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Conversing with Dr Nat Tanoh about The Day of the Orphan I am quite delighted with MediaDiversified's review of my novel - ‘The Day of the Orphan.’ The review demonstrates a great combination of telescopic and panoramic literary sensibilities.  The blend and cross integration of topicality, themes, story and characters are teased out quite nicely. And certainly, even the faintest comparison to a literary masterpiece such as ‘The Pilgrims Progress’ is high praise indeed.  The review's assertion of 'present-day relevance’ is indeed something I sought to convey. There is far too much going on in this world that requires our attention. Thus, like Saga in my novel and his band of young Orphan warriors, we must have the courage of our convictions, rally similar minded folk and stand up agai

Spring into Summer Roundup Sci-Fi and Parables about Class Hierarchies May 2018 Castes of Characters Stalemate (Clockwerk Thriller Book One) by Thomas Webb Cobble Publishing LLC  May 2018 adult sci-fi & fantasy Stalemate is a super fresh steampunk alternate history of the U.S. Civil War in the years 1863 to 1864. And wait—there’s so much more to this fast-paced reimagining of a nation divided. The opening scene quickly develops into an immersive chaotic battle reminiscent of Terminator . Brisk prose supports a narrative sprint that reinforces a sense of urgent mayhem in the challenging circumstances Union Colonel Julius Montclair, Princess Ayita, Scarlet, Copperhead, and company are overcoming. In tone of unexpected artistic range, Stalemate follows in the tradition of Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century series. There are clever nods to Yoda from Star Wars , Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid

Books, Dancing, Authors & More Books!

BookExpo, WFUV #FUVBoat, and BookCon Panel Discussions Congested traffic and the late arrival of my mass transit choice combined with another person’s (in line in front of me!) registration woes kept me from attending “Being a Person Is Hard” with Tom Papa (of “Marriage Ref” fame), but while waiting to disembark, my seat mate recommended two interesting books to add to my TBR list: Daughter of the Cold War by Grace Kennan Warnecke and Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. So that gave me my book fix for Friday. The mad dash to the Javits Convention Center to catch the end of BookExpo very conveniently placed me within a few blocks of Pier 40. Hornblower Cruises and Events provided a lovely floating venue for the annual WFUV #FUVBOAT dance party. Their roster of djs uploaded one fab tune after another and didn’t miss a beat between spin duty hand-offs during the three hours of shaking it in the packed dance flour (with equally enthusiastic participation by