Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Inspiration Behind Home Rule: Book III of The Tribal Wars by Stella Atrium



A compelling planet story of adventure and life lessons in the struggle for tribal home rule where Brianna Miller gains a needed public voice…

Title: Home Rule: Book 3 of The Tribal Wars
Author: Stella Atrium
Publisher: Stella Atrium Writes LLC
Pages: 458
Genre: Science Fiction

In book 3 of the award-winning series, photojournalist Hershel Henry witnesses the loss by self-torching of tribal women. The Madquii and Gora tribes have laid siege to the city of Urbyd, and Brianna Miller must seek a peace treaty. Kelly Osborn travels to Stargate Junction to set the wedding of ambassador Otieno. Hershel Henry opens a gazette to report on pending elections for home rule, but then shocking events upset their plans.  



 The Inspiration Behind Home Rule

HOME RULE is book 3 in the first trilogy of a (mostly completed) series. As the writer, I’m so far ahead with characters and plots that I have to think about what the reader knows so far. Hershel Henry carries our narrative while he reports about tribal conflicts. We learn about death-by-fire that individual tribal women undertake.  The offworld press claims the women are losing hope rather than engaging in a righteous means of protest. Henry hates the narrative on the Company news outlets.  He opens a Cylay Gazette to honestly report about the march toward home rule. 

My stories are really about the women. Originally, I wanted to see lead characters concerned with more than finding a husband or getting a divorce. Science fiction seemed like a natural place for more integrated roles for women. As I began to explore migration flows and culture shock, I realized that women carry old influences into the future, language and cooking habits. They tell the children about past heroes, about cautionary tales, and about how to stand up to tyranny. Without a sense of the past, how will the next generation have fresh ideas for leading the community? 

So the female characters are placed in the foreground of each sequence. My principle (that I sort of stuck to) was that the plot cannot go forward except for what the women do. Some interesting scenes were needed to show the world from the point of view of female fighters who set aside pregnancies to join the battle. 

About the Author

Stella Atrium is writing The Tribal Wars series. The first trilogy is available as ebooks and in print. BookLife has awarded the Editor’s Pick designation for each book upon its release. Home Rule rounds out the first trilogy and received first place in the 2023 Artisan Book Review Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Book 4 titled Tribal Logic is scheduled for release in early 2024. Also be certain to pick up Atrium’s standalone novel Seven Beyond that won a 2014 Reader’s Favorites award in science fiction.   





Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Book Spotlight: Precious Burdens by Avery Sterling


When passion and revenge clash, love could unravel a deadly feud in which no one is left standing…

Title: Precious Burdens
Author: Avery Sterling
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 324
Genre: Historical Romance

Sarafina di Ramonicci sets sail for America as the promised bride in an arranged political marriage. Taken prisoner at sea, she clashes with her captor and demands freedom, only to discover he is planning her future husband’s demise, with her as a pawn in their deadly feud. The challenge of escape tests her loyalty to family, human decency, and love.  

Captain Nye Tarquin is a dangerous man. Left to die on the streets of New Orleans, he swears retribution on the man responsible. When he makes Sarafina part of his plan, he isn’t prepared for the fiery vixen aboard his ship, nor his desire to claim her as his own. When passion overtakes honor, he’s torn between his heart and his need for justice.  


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A grin formed on his lips. “She belongs to me now,” he said, his voice was as cool as his expression. “And when Cornell comes for her, I’ll be waiting to return the favor… only I’ll succeed, where he did not.” 

   Sarafina’s fingers curled around her goblet. “What makes you think he’ll come for her?” 

   “He has several reasons to take the bait. Cornell will demand satisfaction for his humiliation.” 

   “His humiliation?” She sat up straighter. “What about hers? Do you understand what people will think when they find out she was held hostage here? If her intended is murdered and she’s left stranded, this will leave her utterly alone. What will become of her, then?” 

   “She’ll marry someone better than the likes of Cornell, I hope,” he replied dryly. 

   She slammed her goblet down and flew to her feet. “And who would want her?” 

   He remained seated. “I’m doing her a great service,” he said calmly, leaning on the arm of his chair. “You have no idea the kind of life she would’ve been subjected to.” 

   “So, you're her savior now?” 

   The captain pushed off his chair and straightened to his full height. She kept her glare locked with his but keeping it steady was becoming as difficult as her breathing. “Maybe,” he said. 

   “That’s an absurd notion,” she replied. 

   “Is it?” he asked. He stepped towards her, and she stepped back in unison, until the back of her legs hit the chair.


About the Author

Avery Sterling’s love for the romance genre began in her teen years when she picked up her first novel. She was captivated by the sweeping scale of emotions brought about by the words. The experience catapulted her towards learning the art of having a breathtaking adventure, with a love that felt authentic. Wanting to inspire people with her own thoughts and words, she finished her first novel at sixteen. It was a step towards understanding the essence of what she wished to create. 

Most of her youth was spent traveling, searching for the romance and beauty in her ever-changing world. From the waves that crashed against the rocky shores of Downeast, Maine, to the warm breezes of the Caribbean, she discovered that love was universal, apparent in its grandest and simplest of forms. Her goal is to write novels an audience can relate to, one that conveys the truth and nature of love…with all the steamy romance. 








Dear Reader,

Thank you for choosing Precious Burdens as one of your reads. Nye and Sarafina are dear to me. They face many obstacles, such as passion, danger, duty, and family. The stakes are high, and death is promised, but love is inevitable. 

I was so nervous about publishing this story, it’s one of my first historical romances. I’ve held onto it for a long time. My passion for writing romances started when I was young, but it was something I kept to myself. However, over the years, a strong desire to publish my stories ensued. I wanted to share it with the world. With you.

Nye is a man torn between the values he was raised with, and the life he was forced into. His survival came at a high price… the price of his soul. Or so he believes. Thinking that he isn’t worthy of love and family, he keeps the world at bay. Until allowing Sarafina into his heart becomes inescapable.

Sarafina is a young woman raised by doting parents, who encouraged her to think and speak freely. However, when duty calls upon her family, she's left ill-prepared for the harsh reality of her time, and her station. Sarafina thought she’d choose her husband and marry for love. She believed she’d find a man that appreciated her as a person and respected her ideas. Instead, she became a bargaining chip in a treaty between Malta and Britain.

When Nye intercepts the ship bringing her to New Orleans, these two fiery souls come together with a clash that shatters all their beliefs, all their expectations. Nye and Sarafina’s journey is an emotional one for me to tell, but worth every moment spent. I hope you’ll find their story just as gripping and enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


Monday, August 14, 2023

10 Things You May Not Know About Author Randy Dockens


See the excitement behind the scenes of how Lucifer became the Adversary and the part he has played in the affairs of man since the creation of Adam and Eve, including the creation of the Nephilim causing the implementation of the worldwide flood, his influence on the construction of the Tower of Babel, his involvement in the curse of king Jehoiachin, and even how he interferes in modern times in our day-to-day activities...

Title: The Adversary Chronicles
Author: Randy C. Dockens
Publisher: Carpenter’s Son Publishing
Genre: Christian / Scifi

He has many names: Lucifer, Satan, Devil, Adversary. Through the eyes of Mikael, the Captain of the Lord’s hosts, understand the conflict that starts in Heaven and how it extends to Earth. Get a different perspective on earthly events that will help you rediscover the awe of age-old Bible stories and give you a new perspective for you to ponder.

Read how Lucifer prepares for his rise to power on Earth through his deceit causing the fall of Adam and Eve, his engineering the Nephilim which God ended with the worldwide flood, how he attempted to use the Tower of Babel to prepare a superhuman off world using a time dilation field to speed up his work for world dominance, how he utilizes a curse the prophet Jeremiah gives to king Jehoiachin to try and change mankind’s history by preventing the prophecy of the coming Messiah, to how he attempts to hijack new technology today to create a plague that will target those of Jewish descent and thereby change biblical prophecy and attempt to turn it into a mere fairytale.

Title of Series: The Adversary Chronicles

Book 1: Rebellion in the Stones of Fire

Book 2: The Holy Grail of Babylon

Book 3: The Defining Curse   

Book 4: The Luciferian Plague 

Publication Date:

Rebellion in the Stones of Fire: 01-Feb-2022    

The Holy Grail of Babylon: 06-Jul-2022     

The Defining Curse: 04-Oct-2022    

The Luciferian Plague: 01-Feb-2003

# of Pages: 

Rebellion in the Stones of Fire: 320   

The Holy Grail of Babylon: 300   

The Defining Curse: 300    

The Luciferian Plague: 368


Rebellion in the Stones of Fire: Rebellion in the Stones of Fire (The Adversary Chronicles, 1): Dockens, Randy C: 9781952025662: Books

The Holy Grail of Babylon: The Holy Grail of Babylon (The Adversary Chronicles, 2): Dockens, Randy C: 9781952025679: Books

The Defining Curse: The Defining Curse (The Adversary Chronicles, 3): Dockens, Randy C: 9781952025686: Books

The Luciferian Plague: The Luciferian Plague (The Adversary Chronicles, 4): Dockens, Randy C: 9781954437739: Books

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10 Things You May Not Know About Randy Dockens

  1. His legal name is Randy and not Randall or Randolph. He was told that his dad was going to name him Randall but wanted to call him Randy. His mother told his dad that if he was going to call their son Randy, then his name should be Randy. It seems his mother won that argument.
  2. Randy grew up in the deep South. Yet growing up, he was always told he spoke like a Yankee. Then, after graduate school when he moved to Maryland, he was told he talked like a Southerner. Go figure!
  3. Randy went to pharmacy school and became a pharmacist. Yet, he had always thought about graduate school but after five years of college he felt he had had enough, or so he thought. As he worked for a year as a pharmacist, he wasn’t sure he wanted to do that for the rest of his life. He therefore decided to go to graduate school. He wasn’t sure if he would like to do so but knew he would regret it if he didn’t try. Well, he did like it! He went on to get his doctorate in pharmacokinetics (the study of how the body affects drugs regarding absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination, and then how to describe those processes mathematically). After graduate school, he went to work for the Food and Drug Administration for four years and then went to a major pharmaceutical company. He has recently retired from that company.
  4. Growing up, Randy’s family was very involved in church, and he grew up with a good appreciation for scripture. About a decade after working for a pharmaceutical company, he studied for a master’s degree in biblical studies and later obtained a doctorate in biblical prophecy. That then kicked off his writing career. Randy started off with a nonfiction book but later decided he would put his scientific and biblical knowledge into fiction books. While the stories are fiction, they are based upon both scientific and biblical truths. After publishing two fiction series, he published his nonfiction book.
  5. Randy’s son died of cholangiocarcinoma, or cancer of the bile ducts in the liver. His son was only 28 at the time. It was very difficult for Randy to see his son go through such pain and suffering which the cancer caused. It made Randy realize one’s time here on this earth is precious and forced him to consider what happens after death. Randy feels his books help others see the possibilities of what their eternal destiny can hold for them.
  6. All of Randy’s books have a Jewish perspective to them. The reason for that is that the books of the Bible were written by Jewish authors. Therefore, understanding Jewish context in scripture helps one to better understand the richness of scripture and discover truths which may not otherwise be understood.
  7. Randy worked very closely with his cover designer for each of his books. While the designer has done an amazing job in the final outcome of each cover, Randy had specific ideas for how to convey the book topic of each book into that book’s cover. Randy hopes his readers can appreciate the covers of his books as much as he enjoyed helping to create them.
  8. A lot of the blogs on Randy’s website are educational in nature regarding understanding scripture. He feels that understanding the Jewishness of scripture helps one to understand the full meaning of biblical passages.
  9. Randy has always loved science fiction. He grew up watching such TV shows as Star Trek and Space 1999. When he was in college, he was introduced to Frank Herbert’s Dune by one of his professors. Randy was totally mesmerized by that book as well as its sequels. Yet, he feels none of the sequels really compared to the quality and wonderment of Dune itself. He felt Dune was totally revolutionary in how Herbert painted a world that seemed so real even though it was imaginary.
  10. Randy gets ideas for his books from various places. The idea for The Coded Message Trilogy came to him one day while driving home from work. His mind was thinking about the world philosophy and how it seemed to be turning away from Christian values. This caused him to think about what the world would look like if it continued down the road it seemed to be on. This led him to consider the idea of mind manipulation which became incorporated into this series. The idea for Stele Prophecy Pentalogy came to him as he talked to others about what they believed their future held for them according to scripture. He found most had no idea, so he decided to put what the Bible said about end time prophecy into story form for people to better understand those concepts. The idea for Erabon Prophecy Trilogy came from a dinner conversation he had with a friend of his. Their discussions about aliens and the chance of their existence were considered, but their conversation soon led to deeper questions such as the following: What type of deity would aliens worship? Would aliens have the same values as humans? Those questions led him to the conclusion that if God is God of the universe, everyone who exists in the universe would worship the same God humans worship because truth would be universal. Randy’s newest series, The Adversary Chronicles, is an attempt to tell familiar Bible stories in a unique way to cause readers to think more deeply about what these stories convey about God. His nonfiction book Why is a Gentile World Tied to a Jewish Timeline? shows how the Bible is a unique book, has a central theme, and reveals how all are connected.

About the Author

Dr. Randy C. Dockens has a fascination with science and with the Bible, holds Ph.D. degrees in both areas, and is a man not only of faith and science, but also of creativity. He believes that faith and science go hand in hand without being enemies of each other. 

After completing his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Auburn University he went on to graduate school at Auburn and completed his first doctorate degree in Pharmaceutics. He began his scientific career as a pharmacokinetic reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration and later joined a leading pharmaceutical company as a pharmacokineticist, which is a scientist who analyzes how the human body affects drugs after they have been administered (i.e., absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted). 

Through the years, he has worked on potential medicines within several disease areas, including cardiovascular, fibrosis, and immunoscience to see and develop new and novel medicines in these therapy areas. He has also had his attention on the academic study of the Bible. He earned a second doctorate in Biblical Prophecy from Louisiana Baptist University after receiving a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from the Internet Bible Institute under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Congdon. 

Randy has recently retired from his pharmaceutical career and is spending even more time on his writing efforts. He has written several books that span dystopian, end-time prophecy, science fiction, and uniquely told Bible stories. All his books, while fun to read, are futuristic, filled with science to give them an authentic feel, have a science fiction feel to them, and allows one to learn some aspect of Biblical truth one may not have thought about before. This is all done in a fast-paced action format that is both entertaining and provides a fun read for its readers. 






Tuesday, August 8, 2023

The Inspiration Behind A Divisive Storm by David E. Feldman


Someone is murdering a group of friends at the John Farmer Club, whose membership harbors a barely hidden racist agenda and a white supremacist past. It's up to Dora and Missy to find and stop the killer before becoming victims themselves…

Title: A Divisive Storm: Dora Ellison Mystery Book 6
Author: David E. Feldman
Publisher: Eface Media
Pages: 233
Genre: Thriller Noir

Ray Drucker is shot in the face while sitting in his car in the parking lot of a drug store. His wife, Katie, hires Dora Ellison and Missy Winters of Geller Investigations to find his killer. Soon, another murder occurs, and these are linked to a third murder, five years earlier. Dora and Missy learn that these men were all members of a club with a barely hidden racist agenda and a white supremacist past. As the bodies pile up, Dora and Missy are faced with their most daunting, dangerous case yet!

Fans and lovers of Noir, Hard-Boiled and LGBT Detective Mysteries will love the Dora Ellison Mystery Series.


The Inspiration Behind A Divisive Storm by David E. Feldman

The idea for the Dora Ellison Mystery Series came to me after reading many mystery thrillers written by others. I very much appreciate it when cruel people, whether they are the murderers in a book or not, get what's coming to them. The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child are great examples. Reacher encounters characters who are cruel, and they nearly always get what's coming to them. Wouldn't it be nice if life were like that?   

Several of my Dora books include story elements that are drawn from current news headlines, and book 6, A Divisive Storm, which is to be the finale of the series, is one of these. When I read about some of the ideas people have - about other people, social or religious groups, or about those who might be different in any number of ways from themselves - I am often compelled to write about these issues.   

Like most Americans, I believe in the equality of our citizens, and so when I read about bigotry and the sort of hatred we so often see in our headlines, and when I see that such hatred is aimed at people with whom the haters are not even acquainted but at strangers, at whole groups of people, I feel compelled to write about the issue, as I feel compelled to write about many issues. Of course, I am a mystery-thriller author, and so I craft mystery-thrillers, which are for me puzzles where I first figure out who was killed and by whom, and then I craft the maze of red herrings and misdirections that will make reading the book fun for readers of my genres. At least that is my hope! My Dora books have as their main character Dora Ellison, who is the product of a violent childhood - a woman with a deep well of rage that is forever seeking an outlet. And she generally finds one - usually someone or a few people in need of her rage - who will benefit from being taught a lesson. My hope is that my readers find some satisfaction in these conflicts. Dora has a strong moral center and a strong sense of justice.  

Dora's sidekick in books two through six is Missy Winters, a librarian who is of South Asian descent. To say that Missy is the brains and Dora the brawn would be simplistic. Dora is a gifted, natural martial arts savant, but she is also smart and has a great nose for solving crimes. Missy is more book smart. When anyone marvels that she has deduced some aspect of a crime, she is quick to point out, "Hey, I'm a librarian!" I, too, am a librarian, though I do not work at a library. My master's degree is in library and information science, so I have a soft spot for librarians. I am also sad to see that librarians and libraries are becoming things of the past, not least because of the current politically driven penchant for banning books, something I am vehemently against. If one does not want one's child reading a book - one can deal with that within the family, not by banning the book.    

My hope is that readers will find the murder of Ray Drucker and the events that follow, along with Dora, Missy and their supporting cast fun and engaging. My hope is that they will read the previous Dora Ellison books and keep an eye out for future mysteries and my other novels!

About the Author

David E. Feldman has written 8 books of his own and ghost-written many others. He has made several films, won 2 film awards and won a playwriting contest in 2022. His first in series Not Today: Dora Ellison Mystery Book 1 was a Best Mystery 2022 Killer Nashville Claymore finalist and was followed by four, soon to be five, more Dora books. His novel The Neighborhood was a 2023 finalist for The Book Excellence Awards.

He plays piano and sings professionally and loves to paint, which he does both for fun and commission. He adores his wife, two sons and their Yorkie. He has an MLS degree in Library & Information Science.

His books include: The Dora Ellison Mystery Series

Not Today, Dora Ellison Mystery Series Book 1    

A Gathering Storm, Dora Ellison Mystery Series Book 2  

A Sickening Storm, Dora Ellison Mystery Books Book 3  

A Biological Storm, Dora Ellison Mystery Series Book 4  

A Special Storm, Dora Ellison Mystery Series Book 5  

Pilgrimage from Darkness Nuremberg to Jerusalem  

Bad Blood, a Long Island Mystery  

Born of War: Based on a Story of American Chinese Friendship    

How to Be Happy in Your Marriage    

The Neighborhood

His work can be found at

He works extensively as a ghostwriter, via his ghostwriting website at His film, Everyone Deserves a Decent Life (directed, produced) won the Alfred Fortunoff Humanitarian Film Award at the Long Island Film Expo, 2014. His film, Let Me Out! (Written, directed, produced) won Best Psychological Thriller at the 2009 New York International Film Festival. His play, Love Lives On, was a winner of the inaugural Artists in Partnership Inaugural Playwriting Contest and was performed in Sept. – Oct. 2022 in Long Beach, New York.   






Thursday, August 3, 2023

10 Things You Might Not Know About Crimson Scimitar, Attack on America 2001-2027 by S.P. Grogan


Action-adventure-romance-political-terrorist-thriller of American television culture versus the War on Terrorism—the Awakening Epic of Our Times…

Title: Crimson Scimitar: Attack on America 2001-2027
Author: S.P. Grogan
Publisher: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Publication Date: September 5, 2023
Pages: 680
Genre: Current Historical Fiction/Action/Adventure/Thriller

Crimson Scimitar by S.P. Grogan is an expansive action-adventure terrorist thriller that tells the ‘what if’ story of the al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. What if, in 2011, instead of being killed bin Laden is captured and put on trial, what would American justice look like, and would the outcome be as expected? What if prior to his capture he and al Qaeda were planning to launch on America worse than 9/11? Who could stop it? In Crimson Scimitar is the chase to capture bin Laden, the ‘Trial of the Century’, the diabolical Crimson Scimitar plot in action, and climactic ‘gun battle at the bridge.’ Author S.P. Grogan’s writing seamlessly blends the political War on Terrorism events of 2011 into a realistic landscape that features strong women characters, an eccentric multi-millionaire, reality television stars, SEAL members on the attack, battling defense and prosecution lawyers, CIA agents, the President of the United States, and an ambitious jihadist who will begin a violent transformative journey. More intriguing is how the terrorist plot was crated that will lead to stock market manipulation, attacks on amusement parks, and nuclear waste poisoning. And amid it all there are romantic challenges that must be faced to create strong bonds to fight against evil. Crimson Scimitar is labeled as the ‘Awakening Epic of Our Times’, reminding readers that a 9/11 could happen again and that we must be vigilant.


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10 Things You Might Not Know About Crimson Scimitar, Attack on America 2001-2027         

1.  At 600 pages (hardback), 270,000 words, Crimson Scimitar is more than 209,000 words as long as Moby Dick by Herman Melville, and less than A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (298,000 words).  Crimson Scimitar is being called by one reviewer 'An Awakening Epic of Our Times'.  

2.  Author S.P. Grogan creates main characters in three strong willed women whose only flaws are frustrations at not achieving their goals. Samantha, NYC fashion celebrity, tires of the social life and seeks extraordinary thrills. Callie, a reality television actress who knows she has more talent for bigger roles. And Sabz, the child-betrothed pawn in tribal politics seeks to escape from her marital fate and go to college. And in the midst of taking the right path they are also willing to take chances for and against their romantic choices.

3. The idea for Crimson Scimitar began in 2009, when the author began writing out the plot premise. The manuscript was half-way completed when one night he was told, "Listen to the TV, they've killed bin Laden." The original idea was to be written as a courtroom drama, with bin Laden found innocent!! The unfinished manuscript was shelved for nearly 20 years until it was rewritten in its entirety! 

4. SEAL member Shawn Pacheco was named after a friend at a previous job, Hugh Fox, the games maker, named after a neighbor. Hugh's company, Skilleo Games Technology, is named after an actual company that the author, as a businessman, incorporated, to work on various video business projects. The author worked 15 years for a company that designed and invented casino games. He also worked as an economic development advisor for several Native American tribes, thus the Indian inferences appearing in and around the plot of 'The Trial of the Century'.

5.  True events are woven into the story fabric. Examples are the missile strike in Sudan in 1998, and 9/11, of course. The 2011 earthquake in Virginia, and nuclear power plants being impacted by high river flooding.

6.  At the story's attack climax, 'the battle at the bridge', the author took several trips to the site to study bridge structure, to determine if such an attack could be successful, and how to accomplish it.

7.  The female police officer who appears at the bridge during the battle actually made her debut as a main starring character as a Las Vegas Metro Police Homicide Detective in the author's first published novel, "Vegas Die", that contained a special 'Quest Mystery' of a treasure hunt for a $25,000 valued dagger hidden somewhere in Vegas, the clues within the book's writing. A Quest Mystery for a hidden war club appears in the next novel, "Captain Cooked, Hawaiian Mystery of Romance, Revenge, and Recipes" but, for Questor fans, no treasure hunt in Crimson Scimitar.

8.  This novel suggests the question: Could there be a Crimson Scimitar attack on America? Famous best-selling authors think so in plotting their own thriller books. In 2023, Federal statistics stated 100 known, registered terrorists were apprehended at the border, but no statistics of course on how many made it undetected into the heartland of the U.S. or are hiding in our cities. Crimson Scimitar does not purport any political agenda in our current divisive country, but only asks readers if they believe this country is vulnerable to a larger terrorist attack than 9/11?

9.  Much of the public dialogue of bin Laden in the story is taken from his own writings/speeches. He did think, by 2011, that his power was waning, and he was becoming irrelevant against the Arab Spring movement. The planned attack on oil tankers was an actual viable plot in 2010-2011. And yes, he was having employee problems with his security guards being too protective. The timeline of the attack on the bin Laden compound is accurate. The tweets published during the attack were from a real listener to the events unfolding.

10. The publisher of Crimson Scimitar, Histria Books, up to 2019 only published academic history books. In reading S. P. Grogan's works, the publisher thought the fictional writing outstanding and the stories interesting and compelling, and made a deal to purchase all rights of the author's catalogue of four novels, and re-publish them, which they have done so between 2020 and this year. Outside the scope of the agreement, Crimson Scimitar is the first newly written novel written by Grogan, published by Histria Books, to be released for the holiday season, 2023.

About the Author

S.P. Grogan in 2008 gained recognition with his first novel, Vegas Die, a Quest Mystery, in which were clues that led the 'Questor' to seek out a dagger hidden somewhere in the Vegas Valley to be redeemed for $25,000 cash. Launching a fan-based treasure hunt Vegas Die became a best-seller, and an award for 'Best Regional' fiction. S.P. Grogan calls himself an eclectic storyteller in that he seeks out blending history and romance into various genres to create unusual plotting. Author S.P. Grogan lives in Henderson, Nevada, and is working on his next novel.