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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet

Auralee Wallace recently read my novel, "Pangaea: Eden's Planet", and talks about it here http://auraleewallace.com/2014/09/29/pangaea-edens-planet/  Please drop by her Blog and comment. It would mean a lot to her, and me. Auralee is just starting her own writing career, and she's making a splash in our community. You will love her books.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Books Donated To School Libraries

Books Donated To Local Schools

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Johnson,
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you both recently. I have passed your two books up to the high school librarian, Sunday McAdams. I have also sent an email to my sales rep from Follett. I am awaiting his reply. Thank you so much for your book donation. Seymour ISD appreciates it very much.
Camille Baker
Elementary Librarian
Seymour, Texas

Dear Mr. Johnson,
On behalf of the students and faculty of Haskell Junior High, I want to thank you for your generous donation of your book to the Junior High library.  This looks like just the right combination of science fiction and adventure to grab the interest of our Junior High kids. It has been added to that collection for all to enjoy.
We appreciate your work in providing a good story that should spur this age group on to more reading. Thank you again.
Betsy McManaman,

Haskell, Texas

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Quarterly Reports & Blogging Partners

Quarterly Reports & Blogging Partners

I just received the first Quarterly report on sales since PANGAEA: EDEN’S PLANET was released in July from FIRST REALM Publishing. Although all sales/monies have not come in yet, we know that we sold 5 copies since the book went live, maybe more. This is not as good as we had hoped, and I’m currently looking for author Blogs to swap Guest Posts with, as well as information and reviews of each other’s books. I’m hoping to build a larger community in order to create more interest in the novel. Right now I’ve got a few feelers out, but always appreciate more suggestions from Bloggers. I can be contacted at fadingshadows40@gmail.com