Last and First Men – my review of the novel

Last and First Men – my review of the novel

When I first heard Tilde Swindon narrating this story, I was…well, enraptured, totally and utterly. I had never heard of Last and First Men, written by Olaf Stapledon in 1930. But after hearing the 17 min narrated clip, I immediately researched (googled) the...
A Book Review: Klara and the Sun

A Book Review: Klara and the Sun

Photo by Andrew Testa/Knopf for the Los Angeles Times I had never read a book from Kazuo Ishiguro before, and I have not yet read any others from him. However, I loved Klara and the Sun, and I now wish to read more of his works. I was immediately fascinated by the...
First Eruption audiobook coming soon

First Eruption audiobook coming soon

Today, I am happy to take some time to write this post. I am happy because, since the last one I wrote–where I promised to slow down so that I might ensure a greater quality of all my ongoing writing and editing projects–I have, in fact, been able to do...
An end-of-year update

An end-of-year update

How to provide a year-end update that will be satisfying to you, my readers, as well as to me?  I am not sure, as I do not know you (except those of you who are also friends or family). At first, I thought, “Hmm, I don’t want to give a review of what I...
An end-of-year update

Book giveaway

With COVID19 cases increasing again and the renewed lock-downs and consequent loss in incolme that many are suffering, I have decided to give my books away to any who would not read them otherwise. After all, my writing is not how I earn my living–though I wish...
Lusk’s Torment

Lusk’s Torment

For those who have been following me but have not yet gotten their copy of First Eruption, this is an excerpt from a scene in the scene in the book, where Lusk contemplates the horror of his acts....
First Eruption released! (surprised too)

First Eruption released! (surprised too)

I thought it was going to take Amazon a few days to release First Eruption, but this morning, I woke up to an email from them saying the book was live! So, if you were waiting for this moment to be able to continue the story, you can get your copy here, on Amazon....
First Eruption released! (surprised too)

First Eruption’s release has arrived.

This is it, the long-awaited day, the release of First Eruption, Book 2 of Conquerors of K’Tara. I have just uploaded the final eVersion of the book to Amazon and it should be available for sale by Friday 16Oct. As exciting as this is, I am tense and uncertain....
First Eruption released! (surprised too)

Update on the publication of First Eruption

I debated for a minute whether to begin with a “Well,” or a “I know you have been waiting,” or still, a “Hello all.” Having done it this way, I have, in effect, used all three opening forms. As you may guess from the post’s...