ‘craft’ of writing but how the ‘art’ or ‘craft is no longer about the craft but the business of getting published. New ebook authors worry more about the mechanics of getting published before they have even finished writing their first
Every culture on the globe has their own version of the flood deluge. Whose version then are we to believe? Whose version of the flood was the original version? Many scholars say the Sumerian tale of Gilgamesh is the recognized ordaining version that was ripped off by later European Bible authors employed by differing kings, countries like King James. ith so many varying versions of the bible and mankind’s history, with so many varying versions of the story of creation, no wonder mankind is confused as to which story is the original, which story is most correct, which version to believe. Maybe they are all false. Maybe parts of them are fact, maybe parts of them fiction.
Every culture on the globe has their own version of the flood deluge. Whose version then are we to believe? Whose version of the flood was the original version? Many scholars say the Sumerian tale of Gilgamesh is the recognized ordaining version that was ripped off by later European Bible authors employed by differing kings, countries like King James. ith so many varying versions of the bible and mankind’s history, with so many varying versions of the story of creation, no wonder mankind is confused as to which story is the original, which story is most correct, which version to believe. Maybe they are all false.
A lost civilization, diamond mines. The legend of King Solomon and the lost city of the Queen of Sheba. The vasts deserts of Africa. The re-appearance of Egyptian Gods.
In the tradition of The Seven Faces of Dr, Lao and Needful Things comes this tale of a mysterious stranger who comes to town and opens a curio shop to entertain and amuse the locals and which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected. FBI agent Bart Needham who first appeared in Morphed is searching for a missing physicist who may have hidden the God Particle in a special type of locket. The locket believed to be of the same type found in an excavation in early Egypt by Professor Lindfors in 1928. Things aren’t all they seem to be in the quiet commuter suburb of Barrington, IL. as each visitor to Vanities curio shop has their life forever altered by interaction with the mysterious woman owner and her black cat named Bastet with the emerald green eyes.
What if the creator created two species?
One to walk the land and one to swim the oceans? What if the creator came back? Edy Elfering, a dolphinologist, works with Bottlenosed Dolphins to understand their speech patterns. Her work is funded by the shadowy Jameson Foundation.
His humor, drier than a perfect martini, his demeanor cooler than a bass saxophone, tough enough to win over the mob, cops, and media alike, Nicky Toscani is the perfect ladies man- handsome, smart, a two-fisted straight-shooting-detective who finds himself haunted by the elusive presence of the murder victim in his latest case in this psychological horror thriller.
In 1996, at the age of forty, Sandy Hill was convicted for bank fraud and implicated in the vicious murders of her cousin Robin O’Hara and O’Hara’s former lovers. Some believe Sandy Hill is innocent; others think her insane. Sandy Hill herself claims to have no memory of any of it. Dr. John Fountain– an expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness – tries to unlock her memory, what will he find? Was Sandy Hill a femme fatale – or a weak and unwilling victim of circumstances?Taunt and compelling, penetrating and wise, and with the canals of Venice as a backdrop, Nothing Personal – Just Business Darling is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that vividly evokes time and place. This psychological horror thriller and Robin O’Hara herself will continue to haunt the reader long after the final page.
“There are people you just don’t want to f*** with, bar-room bouncers, certain cops, highly trained military personnel, gossip columnists,and there are a few divorce lawyers that can f*** your world more than the aforementioned. There is a certain level of hell waiting for those who molest children, rape, beat, rob the elderly, (particularly those in a position of authority charged with the care of children or the elderly), those who get kids hooked on drugs, crooked cops, or those who talk in the theater. In Chicago, they are called “scumbags.
“I don’t f*** with people who f*** with people that you just don’t f*** with,” says Chicago homicide detective Tom Murphy who is at the top of the list of people you just don’t f*** with.
The finale in the Killing Of A Robin Trilogy. An unjustifiable police shooting, a buried dash-can video, a stalled 14 month investigation, a secret $5 million payoff to the family, systemic police cover-up, missing security footage, a tight run off mayoral election… the firing of Chicago’s Top Cop comes at a time when Satanic Rituals, Zombie attacks the result of new mind-bending street drugs called Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave, Flakka, spread panic throughout the city. Horrific images surface of an attack that only ended once a suspended homicide detective shoots and kills a 31-year-old homeless man after witnessing him eaten another homeless man’s face and Chicago’s police profiler Dr. Marie Steele has disappeared.
You are 300 feet below the surface of the
South Pacific on board the nuclear attack boat USS Hawaii. Your destination, a scientific outpost called Neumayer-Station III where a ancient relic of unknown origin was found.
Your orders, get there, destroy New Swabia, an abandoned WWII Nazi submarine base believed destroyed by Admiral Byrd before the Russians and Chinese reach it.
A race against time and a battle with an invisible enemy at the bottom of the world. ICEX.
The evening begins with the annual Boar’s Head Feast in Old Hall at Queen’s College, a traditional Christmas celebration.
As the lights go down something goes horribly wrong. A guest is murdered and Chief Inspector for (MIT) of Scotland Yard, Ian John McGregor, is handed an anagram from a waitress that the murdered man wrote on a napkin. Mcgregor, is plunged into the mystery surrounding a religious artifact (the sword Excalibur) worn by Gauis Cassius Longinus, the Roman Centurion who pierced the side of Jesus with his spear while the condemned one hung from the cross. Protected by a secret society (Knights Templar) for two thousand years, the possession of Excalibur, (sought by Adolph Hitler for its paranormal powers), could shake the foundations of Christianity, the British Monarchy, and governments around the world.
Reap The Whirlwind is the metaphorical title for my book suggesting a bleak future forthe whole natural world if we do not fight fascism and the lies told by snake oil salesmen and lying, corrupt government officials who have hijacked the environmental movement in America, of which I include the biggest fraud The Sierra Club. Corruption has destroyed America’s mainstream environmental groups as the lure of corporate donations has led many environmental groups to accept money .
In the year 2032: Something strange is happening at Sacred Heart Hospital. A surprising number of sick patients, requiring serious and expensive medical procedures are turning up “cured.” Dr. John Lange is close to the cure of a lifetime which could put the large pharmaceuticals out of business when he is befriended by a street tough and a very pregnant streetwise waitress named Margie. Battling the politics of Obamacare in a profession he has come to loathe and despise, he is betrayed by a vindictive greedy ex-wife. John Lange gets into immediate trouble by caring too much about his patients and not enough about the hospitals bottom line. CURE is guaranteed to make you paranoid about Obamacare and the medical profession and who isn’t already?
WEATHER WITH YOU:
An island in the Bahamas, the Bermuda Triangle to be exact, where a Navy Seal goes to Crooked Island Lodge for a little R & R after a hellacious firefight in Irag with battle hardened al_Qaeda terrorists. As the shooter DJ Gorman shares his visions with Navy psychologist and personal friend, he’s not quite sure that what he’s seeing aren’t just dreams or hallucinations. Pirates coming ashore to bury treasure, a German U-boat off the shoreline and crew in search of fuel, then a spaceship lifted from the screenplay of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. He has photo’s on his digital camera of course but as his psychologist friend says, those kind of photo’s are easy to fake. It is when his psychologist friend sees the photo of Cuban nightclub singer Esmerelda Vacca, girlfriend of Cuban Mafia kingpin Johnny Ricco sprawled on the sand crying her eyes out that the line between this world and the next becomes blurred. For you see, Johnny Ricco’s yacht went missing in 1955.
An academic in search of truth, a jungle trekking CIA agent looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves—come across the greatest discovery of our time- the origin of the number zero and life on earth.
It is an area about the size of a living room, a broken platform of rock and ice six-miles up in the sky. Higher than most airliners fly. So high that it sits in the jet stream year round and the wind beats against the mountain face at one hundred miles per hour. A team of confident climbers sets out to summit the face of the world’s tallest mountain known as Kunlun with notable celebrities and journalists. Not long into their journey, the climbers know they are heading for disaster. Rescue teams from all over the world race to Advanced Base Camp at 18,000-feet yet only one of the sixty-climbers, Chicago journalist Tim Campbell, survives to face unfounded accusations as he tells an amazing tale of Khembalung.
Science and and technology are “morphing”
at such an accelerated rate it may be beyond
our ability to regulate or control it.
What if the angel of death experienced job burnout and after a row with his bosses decided to take a vacation? Time would stop. No one could die or be killed. Chaos would reign. Terrorism and crime would run rampant once criminals discovered they could not be killed. Spend a week in the life of Mathias, the angel of death, as he melds past and present together to give us an idea of our future
Department Of Defense agent Bart Needham who first appeared in Morphed and Curio Des Vanities is back on the road again. This time as a liaison between a top-secret government base and the federal government. A man of average intelligence in a town full of scientific geniuses, he is sent to Nekoma to deliver a rebellious female teen genius who has agreed to work for DARPA as an alternative to imprisonment and tries to solve the mystery of why scientists are suddenly disappearing.
At dawn, on October 14, 1943, in foul weather, the 8th Army Air Force, also known as the Mighty 8th, dispatched 291 B-17 bombers to the town of Schweinfurt Germany, a flight of some 800 miles. Since this city was vital to the ball bearing industry, it was at the top of the list of strategic targets for the allied forces and had already received a first attack on August 17, 1943. The bombers were initially protected by friendly fighter escort, which were forced to turn back about half way to the targets. Arriving at the target, the bombers were attacked by an estimated 1,100 enemy fighters firing cannon and large caliber rockets manned by the German Lufwaffenhelfer (LWH) or flak-helpers. This is the story of the crew of the Flying Chapel. Hunted by the Fearsome Gestapo from the time the silks hit the ground, they were given refuge in a mysterious town hidden in the mists of the Germelshausen Valley.