Monthly Archives: June 2017

Blog Post Radio Interview

Back in February, I was interviewed on #RRBC Blog Spot Radio’s Spotlight Honors. If you are interested in hearing me discuss my writing, and my novel, Whistlestop, please give a listen. As always, please let me know what you thought.

Here is the link.

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All the best!

#RRBC Writers Conference & Book Expo 2017

It is almost time for the 2017 Rave Reviews Book Club Writers’ Conference and Book Expo. If you love to write and want to hone your craft, this is the place to do it. If you love to read, at the Expo you can connect with new writers who will expand your imagination and enliven your reading.

Learn about the conference here.

Learn about registration here.

And please register here.

The #RaveReviewsBookClub is an amazing group of highly supportive readers and writers. This is your opportunity to become part of the best. I hope to meet you there in October.

Celebrating Ronald Calica

I was just writing about the wonderful cover of my book Tears of Gallia, which was created by Ronald Calica. Since his work was so amazing, I thought I’d share all of the covers he made for me. He has a computer game designing background, which shows in the complexity and realism of his works. It has been some time since he moved back to the Philippines, but he is still a master of his craft. There is a link to his BlogSpot page below if you want to learn more.

As a writer, we all want our images to bring out stories to life. When a prospective reader is considering buying, the first thing they see is the cover. The first seconds they look at it, they will decide whether it is worth their time to turn to the back or read something about the tale; and even whether to buy or not. But it was an honor to work with such a talented artist. Here is the link to his page:

And without further ado, here are the covers:

The Daughters of Lubna

I am doing a couple of giveaways on Tears of Gallia, book four in the Dave Brewster science fiction series, so I thought I’d delve into that story a bit. The cover is one of my favorites created by Ron Calica, a graphic artist who did several covers for me. It depicts the meeting between our hero and Fa-u-Bay, the greatest hero in Gallicean history. Dave is standing on the moon Solander, one of the two main moons orbiting the gas giant Lubna. The other moon in the distance is Fistan, an earthlike world.

The planet and its moons have significance because of who Fa-u-Bay was. He was a priest from long ago when the Galliceans were violent conquerors and empire builders. Fa-u-Bay lived on the planet Gallicea. When the then emperor of Gallia decided to slaughter the humans living on a nearby planet, Fa-u-Bay raised an army to fight back. Even though they were heavily outnumbered, the priest and his soldiers prevailed. Fa-u-Bay was immediately made emperor. The bloodstains on his hands overwhelmed him though. He took a new starship and crew and left Gallia to repent for his sins. There was an engine problem and the ship raced out of control. When they managed to regain control, they were beyond the edge of the galaxy, approaching a single planetary system adrift in open space. That system was dominated by the gas giant, which they named Lubna after a famous mythological mother. Hence, the Daughters of Lubna.

Tears of Gallia is a wide-ranging story, focusing on friendship, faith and courage. It is action-packed. If you like time travel and space battles, I think you will like it. If you get a chance to read it, please let me know what you think. #RRBC