Friday again and it’s time to have another guest author. James W McAllister is a writer of a group I’ve joined recently and is an indefatigable worker, always trying to find new ways to promote books, reading and writing, not only his own, but also that of other writers. I was sure you’d like to know more about his work and his books, and I invited him here. And he agreed!
First a little bit about James:
My name is James Warren McAllister. I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist living near Syracuse in Central New York State. Currently I am employed in Healthcare Accreditation. I have extensive experience in both the hospital and the home care aspects of Respiratory Care, including management in both settings.
I have been interested in science fiction since reading the Lensmen Series of books by E. E. “Doc” Smith in Junior High School. TV shows like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and movies such as Robinson Crusoe on Mars and Star Wars further peaked my interest in the genre.
My first novel, THE BEST LAID PLANS, has been selected as a Runner-Up in the 2013 MARSocial Author of the Year Competition.
If you want to keep informed of all his work and follow James, here are some of his links (and I know well that he will happily post stories and share his progress, so don’t hesitate!):
MARSocial’s Lagrangian SciFi Lounge: http://marsocialauthorbusinessenhancementscifi.wordpress.com
And now, a bit more information about his books:
The Turret: Starclan Foundation
It has been generations since the Earth survived the alien invasion. Politicians have cast a greedy eye on the funding of unused defenses, eyeing the reallocation of the funds as a way to pave their path to reelection.
Young Jock MacAlister’s life long dream comes true with his assignment to ADS 1437, the last operational Asteroid Defense Station.
The capture of an alien scout vessel changes everything. Jock is thrust into a prominent role in planning Earth’s defense. He must overcome personal tragedy, political corruption, and devastating treachery to build the forces needed to save the Earth.
Along the way, something unexpected takes root, something crucial to Humanity surviving as a greater struggle between good and evil follows Humanity to the stars.
Watch the book trailer:
The Best Laid Plans: the Birth of the Starclan
In two weeks, when the Fleet arrived at Earth, the man known to a quarter of the galaxy simply as “The Admiral” would officially retire. What Admiral MacAlister faced was no where near his plans: Fierce battles in space; Tragic losses of dear friends; Bloody combat with strange aliens; Daring rescues; Failed revenge; Assassination attempts; And, a little romance.
Angus MacAlister finds himself the default leader of what is left of mankind. His actions and reactions to all of this, and the foundations he has placed, fuels the birth of something much larger, and much more important, among the few million surviving humans.
And the book trailer:
THE BEST LAID PLANS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC2cgrRuK80&feature=youtu.be
The Page: The Year of the Dragons
A disillusioned, war-weary hero becomes a reluctant king. His rule is such that he becomes known as the Good King.
While defending his people from one of the incessant attacks from the North, the Good King takes an orphaned child as his page, and raises the boy by the ideals of a more promising time.
Grown into a young knight, the Page sets out to find his overdue king. Along his way he finds a village controlled by a tyrannical sheriff. The secret behind the sheriff’s power is unleashed when Page tries to free the village.
As the knight fights off the dragons, one captures a maiden as revenge. Page pursues, and thus begins or tale.
Heroes grown old try to pass on the Way of a more civilized time. Have they taught the young ones enough?
And here the book trailer:
Thanks so much to you all for reading, to James for visiting us, and if you’ve enjoyed it, remember, please like, share, comment, and of course, CLICK!