In the interest of sharing bookish things from all corners of the world and supporting the craft as much as I can, I’d like to share a press release that I received from the other side of the globe. From the prolific pair of Adam Bennett and Sam M. Phillips, I present to you:
SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE: Phosphorus & Into The Eye
A pair of Sci Fi novellas from authors Adam Bennett and Sam M. Phillips, the founders of Zombie Pirate Publishing. INTO THE EYE
In the 22nd century, a polluted Earth sits at the heart of an intergalactic trade empire. Alberic Americ, an out of work miner, is desperate to get off world. He’ll do anything to get a job on a ship heading into The Eye, an ominous region of space where mysterious pearls are harvested as fuel. Determined to prove his worth, Alberic battles his inner demons on a journey to discover the source of his own choices.
As a Warrior Monk of the Order, Dietrich Adrigan walks a path separate from the billions living in the New York Elevator. Escaping the high-tension life of the gigacity, Dietrich visits the Earth Sanctuary to contemplate a great trial to impress the Council of Elders. A chance meeting leads him off planet, where he’ll confront interplanetary mafiosos, and risk almost certain death in search of a hidden space station.
Lately, I’ve read a few bios for some author friends as well as some stories about the importance writing has had in some of their lives. That got me thinking, what kind of role has writing played throughout my life? I have a tendency to downplay and minimize my artistic endeavors, never really feeling like my efforts are adequate, so I really wanted to give it some serious introspection and see if I could connect any dots. Turns out, I think I can…so I did. Continue reading →
I’ve shared this story quite a few times, but it’s always been in casual conversation, and I don’t think I’ve ever officially been on record with it. So, I thought it might be worth sharing with all of you to offer some insight about why I chose to write about bikers and how we ended up here.
When I first decided that I wanted to try writing a book, bikers certainly weren’t my first choice. I’m a huge zombie nerd and my plan was to write a zombie apocalypse story. Unfortunately, that idea rapidly grew way out of control and developed into a trilogy before I ever even wrote the first sentence. As a first time author, the thought of jumping straight into a series for my first project and all the complexities that comes along with that was simply too daunting and intimidating. Continue reading →
Today’s author in the spotlight is somebody that I’ve got to know while working numerous signing events together. He writes fast and furious with over 15 published titles to his name, and he hustles just as hard, scheduling signing events all over the central region of Indiana and even in his home state of New York. He is a multi-genre author, with pretty much something to share for everyone. I won’t waste anymore time here, so let’s jump right in and learn a little bit more about him. Enjoy!
George Kramer started writing early in his life. In fifth grade, he started dabbling with his pen and paper. It was instrumental since his writing would serve as a crucial outlet later in life. The venting allowed him to get a handle on his trials and tribulations in growing up with eight other siblings.
George spread his wings and embraced writing in all genres. As it stands, he has over one hundred and fifty articles published online for various websites. He has written two books of unconventional poetry, countless short stories, and eight books of the popular Arcadis series. Additionally, George has written a medical horror book called Blind to Blood and its sequel, Blind to Blood 2: The End Game. He has written a screenplay on both Blind to Blood and Arcadis: Prophecy. Moreover, he wrote a murder/mystery/love obsession book called, ‘To Some it’s Just a Rose’, which is now a screenplay. He is currently writing the sequel.
George was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, is one of nine children, and is a natural born triplet. Currently he resides in McCordsville, Indiana with his wife and precocious daughter.Continue reading →
As I gear up for the second half of the year with new posts, I’d really like to get your input to maximize our time together! I’v dedicated myself to updating my site regularly this year, and I want to make sure that I bring you all along with me! I’ve introduced a few new series this year and have another one or two on the way. But don’t worry, I’ll still be featuring more posts from the already existing series. I have a lot of ideas for articles that will hopefully be fun and enjoyable. Possibly even thought-provoking. We’ll see what happens.
Having said all of that, I want to make sure the content is available when it’s most convenient for you! I started a preliminary poll on my Facebook page, but that hasn’t been as thorough as I’d like, so I’m going to try it again on here. WordPress gives some pretty incredible analytics regarding site stats and usage data, but the most common days and times for visits has kind of been all over the place, so I figure I’ll just go straight to the source! Please weigh in below, and leave any additional info in the comments at the bottom! I’d love to hear from you and make my posts/site/content as user-friendly as possible!
So with that, it only seems fitting that I write a recap of my experience with the most recent entry into the series. Right off the bat, you’ll notice that The Doomsday Clock (West Baden Murders Series Book 6) is a lengthy read and covers a lot of story line. There are a wealth of characters, spanning across several of O’Brian’s other books and series. The West Baden Springs Hotel takes a backseat in this entry, as the story bounces from French Lick, Indiana, to the Bering Sea, the Kentucky Derby, and eastern New England. Continue reading →
I’ve told this story too many times to count, but I discovered the works of Patrick J. O’Brian by happenstance while perusing the gift shop at West Baden Springs Resort & Hotel. He had written a murder mystery trilogy (at the time) set in the historic location. I was fascinated by the idea of reading a mystery featuring the location where I was staying so I gave it a shot. When I realized we lived in the same area, I fanboyed out a little bit and may have resorted to a small amount of internet stalking. I don’t really like to use words like “stalking,” but that’s what the police called it, so…anyway. It all worked out for the best and the rest is history.
That trilogy, aptly named The West Baden Murders Series has since turned into a series of six books with more possibly on the way. Recently, I found myself holed up in the resort for a work conference. (Darn the bad luck, huh?? That place is nothing short of amazing!) Once the daily sessions ended for the conference, I couldn’t resist the urge to venture around the grounds and snap some pictures of locations from the series. Yes, I’m a nerd, and I’m totally fine with that. So let’s check out some of the sights then, shall we?
The arched entrance to the hotel. This landmark doesn’t serve much of a role in the series, other than getting a mention or two upon characters arriving at the resort. What better way to kick off a virtual photo tour than at the beginning of the property? Continue reading →