Saturday, July 4, 2020

Some (Not So) Random Thoughts While My Country Still Allows Me To Have Them by BJ Neblett


Some (Not So) Random Thoughts While My Country Still Allows Me To Have Them by BJ Neblett

Where: Writing den, Ballard, WA
Music: ZZ Top’s Greatest Hits
When: July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day to everyone!

To all of this country’s dilettante leaders in politics, health care and education:
THANKS FOR RUINING MY COUNTRY!
So why did I include education? Simple. How many out there even know the meaning of dilettante?

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”
            John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773
Humm…. The Great Seattle Mask Party
Nah…. Just doesn’t have the right ring to it.

From October 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020 (considered to be influenza season) between 35.5 million and 60 million people in the US contracted influenza, with some 16.5 million seeking healthcare, 490,000 hospitalized, and 34,000 deaths.
            Source: cdc.gov
Did anyone wear a mask, close their business, or hide out in their houses?

As of today, July 4, 2020 there are 2,784,452 Covid-19 cases in the US, and 129,393 deaths. According to many, the recent uptick in cases is due at least partly from the increasing number of testing.

“Protests don’t appear to be driving coronavirus surge in Seattle area or elsewhere, researchers say.”
            Source: Seattle Times June 30, 2020

“COVID 19 virus particle size is 125 nanometers (0.125 microns); the range is 0.06 microns to .14 microns,” the post said. “The N95 mask filters down to 0.3 microns. So, N95 masks block few, if any, virions (virus particles).”
In other words, the post (Facebook post, no citation) asserts the virus is smaller than the filter on the N95 mask, so the N95 mask doesn’t work.
Experts say this claim flies in the face of numerous studies and reflects a failure to grasp fundamental principles of how viruses behave and how face masks work…
…But the physics involved don’t work like that at all.
The COVID-19 particle is indeed around 0.1 microns in size, but it is always bonded to something larger.
“There is never a naked virus floating in the air or released by people,” said Linsey Marr, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech who specializes in airborne transmission of viruses.
The virus attaches to water droplets or aerosols (i.e. really small droplets) that are generated by breathing, talking, coughing, etc. These consist of water, mucus protein and other biological material and are all larger than 1 micron.
“Breathing and talking generate particles around 1 micron in size, which will be collected by N95 respirator filters with very high efficiency,” said Lisa Brosseau, a retired professor of environmental and occupational health sciences who spent her career researching respiratory protection.

University of Edinburgh test results

Your choice. And that is the point: It should be YOUR choice. Is a cloth face mask the hill where you want your individual freedoms to die?

"I think we have to figure out how to honor people who have done things that are beneficial to society, and if they did things that were not beneficial to society, that we can examine in the lens of having a broad view of what we believe as Americans represents the best attributes of our national identity, then we should look at that," Crump told Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Saturday.
"Whether it should be a situation where, if we keep statues up like that, we tell the history of that individual so people will know the whole story," he added.
"I'm not sure pulling the statues down is the right thing if we now don't get the lessons to understand how we can learn from those things, so we don't repeat those mistakes of the past. You know, they say history -- if not studied -- we will often repeat it."
            Ben Crump attorney for George Floyd’s family

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
George Santayana (paraphrased by Winston Churchill in a speech to the House of Commons, 1948)

“We are not the makers of history. We are made by history.”
            Martin Luther King Jr.

“I went down to the river
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn’t
So I jumped in and sank.”
            Langston Hughes in part from Life Is Fine

“When all of our history is removed, there will be no history from which to learn.”
            BJ Neblett

Final note:
There once was a magnificent hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, called the Marlborough-Blenheim. It was constructed in 1902 and soon became a show piece of the famed boardwalk city, known worldwide. In October 1978, a large portion of the luxurious hotel was imploded to make room for gambling casinos. I remember covering the demolition for a small local radio station where I worked. A very large crowd of spectators had gathered, and the event was even cover on TV. But after the ear shattering explosions, the crashing of concrete, the settling of the dust, there wasn’t the enormous din of cheers from the onlookers. Rather an ominous silence permeated the heavy air. The once magnificent edifice, historical marker, and proud symbol to many, lay in ruin. As the crowd began to slowly disperse, mumbled thoughts could be heard. “There goes another piece of history.” “I can’t believe it’s gone.” “How will we remember now?”
But one overheard statement has remained with me to this day. One that remains just as appropriate today: “Damn. What the hell have we done?”

Don’t shoot the messenger.
Happy Fourth. Enjoy it while you still can.

Peace,
BJ


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hot July Book Sale by BJ Neblett

Hot July Book Sale by BJ Neblett

Just a quick note here to give you a heads up. For all of July, my top selling collection of New Millennialism sci-fi/fantasy stories, Wouldn't It Be Funny If... is on sale for just $1.00! Wouldn't It Be Funny If... is slated for release in paperback early in 2021. But here is your chance to pick up your ebook copy at 75% off the regular price. Just head over to smashwords.com (you can click the link here or the cover picture) do a search for BJ Neblett and click on the book. There will be a coupon with a code to purchase for just $1.00! You can purchase all of my books, but Wouldn't It Be Funny If... is on sale for $1.00. And it is available in all e-reader formats including Kindle, ePub, PDF, plain text and more.

Don't miss out on some great summer reading. Remember, this sale runs only through July, and is only available through smashwords.com

Enjoy. And don't forget to let me know how you enjoyed Wouldn't It Be Funny If...
Peace,
BJ

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Help Research Into Game Transfer Phenomena And Win A Signed Copy Of Planet Alt-Sete-Nine by BJ Neblett

Calling all gamers! My friend Dr. Angelica Ortiz de Gortari, who coined the term Game Transfer Phenomena is seeking help with her research. This is a great opportunity for you to share you gaming experiences with other players; learn more about GTP (something all avid players should be aware of) and possibly score an Amazon gift card or a signed copy of my latest book, Planet Alt-Sete-Nine. Check out her post below and click the link to take the survey.
Thanks and enjoy!
BJ

New post on Game Transfer Phenomena

Make your voice heard! COVID-19 & video games

by Dr Angelica Ortiz de Gortari

Contribute to the science of video games. Participate in our studies.
The aim of these studies is to understand people’s responses to the exposure to digital media to inform and demystify spontaneous sensory perceptions, cognition and behaviours experienced after playing video games, so-called Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP).
The coronavirus outbreak has imposed new rules on people’s lives. A large number of the world’s population is currently or have been limited to environmental stimuli, social contact and physical movement while being highly exposed to media content.
Who can participate in the studies?
- 18 years old or older
- Playing video games during the last 6 months.
What are the benefits of your participation?
- You can win a £20 Amazon Gift Card or a signed copy of the sci-fi book "Planet Alt-Sete-Nine: The Lost Princess" By B.J Neblett about video games and Game Transfer Phenomena.
- You will contribute to understanding the relation between playing video games, experiencing Game Transfer Phenomena and coping with stressors during exceptional circumstances.
Please participate & share:
Dr Angelica Ortiz de Gortari | June 10, 2020 at 7:20 am | Tags: Animal Crossingcovid-19demonsDoomesportsFIFAsportszombies | Categories: New SurveyParticipate | URL: https://wp.me/p9jlbG-2W8

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Bobble BJ In Miniature by BJ Neblett

Bobble BJ In Miniature by BJ Neblett

This is going to be short and to the point. Last time I made a passing reference to my 'bobble head'. This simple, off the wall mention sparked a host of email requests ranging from, "What bobble head," to "Let's see the bobble head," to "What are you talking about?" Well, one of my ambitions in life has always been to have my own bobble head image. I know, my goals are sad... anyway... A couple of Christmases ago, a girlfriend of mine fulfilled my desire with a very cool and unexpected gift. Then, about a month ago, as my alter ego sat nodding up at my from my desk, I realized that he represents only one part of my complex life. So, calling on my modeling and origami skills, with help from a couple of computer programs, I fashioned perfectly scaled copies of my published novels. (I'm still working on Beyond The Hedge and Wouldn't It Be Funny If...) Make sure you get your full size copies of Planet Alt-Sete-Nine, Elysian Dreams, and Ice Cream Camelot from your favorite book seller or Amazon! (I know, shameless self promotion).
Anyway, for all of you who requested, and the rest of you who probably are wondering, "Why the heck am I reading this?" here he is! Drum roll please!


Now I'm wanting one of these guys of me in my softball attire!

Peace,
BJ

Monday, May 25, 2020

Paper And An Ancient Art by BJ Neblett

Paper And An Ancient Art by BJ Neblett

Funny what being stuck home alone can bring out in a man. Kinda like recovering from an illness, except when you are sick people come to visit and bring you presents. Which makes me think of being 9 and having the chicken pox or mumps or some childhood plague and my father bringing me a plastic model car to build. If this lock down lasts any longer maybe I should dig out my old model stash and...
But I digress.
A few years ago I was bored (Read: retired from radio and not working) and took an origami class. I've always been very good with my hands and if you read my books, you know I have a vivid imagination, two great assets for an origami-est. (Not sure if that's a word). I found I had a knack for the ancient art, and I still enjoy the occasional paper folding session, although it's surprising how much your fingers forget while inactive. Origami is a great ice breaker and party conversation starter, not to mention it's a great way to impress the ladies. Below are few examples of my efforts over the years.


A couple of traditional swans, one of the first things you learn in origami class. Although, I'm not sure why they teach you this right off as they are a bit more involved than some other figures. But it is a good thing to know when dining in Japanese restaurants, as fashioning one is always good for a free side of something!






Hand made holiday items are always popular. Here are some Easter critters, three colorful peeps and a bunny made from a dollar bill.





     


Here's a neat little Christmas tree I made for my friend Alissa. As you can see, it brightened up the celebration we shared at a local coffee shop that year. I am told by purists that using more than one piece of paper and/or different objects, such as popsicle sticks is cheating. But who cares? Look how cute!


Ladies love flowers and these lilies are no exception. They are actually of my own design, involved and have a crazy amount of tiny folds. The bouquet below was for Alissa's birthday.

   
                                                                       

    Sometimes I surprise even myself. The two cool planes were designed my me in a folding frenzy. The red fighter is a Star Wars inspired space fighter. The other is a pretty cool rendition of a modern day stealth. To say I was in the zone that day would be an understatement. Try as I may, I've never been able to duplicate it!                                                                          



A couple of more animals.

Here we have a Dachshund I fashioned out of two pieces of paper while bored at work. A few days later I was really bored and gave him a red LED nose. It lights and flashes when you squeeze his tail!



Turkey anyone? Another center piece I figured out myself for the holidays. It is all one piece as are all of my creations except as noted. However I did take the liberty of cutting his tail feathers to make him look more attractive to the hen turkeys!







Here we have a dragon of sorts. Not sure if I was aiming for a dragon or not, but hey, he looks pretty good.



This little guy is a seal, an early creation while I was still taking lessons. Still holding up pretty well, despite his age.








One of my favorites, a cool little penguin. He is surprisingly easy to make, and using the double sided paper brings out his tuxedo! He's another favorite with the ladies.






If I look around a bit I'm sure I can find more, but I think you get the idea. Hope you enjoyed and I haven't bored you too much. Origami is a fun, relaxing pastime, that can be easily learned from any of the instructional books available, or on-line sites. Great for family projects. I just hope my publisher doesn't see the results of the last couple of hours when I should have been writing. Which reminds me, I fashioned three miniature examples of my books complete with front covers to go along with my bobble-head. But that's a blog for another time. Back to writing!
Peace,
BJ

Sunday, May 24, 2020

More Neat Stuff by BJ Neblett

More Neat Stuff by BJ Neblett

Last time I answered several requests that I had received to show a few of the guitars you see in some of my photos. While my collection is cool, space and budget limitations tend to dictate what I can and can't collect. If you saw my apartment you'd understand. And while I'm a sucker for a vintage photo, poster or autographed album or book, I don't think I could find a bare spot left on my walls hang a tiny 5x7 postcard. That being said, yes I'm still collecting. And for those who also have space and monetary considerations, here are a few neat items that take up much less real estate.

                           
Guitar pick guards are a less expensive and very cool way to collect and display your rock memorabilia. They can be framed separate or in a collage, or just hung as is, which is how I like to show them off. Here we have autographed pick guards from surf guitarist great Dick Dale (top left) whom I met at a local club several years ago. I've since removed the guard from the cheap Strat knock-off. Dion (top right) the early doo-wop singer I worked with many times back in the day. All four of the original Ventures (bottom left) the PNW band that made instrumentals cool in the 60s, including the theme from Hawaii Five-O. Again, removed from the Telecaster. And the crazy scribbling of Frankie Valli (bottom right) of Four Seasons fame. I also have a very cool and unusual Les Paul pick guard signed by both Eric Clapton and Les Paul!
Signed artists book bios in my collection include: Johnny Cash, the Drifters, Carole King, Darlene Love, Scotty Moore, and a few others. From guitar picks to guitars, pictures to posters, rock memorabilia makes for fun collecting and great wall art. Next time maybe we'll check out some of my vintage posters and signed records. But right now I've got to get back to writing. I promised my publisher Planet-Alt-Sete-Nine Princess Haylee by the end of the year. Look for it and the paperback edition of my collection of New Millennialism short stories, Wouldn't It Be Funny It... (available now as an ebook) around Christmas time or so.
Peace,
BJ

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Guitars and Stars by BJ Neblett

Something a little different for today. Many who have viewed my web page, along with the photos I have posted there and here on my blog over the years, have asked about my guitars. You may know I worked as a radio DJ (and consequently as a night club/disco DJ) for most of my adult life. As a result I've had the pleasure of working with and knowing many singers, musicians, and pop, rock and R&B/soul artists. Yes, life has been pretty good. I am also a big music fan and have a large, ever growing record collection. Then, at the tender age of 12, I picked up my first guitar and never looked back. So, for the many wonderful emails inquiring about the guitars that often accompany my pics, here is a peek inside my humble collection.

Not quite where it all began, but close. After a couple of starter guitars, I purchased my first 'good' guitar 1965. The Yamaha on the right (Amy) is an FG-180 original Red Label. The convoluted serial number systems points to this being one of the first 300 made. I know this for a fact as I was working in a music shop in 1965 and bought her a week after the Yamaha piano rep dropped her off.
On the left (Angela) is a 1968 Yamaha FG-230 12 string original Red Label, Amy's twin sister. Both ladies are all original, in excellent condition, never having been refinished or rebuilt, and like any fine instrument, play and sound better than new.
Behind them is an original '80s Rickenbacker amp.



Say hello to Emily, the forever love of my life. Emily came to me longer ago than either of us care to recall. And, like Amy, we have been through and seen more than anyone should be permitted. Emily is an all original, never touched, refinished, rebuilt, or messed with in any way, 1956 Gretsch Country Club. She comes, as with Amy and Angela, in her original hard shell case, with case candy. The stories this elegant lady could tell! And before you jump on the email, at this point in time none of my guitars are for sale.



The old workhorse when I used to play regularly, here we have a very cool solid ash Fender Stratocaster. She was born in Mexico in the 80s, and owing to her solid ash construction is a bit of a heavy weight when it comes to Strats. Some of the best player guitars from Fender came from Mexico in the early/mid 80s, and she is no exception. I'll put her handling, tone and sound up against any American made Standard Stratocaster.


Every player needs, well, a player guitar, one they can grab up at a moments notice, know it will be in tune, sound great, and be able to handle whatever: an impromptu party, street corner busting, a trip to the beach, or just chillin' at home. I stumbled upon this great China made Fender Stratacoustic several years ago and haven't put her down since. Look close and you will see Fender scrolled on the head stock. This isn't the cheapo Squire models you see everywhere. They didn't make very many of the true Fender branded versions, and regardless of its China heritage, she plays and sounds like a champ, plugged in or on her own.

I had the pleasure of working with Chuck Berry several times. Way back in the 80s I hosted a stage show with him at the Houston Summit. It's funny, but working with celebs you don't look at them quite in the same light as a fan. They are just another person as yourself hoping to entertain and maybe make a buck in the process. After the show, Chuck told me that of all the times we'd worked together, I'd never once asked for a photo or an autograph. As you can see, he showed his appreciation in spades.




Yes, that is Buddy Holly's signature... well, sort of... they lifted his actual signature and placed it on this Les Paul clone (why a Les Paul I have no idea.) Just above Buddy's name are the actual autographs of Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, and Joe B Mauldin, the original Crickets. No, to my knowledge Buddy never played a Les Paul, but this is still one of my prized possessions. The three original Crickets signed a very limited number of items at the Surf Ballroom's Annual Memorial Party back around 1999 I believe, and signatures of the three together are fairly rare.


Just a peek at some of my favorite toys helping to keep me sane during these crazy shelter in place times we are living in. Hope you are managing well and have something to keep you from going crazy. If it's unusual, different, or just plain cool, drop me an email and maybe a pic about it.
Peace,
BJ

Monday, May 18, 2020

To The Class Of 2020 by BJ Neblett


To The Class Of 2020
BJ Neblett
© 2020

I am just a humble writer of words who once observed that, “The two greatest assets a writer can have are an unbridled imagination and to have lived an unabashed life.”1 Simplicity in itself for those existing within the hallowed pages of the world’s next great novel. But what about the rest of us? Especially those of you about to take your first tentative steps out of the shadows of innocence and into the white light of reality? Let us amend our writing analogy to focus on living in this very real, sometimes scary, and often confusing world. “The two greatest assets we are afforded in this life are observation and experience.” Observation is knowledge, the building blocks of understanding. Experience is power, the sturdy foundation on which we build our lives. Always remember that, “We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”2


 1 From All The Wrong Places by BJ Neblett
 2 From George by BJ Neblett  

Saturday, May 9, 2020

RIP Little Richard And Random Thoughts by BJ Neblett

Sitting here, working on Princess Haylee, book two of my Planet Alt-Sete-Nine series, and chillin' to Little Richard. As a radio DJ back in the day, I worked with Richard a couple of times. A wild man on stage, always giving 150% of himself, Little Richard was the crazy, funny guy full of boundless energy you were proud to call a friend. From washing dishes in the Macon Bus Station to support his family after his dad passed, to the many donations of his time and money to charities, many of which went unnoticed, Richard believed in people taking care of people. This was one facet of the multi-faceted entertainer I had the privilege to know. If there were one phrase that could sum up Richard's life I believe it would have to be, "always searching." Be it self identity, to religion, to a new way to bend a chord or phrase, Little Richard never stopped searching. Or entertaining.
RIP Richard.
"...if there's a rock 'n roll heaven/
you know they got a hell of a band."
                        Righteous Brothers
                        Rock 'n Roll Heaven
                        1973

Friday, April 24, 2020

Post Modernism Or New Millennialism Part Three by BJ Neblett

Examining Postmodernism

Hello once again. I hope everyone is getting along well with the 'new normal' which hopefully will only be 'normal' for just a very short time longer. One advantage, if there are any advantages to being confined to one's home, which I have discovered is a sharp uptick in my thinking, thought process and writing. This can probably be attributed to the fact that I live alone and, consequentially have no one to converse with, beyond of course the TV. This has led to finishing up the editing on my friend KJ McPike's forthcoming release, the third in her excellent Souls Unearthed/Astralis series; continuing work on my own series, Planet Alt-Sete-Nine: Princess Haylee, and what I present to you here, part three of our look at Modernism, Postmodernism and what I have dubbed New Millennialism, the newest wave in modern literature. You can catch up by clicking the links: Part One and Part Two. Today we take a quick look at Postmodernism. Enjoy and feel free to comment.


Postmodernism

            After fifty plus years of literary reflections on how it is and how we’d like it to be, writers and other thinkers decided to take a peek behind the modernist’s mirror. In doing so, they inadvertently, or purposely, warped the generally accepted visions and assumptions of traditional rationality. A stream of consciousness view of what if was born, challenging universally held and socially conditioned notions of objectivity. Post modernistic thinking embraced movements as varied as literature, art, music, science, and feminism, led by philosophers such as Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, and Fredric Jamerson.
Notable examples of postmodernism include the art of Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Tracy Emin, and Jeff Koons, and the architectural works of Charles Moore, Michael Graves, and Philip Johnson. Noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked during the modernism period, is often considered an early influence of the postmodern period.
            Perhaps the best way to purposely explain and showcase the postmodern movement is to recall the periods. The ‘50s: the beat generation, rock n roll and a movement away from traditional values. The ‘60s: Summer of Love, Woodstock, the Beatles, civil rights, anti-war demonstrations. The ‘70s: women’s lib, revolutions in black music and culture. The ‘80s: technology and the ‘me’ generation. All the above can be attributed as both influences and products of the postmodern movement.
            On the literary scene, Kurt Vonnegut stands out as possibly the poster child of postmodernism. A satirist and outspoken voice of counterculture in the US, Vonnegut’s works, including Slaughterhouse Five (1969) and Breakfast Of Champions (1973) read like textbooks on themes and techniques of postmodern literature.
            Other outstanding examples of postmodernism:
            Vladimir Nabokov                              Lolita                                       (1955)
            Chuck Palahniuk                                 Fight Club                               (1996)
            Philip K Dick                                      The Man In The High Castle  (1962)
            Shelley Jackson                                   Half Life                                  (2006)
            Stephen King                                      Hearts In Atlantis                    (1999)
            Jorge Luis Borges                               Labyrinths                               (1962/64/70/83)
            Tim Robbins                                       Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (1976)
            Haruki Murakami                                Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The
                                                                                    End Of The World       (1985)
            Joan Didion                                         Democracy                              (1984)
            One of the largest and most popular outgrowths of postmodernism is the advent of dystopian literature: the destruction and re-ordering of society. Excellent early examples include George Orwell’s 1984 (1949) and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1958). The genre has become a popular touch stone of 21st century films.

Keep watch here for updates on the release of KJ's as well as my own latest books, and of course part four of this series when we delve into exactly what is New Millennialism.
Peace,
BJ

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Riddle Answered And A Peek Inside Princess Haylee: Planet Alt-Sete-Nine Book Two by BJ Neblett

Ok, I planned to let you ponder a bit longer, but my email box is flooded and I'm afraid the good folks at gmail might shut me down. Thank you for all the replies and answers. A couple of you actually got it right...I assume it is because you too have found true love!
So here is the answer to the riddle, taken directly from my writing notes for my next book, Princess Haylee: Planet Alt-Sete-Nine Book Two. I am presently looking at a late fall 2020 publishing date.
Peace,
BJ

copyright 2020, BJ Neblett

Crossing the Royal Forest, Cailey, Haylee and Azami come to a river. The bridge is guarded by an ogre. He says they must answer a riddle to gain the right to pass.
But Cailey challenges him and they fight with swords. After a fierce fight, she has bested him and holds him on his back at sword point.
Suddenly Haylee steps forward. “By the blessed bones of old King Rhamen I command you to stop! Put your weapon away!”
“And who are you to dare call upon the name of good King Rhamen?” the ogre calls out.
“I am his daughter, Princess Haylee.”
“If you truly are the lost Princess then answer me this: When we sleep we have dreams but know not of reality. When we awaken we have reality but know not of dreams. When is it then that we have both?”
“Enough of this foolishness, my Lady; permit me to run him through that we may continue our journey and this passage be open to all.”
“No.” Haylee thinks for a moment. Images of her and Jake together fill the Princess’ mind as tears fill her eyes. She remembers… and she understands. “I have been asleep,” she answers. “And I have been awake. But only when we are in love can we know both the dreams and the reality.”
Just then a beam of sunlight shines down from Amber. It touches the ogre, surrounding him with a golden aura. It grows brighter, causing the others to turn away. A moment later it is gone and the ogre had been transformed into a young warrior.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Princess Haylee Update And A Riddle by BJ Neblett

Hope all are well and coping with the craziness all around. Hold up here I've finished up editing author KJ McPike's latest YA novel, Paths Uncertain which should be out later this year. Now it's back to writing for me, and work on Princess Haylee, the second of my Planet Alt-Sete-Nine series. Princess Haylee should hit the stores in paperback and ebook sometime later this year as well. Stop by some of the numerous sci-fi/fantasy comic cons and book shows and you might just score autographed copies of both books! Till then, stay well, and I leave you with a riddle from the Princess herself. See if you can figure it out. I'll post the answer here in a few days, but don't be afraid to venture an answer in the comment section below!
Peace,
BJ

“When we sleep, we have dreams but know not of reality.

When we awaken, we have reality but know not of dreams.

When is it then that we have both?”

BJ Neblett from Princess Haylee © 2020

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter and Better Days To Come by BJ Neblett


“The winds of change

never cease.

Either you allow yourself

to be borne along,

choosing your own path,

or be swept away,

lost forever.”

                                                BJ Neblett, 2020