History of Jur

The Jur novels came about during slow night shifts in France. Around 1965 I was a squad leader for a bunch of Army MPs in Southern France. At night, while working the desk and my patrols were keeping law and order, to pass the time I created plots and characters attempting to write fiction. Nothing became of my interest in writing until 1970, after a tour in the jungle of Vietnam, and those plots came back to me. I wrote the first two novels during that year, and sent the first to publishers. Basically, my main characters were an Army Green Beret and a French archaeologist, who accidentally fall through a time tunnel to the Jurassic Period. When the first novel didn’t go anywhere I set the manuscripts aside. James Reasoner suggested I change the Green Beret and set the beginning after the Stock Market Crash of ’29. The rest is history. The sequence of the novels are: “Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth”, “Savage Land of Jur”, “Lost Land of Jur”, “Queen of Jur”, “Treasure of Jur”, and “Drums of Jur”. "Pangaea: Eden's Planet" actually takes place in the Permian Period, prior to the Jurassic, but it is the story that truly begins the JUR series.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bewitching Blog Tours & The Book Cave

Bewitching Blog Tours http://www.bewitchingbooktours.com will be hosting me during my book release of PANGAEA: EDEN’S PLANET, from FIRST REALM PUBLISHING the week of June 23rd through June 30th. I will update the information as I know more. I am also scheduled to tape an interview on THE BOOK CAVE on June 15th, to air June 19th. You can tune in to the Podcast throughout the week here http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/webpage I will be discussing the book and characters, and probably go off on a few tangents about paleontology, dinosaurs, and ancient reptiles. It should be fun so don’t miss it. I will also take pictures of the Whiteside Museum of Natural History that opens on June 7th in Seymour, Texas. Seymour is the home of the Seymouria, a Permian reptile/amphibian that was discovered in the Craddock Redbeds in the early twentieth century and named after the town. Dr. Robert Bakker has discovered many Permian fossils during his Dig at the Site. The museum will feature fossils of Permian life as well as dinosaurs and mammals from other periods in our past. June is going to be an exciting month.

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