Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New writings and submission

I'm working on two new stories.   One is done on its first draft.  It is entitled The Forever Bond and numbers 32,000 words so won't make novel status.  The second story I'm hoping will stretch to novel status.  At present it numbers 22,000 words and is science fiction.  Its title is The Silver Dart.
The first story is a sweet romance involving Buddy, Nina and Sally.  Which girl will Buddy wind up with?  Did the dimensional rift really happen?  The second story is science fiction and involves the abduction of Jade Cromwell's wife and daughter.  Cromwell sets out on a long journey to find them and has the companionship of Spike, his Australian Sheep Dog and the Silver Dart, a high tech space ship his wife, Darla, who is a genius, has constructed.
A bit of exciting news is my submission of an older novel, A Reason for Rescue to The Wild Rose Press.  My editor of past stories, Nancy Swanson, likes the novel and has indicated she will compose a letter to the senior editor for a contract.  She still has to finish reading it but is anxious to see how it ends.  That's a good sign and she said it is one of my best writings so far.  I had submitted this novel to several agents but only netted rejections.  I spent a lot of time in research for this novel as the protagonist, Clay, travels to many foreign lands to treat sick people with the herbs and plant extracts of those lands.  He has a romance interest, Julianne, who saves his life many times, being in the right place at the right time.  Clay must deal with a terrorist, an arms dealer, a strict Army Captain, a beautiful woman named Gretchen, dangerous lands, an island and its goddess, a prophetess named Lana and of course Julianne.
Sorry, no image available for any of these yet.

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