Orwell or Conspiracy?

As a writer of all things fiction, I cannot help but notice the news articles slowly creeping out from different agencies.

Today we learned that the FCC had been investigating wireless carriers for selling data acquired from its users to third parties.  The data just happened to be your location.  Where you went and when you went.

Google was already busted for this.  Even with the phone in airplane mode, it still captured your every movement. Also, if you climbed stairs or your elevation from getting into and out of a car.

Smart speakers, TV’s and anything connected to the internet could indeed be a spy for the Chinese.

Alexa, Apple, and Google smart devices could very easily be listening to your every word.  Even that smart remote could be collecting data for someone.

Information is power.  Who benefits most from knowledge?  That depends on the information gathered.  It is not surprising to me as a writer that I find advertisements for things I just happen to be talking with someone about on the phone. Coincidence?

I had installed security cameras in my home as I travel.  One day I happen to notice the camera was not focused on what it was supposed to be but rather a door to the bathroom that I very often leave open.  I have since changed companies and cameras.

The American government has grounded Chinese drones used in different services.  Wonder why?

While all of this might make excellent fodder for novels like my novel Presidential Assassins the truth of it is, we are probably being spied on.

Do you have a right to privacy?

The laptops, desktops all in one computer’s phones and Alexa units with a screen, have built-in cameras and microphones.  Is your image on some server somewhere?

Unless you want to live like Fred Flintstone, using pre-historic birds to deliver your mail, just possibly we need to give up on privacy.

From the porn scanners at the airports to the cameras on every light pole that you see, someone somewhere is watching.  With all of these smart devices, someone or something is listening as well.

Your purse or wallet is littered with RFID tracking devices built into your credit cards.  As you pass by specific scanners, it would not surprise me in the least for them to be collecting data on which cards you have with you.

Toll tags not only make an easy way for you to pay for roads that your tax dollars might have contributed to, but they also give us that traffic data on the map which can be used for good or for evil.

Who controls the puppet masters?

Those government agencies that are responsible for oversight of entities like this seem just as flawed as the DMV totally bereft of any loyalty of who they work for and who pays them.

As the progressive left lobbies for free this and that I cringe thinking about what it would be like for those that run the post office and the DMV to be in charge of my health, my security, and so on.  We saw it with Veterans hospital and that was just the tip of the iceberg.

As the allure of free everything, causes you to think that maybe an old white guy who lies for a living has all the answers, think again.  The art of winning the political game is to lie to the masses in an obscure convincing way while blaming the other side for your poor decisions.

History is rife with examples.  Millions upon millions die when people like that get into power.

Vote for you who like, just remember, you can vote your way into socialism but, you will need to fight your way out. That will be with real bullets, not sticks and stones.  If you are disarmed, prepare to have numbers tattooed on your arms and learn to eat insects for food.

Giving up rights for promised security is foolish, and the stuff of novels much like mine.  Read history before that too is expunged from the records of life.  Unless you know what has been, you will repeat it.

Megalomaniacs live in DC and in other ivory towers around the globe.  That ass wipes that know better than you have armed guards. They will toss you and yours to the dregs of humanity as those are their useful idiots.

My novel Presidential Assassins is worth the read.

Check it out and leave me feedback.  As always, I love to hear from you.

Cheers from the wintry south!  Tomorrow night 28, the next day, ‘summer.’  Stay tuned!

Much Love -TW

My Newest Re-Write

Foiling a hijacking attempt on her way to cover an explosion in LA, soon put her in the crosshairs of a secret organization known as the ‘inner circle.’

Friends,

I was so despondent over this weekend’s shootings, I crafted this huge blog about it.  I did not post it, however, as I don’t want to cause those of you in other countries to deal with our, or my pain.

Some people are just so stupid they don’t disserve to be breathing air, or taking up resources.  They are in fact defective and should be sent back to their maker for evaluation and repair.  Arghhh!

How are you doing?

I hope wherever you are, that you had a good weekend, and are doing productive things with your life.  I don’t think I say this often enough so let me say it now. 

Don’t just tell those around you that you love them, show them!  Hug them tight, and let them know how much they truly mean to you!

In writing stories or novels we are told to ‘show, don’t tell.’  Folks, carry this with you in life.  Show them!

So here is the deal…

I wrote this novel a couple years ago.  The concept of the story is this ex-air force pilot leaves the military and works for a news desk.  I love strong women and many of my characters are exactly that.

Her story is, she is recruited by this organization that I refer to affectionately as the ‘inner circle.’

I researched every conspiracy theory I could find. I then weaved many of them into this story.

I don’t care which gender you are, you will fall in love with Kelly.  She has her own Twitter account… Kelly McGuire@KellyMc69912926

Much like a Dan Brown novel, I take you from one corner of the world to the other, as we search for and destroy the bad guys.  Like many of my novels, there is enough ‘love’ to keep most of you entertained.  I even have something for you 50 shades fans.  ‘I am one of those.’

I wish I had been bold enough to be the first to do such a novel.

If you love action, drama, intrigue, and oh yes, sweet revenge, Presidential Assassin is for you.

I have rewritten it after an editor went through it for me.  The newest version also has a new cover, so look for this cover (above) when you are spending less than a cup of coffee for over a 110K words of entertainment.  (ebook)

I will also be producing a print version which, believe it or not, I make less money on.  Amazon and its partners make the bulk of it.

Pitch:

News Anchor, ex-Air Force Pilot Kelly McGuire, had no idea her life was about to change forever.

Foiling a hijacking attempt on her way to cover an explosion in LA, soon put her in the crosshairs of a secret organization known as the ‘inner circle.’

Those in the circle controlled the demigods while balancing ‘chaos and civilized.’  They either assisted the demigods; or removed them from power, by any means possible.

The demigods needed a governor. This ancient society, set up by the Illuminati, also known as Skull and Crossbones, were the ultimate sovereign over the elites.

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My goal is for one of my thirty-odd novels to go viral, so I can capture the attention of some publisher or agent, that is not afraid to invest time and $$ in my work.

Query letters take four hours each.  I can write a chapter, possibly two chapters in four hours…Which is a better use of my time?

Writing to you guys is a better use of my time, to be blunt.

Hey, I am dead serious about what I said about loving your friends and family.  If you are in good with the man upstairs, (and even if you’re not) you might offer up some kind words for those folks in El Paso and Dayton. I am sure they are still reeling in California as well.

If you’re not in good with him, maybe it is time.

Much Love, and I do mean that…-TW

Presidential Assassins

As a writer what are your goals?

 

During the last few months, I wrote Presidential Assassins.  The editing of it and so forth took time, but it is quite good.

The quite good is a quote from some of my beta readers and some initial feedback.

One of my readers told me that my book reads a lot like some movie that is being advertised currently.  I have not seen the leads for it, but it is about a shadow government and assassins.

My novels are selling well, and people are giving me good feedback thus far. Someone was telling me that if you write a book where the hero is a kick-ass woman nobody will buy it. FFS!  Did they happen to see the movie Wonder Woman?

I don’t like misogynist at all.  Women can indeed be badass assassins, just as good as Tom Cruise.

This novel is aching for another volume.  Waiting to see if enough readers demand it. I hope that they do.  I already have some ideas of where I would take it.

If you take the time to read it, let me know what you think.

Before I get an agent, you can acquire my novels very inexpensively. Why? An agent has a team of people who they assign your book to.  Some editors fix the participles and antecedents and split infinitives.   They look for grammar punctuation and of course inconsistencies in the story.

Now they do other things as well, they look for parts of your story that need punching up or deleting.

I liken this part of the process to what my art instructor did to me on several occasions.

I would paint this exquisite painting that I loved and then she would come by and tear it apart.  One time she took a rag full of turpenoid, (odorless turpentine) and wiped the canvass clean.  Well, it was a gray mess. I was gobsmacked!  I was happy with mediocrity, and she knew I could do better. Painfully she was right, I could, and did.

Agent’s, if they take you on as a client can push you to the next level.  Now I know that my books even though they are selling around the world with the right agent, they could be a lot better.

Query letters and begging for representation is not my thing.  Query letters take a minimum of four hours to produce.  In four hours I can write at least one chapter, and maybe two.

My time is worth something to me.  I need an ROI and “if you never hear from us consider it a pass.” Does not get it!

These books will make some agent a ton of money and right now that money is going to Amazon and Smashwords who push them out to the big e-tailers like Barns and Nobles.

Of course, Smashwords and Amazon don’t do anything for their 30 odd percent. By anything they don’t advertise them, they don’t edit them or create the cover art.  They don’t even read them and tell you what might need to be fixed.  They host them on a site, and the rest is up to you.

I recently plugged myself into to a writers guild with hopes of making connections and getting others to critic my work. Stay tuned in here, as I will be blogging about it.

If you follow me, you know that I am about paying it forward.  If I can assist any of you in your endeavors through what I am learning, you can count on me doing so.

Thanks again for the follows, retweets and indeed if you are one of my customers, you rock!

People are buying these books all over the globe, and it is heartwarming!  I appreciate it, I genuinely do.

 

Much Love!  -TW