Gary B Maier (The KeyMasters, The Tyrannosaur Rebellion) published by Strategic Book Publishing and Rights. Children's Book
In the exciting children’s adventure Key Masters: The Tyrannosaur Rebellion, two fifth graders are tasked with stopping dinosaurs from entering the gateway to Earth, because once the creatures get here, they’re coming to eat.
Tuck and Sienne are sent on a dangerous mission to stop tyrannosaur rebels from acquiring the key to the gateway. They travel to the strange and terrifying dinosaur world via a gateway that all animals on Earth can go through at will. The kids are joined by their friends Prodie the beagle, Noelle the rat, magpies Sonki and Ceril, and Yiddah the tiny dinosaur.
Will they be able to stop the rebels before the gateway is opened and the tyrannosaurs go on a feeding frenzy?Gary B. Maier's Personal Website (to research the book)
Trish Jackson (Capricorn Cravings) Published by SoulMate Publishing. Fiction Novel.
Small town veterinarian Riley Shaughnessy never imagined she would fall for a man she suspected of being a serial killer.Hunky Powell Stewart fits the profile of the serial killer the FBI has named the Capricorn Killer, who murdered and mutilated Riley Shaughnessy's assistant, Jamie. Riley is desperate for the authorities to find the killer, and does everything she can to help bring him to justice. Despite her efforts to stay away from Powell, circumstances keep throwing them together, and when he kisses her she is unable to resist kissing him back. She tries to keep him at bay by going out with bad-boy horse wrangler, Randy Hansen, who is the real killer.
Jim Goddard (Jack and Charmain London), Novel, Fiction,
“Why should I care what people think?” asked Jack London. “Let ‘em say I’m a rough, savage fellow. Untrained, unrefined, self-made. A man which strives to hide beneath an attitude of roughness and unconventionality. Do I attempt to un-convince them? It’s just easier to leave their convictions alone. It’s so much easier to live placidly and complacently. Of course, to live placidly and complacently is not to live at all.” Writer, sailor, gold prospector, tramp, oyster pirate, rancher. Jack grew up in a world that preached materialism and science over things of the spirit, and which spoke against out dated notions such as love. He came to believe that everything in life had to be approached scientifically. He believed that “all phenomena, whether it be an emotional response, or a sunrise, can be reduced to a chemical reaction.” He believed the only rational idea for marriage was for the breeding of the race (anyone’s race). His first marriage, to Bess Madden, was founded on scientific principles.Though he didn’t find any satisfaction with what he believed, this is how he saw life, and in his mind would never change. Until he met Charmian Kittridge. Charmian was not a lady of her period. She didn’t fancy dresses (though she could upon occasion), preferring pleated skirts. She’d ride a horse straddle, never side saddle. She was an editor at the newspaper her aunt owned. She could box, fence, play piano, and was always up for adventure. Most women hated her, most men loved her. She was, as her aunt wrote Jack; different from the average sort”.Jack wanted to know how different. They met, and, after a series of emotional mishaps (Jack’s scientific marriage having become a disaster), discovered something both had yearned for in life - love. Charmian believed in love, and knew what love should be all about. Jack wasn’t expecting love when it hit him senseless. In a time when men went adventuring with other men, and a man’s best friend was another man, Jack and Charmian adventured together as best friends. They traveled in and out of the States (for fun and for Jack’s lecture tours), sailed the South Seas in a 43 foot sloop, living life to the fullest. Jack wrote – “When I finally came to grips with love, I found fame a vanity, success - meaningless. But this did not cause me to become self-centered. I found meaning in the company of my kind, and self worth in the company of love, which is the best fame of all.” Near the end of his life – Jack said “I’m free! Free of the primitive, the survival of the fittest – and…free of materialist concepts.” When Jack died at the age of 40, he had written over 50 novels, built a working ranch in Sonoma County, and had traveled all over the world. When he died, literally, in the arms of Charmian, he said “you’re all I have left”. His strength of heart and presence was such that – within a few years of this death – many members of his “Bohemian crowd” committed suicide. They simply didn’t know what to do, now that their “spark of life” was gone.
Dave Bullock (The Last Rapier), Novel, Fiction,
Twenty-nine-year-old fighter pilot Jessica “Jesse” Hardin is thrilled when told the Air Force selected her to become its first female test pilot, and strives to excel in the yearlong training program. She has to; otherwise, her male-dominated world will dismiss her as a token.The X-66 Rapier will dominate the skies, if it survives testing. After the first one vanishes, the Air Force sends Jesse, now its first female test pilot, to fly the last prototype built, but she uncovers a plot against the Rapier and is forced to steal it herself, to protect it. Now, with the real enemy and her own government chasing her, Jesse musters her skills and courage for the fight of her life. THE LAST RAPIER is a completed 94,000-word thriller, and I'm sure you're curious what qualifies me to write such a story. I began flying as a teenager and spent twenty-five years as an Air Force pilot with thousands of hours flying high-performance jets. This ms has not been sent to any publishers, but has been sent to two other agents.