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Dark Ambitions – New Release

10 Feb

Dark Ambitions 333x500

 

Blood moon, super moon, blue moon – and Chago’s debut. Co-incidence? I think not.

Sometimes a story emerges from a single image: two shadows moving over tiled rooftops against a star-lit sky backdrop. One was chasing the other. Catching the criminal became an important goal. And I asked myself, who are these people?

One of them turned out to be Arrio’s older brother Chago. A casual mention of him in Inner Demons became the start of his life story. He’s a young man whose mind is filled with morals and ethics, having a hard time implementing them in the chaos of his life.

On the quest of researching details, I fell in love with the Spanish countryside, the little owls, the cave paintings, art and architecture and history and dance and… I could go on for days about the treasures I discovered.

And along the way, I discovered Chago, too.

https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/now-available-in-ebook/dark-ambitions-detail

 

 

 

If you’d like to read the book that started the Shadow People series, Inner Demons is on sale right now.

Inner Demons 300dpi

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016E6YCOS
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1048330078
https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/inner-demons-11
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inner-demons-j-d-waye/1122783974?ean=2940152694314

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Synchronicity Release – February 21, 2017

20 Feb

Synchronicity Cover

 

Every book release is a special event, but this one is particularly so.

This novel started as a screenplay, written in the early 90’s. Predating CGI-based special effects, I’d been told the movie would be too expensive to produce. So I filed it away, in my box of Lost Hopes and Dreams.

Time passed. Lots of time. Years and years. The urge to write resurfaced, never truly defeated by life or work or circumstance (or child birthing). I found the original notes in the basement, packed away in a bankers’ box, the manila file folder titled Vampires in Space. It was a solid outline, complete with the design of the space station.

I’d been meaning to re-write that screenplay into a novel…but the script felt worn, redundant; tired. So I wrote Inner Demons instead, and gave it to my niece to test-read. She devoured it, asking for another book in the series based around Nigel.

Naturally, I thought of Vampires in Space.

First hatched in Inner Demons where Nigel had a supporting role, his was a character I particularly enjoyed. The Inner Demons concept breathed new life into the story. I kept the framework, re-wrote the details, hammered away at the craft of story-telling…and thus Synchronicity was re-born.

Physics hasn’t changed much in the last several decades – you still stick to the same side of a rotating wheel, and yes, I fact-checked that detail with a physicist friend (one of the weird topics we discussed during break). Certain scenes – like the ones featuring the observation tower – felt like coming home. A blend of everything I enjoy: vampires, sci-fi, coffee, and scotch.

This post makes it all seem easy – but it wasn’t. Nothing worthwhile ever is. It took years before its final shape emerged. But the journey was amazing.

 

Here are some of the novel’s influences: monsters spawned from the wellspring of 70’s sci-fi and shaped by the 80’s craze for vampires.

(hey, I said they were influences, I didn’t say they were awesome examples)

Books:

John Wyndham: The Day of the Triffids, The Chrysalids

Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451

Movies:

Outland (1981) (the one with Sean Connery – cowboys in space)

Blade Runner (1982) (androids in non-space)

The Hunger (1983) (vampires not in space)

Lifeforce (1985) (naked vampires in space)

 

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Doctor Varma – look him up.