Monthly Archives: December 2022

2nd Edition Release! Free E Book Available on Amazon Jan. 1

Rising Tide, 2nd Edition release, e book only, free on Amazon, January 1 (follow link below) Print Edition Coming Soon

If reluctant to use this link, then go to Amazon.com  Search Rising Tide, author, Lynn Steigleder. Rising Tide is the first in a three book series with a fourth to follow.

Another blast ripped through the Orion cutting the power and knocking Ben Adams to the floor. Alone in a decompression chamber suspended between the raging category six hurricane above and the habitat below, he sees little hope of survival.

Then he receives a mysterious message: Seek C.7. Ben has no idea what the message means nor whom it came from. This innocuous event points him toward a preordained course unknowingly under the watchful eye of an supernatural forces.

Rising Tide, the first book in the Rising Tide series, begins a dangerous journey of battling evil in a post-apocalyptic world that has been corrupted by the collapse of morality.

 

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Merry Christmas!

I would like to take a moment to wish my followers and readers a very merry Christmas and most wondrous New Year!

And remember Jesus is the reason for every season!  

 

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Difficult to Concentrate During the Christmas Season

 

I find it more difficult to fully concentrate during the Christmas season on my writing with all the holiday festivities and commotion.

First, comes Thanksgiving with a spread fit for a king, queen, and a couple of court jesters. Of course, a minute beyond midnight after Thanksgiving Day, the full-blown Christmas season begins to weigh heavy on our wallets and pocketbooks. This phenomenon known as, “Black Friday” not only pilfers cash, but can be dangerous if you jump into the middle of a fray for the year’s most popular toy.  This yearly quest also begins the, ‘my Christmas tree is bigger than your Christmas tree,’ which leads to, “I have more stuff in my yard than you do.”

I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. I love Christmas decorations. In fact, my wife dresses our house to the ‘nines.’  She gets it honestly; her parents at one time could light up southwest Virginia. They started with their Christmas light show over the summer, having it ready to illuminate the skies the first of December. People would travel from miles around to view the spectacle, which I will admit, was a sight to behold.

I’ll leave it there until next week, giving me a chance to recover from “Black Friday” even though I did not participate, not even to buy a gift online.

I hope you have the best week you’ve ever had, and remember we’re celebrating the gift of the Christ child who would save the world with his precious blood!

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Explore the Word, Theory

When I begin a new manuscript, the first thing I do is pick a topic. Since I write science fiction, the subject matter most certainly is fiction or some may say, “in theory.” Therefore, I think we will explore the word, “theory,” today.

Now, I could start our exploration as a scientific explorer on a strange world, “theorizing” about the planet’s flora and fauna. Maybe, I would “hypothesize” concerning the layers of strata in the planet’s crust.

Possibly, I should “speculate” about the availability of water. Then, again, perhaps breathable air would be the best “assumption” to make, as air is of greater necessity in the short term than water.

One crew-member may make note that he is of the “opinion” that the soil chosen for landing is not as porous as previously thought.

The ship’s computer may have determined, using an educated “guess,” that seventeen, four-legged, one-armed monkeys would dance a waltz in front of the ship. Due to an uneven number of simians, the odd monkey out would brood until falling asleep from boredom.

Moreover, a mind numbingly ignorant asteroid may “postulate” the entire world will collapse in on itself as the asteroid passes by. Seventeen point three seconds later, this “theory” becomes a reality, effectively shutting down this outlandish post. See, it “seemingly” never hurts to trend pointlessly on occasion.

Enjoy this wonderful season and may God bless.

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