Sunday, March 27, 2022

I’ve Moved On

And I may have moved on to that better world quite some time ago, since this message is only supposed to automatically appear if I haven’t logged on in a long time, as I didn’t want this popping up just because I was without internet access for a while.  Hopefully I was translated directly into the Kingdom, but if I completed my departure from this world in a more traditional manner, it’s still cause to celebrate.

Thanks to all my readers, and love to my family and friends.

 James Litherland

Friday, December 31, 2021

So Long, 2021!

As eager as I am to see the end of this year, I don’t need to see it, so I’ll be turning in early in order to reach 2022 all the sooner. That’s right, I’m working on my next Watchbearers book now, and while much of it is made up, some is actual history. And time travel is real.

Sure, it’s usually forwards and one moment at a time – i.e. the slow path – but even then the speed at which we travel varies. Sometimes those moments fly by and sometimes they crawl. And often we leap ahead. So those of us interested in getting to the future need to make sure we get plenty of sleep. That’s the power of naps.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and that your new year is a huge improvement over the old one. Cheers!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Catalytic Agents Released

A year after Slowpocalypse Book 6, Book 7 is here, and this was the most fun yet to write, so I think you’ll really enjoy it. We return to the Northwest FURC for this story, and you’ll recall they weren’t doing so well there. While Book 5 ended with Our Heroes staving off disaster, the community was left in a state of precarious balance between Tekihara’s administration and its opponents which couldn’t last. And it seemed obvious the appearance of Kat and Tony from the Florida FURC was going to upset things. Hence the title.

Before I wrote this, I imagined those two would set off an explosive chain reaction that would cause a huge mess. And while it was certainly a big bang, it was more of a compound reaction. Like in biology, when an enzyme catalyzes a series of coordinated reactions that synergize to create a specific outcome. Complicated, but beautiful in its intricacy. Clearly I had Help.