Signing and Discussion Panel Time TBD
This Bookfair will support Winnebago Middle & High School. Barnes and Noble will donate a portion of all books or materials purchased to the school.
Signing and Discussion Panel Time TBD
This Bookfair will support Amboy High School. Barnes and Noble will donate a portion of all books or materials purchased to the school.
After three and a half long years the wait is over!! The second book in the Mission to the Stars series, Hostile Takeover, is published and available for purchase! It is available through Amazon, Smashwords and Create Space. Soon it will be available through Barnes & Noble and many other online sites!
In my last post I mentioned that I was changing the character names. Not to worry, I did not! So the characters you know and love are still here. Please look at the events section often, as I will be out and about promoting Hostile Takeover.
A small group of ships, containing androids are jettisoned moments before the destruction of their ship, StarDancer. They hurtle toward a strange planet and pass through its unstable atmosphere leaving them changed, marooned, and bent on revenge for the humans that have forgotten them.
Arriving at the planet, Parens, years later, Orion and Zach Bindl uncover a startling fact. Droids with their corporation’s positronic signatures inhabit the planet. This leads to an impulsive decision by young Zach that leaves him stranded on the planet’s surface, unwittingly handing the droids a means for escape.
Once again the Bindl’s must enlist the help of their colleagues. Together they must try to stop the Droids in their quest for a Hostile Takeover!
Book three is moving along at a fast clip. ( Already 1/3rd written!) Its working title is Mission to the Stars: Arbitration. Here is a quick peek!
Eighty percent of an Alien race is destroyed by an Extinction Level Event. After the devastation, a controversy breaks out among the survivors and divides them for 200 years. Then another ELE is upon them, and for a brief moment in time their race is reunited. After the danger passes the controversy reignites with a greater furor in which violence breaks out.
Just when all is thought lost; a truce, that includes colonization of a distant planet, surfaces bringing hope for a lasting peace. Soon thirty percent of the population is rocketed off the planet to an uninhabited but survivable world. Upon their arrival they soon realized that it was a one way trip.
Decades later, still fueled by rage and hatred, those stranded launch a bio weapon, capable of destroying every living thing, toward its home world. But it never arrives…
750 years later Zach Bindl and his mining crew find the WMD captured in orbit around a large planetoid in the Kupier Belt. Zach and his brothers discover its original destination and plan a sojourn to the planet. Upon their arrival they find that by bringing the deactivated weapon with, a millennia old war is reopened. If the Bindl brothers can’t diffuse this situation it will mean the end of the Aliens, both their planets, and possibly Earth…
I encourage feedback. Please drop me an email to let me know what you think of this preview and also Hostile Takeover!
I will be signing from 11:30 till 12:30 and I will be on a discussion panel from 12:45 till 1:45
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I have some new and exciting news to share! First off in my last post I had said that I was changing the names of my characters, well after most readers I talked to informed me of what a bad idea it was I had to agree. So I have decided not to change them. Thanks to everyone for your valuable input!! With that in mind the second book in the Mission to the
Stars series, Hostile Takeover, has arrived at the editors. There is no firm date for publication yet but I will be keeping you informed as to a release date when I get some news on that end.
One more bit of news on the subject of Mission to the Stars. The third book will be a little different in that I will delve more into the sci-fi side of things. The outline is coming along nicely and I really an excited where the series is going and I hope you all will be also!
Some other publishing news for everyone. I have decided to put two of my short stories into one small novella. I hope to have it out for many of the e-readers within the next month. Followed by a release of the paperback! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them!
As I’ve mentioned before thank you for being patient over the last three years while waiting for the second book. I hope that it will be worth the wait!
I’m back after an extended layoff. My apologies to everyone. I’ll try to explain quickly. I had a small problem. It is what every writer fears. No, not writers block. I lost Book Two. Somehow it disappeared from my computer. Backups also and I can’t explain it. But after several months of being disappointed and almost saying “Well that’s it time to start over.” Things began to fall into place. My editor found most of the chapters and I recently found hard copies of the rest. So with many backups in place I’m back to writing full force!
In this new update I have added chapter four and chapters one through three have been updated as well. I hope you enjoy and I am looking forward to your feedback! Click here to read the preview of Hostile Takeover.
There are some changes in this version though. After careful consideration and suggestions by some editors and agents, I am changing the Bindl boys’ names. Alec will now be Orion, Ty will now be Castor, Orion will now be Pollux, and Zach is Skye. While it took me time to wrap my own mind around this big change I have gotten used to it and actually like the change. But this means that Book One is in the middle of a second edition change so we can insert the new names. If you have Book One now hang on to it! Who knows Right?
So with all that said it’s time to get back to writing! I am hoping to have Hostile Takeover’s first draft done by December. Also one last small note. I’ve started a completely different project called Moonfleet. I’ll keep you all posted on that as well.
Thanks for all your patience!
Well this year has come to an end and I have been asked by many of you about Book Two of Mission to the Stars. Honestly I was hoping to be further along than I am, but it is coming along!
Book Two has a working Title of ‘Hostile Takeover’. As promised I am previewing it today! In order to give you a good look at it I am releasing the prologue and first three chapters! A new chapter will come out every month and a half. I will stop at seven or eight chapters or until Book two is completed.
For those who have read Book One: The Search for FTL, you’ll notice that this second novel in the series picks up right where Book one left off. For those who haven’t read Book One, I am sure you’ll have no problem enjoying Book Two. You’ll find Book Two’s preview in the Preview of Book 2: Hostile Takeover section on the side bar menu! Please give me your feed back as I would love to know what everyone thinks.
I have no events coming up as I am putting every effort into Hostile Takeover. If something comes up I will be sure to inform you all!
One last note: I also have posted a new short story in the short story section: LunaTics Please enjoy and again I really would like your input!
Meet a variety of Midwest authors. Genre includes fiction, suspense, historic, children and more. Authors sell and sign their books and read selected passages from their work. Last year 15 authors attended! www.bishophill.com
Hello everyone! Finally after months of teasing you, the first story about the Bindl’s is here! Remember Jeff? He was the boy’s father and this story will give you some details and insights about some events in Book One. Please leave your comments! Look for the story in the Short Stories Page (Link to the right on the sidebar). So sit back and enjoy! Please feel free to leave your comments.
Another multi-author event!