The Yahweh/Gwendolyn Entanglement, The Angry God & Recommended Good Summertime Reading

OK everyone! As we all know, almost every good movie, book or play has a love scene. So, here it is for GOD GAMES. But this one is different. It’s based on science and a saying that goes like this, behind every man stands a woman! Now, before I get nasty tweets from 50% of the global population, I’ll add that was never really the…

Mysterious Meanings Behind GOD GAMES Character Names

Authors put a lot of symbolism in their stories. These symbols can take many forms like a place, theme, and action. These symbols can even take the form of an odd juxtaposition of facts, background or situation to current events. For GOD GAMES, I took names from established folklore, myths and religion to create the characters, their moods and drive their crazy action. Now, using…

God Games- A New Book Cover and A Darkside

So, a few weeks ago I asked for your comments and suggestions to help decide on the official book cover for “Heaven’s Ant Farm.” Well, I got more than I bargained. I ended up ditching the original prototype cover AND I ended up changing the name of the book. I didn’t see that last one coming! Here’s the finished version of the winning new book…

And the Winning Book Cover Illustration Is . . .

A few weeks ago, I put out a contest to get your comments and recommendations on the best book cover for “Heaven’s Ant Farm.” I got lots of views to my blog and I thank you all for your participation and support! So, let go direct to the results! Of the four illustrations, the playing card option got almost all the votes. And that surprised…

Heaven’s Ant Farm Book Cover- Which One???

So, Jon Stubbington from the UK recently joined my virtual eBook launch team as head illustrator. Well, he’s actually the only illustrator, but the title sounds nice! I like his portfolio of illustrations that offer real life like images of people. Just as important is his approach to helping me select a great book cover for Heaven’s Ant Farm. You can see Jon’s illustration portfolio…

My Publishing Journey Changes

It has been a while since my last post about publishing my SciFi manuscript Heaven’s Ant Farm. But what with COVID, relocating and other such things, I’ve had to sideline that effort. And, to be truthful, I needed to reassess my strategy for publishing the manuscript. A strategy that, till now, was heavily focused on finding an agent to guide me through the process. Well,…

Snippet from Heaven’s Ant Farm: Deville’s Fake News To Eve

Snippet from Heaven’s Ant Farm:  This is what Lucifer told Eve in Eden.

Eve smiles at the serpent. “I’ve never heard of an ancestor named Lucsssfer.”

The snake answers with silence, punctuated by gritty sounds.

Then it opens its fanged mouth to yawn. The strange static in her head all but disappears. “My . . . name . . . isssss . . . Lucifer. I am an elder from a time before there were trees in this forest, before there was dirt in this forest, before water flowed through this forest. I was here before this forest . . . was a forest. Now I am here for you, Eve.”

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Harold J. Johnson’s review of Heaven’s Ant Farm

HEAVEN’S ANT FARM by James A. Scott, is a classic retelling of the forces of good versus evil but in a unusual way. This story is very anti-tradition but not anti-spirituality. However, if you are someone of a religious background, your brain may be ripped open and the contents emptied and replaced with something that may make you feel a bit uncomfortable. On its surface…