Tuesday, June 4, 2013

5-Star Review

I received another 5-star review for TIME ASSASSINS!  If you've read it, I'd love to hear what you think!  If you haven't, don't you think you owe it to yourself...

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down!, June 4, 2013


Time Assassins by R. Kyle Hannah was an intriguing book and a sensational read! The author vividly described each situation in so much detail that I felt like I had watched a movie! There were multiple characters, all of which were crucial to the storyline. The Assassins as well as the Council had more personality than I had expected. It was nice to be reminded that they were still human in the midst of a futuristic world in which the concept of supernatural time travel was a reality. I was reminded of The Butterfly Effect in that any change, ever so small, can change history's "timeline" forever! It was exciting to "rethink" history and imagine what the world would possibly have been like if there were such thing as The Guild that was capable of changing the history of the world, in this case, with the assassinations of powerful leaders. The author obviously has an amazingly creative mind, but also knows how to create a complex, historical story that still keeps you emotionally involved and anxious to see what happens next. I would definitely recommend this book to people of any age! I look forward to reading his next book!


The sequel, FUTURE HISTORY, will be out this fall!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Deployed Writer and Inspiration

Ok, ok...I know.  I haven't written anything on the blog in months.  I'm deployed!  Isn't that a good enough excuse?

Actually, no, it's not.  I have truly neglected this blog for the simple fact that I have been writing quite a bit.  I have finished the sequel to TIME ASSASSINS, it is called FUTURE HISTORY and should be out this fall. 

But that's not entirely accurate either.  I haven't only been writing.  I've been working, doing my bit for God and Country, playing at being an athlete half my age (playing sports with the younger crowd) and being lazy when I can (watching TV and movies.)   Frankly, it is a miracle I actually did get any writing done.

But, enough about me.  What I really wanted to discuss is inspiration.  Where does a writer get his or her inspiration?  We like to think there is a muse, mine looks a lot like the blind cupid from One Crazy Summer, that follows us around and smacks us in the head every once in a while with a fantastic idea. 

What? Oh?  Sorry.  My muse just informed me that is only me...<shrug>  Who knew?

Anyway, inspiration can come from anywhere: dreams, songs, wild imaginations, a cloud.  My latest came in the form of one vivid flash while I was walking home from work: lasers exploding outside a cockpit window and the pilot yelling, "Enough with the shots across the bow!"   Somehow, I can see a Washburn type pilot (you know, from Firefly) yelling that out of a canopy window.  Well, I took that and starting sketching out the outline to my fourth novel. 

I've heard that many artists, authors, songwriters keep a notepad by their bed or with them at all times.  I can tell you that I do that as well.  I have a notebook full of ideas, dreams, songs, and poems. You never know when your blind-cupid-muse will smack you upside the head and give you the next bestseller, so keep a notebook handy!!

So, what did we learn today?  Well, I have a new book coming out in the fall, I have plenty of free time while sitting overseas, I have a very vivid imagination and a sad sense of humor. 

I hope everyone has a great summer and KEEP WRITING!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Soldier / Writer

Greetings from Fort Hood, Texas - The Great Place!  Well, that's what it says on the sign.  I don't know how "Great" it is, but I can say I've definitely been to worse places...

Things are going well out here as we prep for our little vacation overseas!  Army training, PT, and quiet nights...it could be a lot worse!!!  You can follow the adventure on FaceBook at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/135th-Expeditionary-Sustainment-Command-ESC if you are so inclined.

As I'd hoped, I've had some free time and written several chapters for TIME ASSASSINS II. The  rough draft is, well, rough, but coming along nicely.  I may break down and post a little excerpt in a few days.
TAII has a little darker flavor so far and I will admit, I'm having fun with some of the timelines.  I don't want to get it too complex (its real easy to get crazy with the time travel), but I do want to keep the readers guessing!  There is still a lot left to go, including a trip to the 16th Century...be ready for a little more history and a lot more sci-fi in TAII.

Reviews are coming in for TIME ASSASSINS: readers love it!  I want to thank each and every one of you for the encouragement, the word of mouth advertising, and the suggestions to make the next one even better.  Thank you!   Speaking of TA,  I've been contemplating working on a screenplay...movie or TV?   Although a movie based on the book would be great, I think the story and set up lends itself to TV.    I'll be working on a few episodes of that over the next few months as well.

I'm partnering up with one of my Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and we will be working on a military/sci-fi story involving clones during the upcoming deployment.  Yes, between the mission and the writing, I'm going to be busy...but it will make the time go by faster and I'll be home before I can catch my breath.

I wish everyone safety, health and happiness!  And, as always, tell our service men and women thank you when you can!