1947 Roswell NM

A different take on the events through the lens of a creative author.

  • If Roswell in 1947 was a real event what would it look like today?
  • If you discovered an alien spacecraft that reacted to your commands what would you do?

Elliot grew up in New Mexico raised by his aunt and her husband.  His parents mysteriously disappeared on their ranch around an outcropping in an obscure area of their ranch. First, his father went missing.  Much later his mother also went missing in the same area.

Moving to California after college Elliot secures a job with a large tech firm Ohmicron.  Developing his own inventions while being the fair-haired boy, Elliot has a moral compass that is not in line with the company.

Providing him an assistant who was primarily to spy on him goes awry when his assistant falls in love with him.  Elliot a bit of a risk taker learned to rock climb back in New Mexico.  When his friend Greg was too busy to accompany him, Susan his assistant decides she must learn enough about it so she can get Elliot to notice her.

Secretly taking classes with her friends, she learns just enough to invite herself along.

Romance blossoms when Elliot shows Susan his love of rock climbing.  Some of those were even too much for her as she slips and lands on her bottom near a dry creek bed.

Allowing her time to pull herself together Elliot coils the ropes and gets the gear ready to make another ascent when everything changes.  Watching a lizard escape the heat scurrying under a crevasse in the rocks, Elliot assumes that there must be a small place or opening.

Dislodging some small pebbles in that same direction of the lizard’s den, while wrapping up the rest of the gear, Elliot hears a mysterious metallic clunk from far below them.  Susan also heard it as she was now no longer thinking of her fall.

What they were both unaware of is how that “clunk” would change their entire lives.  They also had no idea of how that discovery would affect the lives of every human on earth and some races who were in another galaxy.

Under Roswell was inspired by the early termination of Stargate Universe.  Never trying my hand at writing I was always one to be entertained, never the entertainer. When the writers were struggling toward the end of the show with the droid robots from hell, the writing was on the wall.

I was not surprised when the show unceremoniously ended.

Not ready to let them be stranded between galaxies with an uncertain fate on a lark I tried my hand at fan fiction.

Two hours into the project I came to the conclusion that I could tell a story.

Scrapping the project, I started Under Roswell.

Four years later I wrote the end which is probably the only book that I have ever written with the words “The End.”

Thirty published novels later I am still writing as time permits.

The saga of the Starduster is my number one best seller.

Trying my hand at many different genres, from Science Fiction to romances of various kinds, it has been a fun ride. Yes, I have even written a few slightly tawdry novels including some same-sex love.

Some of the e-mails ask why I tried the LGBT stuff.  “Why not?”

Other than some minor plumbing differences, we are all the same. It is my goal to unite us as a people instead of following in the footsteps of the media and others that would seek to destroy us through bigotry and yes ignorance.

In some of my novels, I address things like labels and using sexuality as a weapon and yes being a bully.

Under Roswell is a science fiction that is actually YA.  Taking some of my characters through Russia while taking others into other galaxies is just part of the fun.  You too can ride along as our heroes save the earth from inevitable destruction.

Thanks for following me and reading along as I take you on a journey with me through the trials and tribulations of being an author.

 

Much Love – TW

 

 

 

The Long and Winding Road…Do you need GPS?

Do you need a map or is your compass all you need?

I love road trips. I don’t know about you, but with me, I am never in a hurry. Hurry equals anxiety which I don’t need. What does a road trip look like for you?

I have a rough idea of where I need to end up around dark thirty. I don’t like driving at night, so I try to be situated in the vicinity of where I will spend the night before evening tea.
The road less traveled generally interests me as that is where you will find the small shops that time has almost forgotten. Since the box stores had all but killed the mom and pop shops, I look for them when I travel. Once there you will usually find “Mom and Pop!”

Those brave souls that dare to fight the box stores or the mega marts are a dying breed. I search them out and try hard to purchase something from them. Yes, it is usually overpriced, and of course, if it is food, it is probably not as fresh as I could get off the main drag. Still, the moms and pops have a story to tell.
Usually, if you are at a mega-mart, you will not find the stories there as their bosses will not be happy if they take a moment to chat. I do chat. I will learn their name, and try to learn something about them. Before I go, it is my goal to leave them with a smile.

Those that might be with me are amazed at how those people’s demeanor change when I am working magic on them. It is my magic, and no it is not witchcraft. I like names. I try to put a personality with a name, and I can only do that if I engage them. You have no doubt been somewhere in some line and the person checking folks out is surly or truculent while watching the clock until their break or time to go home. Folks that is depressing.
Those folks I try a little harder to leave a smile on them. Smiles are contagious you see. If I can get him or her to smile the next person in line might catch their smile and just maybe it will find its way to others who need one.
When you toss a pebble in a pond of water, the waves radiate away from it until the energy from the stone has dissipated entirely. If you can make an impact on the person behind the counter just how many others will see that impact and they themselves might be impacted?
That is the brilliance of comedians. Bob Hope, one of the all-time greats, sacrificed much of his life touring with the USO bringing joy and happiness to soldiers who were often in harm’s way or in grim situations. Before comedians became activist, they were delightful to watch. Now they spread hate and discontent.
The road we are on often has a fork.
Just like a smile is contagious so is hate. During the Christmas season when things are crazy how many times have you seen shoppers take out their frustrations on the person behind the counter?
That too gets passed down the line.
The twists and turns in life often take us by surprise, and that is ok. It is how we handle those revelations which define our character or who we are.
Yes, the long and winding road is a metaphor for life, and sometimes we need a GPS.
“Make a legal U-turn when possible!”
What does it take for you to realize that the path your on is not the right one?
My life often is fraught with “recalculating.”
As an author, our lives are different than most. We spend a lot of time alone with our thoughts. If we are inspired at three in the morning, we get up and write. A fun story for us may not be a best seller. Just maybe people don’t really want to read about the things that delight us.
“Veer right in 100 yards.”
Authors must be marketing gurus if they don’t have an agent. Even if they do have one, who is your agent? Do they know what they are talking about?
My novels are selling worldwide, and that makes me happy. I still have a day job because the royalty payments are just like those few good shots in golf that keep you coming back for more frustration.

  • Robyn Williams did a brilliant skit on golf which I still remember. The truth is you get a few good shots that keep you coming back to the course to do it again and again. Why do it?
    • I enjoy the outing.
    • I enjoy the fresh air and comradery with friends and business associates.
    • More business is transacted on the golf course than the boardroom.
    • Writing is that way too, I enjoy what I do.
    • I enjoy telling a story.
    • I love reading what I wrote and making it better.
    • I love the art of marketing what I write. What do I need to say about this story that will have people willing to download it?

Price is a small factor in the general scheme of things.

When the next release of 50 shades or Harry Potter were released, people did not care that it was $15, or whatever the price was. They had to know what happened next!

My Hole In time series was like that on Kindle Unlimited. Free with Prime and people read it and seemed to enjoy it. Would they have read it if it were not free?

Until I hit that magical place where the GPS tells me that I have reached my destination, I will continue to plug away. Thankfully I love what I write so at least one person will be thrilled when the next book is finished.
What about you? Where are you headed? Where does your road lead? Are you happy with your life? Are you an aspiring writer or artist? Perhaps you are a musician. What in your life makes you look forward to tomorrow?
I invite you to saddle up and ride with me as I travel the road less traveled. I might in fact cut across an open prairie, find a comfortable place and camp out under the stars.

Our ancestors did this, can you?
When I think of what their life was like without a smartphone or phone for that matter. To be isolated on a thousand acres of land where a trip to the store was an all-day affair. Can you imagine?

What if families actually talked with one another without the aid of facebook or SMS?

Much Love -TW

Come Away With Me…

Yes, it is that easy to take a trip to another galaxy and never leave your comfy reading place!

I love Norah Jones, well I love her music… I have no idea what kind of person she is but if her music is any indication of her soul, I would love to know her.

I was thinking of this as I was working on a new novel this evening.

While music resonates with my soul and who I am, my words, thoughts, and imagery are what I offer to you the reader.

As I take you on that mountaintop in Under Roswell or that fantasy in deep space or under the ocean, I invite you to come away with me.

Together we shall travel the depths of the oceans or the skies miles above them.  We can learn some secrets of the universe or what lies beneath the sea in Ghost Signal from Colorado Springs.

So come away with me through these novels that I have created.

I try not to let the news of the day affect me or my creative style, but it often does.  I see it time and time again as I witness the sheer lunacy of those in charge and the crazies out there rebelling in destructive ways.  Movies and novels are a form of escapism, so I offer you a pathway out of the trials and tribulation of life or your particular rut.  Come away with me through my words as we travel together saving a race of beings from their short-sightedness.  Might we learn something from them that we can use in our world?  Come away, and let’s find out!

I received an e-mail asking me if I really meant it when I signed my writings with “Much Love?”

“Of course I do!”

The followers here on WordPress and of course twitter and most importantly the base of readers building worldwide… They have come away with me.  What about you?

Out of thirty novels, certainly, you can find one that interests you.  Take a journey with me through Scotland in the Girl Nextdoor. This book is full of magic!

Discover that all life has meaning in the Hole in Time series.

Come away with me as we learn that love comes in many shapes and sizes.  Diamond Joe is probably my most romantic novel where part of me is in that book. I love reading it again and again as I found parts of myself, my soul within those words. I have put it back on sale through the spring for less than a cup of coffee from Starbucks.

Come away with me and listen to the seabirds calling to you too.  There is magic in their cries, can you hear it?  Come, lets listen together…

From adventure to Sci-Fi to something slightly tawdry I have tried my hand at it.  I did it to attract the many different readers out there that might want to come away with me for a bit.  Most of the comments from readers are food for my soul, and I much appreciate them and you.

As time permits, do Come Away with Me… I won’t sing you a song but, I will tell you a bedtime story, or I will entertain you on a rainy day where a comfy chair and hot tea awaits you on our journey to somewhere.

If you are so moved, please invite your readers or friends to come away with us, as we discover what lies behind that wormhole, or perhaps through that door.

Much Love -TW

Character development   Tom and Susan

Will I connect with your characters? Will others?

I find it fascinating that the creative juices seem to rest, after finishing a manuscript.

Sometimes I think it is like grieving as the characters that you created have met with the definitive “The End”

What are your characters up to?

It takes a long time to develop each character.  I have a page dedicated to characters places and events that I update as the story progresses.

An example might be Tom and Susan.

Tom is tall, sandy colored hair, blue eyes, and a hint of five o clock shadow.

Susan is short, busty, with auburn hair and wears clothes that are too small for her as she will not admit that she is chubby. Her brown eyes are large and seem to see into your soul.

Now those are two characters that I just created on the fly.

  • Where do we go with Tom?
  • What does he do for a living?
  • Is he smart or is he more a jock, not that a jock cannot be smart.
  • Is he white collar or blue collar?
  • Factory or office worker?
  • He puts up with his wife’s flaws, she still wears clothes that are too small, so he does not intervene.  Does she rule the roost?
  • Is he afraid of her?
  • Does he love her too much to hurt her feelings?
  • Is Susan insecure?
  • Is she overconfident?
  • Is she a person of Walmart?
  • Do they have kids and is that baby fat?
  • Where do they live?
  • Is it hot or cold most of the year?
  • Is it humid or dry?
  • Where they live can tell a lot about their political beliefs, does that play into your story?
  • While analysis to paralysis is always possible some backstory for your characters is helpful if nothing else than for you to write the story.

A hint for you is something that I do.

When I create characters, I generally use the personage of someone that I met or know that has charisma.  For a non-player supporting actor part, I can create them out of my head.

There are times I might borrow a movie star from some movie that I liked them in.

Your characters make your story.  You can have the best plot going, but if I as a reader cannot connect with them, I will not read your book.

One of the tricks EL James used in 50 shades is the way you connected with the leading lady.  That little voice in her head that shared what she was thinking or feeling.  We came to know and connect with her.

I tried that in my latest novel Kitties Titties & Winks.  See what you think.

Follow me, to keep up with what is going on in my life as I press forward on another novel.

Much Love- TW

Fodder for Writers.. Where do ideas come from?

Are you on the lookout for story ideas?

 

 

The last few days I have been talking about character development.  How do you come up with who your character is?

I am a people person!  I used to travel a great deal!  So much so that when the TSA came about and spoilt it for me, I was upset.  No, I am not on any no-fly list …yet…., they just make traveling such a pain in the ass!

I have this wonderful sense of humor.  When the doctors are poking me, or the mechanic tells me that I need this or that I manage to make a joke of it and laugh.  Life is too short to cry over that which you cannot control.

Did you know that you cannot joke with those “TSA people?”

I tried, nope, not a good idea.  To work as a TSA agent, they must have had their sense of humor surgically removed.  My gut feeling is they have this incredible god complex going on.

So here is a free idea for the TSA…Ok, ready….Have an agent there with a sense of humor who jokes or is nice to the people in line waiting to be hassled by your version of the SS.  Can you imagine someone with a sense of humor making nice to the passengers easing their stress levels?

Gadz, what if people actually laughed while taking off their shoes, belts, emptying their pockets and being virtually stripped searched?

I know that is thinking outside the box, but hey, that is what you get with a thinking person and not a government automaton.

And far be it from me to tell you how to do your jobs but, you could use this same person to screen passengers who are not acting right.  A little incognito profiling.  If you were smart, you could even have those friendly people with the stress relief dogs be those agents… I know the stuff of novels… Again, out of the box thinking…buy me a drink next time you feel me up, and I will give you some more thoughts!

I deal with stressful situations with humor.  Flying today is a stressful situation.  Get there early, give up all of your rights once you enter the “secure area” and be treated like shit until you leave the “secured area.”

I do not think that is an exaggerating at all. Travelers still need a bill of rights, and as of yet, it does not exists.

In this country, the USA, we just did not have the issues until 911 and the infamous shoe bomber and then the candidate for the Darwin award, the underwear bomber.  This guy had to have the IQ of a plant to pull that one off.  In this country, we have surrendered our rights to privacy for safety with the caveat being, that now we have neither.

Our typical security was walk through a magnetometer that often was not switched on, or was not set very high.  I used to get through it usually without emptying my pockets or removing jewelry. Today you might as well be naked as I think it picks up the fillings in your teeth.

My last trip through the infamous porn scanners, I could not lift my left arm up as high as they wanted me to, and the bitch yelled at me.  I had a frozen shoulder FFS, and she did not give a crap! Because I could not do the spread eagle, hands up don’t shoot pose perfectly, I got the hands all over my body until they met resistance!

Someone owes me a drink, or a goodnight kiss, just saying!

What do you think would have happened if I would have yelled back at her?  I am not a mean-spirited person, but I must tell you words that rhymed with “Duck” were right on the tip of my tongue.  This bitch must have been a holdover from the SS, or a love child from Hitler’s third mistress six times removed.

Folks, we can bitch about the injustices in life, or they can become fodder for your next adventure.

My novels are adventures.  In The Girl Nextdoor, I introduce that term, and I love that story.  It is a rags to riches story that is slightly naughty and again a lesbian story of romance.  Magic from Scotland plays into the mix making this story fun for anyone who might read it.

Truth told; life is an adventure.  When life kicks you around, kick back and write about it!

I want to write a story that is so out of character for me.  I want to write a story where my main character is like this mob boss who takes shit from nobody!  The blond sister who was just rude for the sake of being rude would not survive this story.  Or if she did, she might be made to suffer at the hands of some large man who had a thing for mean bitches.

I can just see her tethered in such a way with his hands on her hair pulling it back…oh, baby!  I feel better already!  Perhaps I need to go to work for the TSA….maybe not….

My problem is that I am a lover of folks and I even made an excuse for her in my mind. When I left, I told her to try and have a nice rest of the day.  It was better than to say to her to go Eff herself!   That she might have enjoyed… I most certainly would have missed my flight and been strip-searched and …well …hmmmm ….do you think….never mind….

She is a character in one of my novels, and I am not telling you which one.  You will have to find her if you are interested.

I did not get her name, and I usually make a point to get people’s names who impress me one way or the other.  Friend or foe I can channel them and then I can have my way with them …. LOL…

Did someone make an impression on you?

If your name is Victoria, please forgive this next question.  Why is it that people named Vickie or Victoria seem to be, more likely as not, to be a total vacuous bitch?  Is it just me?

Next time we meet, we can talk about names.

Check out my novels and assist an independent author.

Do you have an airport story to tell?

Does someone owe you a drink?

 

Much Love -TW

 

 

Amazon already released It! 

Are you ready for some me time? Who loves you Baby!

Amazon already released It!

In our first book of the series, Hal and Judy travel to the piney woods near the top of a mountain in California.  It is here that Phil and his wife Eva host a class for folks who want to discover who they are.

It is called enlightenment.

The theory is that until you know who you are and what you are about you will not function correctly in life.  There is real theory where some of us are mechanical in nature.  We do things because our parents did these things.

If you harken back to the animal kingdom, you might remember that creatures do things that are programmed into their DNA.  There are no advanced classes for birds on flying.  No aerodynamic courses for them they just innately do it.

We, MAN just innately do certain things without knowing why.

Phil and Eva seek to strip the veneer of false mechanical actions away and start again with the truth.

Judy, having a tough time of their marriage convinces, her husband that they need to go and learn how to like themselves and know themselves.  Hal just wanted all this nonsense to go away so he could get back to being the capitalist that he was.

Loving his wife he agrees, and off they go to find themselves in a camp full of nudist. The cabin that they are to stay in has no curtains, and the bathroom, shower and even bedroom have large windows where anyone can see in no matter what they are doing.

Stripping away their clothes and privacy, they soon realize that they are not so much different from anyone else.

Once past this façade, Phil digs in deeper exposing the monsters that we all have.  Judy has a shady one that comes to life as she meets a man who is dark, handsome and mysterious and he is also known as cruel and sadistic.  Her monster wants to know more about him and his antics.

Book one is a kind of book that has a good plot, a good story and enough titillation that you will want to read it when you are alone, not at work or if the kids are still awake.

Without giving it away, book 2 is a continuation of the story.

I asked my readers “you” if there were enough interests in creating a continuation.

The e-mail box soon filled up with Hell Yes!”

With the characters still fresh in my mind I wrote book two for you.

In this book, we learn much more about Judy and her monster.  We also learn of her college roommate and some other characters which join them making this a fun filled action packed romp through the recesses of your fantasies.  Whether you are a guy looking for hot erotic fiction or a lady looking for a naughty thrill to keep you warm by, I have it for you here.

Writing for both genders is a little challenging, and that is why I crafted them both this way.  This kind of writing makes me a much better novelist.

They are both together about the price of a Latté. Support us independent authors so we can keep you entertained.

I love the comments and feedback and appreciate when someone gives me a suggestion like, for this book.

Placing myself in just about any character once I get into the mindset, I usually can come up with a story worth reading.

I have been asked by a local theatre group to write a screenplay.

There must be software created for screenplay creation.  Once I get that and figure it out, I guess I will take a stab at it.

Thanks for the follows retweets and of course the purchase of my novels.

I can write till the cows come home, but if you are not buying them, it makes no sense.  It takes you to assist independent authors like myself.

Please spread the word, tell others about the blog and me.

You all will be able to say you knew me when….

“I knew and know many like that and it is fun.”  Frequently I will go to bookstores where aspiring authors are and buy their book and visit with them.  Even if the book is terrible, I will get them to sign it.  I have bought some real stinkers over the years but, I am not the end-all of knowledge.  Just possibly some people will like it so….. What is $20 here and there?

Thanks again!

Much Love -TW

New Release of Nudists of Shangri-La II Eden Texas

As promised you who follow me here will know about it first!

I finished the editing process today.  I think you will like this book as much if not more than the first in the series.  No matter what you enjoyed about the first book, this one has as much, if not more than the last.

I am looking forward to the feedback!

How far would Judy go to fulfill a fantasy?

  In Book 1

When Hal ignores his wife’s needs for love while focusing on work, Judy first finds love in the arms of her college roommate.  Realizing that there are more kinds of love than pure sex, Judy talks Hal into going to a place that claims that they teach a path to enlightenment.

Stripping away the many facades that people surround themselves with (clothing being one,) Hal soon finds that he is in a place in the woods full of naked people.

Exercises designed to promote enlightenment, release the monster inside of Judy, while also providing Hal, many receptive young ladies to entertain. Judy is attracted to a mysterious dark man who has a reputation for being cruel. Her desire to live out a fantasy brings her into the lair of this person who is known to be sadistic. Daring to tempt fate she flirts with danger willing to risk it all, including public humiliation to be sated as her personal monster demands.

In book II

Acknowledging her need to learn more about herself, Judy and Sally go back to Shangri-La after trying to figure out their demons in East Texas.

As if life was not complicated enough, Heidi enters into the picture along with her brother Karl, who is a real honest to goodness movie star and also well known in the Adult Movie Venue.

The girls want him to notice them as Hal takes a sabbatical with Heidi.

From photo shoots to movie shoots the girls learn more about themselves leaving them wanting.

Follow the adventures of Judy, Sally, Jenn and now Heidi and Hal as they learn what enlightenment is about while baring it all to strangers, production crews and to each other.

In Typical TW style, you will probably not be able to guess how the story will end.

Much Love -TW