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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bewitching Blog Tours

The Blog Tour finished yesterday, and I want to thank Bewitching Blog Tours and First Realm Publishing for scheduling PANGAEA:EDEN'S PLANET for the week. I never saw any Comments on the Blogs, and wasn't allowed to post a Thank You on most of them myself, but hopefully the word got out. PANGAEA was listed on COMING ATTRACTIONS throughout the month of June, and I was Guest on THE BOOK CAVE the week of June 19th. Unfortunately, the Host went off on many tangents, but we were on the air for two hours, and I was able to talk a little about PANGAEA and FIRST REALM PUBLISHING, so basically things went okay. I had a Book Signing on June 7th, and though I didn't have copies of the new edition of PANGAEA, I did have a poster of the cover on hand. So the initial phase appears to be over for now. Again, thanks to everyone involved.

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