Jungle Introduction Etiquette: Me Yahweh, You Abram!

Here’s a scene from my SciFi book GOD GAMES.  This is from a chapter titled “Abram.” A little background here. Having chased Lucifer to Earth, Yahweh finds himself in a paradise like forest (later to be called Eden located in eastern Africa). But before Yahweh runs into Adam and Eve, a tall dark skinned village leader saves him from being skewered by a giant wild boar. Unable to fully decipher the elder’s verbal words and…

How Our Universe Was Made- the true story!

So who is right? Some religious folks might say that six thousand years ago some guy (yea ladies a guy) got a bright idea to create something to keep him company. Stephen Hawkins would probably disagree favoring a 13 billion year timeline and the method of creation was more like a big bang. He didn’t say whether a boy or girl did it. Then there’s Prof. Paul Steinhardt (Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton…

Forget Selling Books. It’s Merchandising, That’s Where The Real Money Is Made!

Part of my promotion for GOD GAMES includes illustrations of the major characters of this SciFi rewrite of the greatest biblical story ever told. I’m talking about Genesis, the creation and the Garden of Eden. But in this upside down story, there’s also some provoking backdrop in that Heaven (where Earth was created) is really a tech utopia where science and technology has replaced religion. Now, not everyone is happy with this secular society, especially…

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…

Row, Row, Row, Your Social Media Campaign Boat

Contrary to popular belief, self-publishing is not as easy as 1-2-3! There’s a lot of social media based marketing to be done to build up a following to your book. Not a simple task, especially for nerds who would rather just write than communicate. But, this marketing thing is a critical success factor as they say in the corporate world. A necessary evil for the introverted, a barrier that must be overcome, tamed and trained…

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…

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…