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.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

P&E Readers Choice Awards

My novel "Pangaea: Eden's Planet" is up for 2014's P&E Readers Choice Award. Go here http://critters.org/predpoll/ When you reach the Page, scroll down till you come to Votes. There will be a listing of genres. Click on Science Fiction And Fantasy. That Page will come up. Check the Box for "Pangaea: Eden's Planet". I need lots of votes to win (g). But I would be happy with a Top Ten place, so do vote. The votes end January 14th.

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