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48th Annual San Diego Central Library Local Author Event

48th Annual San Diego Central Library Local Author Event

I am so excited to participate in the Local Author Event at the San Diego Central Library. This library is a beautiful piece of architectural work, and has just recently been opened this year. It is so heartwarming to have the support of the community, particularly for ‘Indie’ authors. Hopefully this will further open the ‘doors’ for more local bookstores and eventually the national ‘chain’ stores.

AMERICANA A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

AMERICANA A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

A collection of selected photographs that I have chosen from my travels through the United States . . . iconic images that will be forever preserved through photography that others may not have the opportunity or means to view in person. I hope you will enjoy this ‘coffee table’ publication. A great gift for yourself or friends or family for Christmas. Thank you for your continuing support.

@@@@@@ FREE FOR FIVE DAYS ONLY @@@@@

@@@@@@ FREE FOR FIVE DAYS ONLY @@@@@

From November 25th through November 30th, Obtrusion Book 1 The Gathering is available for free download on Smashwords. In exchange for your FREE copy, all I ask is an honest review on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc., as you are able to provide upon completion of reading the first installment of the OBTRUSION trilogy. Please email me for the code to receive YOUR copy, or leave a comment. Thank you!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373199

FIVE STAR REVIEWS ALREADY

FIVE STAR REVIEWS ALREADY

I am thrilled to already start receiving 5 star reviews on my latest release: “Obtrusion Book 1 The Gathering”. Please enjoy a small excerpt. And Thank you for visiting my page.

She glanced up at the clock on the wall. So far, it had only been forty five minutes since she had begun. It normally took anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to perform a simple embalming, but she was in no hurry this evening. She was paid the same no matter how long it took to finish.
With the lower torso complete, Molly moved on to the head. She was nearly done, just the final details and she could call it a night and get some much needed rest. She had already finished eight embalming procedures earlier that day, three here, and five at two other mortuaries. That was the one thing she liked about being a “freelancer”. She wasn’t stuck working at the same place day in and day out. Her mentor and friend David Mohr had instilled that idea in her.
Stifling a yawn, Molly proceeded to pat the curly brown hair dry after she had cleansed it with germicidal soap. She used the scissors to neatly trim along the nape of the neck. As she was combing the hair neatly into place and smoothing it with her other hand, she felt the baseball sized lump on top of his skull.
“That’s odd,” she thought out loud. “If he fell any distance and landed squarely on top of his head, not only would his skull be fractured and bloody, but who in the world lands head first from a hiking accident?” Without much further consideration, she figured he must have hit his head on a rock. Still, there was no blood from the wound.
His body had no other cuts or bruising. Molly shook her head and continued with the task at hand. Retrieving the eye caps from the utensil tray, she carefully lifted the closed eyelids and inserted the pieces under them. They covered his dark brown eyes and gave him the appearance of a zombie with no pupils– until she closed the lids back over them and applied a few dots of super glue to keep them closed. The eye caps would keep the area from having a sunken look at the viewing in the morning.
She was yawning more frequently now, and needed to get this one done and get home and rest. Tomorrow she had a busy schedule, and there was no telling when she could receive a call on another case.
The curved needle was cold in her hand, even through the latex gloves. She threaded the string through its eye. Pulling his lower lip down, she inserted it through his jaw below the gums, then stuck it through the upper jaw into the right nostril, then through the septum of the nose into the left nostril, where she would pass it back down into the mouth to create a natural appearance. When she tried to push the needle through the septum of the nose, which is mere cartilage, it stopped with a “tink”. She slipped it back a tiny bit and tried to force it through, but it wouldn’t budge. There was something definitely metallic in the septum.
She wondered if this guy had perhaps broken his nose and had some type of metal structural piece inserted to hold the formation, but that was something she had never heard of . . . using metal or even titanium prostheses in the nasal cavity.
She retracted the needle from the septum and carefully laid it against the chin. There was a portable x-ray scanner in the cabinet and she plugged it in. Hovering the device over the nose, she saw it. There was something metallic but it wasn’t a pin. It looked like some kind of flat circular microchip.
Molly’s heart skipped a beat. She wasn’t sure what it was, but she knew it didn’t belong there. She snatched the scalpel from the tray, and carefully cut away a small portion of the septum where the metallic object was imbedded. It was about the size of an eraser head. When she cut away the cartilage surrounding it, she discovered that it was no thicker than a dime. It appeared to be solid, and upon wiping it dry with the towel, it was as bright and shiny as glass. She retrieved a small zip pouch and dropped it into the bag.
Outside, something rustled through the bushes just along the side of the building. Molly heard a noise like footsteps. She stopped cold in her tracks, still holding the bag in her hand. Her breath caught in her throat as she focused on the sound.

UNSEALED ALIEN FILES?????

UNSEALED Obviously I’m not the only one who has strange ideas . . .

It’s 12:47 a.m. on Saturday night, September 22, 2013, and as I sit here in awe and amazement, watching a supposedly never televised (at least not on national television) show entitled “Unsealed: Alien Files” . . . I am amazed at the SIMILARITIES in my novel “Obtrusion” and my previously posted video trailer for said novel!!!!!

Facts: I created and posted my video trailer for my novel back in early July of 2013, and published it to Youtube as ‘pre-publicity’ for my novel “Obtrusion” – a 3 book series revolving around aliens and other theories that I have personal thoughts on . . .

Here is the excerpt I pulled from the internet:

Posted by: Jason McClellan August 22, 2013  4308 Views

 

On August 7, 2013, Bellum Entertainment announced that its show Unsealed: Alien Files has been picked up by Discovery Communications.

unsealed

This show, and a companion show, Unsealed: Conspiracy Files, premiered in September 2012.  These shows were syndicated nationally in the United States by Tribune Broadcasting, but weren’t on a single network, which made it difficult for interested viewers to find the shows.  But that issue should be eliminated now that Discovery has added Unsealed: Alien Files to its Destination America channel.

Episodes of the show reportedly premiered on Destination America on Thursday, August 8.  Bellum Entertainment explains, “Unsealed has already experienced great success in syndication and internationally through the first season and expecting to perform well on cable.”  The company announced that the show’s second season will premiere on September 16 “with a full hour of Alien Files.”  The aggressive broadcast schedule indicates that the show will air weekly, with two back-to-back half-hour episodes every week, for a total of forty new episodes.

 

The website for Unsealed: Alien Files provides this description of the series::

Unsealed: Alien Files investigates recently released documents regarding alien and UFO encounters, made accessible to the public in 2011 by the Freedom of Information Act. Each week, Unsealed: Alien Files tackles one compelling alien case by opening these previously off-limits secret files. Based on the newly discovered information the show re-examines key evidence and follows developing leads.

Unsealed: Alien Files investigates mass UFO sightings, personal abductions, government cover-ups and breaking alien news from around the world. We delve into the “photoshopping” of space, the value of Wikileaks, and the role social media plays in alien stories. Finally, we examine these newly released documents to see how alien visitations may have affected our past, and what influence they may have on our future. This show will have believers wanting more and skeptics questioning their long held beliefs. Unsealed: Alien Files … exposing the biggest secret on planet Earth.

 

CALL ME PARANOID . . . or just call me psychic, whatever you want to label it, but to me it is baffling that some of the stuff that I THOUGHT I was creating out of my own vivid imagination is actually being touted as realistic possibility on national television (albeit in the middle of the night when most ‘normal’ people are sound asleep, safely tucked away in their beds) . . . .  YES, I’ve done research on the internet regarding certain aspects I have chosen to include in my ‘fictional’ novel, as well as certain real life experiences (those of which shall remain unspecific – you, the reader will have to decide for yourself what is gleaned from real experience, and that which is purely fiction . . . . or IS IT FICTION?????)

 

It appears that there is a sudden resurgence in the ‘alien phenomenon’ . . . I found a video trailer for this show posted on youtube, way back in July of 2012. I just stumbled onto the actual two half-hour shows tonight as I was channel surfing while taking a break from writing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW6HoyryTQg#t=13

 

So, with that thought in mind, I’m thinking . . . “Hey! Maybe my theories in “Obtrusion” aren’t as far off base as some might think. You, dear readers will be able to tell for yourself, as release date is drawing near . . . NINE more days and “Obtrusion – Book 1 The Gathering” will be in publication. I am looking forward to it with great anticipation. I think it will be if nothing else but entertaining, perhaps an eye opening experience.

 

 

The Finest Art!

The Finest Art!

I have had the pleasure of being the recipient of a beautiful piece of artwork from a fine artist and friend, Harold A. Bascom, a fantastic artist.

We became acquainted through LinkedIn, and it all started out with him reading my novel “Curse of The Salute”, and giving me, I might add, a wonderful 5 star review.

His review was not only honest and heartwarming, it was a wonderful recommendation of my work, and in thanking him personally, and having conversations with him, I found him to be an extraordinary gentleman, and also an extremely talented artist. I too, am an artist, and can truly appreciate the hard work and forethought he has put into his wonderful artwork. He pours his heart and soul into every piece that he produces, and it shows.

I invite you to click on this picture, and take a stroll through his gallery, and if you are of a mind to have some iconic paintings adorn your walls, please do choose one of his delightful works . . . they are all symbolic of his ideals and passion. If nothing else, let him know that his works are extraordinary, and I’m sure he will be greatly appreciative.

I know that I am sincerely honored to have one of his beautiful masterpieces displayed in my home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Harold. You are truly a fine artist!

Visit Harold’s gallery at: http://haroldbascomfineart.com/

Weekly Photo Challenge FORESHADOW

Weekly Photo Challenge FORESHADOW

The long abandoned Masonic Mine, in the California High Sierras, lies in the FORESHADOW of a beautiful lenticular cloud, an awesome display of the interaction of the clouds and the affect of the lofting winds that shape them.