Thrown Off the Rhythm

My humblest apologies.

I’ve tried to publish the episodes regularly so as to stay on an expected schedule. Hopefully, you are looking forward to each new episode on Tuesday and Friday.

It would seem I have jumped the gun. Yesterday’s post was intended for today, Friday, at noon. For some reason the end of this week has run together. I’ll try not to let it happen again.

While I have you, I might as well tell you about myself. I grew up just south of Boston with a Dad and Mom (neither of who were gunslingers) and a younger sister who tolerated my love of ska, punk, and hardcore. A rotating cast of cats and sitters filtered through my life and brought new stories to my imagination.

From an early age I fell in love with reading. It only took a few years before I found science-fiction. Interestingly, writing didn’t follow too far behind. My Dad has a picture of me sitting at a typewriter working diligently at my “dissertation” with a grin on my face at the ripe old age of three. I never stopped. Recently, I found old copies of my stories from every stage of life.

At the age of 7/8 my parents took us to Japan on a teaching expedition. It was then that I fell in love with all things Japanese, especially chanbara. I still vividly recall travelling all over Japan and absorbing the culture, sights, and people. (Now I sound like the Blob)

I went to college out in Boston and graduated with a History degree and minors in Ed and Creative Writing. I got married after college and spontaneously decided to have three kids, because it would be fun. Well, we waited a few years, but it sure feels like the kids arrived in one massive deluge. Now I have a 9, 6, & 3, year old. Totally unplanned.

Just so you know, Margo is a composite of my three kids and some of her dialogue has come directly from the mouths of my children.

Atom & Go is my second full novel. I will admit that my first literary foray was too sprawling for a first-time author. Begun in ’89, Hadrian’s Moon ended twenty-five years and 1500 pages later. I would call it a Space Opera and I’m fairly sure the genre was a red flag to every agent I sent a query letter.

Lesson learned.

Atom & Go is a compact sci-fi/western that follows one major storyline, instead of six. Hopefully the characters come to life and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read Atom & Go. I hope it brings you joy and transports you to somewhere deep in your imagination. Please subscribe and share. Also, the comments you leave help me know what is working and what needs to be fixed. I will try to respond to them and answer any questions as quickly as possible.

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