New Merch New Projects App Update

Lots going on these days.  I’m pleased to announce the following

Merchandise.  I added new merchandise to my store including 

  • t-shirts (new ones in EM section)
  • Ceramic tile (in EM section)
  • beer mug (Whimsical in Dragon Core section)

Aspect.  A World of EMF Publication

Clarity.  I added new pages

Nonfiction.  I have a couple of projects going on.

  • An updated version of the Event Horizon app with additional prompts will be available shortly
  • I’m working on Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal

I anticipate a late autumn 2021 release date.

I have a number of projects in the queue including plenty of new fiction.

Stay tuned!

A SHOUT FROM THE UNIVERSE – AND I SHOUT BACK

Every once in awhile something comes along that makes me shout YESSSSSS!!!! to the heavens.

Just now was that something.

And in what has come to be the norm for me, the experience has connections to both my fiction and nonfiction.

To put it into context I need to explain that I have been working most of the day on the next two Dragon Core novels.

I’ve got a bit of which comes first the chicken or the egg thing going.

Needing a bit of a break I decided to go check email after which, upon logging out, I got to see random headlines.  One that was off to the side really got my attention:  

The universe may have had no beginning.

I was more than a little intrigued as this is something I’ve been telling various folks since 1979.

Big Bang.  As I write in After Here: The Celestial Plane and What Happens When We Die, in August 1979, I had a Near Death Experience during which I was given a great deal of scientific information and shown mathematical principles that don’t always jibe with commonly accepted theory.

My high school physics and math teachers knew where I was coming from .  Elementary school?  Not so much.

Some of the more profound revelations were about our universe.  Specifically, that multiple universes exist, and, that time and space are separate.

 Outside a handful of individuals, it wasn’t until I got to college that I was able to find people that not only followed this logic but understood it is supported by science and math.

Einstein Almost Got It Right.  I remember explaining to a couple of engineers that, based on what I understood from the NDE, Einstein “almost had it right.”

I went on to theorize that if he hadn’t died he probably would have figured it out.

The World That I Know.  The need to better understand what I saw and experienced during the NDE drove me to study math and science which came in handy when I was trying to find remedies for EMF Sensitivity and while I was happy to publish my findings in order to help others, my heart was in fiction.

Perspective Is Everything.   I have a passion for believable characters.  To that end, I draw from education and experience when creating not only the characters but the world(s) they live in.  

Multiple universes and time travel is no exception.

It’s About Time.  While the Metatron’s Army series definitely has its roots in the NDE, I’ve incorporated lessons learned in other books.

Including Lessons From the Edge: An Author’s Guide to Metatron’s Army, which includes the Lecture On Time given to me that I included in Bishop Pair, Book Two in the series.

Time and Space Are Separate.  Though a great deal of the information about time and space as I’ve come to understand it was given to me during the NDE, as I explain in Lessons From the Edge, my education on these concepts didn’t stop there.  

While putting the Metatron’s Army Universe together, I was given additional information including how the commonly accepted theory of relativity is incomplete if not inaccurate.

I didn’t include these particular concepts in the Metatron’s Army** series, but I did include them in Dragon Core, beginning with Cauldron of the Gods.

There is a scene where Lucas explains the concepts of time and space to Clare.  This was drawn from what I know about how the universe – and space and time – work.

This information is presented again in The Isle of Future Past which is set for release Autumn 2021.

Full Circle. When I saw these principles that I’ve understood and openly talked about since I was ten in the animated presentation I shouted YESSSSSSSSSS!

For me there is no clearer sense of vindication of a perspective as reality.

I look forward to sharing more with readers in the years to come.

Stay tuned!

** I explain how time is a manmade construct in The Lecture on Time as well as in The Isle of Future Past, using the [true] information as part of the plot.

BRINGING A STORY TO LIFE: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

All in all a successful weekend.

How’s that for a lead-in?

Thanks to a visit with friends I discovered some new music.

The title track is absolutely haunting.  I love this album!

After finishing the Dragon Core novel currently under construction I went to lunch as a way to clear the mind of current projects and ended up confirming recent observations shared in Ignoring the Rules.

Yesterday evening after a final check I turned the Dragon Core story over to the beta reader and though I am really happy with how things turned out, I’m also a bit worn out.

This story ended up being quite the challenge.

When a Working Title Doesn’t.  More often than not I have a title in mind when I start a new work and this Dragon Core piece was no different.  

I try to make the titles relevant to what is going on in the book, often finding ways to have the title itself appear in the story.  

That’s where the trouble began.  

Too Much Going On.  As I got toward the end of the first draft I started to see that something was off.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t in a position to be able to analyze the problem.

I was on a trip wherein I was doing final research for Ignoring the Rules: An Intriguing Approach to Resolving Calcium Toxicity as well as getting the book ready for purchase.

Pushing the problem to the mental back burner I focused on other tasks.  

Aha!  I am one of those who finds shower time to be a great source of inspiration as new ideas and problem resolutions present themselves.

Popular theory is that the negative ions from the warm water stimulate creative flow in the brain.

The morning after setting the Dragon Core puzzle aside it occurred to me that simply changing the title to the story might solve the issue.  As a result The Day Before became Dream Keeper.

As I was editing the story with an eye to the new angle it became apparent that while the new title was an improvement, things were still off.  Deciding it really did need to be set aside because I had other things to deal with I pushed it to the mental back burner and head to the hotel bar to work on Ignoring the Rules.

At that time of night it was empty but for one guy sitting at the bar talking to the woman who, in addition to her work, was helping housekeeping staff that was understaffed catch up.

Even as I put the finishing touches on the nonfiction manuscript I couldn’t stop thinking about what was off with Dream Keeper.  As I stared out the window, the businessman’s conversation background chatter I realized the title didn’t honor the other characters let alone the complex plot.  I tweaked the title again and set it aside.

The story was still under construction and as there was no pending deadline like there was with Ignoring the Rules, I decided I’d eventually get it figured out which enabled me to relax and enjoy the rest of the trip.

All That Work!  When I got home, with Ignoring the Rules available, I turned my attention to finishing Dream Keepers and though I was making progress I was still aware there was a serious problem with the title.

It did not do justice to the supporting characters or the complexity of the story both as it stands on its own and as it fits into the series.

I was also staring another issue in the face.  I’d already completed the cover.  If I changed the title to Dream Keepers – with an S added to the 2nd version of the title – I was going to have to redo the cover design.

Though it seems simple enough it wasn’t.  I liked what I had.

Once again pushing the problem aside I focused on finishing the manuscript.  

Right In Front of You.  I was about two thirds of the way through the final version when I realized the title was already in the book!

And had been there all along!

As I sat there staring at the scene it occurred to me that if I adopted this phrase as the title to the book not only did it honor the characters and the plot, it kept the book’s context within the Dragon Core series in tact.

And as a bonus I didn’t have to change the cover beyond updating the text to reflect the new title!

The Isle of Future Past is on target for a fall 2021 release.

Though I’m hoping to have it available by the end of October I have several other projects including another nonfiction booklet for The World of EMF and a number of videos I only recently found locations for shooting in the queue.

Stay tuned!

BRINGING IT ALTOGETHER: UPDATE

Just finished a first draft mockup for the book cover for The Day Before, a Dragon Core novel. 

I finished the first draft of The Day Before last night just before dinner.

It was a much needed break from the intensity of Calcium: Mineral, Metal, Electrolyte which is the first nonfiction work I’ve done outside a blog entry in years.

It’s the inaugural Data Sheet, shorter works that are topic specific nonfiction pieces.

Inside Outside.  As I was about to type that nonfiction is more difficult than fiction I paused.  There is an exception.  My doctoral thesis was not as challenging as the nonfiction books I’ve written and not because of length.  Nonfiction books targeted at a specific market are a far cry from a thesis which is ostensibly waxing poetic about a subject near and dear to your heart, one you are not only passionate about but are willing to defend.

It isn’t easy reopening a chapter that I’d closed out but since the book isn’t finished I know it’s appropriate.  

I may not have EMF Sensitivity but I’m still learning about the impact of EMs on health and well-being and I did discover a cure for pressure-induced migraines.

And necessary.

I am passionate about helping others.

The hardest part is dealing with the memory of difficult times.

Though at this point it’s more like hitting a bruise than ripping off a scab.

The benefit to releasing the upcoming Data Sheet is not only do I get to help others, which really makes me feel good, I get a much needed break from the first draft of the novel.

It is important to set the story aside for a few weeks after which I come back with fresh eyes.

I’m pleased with how the Data Sheet focused on calcium and its effect on health and well-being is coming along.  

It’s too early to give a release date beyond late summer/early fall 2021.

Stay tuned!

REMASTER AND NEW PROJECT

Happy Father’s Day and Happy Summer Solstice!  I hope everyone enjoys the day.

Though I’ll be enjoying some summer sun I will also be working on The Day Before, a Dragon Core piece that was unplanned.

I was going along minding my own writer’s business, finishing a Remaster Project when images from the story began popping into my mind.  Intrigued I closely examined them, found I like what I saw and decided to move it to the front of the queue.

I’d originally been considering one of three other Dragon Core stories and at first this story didn’t have a particular place to go.

It could be a stand-alone or part of another series depending how I spun it.

It stands out in one way that brought me a lot of happiness.  It popped up.  

It’s been a few years since an unplanned book just popped into my mind.

Front of the Line.  I give preference to these stories as they come directly from my unconscious.

Or wherever that creative processing center exists in the universe.

As these stories tend to become a living energy inside my writer’s soul making them a joy to work on I give them priority.

Metatron’s Legacy was like that.  I hadn’t even finished Pin, Book 9 in the Metatron’s Army series and the story just popped up.  I got it written in a couple of weeks then turned back to the MA series.

Remaster.  Speaking of Metatron’s Army, I recently concluded what a friend dubbed the Remastering Project.  Like musicians will do with previously released albums I took time to go over the books in the series with a fine-toothed comb.

I have future plans and projects for this series but I’m happy to work on other stories for now.

Stand Alone V. Series.  I have noticed that though I’ve tied some of my books to a series they could easily be a stand-alone read.

Metatron’s Army has some of each.  Metatron’s Legacy could be stand-alone though it would have many spoilers for the series as it takes place some twenty years after Adjudication.

To this end I’m going to identify books that fall into this category on my website.

Coming Soon.

In the meantime, I’m happy back in writing mode and have a number of projects in the queue including a newsletter.

I will provide details as and when they are available.

Stay tuned.