Monday, September 27, 2010

Review of Flank Hawk at WebbWeaver

Yesterday WebbWeaver posted a review of Flank Hawk.

If you get a chance, click on over and see what they had to say, and maybe leave a comment if you're so inclined.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Can you identify this critter?

To the right and below is a picture of a friendly critter that, in part, plays a part in Flank Hawk? (Hint: It's closely linked to one of the main characters).

My first encounter with one of these little mammals was along the crick that ran behind my grandparent's house when I was a kid--maybe 5 or 6 years of age. I occasionally spotted turtles there too! :)

Test your North American fauna knowledge.
Do you know what the pictured animal is?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"If you value your lives, be somewhere else."

One of the memorable quotes from Babylon 5--a series which I very much enjoyed, even more so in reruns and DVD.

The video clip with this blog's title quote occurs right after a major space battle where the space station Babylon 5 has been heavily damaged and more enemy destroyers (Earth Fleet Ships under the corrupt President Clark) have arrived to finish the job. The background music works to make the scene even better.

The special effects were top notch for their time--and remain respectable by today's standards. If you're interested, below is a link to the highlights of the battle that preceded Delen's quote.

Civil War has broken out, Babylon 5 stands with two Earth Destroyers, opposing President Clark's forces: Battle from Severed Dreams.

What I really enjoyed about B5 was the character development and the solid story arc, elements weak or lacking in so many other SF series.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"It Was a Mistake" published in Rubber Lemon

My short story, "It Was a Mistake" is now available for reading in Rubber Lemon, a United Kingdom online magazine.

The website is a bit odd to navigate (at least in my browser). Just select the Second Issue (on the bottom left). My story covers pages 15 thru 17.

Hope you enjoy the read and let me know what you think.

**Went back in to check today (9/15) and they reformatted the site so it's easier to navigate, and issue two is right up front. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Top Ten Kindle Author Interview

My interview with Kindle Author ranked in the Top Ten for August.

Thanks to all those who clicked on over and gave it a read! I hope you found it interesting.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Applefest of Shelby County

I will be participating in the Applefest's Local Authors Sale and Signing. The authors will be located in the County Courthouse, along with a county photo display and more.

The Applefest runs from Friday September 10th through Sunday September 12th. I'm scheduled to be there talking to readers and signing copies of Flank Hawk and Distant Passages Volume II at the following times:
Friday, September 10th from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Saturday, September 11th from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Sunday, September 12th from Noon until 5:00 pm. (My arrival depends on when church services at UMC of St. Paris let out.)

There are tons of other events to visit and enjoy from crafts and laser light shows to bands and blacksmith demonstrations. And of course, food. (Here's the Official Schedule of Events)

I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Classic Humor: Who's on First?

What do I find funny--and memorable?

I think it's a classic.
Give it a click and then let me know what you think.