Tuesday, January 15, 2019


I'm excited that I tried and succeeded in obtaining LCCN, Library of Congress Control Numbers for The Scarred King I, The Scarred King II, The Scarred King III, and Killing the Siij. Now libraries and schools can order the books.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

News Release from Geralyn Wichers

A local author’s new science fiction story has a deeply personal bent to it.
No, Geralyn Wichers has never helmed a covert expedition through an interdimensional portal, but like Charlane, exarmy officer and lead character, she never feels quite good enough.
“As women today, we face pressure from every side,” says Geralyn. “Be it our career hopes, expectations of family, or body image, it’s everywhere. It’s right on the phone in our hand. No wonder so many of us live with anxiety.”
Bridger: a Dystopian Serial is a science-fiction story told in episode form. It’s set in a world bled dry by global war and swiftly running out of resources. With her mental health and career in shambles, Char has left the army for a remote research facility.
But when a humanoid creature from another world appears, Char agrees to helm a covert mission to follow the creature back to his world. The mission: find new resources and gain an edge in the war. But an encounter with her estranged husband leaves Char torn between saving her country and saving the love she didn’t know still lived.
As she wrote, Geralyn felt a kinship with Char, who had given everything she had to advance her career.
“Char thought if she just got one more promotion, she’d feel worthy of love and respect,” Geralyn says. “In my own life, I catch myself thinking ‘if I would just lose a few pounds, if I would get nicer clothes, if I wasn’t working a deadend job—then people would like me.’”
But this isn’t a morality tale. Geralyn leads readers on a cross-world adventure full of danger, lies and romance. Visit bridgerserial.com to read and subscribe.

Excerpt from The Scarred King I

The Scarred King I is due to come out on April 1

The two faced each other again. CrunchIt repeated, “What are you training for now? What are all of you training for?” 
Bowmark’s throat tightened. “I don’t want to kill anybody. Not even that pig’s anus.” 
“Then you want to die.” 
“No, I don’t want to die.” 
“Presumed, those are your only two choices.” 
“I don’t—I don’t—” 
You are choosing to become a pile of ash. And you’re condemning me. Do you think My King won’t pitch me onto the hot lava after you for failing to train you properly?” 
Bowmark struggled to breathe. “He wouldn’t. He hates the Disc.” 
“We all hate the Disc. That’s the point. Why else is My King secure on his throne?” CrunchIt grabbed Bowmark’s chin and wrenched his face up. “Listen to me. RaiseHim has caught the fish your net refuses to see. You need to be able to do anything, anything, to win. If he takes you out even before you get on the Disc, who do you think is going to win?” 
Bowmark pulled his chin from the guard’s fingers and backed a step. “You think RaiseHim will be the challenger.” 
“I know RaiseHim will be the challenger. Unless you take him out before the proving. Unless you change. If both of you end up on the Disc, RaiseHim will become My King and I will obey him like I obey all the Protocol. And. You’ll. Be. Ash.” 
Bowmark whipped out his knife and charged CrunchIt. 
The guard clouted him on the temple. Bowmark staggered backward and fell on the pile of driftwood. 
You fool!” CrunchIt shouted. “Why would you do a frontal attack with a knife on someone who is bigger than you and has a longer reach? If you want to kill me, what weapons should you use? What weapons?” 
Bowmark choked out. “Spears. Arrows. Rocks. Ranged weapons.” 
“What has My King uselessly tried to teach you about anger?” 
“If you get angry, you die.” 
“What did you just demonstrate?” 
“If you get angry, you die.” Anger still thrummed through his veins, but Bowmark tried to suppress the narrowed vision, the narrowed thinking.

Thursday, January 3, 2019


It is exhausting, all the new things I need to learn to make a book look professional. One thing I am super-excited about: I obtained a Library of Congress Control Number for Scarred King I. I tried something new and succeeded! I usually need to bang my head on the desk for weeks before I succeed at something new, or else give up. I'll get blase about it as I get such numbers for the rest of the books in the series, but right now, YAY! That number means that libraries can order the book.