John R. Gentile's Siren's Song: Book III of the SOFAR Trilogy has recently been released through AuthorHouse. The cast of Blue Planets and Offworlder are reunited in the thrilling last book of the SOFAR Trilogy. Cooper Ridley returns to Earth with an ominous warning: The Trochinids are coming–and they're looking for a hot lunch. Along with Azrnoth-zin, Mara-jul and the Displaced Alien Workforce, Ridley must convince the nations of Earth to unite against the Swarm–or perish. Not to be denied again, Richard Jenks and the Phoenix Project are determined to obtain the alien technology they failed to acquire two years before in the crater.
Most readers declare they can't put the books down once they start reading. This kind of feedback comes from a diverse audience including: retirees (both women and men) who normally don't read science fiction; a fourth grade class in Limon, Colorado (where Harry Potter was banned from the school); and a 103 year-old gentleman.
John and his screenwriting partner, Howard Allen, have recently completed A line in the Sand, a drama which takes place on the volatile Arizona/Mexico border. Along with screenwriter Autumn van den Berg, Howard and John have formed Coyote Moon Productions, a vehicle to acquire, produce and market stories for film.
Cathy Marley recently released an inspirational video companion piece to her book, Peeking Over the Edge...views from life's middle. It combines her photos with a poem she wrote about the second half of life and original music by her grandson Jason. The link is on her website, www.CathyMarley.com and YouTube.
Mike Rom's night-blooming cereus photos (most notably the Wrangling With Writing cover photo) will be shown in the Blue Raven Gallery and Gifts' Flora and Fauna show, running September 29 through November 3. Blue Raven Gallery is located in the Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. 1st Ave. Suite 4. Hours: Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10–5, Sun. 12-5. For information call Katie Iverson 405-3657. SSA Member John Gentile will also have photos there.
Hugh Starkey's poem, "Ode to Chocolate," was published in the spring 2007 issue of CALLIOPE (it can also be seen on the back page of the Write Word). This poem and another of his poems, "On a winter night, long ago," can be seen on the CALLIOPE web site at www.calliopewriters.org.
Jennifer J. Stewart's website–www.jenniferjstewart.com–was named one of 10 finalists in the Writer's Digest Best Writer's Website Contest!
Betty Webb, author of the best-selling Lena Jones mysteries, has been teaching "Introduction to Writing Fiction" at Phoenix College.
She has a blog (check below for URL), which gives fiction writing tips, as well as the usual blather.