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…

The Oak Tree and The Acorn

In #HEAVENSANTFARM, Gwendolyn, Yahweh’s telepathic wife, schools him on the symbiotic nature of human relationships. ———- Gwendolyn pauses to gaze out toward the distant peach orchard. “I remember Mom taking me on long walks in this garden. She always told me that I was very special but incomplete, that I had to search within myself for that special someone who would complete me as a person.” Yahweh’s eyes narrow. “Incomplete? What do you mean?” “It…

MILK RUN- Simulating Gravity in Spaceships

Have you ever walked in an office building hallway and wondered what it would be like if there were no gravity? Without gravity to allow your feel to grip the floor, you’d have to grab hold of the cabinets (assuming they are bolted to the floor) and pull or push your way forward. You might even get an urge to swim your way up the hallway. Now imagine trying to do the same thing on…

MILK RUN- Rail Gun Battle Technology

MILK RUN is a series of scifi battles on many fronts- in space, the heart, between generations, with drug addiction and brainwashing. But for fun, I’m going to talk a little about a space battle weapon featured prominently in MILK RUN. The novel starts out in orbit around Saturn where a small Telrachnid gunship shoots out “a red hot stream of fiery particles“ at Earth’s newest battle space cruiser. The attack slices up the hind…

QUEST- It’s How You Get Around In Heaven

Actually, it’s called ‘zapping’ around in Heaven.   You zap to anywhere you want to go. No need for planes, trains or automobiles.   Trekkies use a ‘transporter’ to beam to and from a spaceship. But once you get to Heaven, you use the Quantum Entanglement Substance Teleportation (QUEST) satellite network to zap around to any place you want on the planet or the stars for that matter—without losing his lunch. QUEST technology is based on real…

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