Sunday, July 21, 2019

THE END IS NIGH


I’ve always wanted to say that. In this particular case, I am referring to the end of the Senses Novels Series. The final book has been sent to my excellent editor.

It will still take a little while for book #6 to be on sale, but at least you know that it is written. What I don’t want you to worry about is that this is the last you’ve heard from me. I am an author and am determined to continue writing novels. Some may even be in the Senses Novels world, but not right away.

There are other novels in my mind that I want to get onto the page. I think you will enjoy the next one even though it is quite different from the SF/Fantasy that I usually write.

When I am ready to publish the final volume in the Senses Novels Series, I will probably run a couple of ‘specials’ on Amazon. My own little ‘Prime Day.’

For those of you who have been on this journey with me from the start, I thank you. Get ready, it’s coming.



Friday, July 12, 2019

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

Please forgive me; I'm currently being besieged with the whole 'Christmas in July' nonsense, so I just had to use that title for this post. Some of you have been waiting for the latest addition to the Senses Novels series to come out in audiobook format. While it may be a couple of months yet, I wanted you to know that I have selected a narrator and work has begun. This volume, 7EVENTH SENSE, is more challenging than the others as anyone who has read the book should know.

I also wanted to update you on my progress with book six in the series. It looks like I am about least 3/4 of the way through the first draft. You may all soon be getting a nice 'Christmas present' depending on how long the editing will take.

I ho-ho-hope you are all having a great week. Try to stay dry this weekend!

KM

Thursday, July 4, 2019

243


Happy Birthday USA! This date marks the 243rd birthday of the oldest surviving Democratic Republic on Earth. I don’t care what your political affiliation, if you are a citizen of this country, and you cannot be proud of that, there is something very wrong with you. Men and women have shed their blood and given their lives that this country may continue to exist as ‘One nation under God.’

You may not like it, in fact, you may hate it, if so, I invite you to leave this page immediately and not return. If you are a patriot, I instead ask you to stand for a moment and remember a time when this meant something when you recited it:

I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Happy Independence Day to all United States of America citizens. May you be blessed in remembering the good that this country has done and continues to do.

KM

Saturday, June 22, 2019

STILL KICKING!


I am sure some of you are wondering what is going on since you haven’t heard from me for a while. I’m still here! I am hard at work on book #6 of the Senses Novels, the conclusion to the series.

There are a lot of distractions that try to pull me away from the writing, but those are not what really slows me down. It’s the storms. Georgia has had a lot of thunderstorms recently, and I won’t write while there is lightning playing around. I unplug my computer. I have friends whose house got struck by lightning and every piece of computer equipment they had got completely fried because it was all plugged in.

While I safely store backups of the books off of the computer itself, I cannot afford to have my primary writing instrument go up in smoke. Fear not though, I am making excellent progress on the final book of the series (I think I’m somewhere between half and a third of the way through, it’s hard to tell.)

There are more storms getting ready to roll in, so I am going to sign off. I hope you all have a great weekend!

KM

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

The entire Senses Novels series is my modern interpretation of the book of Revelation. However, if you have read the novels to this point (book five,) you probably have figured out that Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible; in particular, Ecclesiastes 3. I think that it is the only place in the Old Testament that covers just about every human condition and situation:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

I am currently working on book six of the series, the conclusion. If you have read deeply into the novels you likely found that it follows the rhythm of Ecclesiastes 3 fairly close, there is a time for everything. I make this most evident in book four, Synesthesia.

In book six, I am trying to bring all of the threads from the other five novels together. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Consistent readers of this blog know that my characters have a tendency to take on a life of their own. The personalities and attitudes of the main characters of the novels are quite different from each other, and not necessarily compatible; just like real life.

Imagine how boring our lives would be if everyone agreed with everything you said and did; if we all had the same likes and dislikes. I don’t think we should be uncivil, or foolish in how we treat others, but disagreement and differences are a part of life. Life is short, eternity is long; what we do and say here matters there.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of book five, 7EVENTH SENSE yet, I encourage you to do so. It’s a wild ride, and the perfect lead into book six.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone, remember what it is about. Take a moment to honor those that have sacrificed everything for us.

KM

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

FACT OR FICTION?


Sorry guys, because the Senses Novels are Christian Fiction books, I can’t keep silent on this. Christian is the key word here.

There has been a ‘spate’ of, what even I will term, radical anti-abortion bills passed by many states lately. Whether you are for them or against them, I think that we need to clear up a few misconceptions (pun intended) about at least one of them.

The Georgia bill that was passed bans abortions at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected. In the opening portion of the body of the bill, it states that this is done with the full knowledge and use of current medical science as to what life is. This runs counter to the argument that many ‘pro-choice’ advocates have that it is only a fetus and not truly alive.

It is worth noting that the Georgia Assembly took this idea about as far as they could by literally granting the growing child personhood. According to the bill, a woman can collect child support and claim the unborn child on their state income tax (I wouldn’t try Federal just yet.) In a sense, this is in keeping with many state laws that say harming a pregnant mother and causing death to the unborn child is a homicide.

Another notable part of the law is that the woman who undergoes the abortion is not prosecutable under this law. That’s right, she cannot be charged with a crime. It is the abortion provider that will be charged and possibly sentenced to life imprisonment.

The activists are screaming, “Stay out of my womb,” and “It’s my body!” The Georgia law acknowledges that and says, we aren’t going after you at all, we’re going after the killers. Yes, it will eventually have the same effect, but is a woman’s carelessness (not including incest or rape here) the fault of the unborn? What a woman is saying (at least what I’m hearing) when she says that she should have the right to abortion on demand is, “I should not have to be responsible for my choices.”

The claim that men have no right to decide what happens with a woman’s body may have some validity, but, at least in the case of the Alabama law, there were women voting for that law. And, if men have no right to decide what happens with women’s bodies, then every state law allowing hospitals to decide to ‘pull the plug’ must be repealed.

I recently read an article where the ‘pro-choice’ crowd tried to keep photos of aborted children from being shown to a group of lawmakers. I’m curious as to why? They are certainly free to show the happy post-abortion woman to these same people. Or is it that they recognize that mutilated bodies of children have more impact on the public than a smiling celebrity?

Have a nice weekend, if you are in one of the storm areas, please be safe.

KM

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7EVENTH SENSE


The fifth book in the Senses Novels series, 7EVENTH SENSE, has been released and is available as an eBook on Amazon. I want to thank all of the fans of the Senses Novels for your support while I’ve been working on this tome. I hope you enjoy it. The paperback should be released within the next couple of days.



 KM