I really appreciate all of you who come to this blog site for some fun and interesting reading. I am now up to 468 followers on my blog and if you throw in the twitter feed @mbtimetraveler, linkedin, FB, pinterest, etc., up to around 4,000. Every one of you are awesome! Thanks for the support, you reading the posts makes it fun for me to put them on here. If you think this is an enjoyable blog, please recommend it to others so we can reach that 500 blog followers mark.
Also, if you ever want some longer reading, feel free to visit my store for links to my books. I just finished the first draft of my fifth book, Blood Bank. I am rewriting it and then it goes to the agents/publishers for consideration. Wish me luck!
Here are some early concept covers courtesy of the lovely Cara Nicole (AZ Powergirl) posing as the heroine of the story, Shawna. At the beginning she is dropped naked into the Blood Bank and has nothing to defend herself but her fierce spirit and a screwdriver. Photography and design by Alfred Trujillo:
On Monday morning mbtimetraveler.com reached over 200,000 hits for this year alone and we’re not even through August. Thanks to all of you who make it so much fun for me to bring you pieces of my strange, eclectic personality. I post what I find strange, interesting or cool. Archaeology, cosplay, comedy, steampunk, dogs, technology, vehicles, real life monsters, original writing, whatever strikes my fancy. I am so glad that many of you enjoy and like to see some of the same things. 🙂
As of right now, my blog site received 201,600 plus hits! As you regular followers know, I put a lot of work and love into posting one to three times a day with a peculiar mix of things I find interesting. I am so happy that my weird interests are also often of interest to you as well. I do not get any compensation or advertising dollars for the blog site, but I would appreciate you consider stopping by my store on occasion. If you get a copy of The Travelers’ Club and The Ghost Ship, you can buy it on Kindle for just 99 cents, of which I keep 35 cents. Obviously, not in that for the money either, I just want more readers. Thank you for your ongoing support!
My close friend, Hal Astell runs a blog on films. From the obvious to the obscure. I first met him at the DarkCon Conference in Tempe, Arizona last year, and have since become good friends with him and his lovely bride Dee. After one of my book signings, we talked for hours about films at a depth I have rarely encountered. I honestly have to admit he knows films and movies better than I do. Here is his site if you are interested:
About Hal Astell –
||Phoenix, AZ, United States
||I’m a transplant from the rain and beauty of northern England to the sun and desolation of Phoenix, AZ. I’m also a traveller through the world of film, exploring the medium from many different starting points. Whatever else I am is your opinion.
||I firmly believe that there are things I’m not interested in. I just haven’t found them yet.
||The Kid (1921), The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Freaks (1932), Mad Love (1935),Beauty and the Beast (1946), Manhunter (1986), Bad Taste (1987), The Killer (1989),Santa Sangre (1989), Amelie (2001)
||Adam Ant – Hits, Black Sabbath – Sabotage, Dark Tranquillity – Skydancer, Rev Gary Davis – New Blues and Gospel, Natalie Farr – Swept, Philip Glass – Glassworks, Hot Tuna – Hot Tuna, Joy Division – Closer, Manowar – Hail to England, Mary My Hope – Museum, Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece, Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here, Queen – Sheer Heart Attack, Saigon Kick – Water, Lauren Smoken – Lauren Smoken, Pam Tillis – Sweetheart’s Dance, Tristania – World of Glass, Townes Van Zandt – Rear View Mirror, Tom Waits – Rain Dogs, Winds of Sirius – Beyond All Temples and Myths, ZZ Top – Tres Hombres
||The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert A Heinlein), Watchmen (Alan Moore)