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जबसे 7 मई 2010

I drove M-48 and M-60 tanks for the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War era. Later I was a highschool history teacher and real estate broker (in North Carolina). I am now a free lance writer.

I want to warn other writers to avoid doing business with Author House.  Their new management is concerned only  about getting your money.  They are not interested in helping you to advance your career.

In 2011 I wrote a science fiction novel called "The Shadow of Olympus." which has since been endorsed by The Planetary Society.  Author House is trying to steal it from me.

It describes (in detail) life in the mid-twenty-first century colony of Lowellsville, on Mars.  You may purchase it on-line, or from Hawsey's Book Index (store), 803 Navy Blvd., Pensacola, FL  32507.  (850) 453-1430.  I am talking with some serious publishing companies this summer about making it available world-wide as a hard back or large paperback.  When that happens, the price will increase, so get your copy now! 

One of my readers, who has a masters degree in psychology, has compared it to the works of Michael Crichton!*  Another reader compared my style of writing with the  great Robert Heinlein.**  "T.S. of O." is available  by mail order only from Barnes& ; or  you can order it for less from the publisher at: Outskirts;  or call them at 1- (888) 672-6657 for the large paperback or the e-book version.  Almost 80% of its readers have loved it!  I am just finished its first sequel, "The Pact of Olympus.," which is not yet on the market.  It  further introduces a multitalented, female android named Kariena to the reader. The colonists who find her soon realize that she is too life-like and intelligent to have been built by humans!

Please Note!  Author House is no longer authorized by me to sell its version of T.S. of O.  They have been cheating me out of royalties and I am taking  legal action against them.

 Dinosaurs are another passionate interest of mine (especially the carnivores). The one that I chose as my chess avatar was the most massive terrestrial one known: the 9.35 ton monster from Argentina, Giganotosaurus carolinii. Its 6 feet long head included a huge pair of jaws that could engulf a zebra-size animal whole! A human would have been a brief appetizer for it (if we had existed during the Mesozoic). With serrated fangs that were 6 to 8 inches long, it   must have been a walking nightmare to meet!

* The author of "Jurassic Park" (1&2), "Sphere"  and other sci-fi thrillers; written during the 1980s and 1990s.

** Author of "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress," "The Menace From Earth" and "Stranger in a Strange Land"; written during the 1950s & early 60s.  Famous for his interesting, life-like characters.