I Write Books—Fiction. I’ve been an avid reader since I was 10 and a writer since I was 12—a long time now. I worked as a physicist for many years, but I’ve always had a taste for reading and writing fiction—for creating new worlds, interesting characters, and compelling stories that both entertain and leave you thinking. There are extended excerpts from each book online here, so you can sample each book before deciding to read.
I write different kinds (flavors) of books, some will take you on an emotional ride, and some on a more intellectual ride, although I usually bring a bit of both along. The key is to take each book without preconceptions.
These Links Access the Individual Pages for Each Book
My Books (An Overview):
Bosworth, A Coming of Age Paranormal Drama, Anticipated Release, March 2017
Jim and his mom moved into town and away from the city after his father was killed in an automobile accident. He struggles to deal with the loss of his dad, and is still recovering from his own injuries. A long-time imaginary childhood companion, Bo the beagle, returned to him during his stay in the hospital—a fact his mother accepts but wants to change. Bosworth is an old town filled with Victorian era homes, but there’s more in store for him than just old houses and imaginary friends. A dark, hidden fear has been with the town for longer than most can remember. No one speaks about it, but Jim and his friends will soon learn that they can’t avoid it.
Bosworth is a coming of age story, a dark paranormal drama with a dash of the psychological. It’s set in the small fictional town of Bosworth, in Orange County New York, and takes place between Sept and Nov 2015. I expect it will be ready for release by early spring 2017.
Warning: This is a dark story and touches on the rather sensitive issue of adult violence against children. As such I will be recommending an audience no younger than 15.
Status: First Proof Reading. Proof Reader: Chip Cheek, who is also the head instructor at GrubStreet
Released in JUNE 2016 —— “I AM”, A Science Fiction Novel Available in Paperback and Kindle Editions
Realistic Science Fiction (Rational Speculative Fiction)
Jenny is a junior in college, studying physics. Beginning October 2020, Her life will never be the same.
I AM is a story of love, tragedy, fear, hope, and despair. Dark Traveler, a comet on a collision course with Earth, is too dim to see easily and isn’t detected until it’s moving into the inner planet orbits. After personal tragedy strikes, Jenny begins a journey of self discovery and faces her own mortality and the end of the world.
From Jenny’s Diary:
“I’d never thought about it, the end of the world. Nor had I imagined that I’d have to face it in my own lifetime. This past year I’ve been so busy trying to get through each day without thinking about what happened last October. But the universe doesn’t care about our little problems. It has its own way of deciding things—and I’ve come to understand that the universe is a much stranger place than I’d ever realized before.”
Where did the title come from? It was inspired by René Descartes and his assertion, “Je pense, donc je suis” (or Cogito ergo sum in latin) from his Discourse on Method, 1637. You’ll see a parallel to how he arrived at the conclusion in the book.
A realistic Science fiction story, containing a mixture of fiction and hard science. A virtual intro into what it’s like to be an astronomy student.
THE BOY WHO RAN
“THE GIVER meets HATCHET, set 6000 years in the past.“
Sample from the Audio Book
The Boy Who Ran, Middle Grade novel, and winner of the 2014 Independent Publisher’s Book Awards Gold Medal for Juvenile fiction, is a parable set 6000 years ago in North America. It’s the story of a young boy whose village was massacred and who escaped by running into the forest. He was taken in by another village, but has never been able to cope with what happened and this has affected his relationship with others in the village. The story follows him one late summer as he tries to overcome his disabilities and find a place in the world. Read: excerpt from the book or listen to a sample from the audio book.
A FORGOTTEN GIRL IS THEIR BEST HOPE
A SciFi Dystopian Story of Family, Love, and Political Intrigue Set 200 Years After World War 3. Part 1 of a 3-Part Story
People in the Land survived the destruction of the last world war only to have their lives disrupted again by a wayward asteroid that broke up to rain down on the planet, just as life had begun to regain a sense of normalcy. This second tragedy also disturbed the power-sharing arrangement between two leading factions that had helped rebuild the Land—the Council, and the Order—in an agreement called The Balance. The Council leadership exploited the chaos to drive the Order and its members into exile, ad they began banning the use of most modern technology, which the Council had long blamed for the war. Phoebe is the last remaining product of the Order’s genetic engineering programs that still lives under Council rule. She doesn’t understand why she’s so different from everyone else, and struggles to survive, hiding what she is. The exiled Order members have realized she’s in danger, and their leader sees a potential in her that could help them regain their place in society, and to re-establish The Balance.
From a review: “I really enjoyed The Balance, it is tagged as a Young Adult novel because the main character is in high school, but it is not a book about young adults, it is a story of a new world and the order and chaos that ensues, it is a story of family, love, and sacrifice, and it is a story of political machinations against an unwitting public. It’s just a darned good story. —Dawskimo”
The KINDLE and Paperback Versions are now available on AMAZON.
The Balance Volume 2: The Wastelands and the Wilderness. Anticipated Release in 2018
The story of The Balance picks up four years after the events of Volume 1. I won’t describe the plot in detail to avoid spoilers from what happened in Volume 1. The Council and the Order continue to maneuver for political and tactical advantage and turmoil in The Land requires an expedition to the northern wilderness to find a key individual needed for the Order’s cause. Meanwhile, the Council goes on offense.
The Supernatural Thriller, DISOBEDIENCE
DISOBEDIENCE is set in modern day Baltimore, but has roots in Rome and in Southern France, where the main character lived during much of the 20th century before fleeing World War 2 and settling in the US.
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Taken from a trail where I was doing some backcountry cross-country skiing this past week. About 15 minutes from my house.
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