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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: With PANGAEA: EDEN’S PLANET coming off contract in June, I’ve been working on rewrites to the novel, plus Tom TV Powers has provided me with a new cover for the upcoming Kindle book that FADING SHADOWS will release in late June or early July. The story of Pangaea takes place in the Permian Period of our planet’s prehistoric past, 250 million years ago. Seven astronauts go through a time warp in space, and crash land back on Earth. Their mission had been to Mars, but now it has become a mission of survival. One of the main predators of the period is the Dimetrodon, which is featured on the new cover 

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