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 case. Rather, she stands beside him. And many times, as…

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 the names Yahweh and Lucifer was easy. Everyone understands the…

Pay It Forward! The Road To Successful Self-Publishing Is Paved By David & Goliath Working Together!

So, I’m planning an author’s group promotion event for June. The goal is to hook up with established and start-up authors such as myself and share our resources to attract Sci-Fi readers who might be interested in either purchasing our books or following the progress of our work on a new book and want to be one of the first to receive the finished masterpiece. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve developed a “Reader…

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 cover developed by my UK illustrator, Jon Stubbington. As an…

GOD GAMES- Whipping Out That Story Tag

A few years ago, somewhere over Greenland heading toward Europe on vacation, I was working on a quick tag line for HEAVEN’S ANT FARM now retitled GOD GAMES.  But a tag line is such a small space when you have so much to say.  And how do I do that without getting a frosty catatonic glaze from everyone as I dive into the nuances of the plot and science behind GOD GAMES? Not to mention…

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 me! Your comments included observations like:1) “…[book] titles are supplemented…

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 by clicking here: https://www.jonstubbington.com/ First, a little history… a few…

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, as most of you know, finding an agent is like…