Do you ever look at the world and think we are on a collision course for disaster?
The NECROMANCER’S SONG book collection will explore what happens when human influences on the natural environment and modern society cause the mutation of life as we know it, or as it will be known in a few hundred years. The Compendium books start the timeline of the story:
The Two set in the 1970s The Dark Begining set in the 2050s The Extant set in the 2200s
The Travelers’ Song will pick up the story about 4K years after The Extant. The world is unrecongizable. It isn’t a big war that changes things, there are wars and rumors of war; however, it is what we do to each other that starts a chain reaction that can not be stopped.
As you read the short compendium books, look for hints and clues to what actually causes the end. It is the worst fears of every one of us. We ignored the warnings. Evil has been in this world of ours a long time. Eventually, it will end, but will humanity end with it?
Lori O’Gara has been writing on Medium.com for about a year. Medium is an online group of publications and magazines that you can read for a small subscription fee of $5 bucks a month. For about what you pay for a cup of coffee at that big famous coffee place, you can read about any subject that interests you. Yes, anything. Art, science, politics, video games, cooking, you name it, you can find a publication or a writer who specializes on that topic.
The great thing about medium is that you, the reader, can applaud the articles you enjoy reading. The applause, or claps, convert into money for the writer. The reader rewards writers directly. Claps encourage writers to keep writing. More writing equals more quality articles for publications that readers want. Happy readers and happy writers.
For Lori, she has no passions greater than her love of family, writing and God. She writes about all three. So far she has 130 articles on Medium. Even two published in an investment publication called Data Driven Investor. If you ask her what her favorite topic to write about is she will tell you she has no favorite, rather she has a mission that runs like a thread through all her work, “My goal is to show people that there is nothing more important than love and human decency. Love in investment strategy? Yes. Love in pursuing success? Yes. I was called by God to write, so in everything I write there is some peek into love and respect that is expected of decent humans.”
Along this line of thought, Lori has created her first online publication hosted on Medium. Her magazine is called, No B.S. Christianity.“I have taken some of my favorite articles that fit the theme of real life, no judgement, authentic Christianity and moved them to this platform.” Lori explained. “I do not ever push my religion onto people, rather I live it out through my words. I do not judge others by their lifestyle or choices. Frankly, I respect everyone and I encourage others to do to the same.”
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I have decided to publish some of my shorter works and poems. I am mostly working them into short stories. My first one titled, The Two, will be published this weekend. These stories will be of varied lengths, available in print and ebook. I think due to the smallness they will be only on Amazon at first or directly from me. Small in size but big on wow!
When we read a book that sticks with us it is the characters that make the story come alive for us. It is like the people are real just not with us. We can see them in the situations and locations. We can feel the emotions that they are living. As I think about the Perdido Key novels, I look at the cast of characters and how real they seem to me. I live with them day in and day out like members of my family. To me they are almost real people. Well, invisible real people. I hope that when you read the books you see and feel the realness of them too.
William Porter is no exception. His realness is stronger for a lot of my readers. More so than other characters even though his story is not the main plot. He has a distinct personality that readers and I have become attached to. His brutally honest charm is what we want to see in a hero. His vulnerability and ability to love makes us want to love him back. I don’t know about you but when he closes that door leaving Krystal that last time in We Will Get There, I wanted to be standing on the other side of it waiting to hug him. I wanted to tell him everything is going to be alright. Your story isn’t over yet.
In two days, dear reader, you will have the opportunity to see what the next chapter of William’s story looks like in the third book, There and Back. I won’t give away any spoilers here, however I will say that you will laugh and cry with him. You might even want to hug him too.
I am amazed every time a reader says to me, “I love William Porter.” or “Poor William, he deserves a happy ever after.” William Porter was written as a support character and he is the favorite of most of my readers. The runner up is Brianna Dario and her friends in Bend, Oregon. “We want to know more about those people.” Thank you for the feed back. Keep it coming.
Perdido Key Novel #3, There and Back focuses on William and his attempt to find happiness. One more week…..