Angels

Authors put a lot of symbolism in their stories.   These symbols can take many forms–a place, theme, action, even an odd juxtaposition of facts, background or situation to current events.  For Heaven’s Ant Farm, I took names from established folklore, myths and religion to create the characters, their moods and drive their action. Now, using the names Yahweh and Lucifer was easy–everyone understands the traditions and belief…

Vanity Card #5 – Nailing It

As I read through yet another literary agent reject letter, I reflect back on Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #436 for some solace and encouragement.   Here, Chuck explains why a young actress’ only scene in a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory got cut. It “had absolutely nothing to do with her performance […] she nailed the part. Just nailed it.” Then he goes on…

I’m Not Religious–but I wrote this damn book

I’m not religious. But there is something big and wonderful going on out there…and no one can figure it out. Sure, there are the mystics and priests and prophets who claim they know. They speak with complex and convoluted ideas that some turn to their own advantage.   Then there are the hard facts of evidence—theorems and experimental proof all written in complex equations of high…

Super Dominance

So some of you challenged my notion and the real world science validity of super dominant genes.   Well, I have two responses. First, this is science FICTION. 👽 Second, there is a precedent for how super dominant genes may work in the real world.   Consider viruses.   Viruses are basically genetic material encased in some sort of protein structure that eventually attaches itself to a cell, which basically suckes…

On Skin Coloring

In the book Heaven’s Ant Farm, the only survivors of Heaven’s Holy Nuclear War were forced to live in underground caves for 2,000 years.  When their descendants came out from their underground sanctuary, they realized something had changed.  They were all the same color. But the original 5500 survivors who went in underground to escape the war’s radiation were of different races and colors. The contrast between…