Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tag, You're It

I was asked this week to participate in a BLOG HOP, which according to those in the know is a game of tag between friends. My friends all happen to be writers. We spend our lives in front of a computer screen, our minds whirling with thoughts and plots, and our poor fingers trying to keep up.
 I remember when I was a kid and we played tag, I was always IT. Why was I always it? I suppose it was because I was the slowest runner and easiest to catch. I’m still like that today; slow.  In this game of tag, I’m supposed to answer four questions, post it to my blog then tag two other writers to do the same. Let’s see, who can I outrun? Which other writers do I know that I might be able to catch? I think I’ll tag Gloria Teague and M. Carolyn Steele. They’re girls. Surely I can outrun a girl. I’ll find their websites and tag them at the bottom of this post so you can visit their sites and read what they are up to. If I know them, it will be something wonderful.
Now for the questions.  I think I need coffee…

What am I working on?
For the last few months, I’ve been working on another psychological thriller. It’s a follow-up to my novel The Apostle Murders. Without giving away too much of the plot, there’s a serial killer traveling the country killing prostitutes in the most horrific ways, and there’s a team of investigators trying to figure out who he is before he can kill again. When they discover his identity, they realize he’s been dead for many years and that he’s linked to highest levels of our government and he’s untouchable. It’s a good one. I think you’re going to like it.
I’m also working on my Galactic Axia sci/fi series. At present, I have 5 books of the series published and am expecting the sixth (The Wounded Warrior) to release any day now. I’ve been amazed at the success this series is having.  The first book, Escape to Destiny, published the first time in 2007, followed by four other books. They just sat on the shelf and didn’t move. Now sci/fi is hot and the books are selling like crazy. The first four books of the series hit the Kindle best-seller list on March 10, 2014 and have been there ever since. At one point, all four of them were in the top 10 best-selling kindles on Amazon. The Wounded Warrior will excite readers of the Galactic Axia series and I’m confident it will be a best-seller too.
The third thing I’m working on is a cowboy story I plan to submit as part of an anthology. I don’t think I’ve got a whole western in me. Once I figure out when end of the horse whinnies and how to Velcro the saddle on, it should fly right off my keyboard in no time.

How does my work differ from others in its genre?
As for the Galactic Axia series, it’s not ordinary sci/fi.  When most people think of sci/fi they think silicone-based oozy little green guys or gray aliens in UFOs abducting people for scientific experiments. Not me. When I look at the stars, I tend to believe there’s life out there more like ourselves than anything else. I’m not saying humans are the only life creation in the universe. I’m just saying that we came from somewhere. Why not out there? And if so, might not our galactic ancestors still be out there? They might even still come to visit us from time to time. Fortunately, unlike some in-laws, they know when to go home.
Galactic Axia is based on a common-wealth of planets spread throughout the Milky Way Galaxy and is comprised of human beings scattered among the stars. It is governed by a royal family, and held together by a common constitution. The military branch of the Axia, known as Troopers, protect the Axia with fleets of powerful spaceships. The main character is a young man named Delmar Eagleman. He is an orphan from the planet Erdinata. He must escape the abuse of his guardian brother and find his destiny among the stars, hence the first book of the series, Escape to Destiny. The other books either follow his story or stand alone on a common timeline. They are clean and wholesome, no profanity or sex scenes. Good reading for all ages.
The Apostle Murders is different because it looks into the mind of a minister that has spent his entire life serving God. But after years of ministry, he sees the church shift from the old-timey traditions to a more modern paradigm of contemporary worship. In a deranged state, he believes God calls him to restore order to the church by recreating the martyrdom of the original apostles of Jesus Christ. So while he’s preaching on the weekend, he’s a serial killer during the week. A team of mismatched FBI agents are assigned to catch him before he can kill again. The book is loaded with tons of church insights, the murders are historically accurate in that ever murder is committed exactly as the original apostles died, and you as the reader will come to empathize with the killer, not just the victims.
I also have a delightful children’s book on the market called Strangers in the Stable. It is a look at the nativity as seen from the viewpoint of the animals in the stable the night Jesus was born. It is beautifully illustrated in 3D color graphics. Your kids would treasure it.

Why do I write what I do?
I think I answered some of this question in an earlier paragraph, but I’ll try to be more concise here. I write about outer space because I really believe we are not alone in the universe. I write about murder because the criminal mind intrigues me. I write children’s books because I have grandchildren, which are always a mystery to me. I have no idea why I’m doing a western.

How does my writing process work?

When I’m really in the groove and have a story well thought out and I know where I’m going, I get up early, fix myself a cup of coffee, and start banging on my keyboard. The plot thickens and the storyline flows. Other times, I sit on the back porch or in my truck with a yellow legal pad and try to scratch out something that makes sense. When I first started writing, I always did it long-hand on the legal pad. I couldn’t always read my handwriting afterward, but it worked for me. Still does on occasion. I’ve been trying more recently to write using my laptop. I just hate laptop keyboards, don’t you? So I usually end up attaching an external 19 inch monitor and sitting at the table with it, which makes no sense at all but I do it anyway.
I am a notorious editor, which means I have the tendency to edit as I write. I know most writers say to get it down on paper first and edit later. I agree that’s the way to do it. I just can’t stand to read over what I’ve written and see something that could have been said better and leave it for later. When I finish a chapter, I tend to go over it again and again and again until I get it right before moving on to the next chapter. This really slows down the writing process, which is why it takes me months to do a book instead of weeks, but that’s my process.
Well, this blog has turned into a journal, so I’ll stop here (proofread and edit it over and over again, then edit it again) and tag Gloria Teague and M. Carolyn Steele. After all, why should they sleep in on a Saturday morning? I’m up when I should be sleeping late, so everyone else might as well rise and shine as well.
I invite you to visit my website to see what’s going on with me, not that much is. And visit Gloria at and Carolyn at They are excellent writers. So ladies, TAG, YOU’RE IT…..

Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Update

I didn't realize it has been so long since I've update this blog but I guess it has. Wow! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday my climate fiction Polar City Red came out, but that was in 2012. Now here it is 2014 and so much as happened. It thought I'd better post something (especially since I just updated by website to invite people to visit this blog).

The last couple of years have been good to me. I retired from my job with Sears in late 2012, so now I spend my time at home. I've had some success with books. Five of them have reached the kindle best-seller list. As of now (April 19, 2014), the first four of my Galactic Axia Adventure Series have been on the best-seller list since March 10, 2014. If you are familiar with Galactic Axia, you'll notice the covers have changed. As of November 2013, I am no longer affiliated with my former writing partner, so we've relaunched the series as eBooks with a whole new look. Visit to order.
Escape to Destiny is the first book in the Galactic Axia adventure series. We dare ask the question, "Can an orphan boy from an obscure planet make a galactic difference?" Our answer is yes. Teenager Delmar Eagleman must escape a harsh home environment and find his destiny among the stars. Delmar is every boy looking for something better.

 Book 2 picks up immediately after Escape to Destiny and takes Delmar to study on the planet Mica where he encounters an ancient alien that wreaks havoc on long-standing theories of computer science. Also meet Captain George Citti as he tries to save a planet from its own self destruction.

 Space Trader will introduce you to a new lineup of characters while staying true to Galactic Axia. You'll meet Captain Ian Cahill, an independent space trader than sets out on a trade route and end ups in deeper space than he intended. Discover amazing new technology that may one day save the galaxy.

How does Galactic Axia introduce a new planet to the commonwealth? Find out in First Contact.
The Wounded Warrior is set to release sometime this month, April 2014. I don't have an exact date yet, but when I do, I'll post it here and on

 In this adventure, you'll get to know Captain Leatha Mordon as she faces her past and overcomes her fears by defeating her mortal enemy in one-on-one combat.

From Victim to Hero -- The Untold Story of Steven Stayner is the true story of a 7-year old boy kidnapped and held captive for 7-years before escaping and rescuing another abducted child. This book is endorsed by two nationally-recognized child safety advocacy groups. Along with the story, it has an appendix with valuable information on how to keep your children safe. Paperback and eBook.
This book has been called one of the most influential books on climate change in the past decade. Set in the year 2075 after the effects of global warming as destroyed the Earth's ecosystem, survivors must find refuge in a makeshift polar city in the once-frozen wilderness of Alaska. There's enough science in Polar City Red to keep you informed, and enough fiction to keep you guessing. It is alive with characters that will both excite and intrigue you. Paperback and eBook.
A psychological thriller that will keep you turning pages to the very end. Reverend Samuel (Preach) Preston believes God has called him to restore order to the modern church by re-creating the martyrdom of the original apostles of Jesus Christ. So while he's preaching on the weekend, he's a serial killer during the week. Only a mis-matched team of FBI agents can stop him before he can kill again. Or can they?
Paperback and eBook.
 This is a delightful children's book about the night of Christ's birth as seen from the viewpoint of the animals in the stable. Set in beautiful 3-D graphics, you children will enjoy it for generations to come.

Published by 4RV Publishing in Edmond, Oklahoma, it is only $10.99 including postage to anywhere in the USA.

Paperback only.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Interview with Danny Bloom

Interview with Polar Cities Research Institute Director Dan Bloom -- conducted by Jim Laughter 

Note to readers: As author of the new climate thriller, Polar City Red, that was inspired by climate activist Danny Bloom, I had the opportunity to pick his brain about the current state of the Earth’s ecosystem. Danny has long been a proponent of the theory that global warming will eventually render the Earth’s atmosphere uninhabitable, causing the near-extinction of the human race if we are not careful and do not take steps to alleviate the problems now. I wrote Polar City Red based partly on his ideas, and centered on much of the research that he provided to me. With this in mind, I want to dig even deeper into the mind of this climate activist and unravel a few of his inner thoughts. Hang on. I have a feeling this is going to be an exciting ride!

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JIM LAUGHTER: Dan, you were the inspiration for my novel titled ''Polar City Red'', and have been privy to every step of its development. Now, six months after publication, what's your take on the message of the book, and does it fall in line with how you see global warming affecting the Earth in the future?

DAN BLOOM: Jim, from the moment I began reading your novel chapter by chapter as you wrote it last year and this, I felt that finally someone has put the concepts of what polar city life might be like inside the covers of a fiction novel. The arguments and statistics that scientists use to illustrate climate change and global warming --and the arguments by the climate skeptics and climate denialists to say that climate change is a hoax -- can only go so far in convincing the public it is real and to take action. But to put the ideas and emotions into a fiction novel with real characters interacting with time and space and climate science, you are a pioneer in the science fiction field, what I like to call CLI FI for climate fiction. Your book puts all the science and stats into a work of fiction and makes it all even more real. Your book touched me deeply. I do hope it finds a wide audience world-wide, and someday in translation as well for readers in Japan and Germany and Sweden, among other nations.

JIM: Dan, according to your ideas, and taking into consideration humanity even back to the prehistoric caveman days, there have already been about 180,000 generations of humans on this planet. Now you predict the Earth can sustain only another 30 generations before the ecosystem causes humanity to become extinct or near extinct, with maybe just a few hundred thousand humans left on Earth. If this is true, what is your analysis, and more importantly, what is the solution to fix the problem?

DAN: You know, Jim, I cannot see the future, I can only guess and estimate and put forward some ideas. I do believe that we have about 30 generations left to fix the problems OR ELSE. And I am hopeful that we will find a way to fix the Co2 emissions problems and stop our use of coal and oil, and all fossil fuels. I am an optimist, and even as your novel ends in the epilogue on a positive, optimistic note, I also agree that humans can solve the problems future generations face, but it's going to take some serious work.

QUESTION: Dan, you’ve developed an idea that once global warming destroys the Earth’s ecosystem, the human race will be forced to escape to the Arctic Circle and other frigid areas of the world to survive, and they’ll do it living in what you’ve termed Polar Cities. Please explain how these polar cities will be established, how they’ll be governed, and how they’ll be maintained to ensure the survival of the human race.

DAN: Good question, Jim! Again, I am just postulating. I cannot "see" the future. But the way I see all this unfolding is this: Slowly, over the next few centuries, the global temperature of the Earth warms up 4 to 7 degrees . Life in the central regions become impossible for humans due to lack of growing seasons, lack of food, lack of power and fuel. Drought is imminent. As a result, slowly, individually and in waves, people start making the trek north to Alaska and Canada. They find refuge as climate refugees in polar cities. They will be governed by the USA, Canada, Russia, etc., and also by the UN, which will by then be based in Greenland. Who will get in and who will not be admitted will become vexing questions. I do not have the answers. I see a kind of scary sci fi scenario pretty much as you wrote in your novel, complete with marauding bands of scavengers and other murderous elements. It won’t be very pleasant. Life will be difficult, but at least it will be life.

QUESTION: Global warming to many people is like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. We’ve heard about them all of our lives but no one has ever actually seen them. What can you say to convince the average person on the street that global warming is real, and that it will eventually affect everything in their lives or the lives of their future generations?

DAN: You know, Jim, there is not much I can say to wake people up. They need to wake up on their own. We cannot force people to wake up. Nature might do it, as the recent Superstorm Sandy showed amazing images of destruction. Your book is a big wake up call. We need movies, TV shows, college courses about polar cities. But all that comes later. I do not know how to wake people up. But I am sure that anyone who reads your book cover to cover will never be the same.

QUESTION: When I wrote Polar City Red, I did it strictly as a fictional account of one possible outcome caused by global warming. How close to you think I got to reality?

DAN: As a mere reader, I think you hit the nail on the head! You used your novelist's imagination to take all the scientific statistics and theories and turn out an emotional adventure thriller that would make one hell of a TV movie of the week or even a National Geographic "what if" kind of documentary.

QUESTION: You’ve been an ardent student of Dr. James Lovelock, a prominent advocate of global warming; a man that has written books about global warming, and who predicted the almost immediate end of the human race due to the effects of global warming. Now Dr. Lovelock has revised his theory and says the end of humanity may come much later than his previous predictions. As his student, how has his change of heart affected your personal outlook on the dangers of global warming?

DAN: Good question. Actually, Lovelock, who has seen my polar cities website and images and wrote back to me saying, "this may very well happen and soon", still believes in climate change and global warming. But he just moved the time frame from 2100 AD to around 2500 AD or 3000 AD in his opinion. And that's fine. Nobody knows the real time frame. But it will happen. Climate chaos threatens the human species, but it won't happen real bad for another 100 to 1000 years. I am with Dr. Lovelock and he is with me. He said the best retreat is toward the poles. I got that idea from him. Polar cities, the concept, comes from Dr. Lovelock, directly. He is the genius here.

QUESTION: I saw an article that describes your vision of what Polar Cities will look like in the future. According to the pictures, they will be mostly underground structures designed for single and multiple families and will be sustained by geothermal energy and other non-fossil fuel energy sources. How do you propose to tap the energy sources of the Earth without causing further damage to the atmosphere and ecosystem?

DAN: You keep asking good questions, and I don't have the answers to that. But I can tell you this: we need to stop depending on coal and oil as soon as possible. We need to tighten the noose around coal and oil soon, yesterday! But to answer your questions, scientists can answer that best of all. You are a novelist and your novel answered the questions very well. I am just a dreamer with a sense of public relations. But I am not a scientist. I do hope wind and solar and ocean tide energy can be harnessed soon. No more oil or coal use, please!

QUESTION: If your Polar Cities theory becomes reality and humanity is forced to evacuate the lower hemisphere for a more northern climate, do you predict the surviving humans will live in an advanced technological state, or do you predict we’ll regress to a pre-industrial lifestyle? What is your reason for either answer?

DAN: Another great question! I predict that we will regress to pre-industrial lifestyles, and people will live very much as people lived in the 1500s. It won't be a pretty picture. But some of our descendants will survive and make it through. I am an optimist. I see your book as an optimistic book. The ending is perfect.

QUESTION: In my book, Polar City Red, I’ve drawn attention a number of governmental conspiracy theories where the U.S. and other worldwide governments have been creating underground cities since the 1950s in order to save the wealthy elite of the world, leaving the rest of us poor slobs to slug it out for ourselves. If your Polar City theory becomes reality, how will you ensure that the average citizen is deemed worthy to survive?

DAN: You are so right, and your novel describes it well. Polar city life will be run by those who power and connections, and the average Joe will not get in. It will really be the scavengers against the polar city residents. Humanity will descend into chaos, and there will be billions of dead people. From a world population of say 10 billion or even 25 billion when the bad stuff happens, maybe at most 200,000 will survive in polar cities. I do hope people read your book and wake up. No more business as usual. And again, Superstorm Sandy, while not caused by global warming, is a wake-up call, too. Or the images from it should be a global wake-up call about sea level rises and disaster preparedness.

QUESTION: Dan, what's next for you and your Polar City project? Will you continue to hammer away at the politicians and scientists that have their heads buried in the sands of denial, or will you think to yourself, “Hell, I’ll be dead and gone before all of this crap hits the fan. Let the future generations fend for themselves?”

DAN: Jim, this is now my life's work. I will continue 24/7 until I am dead. And then I hope others will carry on the Polar City ideas. I care about the future. I care about people 500 years from now. I don't know why, but I do. I really do care. I think it's because I love life so much and I love what human beings have achieved, too. I don't want to see this human species end. It would be a shame if it did. So I am speaking out until I am dead. Your book will last a long time, perhaps for 500 years in print and in electronic archives.

FINAL NOTE FROM JIM LAUGHTER: Thanks, Dan, for letting me pick your brain. I hope you enjoyed ''Polar City Red'', and I hope other people around the world will buy it, read it, enjoy it, and heed its warning.

-- Jim Laughter

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Earth has gone past the point of no return

I met a man about a year ago that influenced me to write my latest book, Polar City Red.  His name is Danny Bloom, a journalist and climate activist in Taiwan.  He has been my greatest advocate for the book.  But more importantly, he's been a tremendous advocate for the well-being of our planet, constantly ringing the warning bell that our planet is in trouble, and mankind is to blame.

Without getting specific to Polar City Red, I've invited Danny to comment on his view of how global climate change will affect the human race in the future.  I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

By Danny Bloom:

In two recent commentaries about climate change, Jeffrey Sachs (“Our summer of climate truth,” Aug. 1, page 9) and George Monbiot (“Rich world’s smugness will melt with the ice,” Aug. 31, page 9) emphasized that not only is climate change real and about to turn this planet into a global emergency ward, but if we are not careful, it may be curtains for the human race. Of course, these words, whether written by Sachs, Monbiot, or other climate Cassandras, generally fall on deaf ears. Life tomorrow will go on as usual in Taipei, in Washington and in London.

Sachs, who is an adviser to the UN secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals and professor at Columbia University, pulled no punches in his piece. Monbiot went even further.

However, in my opinion both Sachs and Monbiot are still in denial about the real impact of climate change and global warming on this planet and on the future prospects for humankind.They talk about “solutions,” as if some magical fix will make everything all right. Sachs speaks as if it is not too late to stop climate change and global warming, and once the world switches to alternative energy sources such as wind, water or solar power, everything will be okay.

It is too late. What we need to do is prepare for any potential climate chaos that might turn Taiwan and the rest of the world toward barbarianism as climate change creates huge migrations to the north of the globe. It will not be a pretty picture. There will be no Taiwan, there will be no lower 48 in the US anymore. All human life will settle in northern regions to endure a punishing, terrible hell on Earth.

Listen, lawmakers, world leaders and policymakers: Nothing will ever be okay again. No more comforting words about how everything will be okay once we find a way out of this mess. What very few people want to acknowledge, even luminaries like Sachs and Monbiot, is that we have already lost the battle.

The human species is at risk of extinction in 30 more generations. Sachs does not want to face this possibility since his well-paid career as an Ivy League economics professor means that he has to keep offering “solutions” and “fixes.”

He cannot understand that while the planet will recover from climate change impacts in the future, the human species has now passed the tipping point and billions will die over the next 500 years as climate chaos engulfs all nations, including Taiwan. Monbiot might understand this, but cannot write such words. It would cost him his job as a columnist for the Guardian.

What humankind is facing is not pretty and very few academics or climate activists want to go there. Their jobs and careers depend on creating hope that we can find solutions to this mess. The sad and tragic fact is that there are no solutions, no fixes, as Monbiot actually hints at but cannot bring himself to say outright. In the near future, perhaps just 100 or 200 years from now, billions of people will head north to Arctic climes, from Russia to Canada to Alaska.

In the southern hemisphere, millions of climate refugees will search for shelter in New Zealand and Tasmania and even Antarctica. Sachs and Monbiot know this but cannot bring themselves to write it out in the public prints because they are in denial. Everyone is in denial.

Planting more trees and recycling chopsticks is not going to do the trick. Humanity is doomed. However, some remnants of civilized people will survive and repopulate the Earth. They will survive in makeshift polar settlements scattered across the northern and extreme southern regions of the planet. What we need is to set up task forces and government commissions worldwide to study and discuss this kind of “adaptation” in a fragile world. Taiwan cannot stick its head in the sand..
Dan Bloom is a writer in Chiayi.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Religion in Polar City Red

A few days ago a man asked me how, as a Christian, I saw religion as a viable part of my latest book, Polar City Red. My answer was that  I didn't write Polar City Red to make a religious statement or to put forth a religious doctrine or idea.  It's a book about the consequences this planet will face if we don't get a handle on the emission of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere, which is caused by the burning of fossil fuels. It's a warning that mankind stands on the brink of extinction; that this old world is going to turn its back on us and invite us as a species to get off and let another life form have its turn.
But on the question of religion in Polar City Red, I think Christians automatically include faith in everything we do, so including a smidgen of faith in the book was only natural. Religion is an underlying theme in Polar City Red, not a major issue. Even though I’ve been involved in religion for many years, pastored for over 8 years and worked with Christian missionaries for over 30 years, there’s no preaching in Polar City Red. Readers don’t have to worry about reading this book and getting a sermon. If you want a sermon, you can seek the advice of your own pastor, priest, rabbi, Imam, guru, monk, shaman, or whatever particular religious viewpoint you follow.  Did I miss one? Witch doctor maybe?
I wish I knew how faith, or religion, or whatever you care to call it will translate to future generations. I’m a Christian man, raised in a Christian home, and I raised my three sons in a Christian environment. But I’m not selfish enough to believe that I have a monopoly on God. A study of history will tell you that more wars have been fought and more people tortured, persecuted, humiliated, and killed in the name of religion than any other cause in the world. And you don't have to be involved in some screwball cult like The People's Temple, the Moonies, The Children of God, or Hari Krishna to get caught up in an oppressive, legalistic religion. Mainstream religions that exert undo pressure on their members to follow doctrines and dogmas designed to boister the control they have on their members are just as dangerous as any cult or idoltry system. 
In my humble opinion, religion is man’s effort to corner God into justifying our actions. Faith, on the other hand, is God’s effort to reconcile mankind with himself, regardless the sign over the door or the number of times you pray every day. The Great Inquisition was waged in the name of religion, but did God have a hand in it or was it man’s effort to force a foreign belief system on other people? The Crusades and numerous other efforts to force one group of people to adopt an unfamiliar belief system were fought in the name of religion. Hitler killed six million Jews because he didn’t like what they believed. The Islamic nut-cases that flew airplanes into the twin towers in New York on September 11, 2001 did it in the name of their radical religion. But was it of God, or was it an effort to attack a free people in the name of an oppressive and narrow-minded religion?  If of God, I don’t want to have anything to do with it. And if these nut-balls are my neighbors in heaven, I hope they get 70 ugly virgins and there’s a shortage of Viagra. Either way, I’m locking my mansion doors!
I introduce a modicum of faith in Polar City Red but not a doctrinal system.  I have one character that is shunned by the local society because of his radical, legalistic viewpoints; a man that tries to force his beliefs on people just trying to survive in a hostile world. These people need faith, not religion, and certainly not someone that interprets the Bible to suit his own point of view. On the other hand, his wife is a lady who offers to share her faith with others while accepting their faith. Caught in the middle is their son who wants to believe his religious upbringing but finds himself befriended by the very man he thinks may have killed his father. I even have one character in the book that questions the identity of God in terms of creation and other universal ideas. Who can say who is right or wrong?
I believe this old world has more to worry about than who follows what religious system. I know what I believe in terms of religion. It shouldn’t matter one way or the other to anyone except me and my immediate circle of influence. I can share it with someone seeking faith but I don’t have the right to force it onto anyone else or to claim that it is the only road to God or salvation. A wise man told me many years ago that Christianity (or any other religion you want to say) is just people looking for people who are looking.
I have a feeling when global warming renders the Earth’s ecosystem defunct and humanity comes face to face with the choice of survival or extinction, humanity will start asking questions concerning the survival of our species, not which religion is right or wrong. Current religious systems and doctrinal mantras may very well fade into oblivion in future generations when man comes face to face with eternity and God says as he did in Genesis 6:7, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth…”
So in the matter of religion in Polar City Red, I just want readers to know they can read this book without having their individual faith attacked or belittled, and when they close the final page of Polar City Red, they’ll have a better understanding of the crisis our planet faces. And if you like this book, you can look forward to the prequel and sequel that I’m working on now, Escape to Polar City Red and Escape from Polar City Red. Sorry, I don’t have a time frame for when they’ll be finished but we’ll get there eventually, hopefully by next spring or summer.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hey friends....

Well, I'm not very good at this UTube thing, but I shot a short video about my new book coming out next month. Polar City Red is set to release April 22, 2012 in conjunction with Earth Day. You can preview it at my website,, but click on this UTube link, take a look, and let me know what you think.... Jim

UTube about Polar City Red

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Polar City Red interview

Hey friends... I thought you might be interested in reading a recent article that came out in Hollywood Stars entertainment magazine about a new book I'm writing. Polar City Red is a look at life after global warming destroys the habitable parts of the Earth, forcing human beings to migrate to the great northern frozen tundra. How will the human race survive on a planet that has rejected our presence? Enjoy the article and look for the book, Polar City Red, to come out this summer.

By the way, today (Saturday, January 14th) is the last day we are offering two of my co-authored novels, Escape to Destiny and Ghost in the Dark, as FREE kindle downloads. These are the first two books in our Galactic Axia Adventure and Young Reader series. Order these books free of charge. Enjoy them.... Tell your friends.