IYes, it's been a while since the last blog entry. I won't apologize. Been busy with that thing called "life." I have kept up with Tobin, who has been to and fro all over the place. He says he's busier than ever lately and that the current state of the world has certain individuals on the outside both nervous and excited, depending on their respective lineage.
What am I talking about? Why, the Coronavirus of course.
According to my one and only not-so-human friend, this virus is just the latest in a long line of control measures used by those who control this planet. The governments of the world are not in the habit of quarantining civilians on military bases. But per the terms of several agreements, they must do so to assist in maintaining control of this cleansing exercise.
Before meeting Tobin, I don't know that I would have been able to keep from laughing at anyone who suggested such craziness. But now, well it makes as much sense as any of the other explanations I've heard. It focuses on the aged and infirm? It originated in China... one of the few remaining isolated areas from true global scrutiny? It just makes sense.
So why bother with just the aged and infirm?
Ha! Good try, but sorry.
Read the series to find that and many more answers.
Thanks for visiting and... as always, feel free to shoot me any questions or comments about the series.
Until I'm ready to release Book Five, or until I choose to update this sucker again, stay safe and virus-free.
Hi again. Tobin here.
When I saw the post Teagan made yesterday, I could barely believe it. She is always so busy! But I knew I had to log onto her website to add my heartfelt thanks. I have been waiting since 2017 for her to release more of the books in the series. I know the editing process is lengthy and time-consuming and I would never wish her to feel pressured. But knowing that all seven books are completed in their first draft form, I have a tendency to be impatient. My mate is always after me about this.
The great thing about the release of book three is that it focuses more on my side of the story. It is completely different from the first two books in the series and it introduces a whole new cast of characters. Book four returns us to the other side, but we will see my side again in books six and seven. However, I would encourage readers to begin the story with book one, as the books are not written as stand-alone books. In fact, each book will leave readers with more questions than answers (until book six, which is the first book of the series to actually provide background information).
This story is not what it appears and, as the old adage goes: One should not judge a book by its cover.
As I am featured in the story (and as Teagan has been a very good friend to me), I recommend this book series to everyone. I hope you will take a chance on this new epic. It just might change your life.
I look forward to reading your questions, as well as the answers Teagan provides.
Wow! I was certainly ambitious with my estimation of how long it would take to get book 3 out. However, I have a big surprise for everyone.
BOOKS 3 & 4 ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM!!!
This post is just a quick update and a little food for thought. The edits on Book Three are coming along great and I can't wait for you to read it. I'm still looking at a late December release date, but who knows? I may be able to swing something a little earlier.
As I was working on it lately, I was struck by the desperation facing the characters in Book Three and their solid conviction that they would find a way to carry on. I think we all have that inside, that will to survive. We just have to believe in ourselves enough to tough it out when things get difficult. There's so much power in each one of us, yet so many people succumb to a posture of helplessness and victimization. I've done it myself. Hopefully, I've grown enough now to know that I do have the ability, if not the responsibility, to pick myself up when I get down.
I'm encouraged by my characters and I hope when you read the story that you will be encouraged as well. With everything that's going on in the world, I think stories of encouragement are exactly what people need. Don't you?
Well, thanks for taking time out of your day to read my little post. I'll be updating the site as I get closer to the actual release date of Book Three, so stay tuned. I know Tobin will also have things to say between now and then, too!
Tobin here. I happened upon the post Teagan made earlier and I feel the need to respond. All humans are different and unique. Each must choose what viewpoint makes the most sense and then what to do with that knowledge. When the truth of this story is realized, the public will also have to decide what to do with the responsibility inherited with the knowledge.
Teagan knows my thoughts and beliefs on this subject. I think the main difficulty she is experiencing is her desire to help others. She recently told me she has been inspired by a couple she knows to give to others. She wants to help, to give of herself. There is nothing wrong with that.
However, the best way I know of for her to help is to get the story out so that others can make an informed decision on the ideas it presents. I have every confidence she will learn the formatting process well enough to publish the next book in the series on time. After all, that is the first true glimpse of my own story. For all the issues Teagan says she has with computers, she is actually very adept at using them.
I must take my leave now to attend to my new scion and his mother. I will write again soon. Until then, I wish you all calm and gentle peace-filled nights.
Hello again. I'm back with a short description of a new issue I've recently realized I'm experiencing. I find that there are so many things mentioned in my story that I want to talk about with people, but I can't because only two of the seven books have been released.
How do I deal with this issue?
Granted I ought to simply be happy that I actually have a whole story waiting to be released. But I want to talk about it because I think it would help many people with some of the things affecting society today. The terrorist attacks, the natural disasters hitting one right after the other, etc. I see the struggles people are going through and I know my story will have a profound effect on society and that it can help people understand and deal with so many things.
Then again, there will be many who will either see the story as pure fantasy or who will rail against its message, who will claim the story is an attempt to kill God and all religion. I cannot dictate anyone's viewpoint. People will simply have to make up their own minds as to what they believe the story's message is. They'll also have to live with that decision.
Well, I guess I'm just gonna have to figure out how to deal with this thing on my own. Thanks for being my shoulder to lean on whilst I struggle with this issue. I appreciate it.
By the way, I'm still working on the formatting of the eBook version of book two. Hopefully I'll have that done by tomorrow night.
Thanks again. Either Tobin or I will write again soon.
Teagan here. I wanted to say that I agree with everything Tobin said in his post below. But I'd like to add that we are thinking of all the victims and their families and loved ones who are suffering from this tragedy.
I have never experienced anything even remotely similar, but my imagination has conjured up enough to make me feel heartbroken for anyone involved in this. From the deepest parts of my heart, I wish you peace. It's little consolation, if any, but I wish it all the same.
Tobin here. This will be a brief statement on recent happenings in the United States. I have seen and heard many things over the past two days that might lead one to believe mankind has lost its sense of humanity. The very act of violence that resulted in the deaths of so many might have been enough to jade some. But there is another side to this that should be considered. Indeed, it needs to be emphasized anytime this subject arises. The heroism shown by so many during the crisis must be put in the spotlight.
Hi there. Teagan here. In case you haven't noticed, I haven't put the eBook version of book two on the market yet. I'll get there. Keep your pantyhose on.
Hello. Tobin here. My friend Teagan has been away working for the last month and has not had an opportunity to write. I have been out of town, myself. We have now returned.
Teagan Brody is author of Sci-fi/Fantasy novels. Her writing helps guide the people of Earth toward a better future. Her most common expression is, "What would Thomas Shelby do?"