Amazon has Conifer available for sale. It will be available for about a week or two and then it gets pulled.
Editor Sean Hoade at shoggoth.net has been publishing my new form of fiction, blending the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft’s world with the mythos of ufology. It is an experimental synthesis but seems to be getting some good reviews. I am devoting all of my “serious” fiction writing to this project. Hopefully, in perhaps two years, David Barker and I will write and have published a collection of short stories and a novella. Until then, please enjoy as new stories are published!
“The Mummy in the Living Room”: http://shoggoth.net/stories/the-mummy-in-the-living-room/
“The Screen People”: http://shoggoth.net/stories/the-screen-people/
“The West Wall of Darkness”: http://shoggoth.net/stories/beneath-the-west-wall-of-darkness/
Some folks will ask, “Who’s the Dick on the cover of Conifer?”
“It’s Dick Cheney.”
It’s no secret that Conifer has been published on a shoestring budget. My original designs did not work well with Amazon’s CreateSpace cover templates. I had to come up with a single image that encapsulated Conifer. It’s about the Military Industrial Complex, introducing young adult readers to subversive thought, and the question “What is human?” A sneering Dick Cheney sums it all up. Whether or not this was truly the appropriate cover does not matter much as this will be a run of only 50 copies. The next time Conifer is seen will be as Part Two in a single volume entitled Saucerville. So wait ten years and the Dick will be gone.
Thanks to Dennis Rano for transforming me into a Ufologistoon! I am honored and still laughing!
Visit Dennis’s website at ufologistoons.com.
I have decided, with superb input from my friend and editor, to publish Book Two of the Saucerville Trilogy as a limited run of only 50 copies on Amazon CreateSpace. Conifer, the sequel to Saucerville, will also be available for several months as a Kindle e-book while I promote the book on radio shows and in print media. Then it will be pulled from KDP and the trilogy will simmer until I have completed the final book, Mothership, which will be released in the same manner as Conifer. In about ten years, all three books will be rewritten as one single volume entitled Saucerville, with the hopes of being published by a larger publisher, not as a self-published work. The final result will be the story as it was meant to be told in the highest quality.
Below are the stark designs for Conifer‘s front cover, spine, and back page:
At long last, my UFO books are now for sale at MUFON’s official online bookstore: