Meet the Voice Behind TRIDENT’S FORGE

We’re less than two months out from launching TRIDENT’S FORGE now. The paperback has gone to the printers, the eBook is being formatted, and the voice actor is in the studio recording the audio version.

His name is Mirron Willis. And not only is he an award-winning audiobook narrator, but he’s also a stage and screen actor with a lot of nerd cred, appearing in Independence Day, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5, and Star Trek: Voyager during his long career.

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He’s also a rather dashing looking gentleman.

As he did for THE ARK (listen to a sample here), Mirron is lending his voice to help bring the brand new world of TRIDENT’S FORGE to compelling life for listeners. He’s currently sitting at the mic, struggling with a bunch of alien names and cursing the author, I imagine.

As an audiobook consumer myself, I know just how important a strong, consistent voice is for the enjoyment of the listener. So I’m delighted that Audible has committed to bringing Mirron back. After an hour-long phone conversation with him coaching pronunciation, his enthusiasm for the project was palpable. TRIDENT’S FORGE will be going live for pre-order with Audible soon. In the meantime, burn up a credit on THE ARK and get caught up.

And if you’ve never tried an audiobook before, you really should. The era of tapes and CD’s are long gone. I started listening to audiobooks on my smartphone while I workout last year instead of music. Now I find myself running extra miles on the track so I can hear ‘Just one more chapter.’ I’m averaging an extra book per month as a result. So if you workout, commute, or spend more time in a cubical than is constructive to maintaining your sanity, give an audiobook a try.

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18 Predictions for Election 2016

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My eighteen totally accurate and serious 2016 election predictions:

1-Clinton names Obama her V.P. and sweeps the primaries. Bernie accepts his defeat with grace and dignity, then partners with Elon Musk to start a socialist utopia on Mars. Clinton beats Trump/Palin in the general election in a landslide not seen since Walter Mondale.

2-Trump pulls off his mask and reveals that he was Andy Kaufman all along. Someone trips and spills a small amount of water on Sarah Palin and she melts into a puddle, screaming about Andrew Sullivan and the lame stream media until the end.

3-During her inaugural speech, Hillary reveals it was all a ruse to get Obama a third term and resigns on the spot. Obama never even packed and takes back his seat in the Oval Office. Tea Party members stage mass suicides across the country in Jim Jones style Kool-Aid drinking contests. GOP collapses as its leaders are deported to Somalia on the same boats being used to flood America with unvetted Syrian refugees.

4-Cliven Bundy weeps a single tear as Obama confiscates the nation’s guns and turns them over to his homosexual shock troops who swarm over the land, forcing Evangelicals into same sex marriages and to sign up for Obamacare at the point of their own stolen assault rifles.

5-Global warming is revealed to be a plot to give all our oil to China, which immediately annexes Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines and tells Hawaii to learn Mandarin by the end of the year. Alaska is sold back to Russia for six liters of vodka and one of those nesting dolls.

6-Living outside of major cities is outlawed. All rural residents are given six months to move into one of fifty reeducation camps across the country constructed as identical copies of Austin Texas or Portland Oregon. Dissent is punished through waterboarding with leftover Sunday brunch mimosas or Clockwork Orange style strapped-down binge-watching of The Big Bang Theory.

7-Christianity is banned, replaced by a citizen’s choice to join either Islam or Pastafarianism. Christian holdouts are rounded up and executed by being strapped to the tires of Monster trucks during televised rallies.

8-NASCAR is reformed to use only Chevy Volts or Toyota Priuses running on electric only, and charged via wind turbines. Pit stops go from an average of ten seconds to ten hours.

9-Hard drugs are given the right to vote.

10-Abortion becomes mandatory except in cases of interracial dating.

11-ACORN is revived and put in charge of the Medicare Death Panels.

12-CEO’s of every Fortune 500 company are replaced with illegal immigrants hired in front of Home Depot.

13-ISIS fills all Cabinet Level positions.

14-Beef is declared a Schedule I narcotic by the DEA.

15-Planned Parenthood is put in charge of reforming the nation’s public schools.

16-The NFL is required to pull 75% of its draft class from the WNBA.

17-Ted Nugent is assassinated by vegan radicals.

18-And we’re STILL better off than if any Republican candidate had gotten elected.

TRIDENT’S FORGE Heats Up!

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The good news keeps rolling in for TRIDENT’S FORGE.

For starters, we’ve got a map! I love maps in books. They really help me to place myself in the action and follow along with the plot as it winds its way through the landscape. Here’s what we came up with to help readers explore the continent of Atlantis:

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Cool, huh? I love it, but then I’m probably a little biased. Anyway, in addition to the novel itself, TRIDENT’S FORGE will also feature the short story “Last Launch” as bonus content. This short returns to Earth before the fall to tell the tale of Bryan Benson’s ancestors as they fight to board the Ark… by any means necessary. It’s one of my favorites, and I hope everyone enjoys the insights into Benson family history, as well as a look at Earth’s final days.

Piqued your interest yet? I hope so. If you’re game, you can preorder your copy here in paperback or eBook.

Oh, and if you review books, TRIDENT’S is now up on NetGalley. Put your request in today and give it a read.