All Terrain Crawler

It’s been a while since I posted any art, and I have felt guilty. It’s just that there is so much time spent on promotion, there doesn’t seem to be much left. Anyway, this is an oldie but a goodie. Something I did many years ago, and one of my personal favorites.

I can picture myself (and fellow adventurers) exploring new planets, happily traversing the landscape without a care in the world.

Al Clark-Christopher’s Journal-Excerpt

When Al Clark begins his new life alone and confused. Christopher Morris is the first person he meets and has spent almost a year trapped in the habitat ring of the Excaliber. The following is from Chris’ journal documenting his ordeal. Christopher’s Journal is currently FREE.

                                           AL CLARK ~ Christopher’s Journal ~

FOREWARD

Chris woke three days ago when his stasis chamber shut down and the lid popped open. A safety mechanism buried deep within the bowels of the pod decided it was time for him to wake up.

He is sixteen years old and fresh out of Space Academy. This is his first experience with stasis. For the first few days the after effects of the hibernation unit left him confused and disoriented, to the point where it was difficult to function.

After staggering into the corridor he entered the nearest room to spend the first few days lying in the bare bed. In time his head stopped pounding and he could move about without getting dizzy. A quick inspection of the compartment told him he had stumbled into a suite of aged and unused living quarters.

Lighting in the neutral gray passageway was minimal, with every third lighting panel lit; creating long shadows. When he stepped into any of the compartments the lighting rose to normal, reassuring him the ship was not without power. The offending hiber-pod was stuffed into a small compartment sandwiched between living quarters, which were staggered down the long curving corridor of the expansive habitat ring.

None of the computer terminals were operational, and all the rooms off the passageway seemed unused and worn by time. The lack of clues available to explain his predicament was disturbing. He was told he would wake in a medical facility staffed with white coated professionals. His current circumstances were far from the case. There are no hibernation specialists to ease his transition to the waking world. No soft clean bed to recover in. No smiling experts. Whether he lives or dies has been left to his own resources.

The living quarters are unfurnished and include a small unused shower. Some of the suites have an extra room for couples with a child. All are empty with stale air and a slight odor of decay.

Christopher Morris is soon to turn seventeen years old while trapped aboard a silent, empty starship. His short blonde hair and brown eyes make him appear even younger. Although, at six foot-two inches tall he has to duck to get through the compartment hatchways.

From this point forward his existence depends on whether he is clever enough to save himself. He is a methodical boy by nature; intending from the day of liftoff to document his experience of traveling to a new planet. His entries in the book started much sooner than he thought. The following is his journal.

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Al Clark-Earth Audiobook is Live!

The final installment to the Al Clark Series is now available in eBook, Paperback, and Audio formats, as is all the books in the Al Clark Series. If your preference is listening to your Science Fiction, now you can hear the complete series through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four)

Seventy-four years after leaving Earth, Al Clark returns home after an extended absence. His wife has passed away, the kids have moved on, and he has decided to leave the colony they founded to discover his forgotten past.

To make the journey easier he arranged to sleep during the journey. It was a good plan, only that is not what happens.

Narrated by the acclaimed John McLoughlin, this tale will explain everything you wanted to know concerning the man called Al Clark.

 

Rock Painting

My granddaughter is into rock painting, and is experimenting with paint markers. She’s a chip off the old block. These are mine. You can’t have them.

FREE PROMOTION!

Beginning 7/30/2019, Al Clark-Christopher’s Journal will be promoted on multiple sites for FREE. This will be your opportunity to begin the adventure and spend the money you saved on coffee.

The story is a short prequel to the series that introduces you to a main character in the Al Clark Series. He is prematurely awakened from stasis and endures almost a year trapped in a portion of a crippled starship alone and fearing the worst.

To kill time and stay sane, Chris documented his ordeal in a journal, complete with drawings to illustrate his confinement. This book is a copy of that journal.

But you don’t have to wait. You can Download Now!

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Our Tiny Blue Dot

A view from space of the only known habitable planet. One would think we would appreciate the complexities and fragility of  our world. There have been cataclysmic events in the past. However, we weren’t around to affect the change.

Space Elevator

My current interest (when I’m not writing) is ink drawings, sometimes referred to as line drawings. I love the contrast.

Space elevators are only theoretical at this point in time, but in the future – who knows?

Sometimes it’s interesting to see what a black on white drawing looks like reversed. Which do you find most appealing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Al Clark-Christopher’s Journal

Do you have a Nook, iPhone, or other device for your reading? Christopher’s Journal is now FREE on these platforms. This is the perfect opportunity to start the Al Clark Adventure. The goal is to make this short story Perma-Free everywhere.

To assist in my promotions you could provide the first review and win a FREE Audible code for Al Clark (Book One)

Chris wakes prematurely from a thirty year journey alone and trapped in the habitat ring of a massive colonial starship. His time is spent searching for an access card to allow him to learn the fate of the other colonists. There are no working computers to tell him where the ship is or how long it has been underway.

Trying to stay positive and sane are his largest hurdles.

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