Invisible Suit #2

In Heaven’s Ant Farm, Lucifer uses an invisible suit to help him spy on the villagers in the Garden of Eden on Earth.   This passage in the book explains how he did it… Several long minutes pass before the villagers disappear down the trail and it’s safe to descend from his tree hide. Once on the ground, Lucifer unpacks the translucent coveralls, hood, gloves, and boots. He steps into the baggy suit, careful not to rip…

Twitter Pitch Parties

For those of you who don’t know, a Twitter Pitch Party is a specific day for a virtual meeting place where authors can tweet about their books and potential agents will be monitoring to see if a tweet excites them to the point of asking for more information about the book.  On the day of a Twitter Pitch Party, agents will be looking for tweets with certain hash tags that denote a pitch for a book…

Character Names

You observant ones and those in the know will by now realize the genesis for how I named the characters in Heaven’s Ant Farm.   That’s right, they are the angels associated with the great religions. The meanings are all salient in Heaven’s Ant Farm where science mixes with religion—just like this medieval picture of an angel in what looks like a spaceship. For instance in Heaven’s Ant Farm Abram, the villager who meets Yahweh in the…

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 behind those monikers.   And while some thought that my use…

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 them inside.  Once inside, the virus’ genetic material is freed…

What Happened?

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 black, white, red and yellow skin tones prevalent before the…

Yahweh’s Sadness

Here is a summary of the fourth chapter from Heaven’s Ant Farm. Click here for a synopsis or click here to see the agent query letter for a brief description of this science fiction novel. Let me know what you think! Chapter 4- Yahweh’s Sadness Judge Jehoel, the senior elder of the Grand Council of Heaven summons Lucifer to explain himself. But Lucifer defies the high court. He accuses Heaven of breaking the Sixth Rule of Life by interfering…

The Barfin’ Coffin

From the cutting room floor, here’s early unedited scene with Yahweh and Mary, his young daughter, at an air amusement park that I removed from the book Heaven’s Ant Farm.  I actually like the action in this scene. But it fails to move the story along or add new background or character information.  But I thought you would enjoy the scene anyway. Yahweh focuses his telescopic eye implants at the Superman Ride. His eyes hurt…