Well, David and I certainly have been busy. Not even yet the second month of the year and we have written approximately 22,000 words on Little Gray Bastards: The Incessant Alien Presence. That count is nearly half the required amount as specified in our contract with Schiffer, and we have so much more to write, and until November to deliver the manuscript.
The book is much different from my previous work, Evolutionary Ufology, and all the better for it. I can honestly say I am writing better, more compelling material than in my other book. Also, David Barker is a master of his craft. Every sentence from him is gold, and there are a lot of sentences! I am so happy to be working with him, a life’s dream come true.
I just received my copy of Evolutionary Ufology from Schiffer, plus a bottle of PA wine with which to celebrate!
Much promotional work ahead…
This may or may not make it into Little Gray Bastards, but it’s something in which I have always been fascinated. I took the known symbols from the Roswell I-Beam and also those reported on the hull of an alien spacecraft in the Rendlesham Forest Case and compared the two symbol sets. I also compared these symbols to those supposedly seen on the Kecksburg, PA UFO.
Symbols from Three UFO Cases Compared
I also attempted to make some sense of the symbols, but much more work needs to go into decoding them individually and by comparison.
I had a great time at the Oregon MUFON meeting in Portland Tuesday. Everyone was very inviting. Some really interesting stuff was said in that room! Looking forward to the next Oregon MUFON meeting!
Little Gray Bastards has been given a subtitle, The Incessant Alien Presence. David and I both felt the word “incessant” best describes our vision for the discussion of aliens in the book. We are already at nearly 10,000 words, 1/4 of the minimum required by our contract. I’m guessing, especially since our manuscript is not due for a year, that the book will well top 40K, probably more than 50K.
So my editor at Schiffer, Dinah Roseberry has once again successfully pitched a book to the publisher, this time, my and David Barker’s ufology extravaganza, Little Gray Bastards. We have until either June or next November to complete it! Thank you, Dinah, and David…here we go!
Last Friday I had the opportunity to speak about writing Saucerville to three classes at Houck Middle School. Today I completed my speaking blitz with TWELVE presentations in a row! The students’ reactions were positive and they seemed to want to read the book. I can only hope that this guerrilla blitz of speaking to my target audience will create much more buzz for the book than I have been capable of producing thus far. Thank you to the staff and students of Houck Middle School!