On May 25-28 at the Comic-Con in Phoenix, Arizona my co-author Dyego Alehandro had an encounter with his favorite author, Timothy Zahn (Dyego is on the left).
If you love to read science fiction and you’ve never heard of Timothy Zahn then you don’t really know science fiction. Mr. Zahn was singlehandedly responsible for bringing the Star Wars franchise back to life in 1991 with his novel Heir to the Empire.
I have personally read 38 of his 40 + titles. Even though I don’t write sci-fi, Zahn’s books (among others) encouraged me to try my hand at writing. My personal favorite of his were Spinneret, Icarus Hunt, the Dragonback and Cobra series.
I really enjoy Mr. Zahn’s storytelling style, Dyego, on the other hand, is a fervent disciple of Mr. Zahn. So it was a great privilege for Dyego to have his personal copy of Thrawn autographed.
Dyego helps me by co-writing my books of adventure/fiction however his real passion is science fiction. Dyego’s science fiction e-books are available on Amazon. Here are a couple of the titles: Avarice Dynasty and The Frontier Archives.
At this juncture, you may be wondering what character Dyego dressed up as for Comic-Con. Robert Muldoon from Jurassic Park! He had been carrying a fake rifle but on the first day of the convention a person carrying REAL arms (4 guns and a knife) was arrested for attempting to cause bodily harm to eventgoers, so no one was permitted to enter with weapons of any sort – real or imitation. This was really sad because I wanted Dyego to run around the convention shouting Mr. Muldoon’s famous line from the movie: “SHOOT HER!” (speaking of a velociraptor of course).
Anyway, I just finished writing my new novel, The Secret of La Danta. The manuscript is in my co-author’s hands. In the meantime The Chauncy Rollock Chronicles is available as an e-book at Amazon.
Concerning the catacombs of France, Wikipedia says:
The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France which hold the remains of more than six million people in a network which is located south of the former city gate Barriare d’ Enfer (Gate of Hell) beneath Rue de la Tombe-Issoire.
The underground cemetery became a tourist attraction on a small scale from the early 19th century, and has been open to the public on a regular basis since 1874 with surface access from a building in the extreme southern part of the city of Paris.
In my story, The Mind Games of Dr. Sova, the players of the Mind Games decipher a hidden clue that leads them to the catacombs of France. It is indeed a creepy place, but the game rules require that the players enter the catacombs to find the final clue.
What will they find down in the dark tunnels?
Purchase The Mind Games of Dr. Sova and find out or get all four stories in one book with Chauncy Rollock Chronicles.
Are you smart enough to play?
Wow, it seems like I was dead in the Internet world! I was offline for a few months. My IT computer guru said my blog site crashed due to corrupted files, blah, blah, blah! (I don’t understand techno-speak).
Well I’m back!!
So here is the latest news:
The Mind Games of Dr. Sova is my final installment in the Chauncy Rollock series. My protagonist, Chauncy Rollock has reached the end of his solo adventures. To celebrate the event, I am publishing The Chauncy Rollock Chronicles. This is a collection of his four adventures all in one big book!
This tome contains the four stories in chronological order of reading and not the order they were published. If you are wondering why I didn’t publish these stories in order in the first place…well the simple answer is: Because I didn’t write them in order in the first place! (Inspiration doesn’t always come in order).
Here is the roster:
- -The Missing Capstone
- -Treasure of the Mayan King
- -The Mind Games of Dr. Sova
- -The Golden Scepter
The Chauncy Rollock Chronicles is on sale now!
This may sound as a contradiction but it’s not really the end of Chauncy Rollock. He will appear in cameo roles in future stories. These stories include a new series with Chauncy’s son, Troy Rollock.
Troy Rollock is all grown up and he now takes the baton to continue his adventures in archaeology. But there is a difference…Troy’s adventures will be like Mission Impossible meets Indiana Jones. The new novel coming down the line is titled The Secret of La Danta. In other words, Troy will be able to do things Chauncy never could do. This makes it possible to expand the possibilities of braver and bigger adventures!
It’s good to be back!!!