The 2014 Fayette Chamber of Commerce Essay Contest
is open to All K-12 students residing in Pennsylvania. Essays
(fictional or non-fictional) are to be based on a photograph taken and
selected by the author.
Prizes will be awarded in each age division: Elementary (Grades K-4),
Middle (Grades 5-8), and Secondary (Grade 9-12). All entry forms must be
signed by a parent or legal guardian.
All essays and entry forms must be received by the Pennsylvania Literary
Festival judging committee on or before the contest due date on May 16, 2014.
VIDEOS I read from Man of War , my sequel to Philip José Farmer's novel Two Hawks from Earth , for Farmercon XV . It was a virtual celebration, so I missed seeing all my Meteor House family in person this year. Here's to next year, everyone! You can see the other events on the Meteor House YouTube channel .
Atomic Zion DESCRIPTION: This is the continuation of my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion , which is in its final revisions. It was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton , Robert Ludlum , James Rollins , and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child . Back Cover Blurb... On the night of his 90th birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened." These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by
EVENTS I'm hosting writing sprints during the third day of Tim Waggoner's Writing in the Dark Book Launch and Workshop on Sunday, September 13 from 10 - 11 AM ET. The entire event begins on Friday, September 11 at 5 PM ET at AllAccessCon , the virtual convention arm of Raw Dog Screaming Press .