Monday, January 27, 2020

A Reader Review for the Secret King

This is a note from a reader:

Hi Dan! I just finished your book [The Secret King] and greatly enjoyed it! Very well done. I love how you tied the wedding miracle into the story the way you did. Thanks again for letting me read it. I will let my friends know about the book!  

Thank you, Carolyn, for your kind words. Carolyn got a copy of my book from a contest on the internet and was gracious to share her feeling about it.

Monday, January 20, 2020

A Spectacular event is happening in February

This is a special invitation to my personal Facebook friends:
Right now, mark your calendrers for  Feb. 22 and don't schedule anything else for that morning. This is going to be spectacular because we, writers and artists of the Caprock area, are banding together to create a group, perhaps you would call it an organization, better yet, I'd call it a club of sorts. This writers club will provide support for authors and fledgling writers alike. It will be a place where illustrators, novice and professional, can network for success with people needing pictures, cover illustrations, and other images for printed material. It will be a place where you can improve your craft and stretch your imagination. If you have an interest in writing and or drawing of any sort this could be the place for you.
I'm sure by now you're seen the image above and know that we're calling ourselves the Caprock Writers' and Illustrators' Alliance. And yes, we are actually made of many groups already active and serving the writing community. Our grand opening launch party is happening next month. It's a come and go meet and greet style affair. To be exact it will be February 22, Saturday at 10am to 12 noon at the Lubbock Garden and Arts Center. We have a future vision with lots of fun things planned for the next months ahead. So, come to our launch party and just visit, learn about what we have to offer, and plan for your writing and artistic success.  

This invitation is not official from the group's honchos it is from me to you because I believe that there are many fine writers and artists who have never had excellent opportunities offered to them. This is a chance to be a part of something big. Hope to see you at the launch party!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Review of War Hawk by James Rollins

Review of  War Hawk by James Rollins:

I just finished James Rollins' Novel, War Hawk and found that it was a true roller coaster adventure ride. Nice hook in the first 30 pages to keep me interested. I was looking for 'the Ghost' to influence the story and my anticipation was rewarded.  An unexpected bit was how the omnipotent narrator said what his dog was thinking. That was not only well done but unique in it's concept. The dog was already a main character in the novel when we were allowed into it's thoughts and reasoning behaviors. Mr. Rollins past personal experiences has provided him a unique insight to animal behavior. All this said, I found that the heroic dog's ability to reason was better than I would expect any other dog to do, and at times I sat back and questioned, could a dog really do that? This didn't become a great distraction from the bullet dodging and bomb riddled adventure. From start to finish it was a twisting ride of shocks and thrills. I give War Hawks 4 and a half out of five stars. That is a near perfect score. Well done Mr. Rollins.