Hello again! It’s been some while and much has transpired.

Foxbat1 has now a new home in a sunny clime. Parting after sixteen years of ownership had its moments. How-some-ever, Foxbat1 has been reincarnated, and now sits proudly in the newly floored garage.

But enough about gear-headed stuff, I’ve been writing.

The Gateway of the Netherworld is underway. I figure to have it available at the usual places before July of this year (2018). It’s another yarn about paranormal archaeology and I have done something unexpected. J.J. Stone, hero of The Adventures of J.J. Stone trilogy, makes his appearance alongside Egyptologist Erik Reissen. How these two play together is still underway, but the storyline is fast-paced and interesting. That’s all I’ll reveal at the moment.

Best to all and Happy Passover and Easter!

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Hello everyone! It’s me again.

Well, the magnesium chloride that CDOT uses here in Colorado has finally taken its toll on the concrete of our garage’s floor. Deep pitting and flaking of the finished surface has resulted. Is there a fix? Yeah, there is, and it’s Draconian: grind off a ¼ inch, patch where necessary, and seal it with a polymer. That’s the easy part.

If you have a garage, consider everything that you store in it. For the past two weeks, me and my garbage can have been getting to know each other rather well. In my neck-of-the-woods, we call it “tither,” in other words, “that which gathers naturally,” sort of like dust bunnies under your bed frame.

It’s a fight, but I have come up with a Solomonic solution: if you haven’t needed to used something for the past year, than it’s superfluous. That rule, however, like all rules, has exceptions, specifically for tools. Places like Harbor Freight, Home Depot, and the like are tool heavens for me. Being a gear-head since high school, this dread affliction probably is harmless, in comparison to things like beer-making, car collecting, and sky diving.

FOXBAT1 recently had a dyno. That test yielded 475HP/451TQ on a naturally aspirated motor. To say that stabbing its go-pedal shoves you back deep in the seat would be an understatement. Then there is that glorious howl as you rip through the gears, which I consider a beautiful symphonic work that Mahler would have appreciated.

But I digress…

On a completely different topic, I am sorry to say the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities have been dragging their feet on several topics, two of which I consider important. The first one is the newly discovered “void” in the Great Pyramid. Why oh why don’t they authorize an investigation on that? Why are they dragging their feet? The other is concerning the results of the third radar scan made within the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamen. Again, is the SCEA afraid of a new historical discovery that might alter the status quo? Wouldn’t such a development simulate their tourist economy, not to mention, the field of Egyptology at large? This is what happens when politics and scientific inquiry collide.

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Well, today I just checked on how well The Magician’s Tomb was doing on Amazon. So far, after about a month on the newsstands, it has earned two 5-star reviews and boy am I grateful. For an author, that is fantastic feedback. Thank you all who read and believe in my stuff.

Looking down the road, book ten is already in the works. Don’t have a title for it right now, but I’ve passed the 20K word count milestone. It’ll be another fun read.

Life is sometimes bittersweet. It’s time to sell FOXBAT1, who has been a part of our family for the past sixteen years. Lots of memorable road trips, laps around many road racing tracks, jaunts to the golf course, and just the sheer fun of blasting around in a low-slung, high-powered vehicle.

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your new book Bill! It is the first of your books I have read and look forward to reading another. Congratulations from a former Titan!

  2. Thank you Judy! It’s always great to hear from GBS’ers! Thanks also for the kind words. My other books, The Manuscripts of the Richards’ Trust are about time travel back to ancient Egypt. This five book series is chock full of real history and cultural details from my university lectures. The other three book series, The Adventures of J.J Stone is about a US Marine who discovers that he is so much more. Read the FREE chapters to these and decide. That’s the best way!

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Well, today is the day for the release of The Magician’s Tomb!

What’s it all about? Just CLICK on The Magician’s Tomb’s link.

Is it any good? Just CLICK on The Magician’s Tomb Sample link.

Enjoy!

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Under the heading of needless nonsense and felonious flum-dumb, I just began the long process of getting FOXBAT 1 ready for the upcoming racing season. I have mentioned the FOXBAT in several of my books and figured that perhaps several of you were curious about it. Well, it’s a heavily modified 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that Sweet Sue and I track together on road racing courses throughout Colorado. Places like High Plains out east in Byers, Pueblo Motorsports Park down south in Pueblo, and Pike’s Peak International Raceway in Fountain.

What needs fixin’/checkin’ is the usual stuff: all the vital fluids, tires, brakes, put a wrench on all the suspension bits, and continue with my aero-experimentation. People have hobbies and this is mine–other than golf. The only difference is that Sweet Sue and I swap whose driving and whose the pit crew. It’s all good fun and a blast. When “racing season” nears, I will post when and where and perhaps we can meet up. If you are so inclined, you can sit in the passenger’s seat for a couple of laps and feel the wind in your face!

Best always…   

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Happy New Year to all!

It has been quite a year 2017–two books published and now two full series in the can. The next project, tentatively entitled, The Magician’s Tomb, is well underway and at this point will be a stand-alone work. Lots of Egyptology, mystery, magic, and archaeology. My secret insider reader, Sweet Sue, blew right through the first version and made several wonderful suggestions that I am working on right now.

2018: may you realize your dreams, love your loved-ones, have health, some wealth, and the good sense to care for those in need.

Best always…. 

 

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As the Christmas holidays approach, please accept from my family to yours our very best  and wishes for a Happy New Year!

In three day’s time, I will be putting my nephew Austin on a plane back home for the holidays. He has been living with us while going to film school in Aurora, Colorado. Without question, he’s talented as he plays bass, guitar, piano, and has sung his heart out at a local Irish pub called Shabeens. This is what family does–support one another.

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I am hard at work writing another project with a tentative title of: The Magician’s Tomb. For those of you who like things ancient Egyptian, this will be your cup of tea. If you were a fan of Indiana Jones, well, this will appease your craving for surprises. Lover’s of the paranormal/magical, this won’t disappoint.

When will it be available as a paperback and eBook? Probably no later than June 2018 on Amazon, Createspace, and Smashwords.

Well that’s all for now. Blessings to all.

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MileHiCon 49 here in Denver was a huge success!

I got to see old friends, create new ones, and participate on some wonderful panels.

From it I had two distinct takeaways. One was that I should begin a blog. Up until now, I didn’t think that I had that many fans, but last weekend told me a different story.

So here goes.

The other takeaway was a heartfelt reaction from a fan. In many respects, it was the best review of my work to date. The fan did not like the demise of Alexander Piankoff in The Children of Ptah and thought that Vesna Gregorieva couldn’t fill his shoes—in so many words. Well, Gregorieva had to start her journey as a character somewhere, and it is my belief that she grew considerably in the next two books: Imhotep and Maat-ka-re. I sincerely hope that my troubled fan will see the same and come to like her.

Which leads me to the entire subject of character building. As an author, it is always difficult to remove a character that you have invested so much time and effort in building. They truly become your friends—R.R. Martin notwithstanding. Yet characters, as people, do eventually pass on. For me, the hardest character to move beyond was the old high priest Meryptah. In many respects, he wrote himself, and as you can probably guess, was a composite of several real people who played a significant role in my life. So it’s no wonder that he played an important part in Joseph Richards’ maturation and development.

Now that both of my series are completed: The Manuscripts of the Richards’ Trust and The Adventures of J.J. Stone, a new project is looming on the horizon. This one as it currently stands is another yarn that takes place in contemporary Egypt. It’s about the discovery of a magician’s tomb. That makes it potentially a mix of Egyptology, magic, and lots of intrigue. As I said, it’s looming, probably to appear in the first third of 2018, and its plot is still in flux.

Finally, I want to say something about fan feedback. I don’t know how many times that I have discussed feedback’s importance face-to-face with readers, but it’s the truth. Authors become better because of constructive criticism. If you have a comment about what you liked or disliked, or a wish for something in particular, let me know. This is how I grow as an author. Many thanks in advance!

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