Conifer at 10,000 Words

Conifer, the sequel to Saucerville, is now at 10,000 words–that’s 1/5th of the novel completed.  The sequel is much faster paced than its predecessor, and much darker.  The action and characters are building for a dramatic tragic climax, the very essence of Act II!

1/5 of CONIFER



Saucerville Submitted To Laughing Lune Publishing

I have submitted Saucerville to Laughing Lune Publishing, a company that exclusively publishes young adult literature.  I should know by February 26 whether or not the editors know a hit when they see one.  I’ll probably get back to work on Conifer within the next two months, just in case.

Personal: On Becoming a Ufologist

I know that my choice to research UFOs has alienated me from an even larger portion of the population than I already was.  When I taught human evolution some people literally believed I was Satan.  So now that I am both an evolutionist and a ufologist, I guess I am doubly ostracized from mainstream culture.  But both are real.  Evolution happens.  UFOs exist.  I became an evolutionist because that was my primary study in school and the theory is as certain as heliocentrism.  I became a ufologist because my best friends saw a large, black triangular UFO close up, and I wanted to join them in their quest for the truth–because I love them.  These choices have made me an outcast in this culture.  So be it.  I have made a lot of choices in my life that I truly regret.  But being an evolutionist and a ufologist are not among them.  My heart is filled with wonder, not shame.

Young Adult Reader Reacts to Saucerville

Recently, a young woman I know read Saucerville.  Here is what she had to say:

“I just finished Saucerville, I loved it! I really enjoyed the references to pop culture. Great imagery. It has some real creepy parts to it. You’re going to give kids nightmares. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! Bravo Jordan.”

If this is any indication of how young adults will respond to the series, then I think it just might fly…eventually.