How to Make Book Illustrations

One of the most common ways to create illustrations for books is to compile photo montages. Essentially a photo montage involves joining together parts from several different photos to create a new and unique image. In this case it can be used to create illustrations in a variety of different styles to complement the contents […]

The Connectome and the Quest for Self

In my fourth novel, “The Law,” which takes place in the same galaxy order emerged after the events narrated in the Daimones Trilogy, a main crucial scientific element of the story revolves around the ‘connectome.’ If you search on google, the first entry for the word is from Wikipedia, which says: “A connectome (/kəˈnɛktoʊm/) is […]

Desperately seeking for Time

It’s a common thing to hear this from non-writers: “I would write a book, but I simply have no time to write.” Usually they also give you “the look” as in “you have too much free time for yourself. Jobless? No family? No kids?” This is where you have to be honest with yourself. A […]

A reader’s blessing…

Today I’m blessed again. Aren’t these words the reason a writer goes on every day? “Opened his veins and bled until words came out.” “In the tale, in the telling, we are all one blood. Take the tale in your teeth, then, and bite till the blood runs, hoping it’s not poison; and we will all […]

The Arrival of Man on Earth – “Daimones Trilogy”

The original home planet lost for ever: “The loss of Tiamat, and the lives which were also lost, constitute what we call the First Loss. This event took place around 65 million years in the past of your time. Your race caused that loss and all subsequent events.” Daimones (The Daimones Trilogy Book 1) Nautilus […]

The Earth in Daimones – An Apocalyptic Travel

            “Even with the best of intentions, cruelty is just around the corner.“ The Daimones Trilogy deals with many themes, from survival and the rebirth of the race of man after an alien apocalypse, to love and romance in a dying world, and the rise of new ethics and morals.  Why […]

Getting Your Science Right

In James Blish’s novel “They Shall Have Stars” we read: “there was no electronic device anywhere on the Bridge since it was impossible to maintain a vacuum on Jupiter.” The assumption Blish made was that electronics implied vacuum tubes (no transistors invented yet), which would collapse under the extreme atmospheric pressure found on our giant […]

Elements of Style

Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive voices that were part of the accepted narrative styles of even half a […]

Who Will be Your Hero? – by Anne Conley

  AVAILABLE ON AMAZON NOW!!   ONE-CLICK HERE Synopsis   Valerie Dunaway is a former socialite who has hidden from the public eye for years, due to a horrific attack that left her scarred—physically and emotionally.    When a strange masked man makes himself at home with her, she’s unable to run. She calls the […]

Star Trek: Beyond

On the 8th of September 1966, the first episode of Star Trek showed US watchers high adventure set in space. No one could have predicted its success in the decades that followed.   Yesterday, I watched “Star Trek: Beyond.” Star Trek pictures a pluralistic, moral future society that has rejected greed and hate.   The […]

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