Category Archives: POD Publishing

The Senders of Shaula, in paperback and on Kindle

The Senders of Shaula began as  a series of letters that my ditzy character Jane Malthus sent to then-President Bill Clinton and his Chief of Staff Leon Panetta in an attempt to use humor to convince them to push for … Continue reading

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Koala: To Be Or Not To Be, pt 4

There is, of course, another part to the question of the continued existence of koalas.  How can they survive in the wild when their wilderness has disappeared?  Over 80% of the natural eucalyptus groves in Australia have been cut down.  … Continue reading

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Koala: To Be Or Not To Be, pt 3

In the earliest version of Light Thickens, the protagonist succeeds in saving the koala, delivering it to a zoo in the US during the interval between Light Thickens and Vaporous Night.  That version was not meant to be read by … Continue reading

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Koala: To Be Or Not To Be , pt 2

In Light Thickens a healthy koala joey (weaned but not yet adult) is plucked from its ideal habitat and instantly teleported to a foreign environment full of strange germs.  Within fifteen minutes it is “rescued” from a cardboard box and … Continue reading

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Koala: To Be Or Not to Be, pt 1

When I hired a friend to look at Light Thickens as a story consultant, one point she made was that I could not kill off the koala.  “Your protagonist has invested so much energy in saving this critter,” she said,  … Continue reading

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The “Tri” in Trilogy

Part III, Encounter Darkness, is payback time for Daron, but Kate struggles to turn the tables.  While the escalating feud propels Kate’s aptitude for mischief to new levels, it also pushes her into a moral darkness she may not escape.

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Quick Summary of Part Two

In Vaporous Night, part two of the trilogy, Kate spins a tale that sends Daron on a wild goose chase for a time machine. Her plan to use this as an opportunity to flee the madman is foiled, however, since … Continue reading

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A Fast Over-View of Light Thickens

Light Thickens, part one of the trilogy, establishes the conflict between grad student Kate Sanger, a skilled teller of tall tales, and Kurt Daron, a dangerous derelict with technology from the future. After Kate rescues a smuggled Australian koala in … Continue reading

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