Sunday, August 29, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Here is another “Fact in Fiction” I use in the Legends of the Winged Scarab series:
The Kissing Bug, Chagas Disease.
In the U.S., over 300,000 people live with it (mostly Hispanics from Latin America). Over 8 million people in Mexico, Central America and South America have it. The disease comes from the bite of a triatomine bug; it carries a parasite which can ultimately destroy the digestive system and heart. Worldwide, the disease kills tens of thousands a year.
In Book 3 “After the Cataclysm,” Lorenzo Dominguez, our billionaire art thief/pirate/kidnapper caught Chagas disease as a boy in the abject squalor of the Venezuelan prison on Isla Margarita.
In Book 5 “The Nile Conspiracy,” Lorenzo's predestined fate catches up with him (at a rather opportune time for our protagonists).
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Here is the second Excerpt from "Pasha" on Helen Hollick's Blog:
Read the first story here:Pasha's is only one among many entertaining stories about shelter cats and dogs, their individuals traits and the happy days when they realize they are being adopted.
Of course, Pasha does get center stage. He was my foster-failure - that's when the foster parent turns adopter. I still miss him.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Legends of the Winged Scarab Series
KHAMSIN, The Devil Wind of The Nile
- A Novel of Ancient Egypt -
Followed by Action and Adventure in present-day Egypt and beyond:
SIROCCO, Storm over Land and Sea
After the Cataclysm
The Crystal Curse
The Nile Conspiracy
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Also, check out these FUN Volumes:
Edward, Con Extraordinaire
This charming trickster turns into a major "nuisance" (to put it very mildly) in Books 2-5 of the Legends of the Winged Scarab Series.
And, for Animal Lovers, there is always Pasha: