March 12, 2016

I was searching for a Koski and Falk adventure in-between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and my next work, FINDING KATE (Savant, currently in editing), and blue-sky chatting with Raymond Gaynor, author of the Tripler and Clark series politico-techno-thriller TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2013), when suddenly, in a synchronous "ah-ha" moment, we came up with the plot for QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016). 

The work emerged in its entirety over the next couple months, with Koski and Falk naturally assuming positions as key protagonists, and Kate Keenan of FINDING KATE (Savant, currently in editing) in an unusual half-antagonist/half-protagonist role. In QUANTUM DEATH the duo becomes a trio, at the least in the sense of a tense romantic triangle and at the worst a doomed ménage à trois, the outcome of which will ultimately determine the course of Koski and Falk's growing relationship. 

The work surrounds the existence of the enigmatic and elusive kvantovaya mashina smerti, or Quantum Death Machine, an imaginary device based on research Raymond and I did surrounding M-Superstring Theory and Quantum Science. 

QUANTUM DEATH is a perfect segue into my next anticipated novel, FINDING KATE, which is actually a prequel to QUANTUM DEATH. Love those relationships, don't you?

A. G. Hayes
Author of 
     THE JUDAS LIST (Savant 2013)
     IMMINENT DANGER (Savant 2014)
     THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015)
     QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016)



March 12, 2016

It's difficult to put a finger on whose idea both the plot and romance twists were in QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016). It seemed like both came about simultaneously and serendipitously for both A. G. Hayes and myself, Raymond Gaynor, during a series of phone chats about a new Koski and Falk adventure between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and his upcoming work, FINDING KATE (Savant, currently in production). I had the pleasure of experiencing something like this when William Maltese and I came...

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February 19, 2016

Hi! I'm Helen R. Davis. I'm an award-winning Savant author, poet, and the editor of the 2015/16 Savant Poetry Anthology, RUNNING FROM THE PACK (Savant, pending release April 2016). 

It is my honor to also become a certified Savant proofreader. I'm personally interested in historical fiction of all kinds, but have a soft spot for the ancient and medieval world. I especially like helping to bring to life lively characters and civilizations often ignored in the history books. 

My own first nov...

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February 9, 2016

After completing Savant training, Eleonor Gardner is excited to be introduced as a new proofreader for the Savant team. She is looking forward to being a positive member of the Savant, as well as a resource for authors, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with her.  She has experience in proofreading, editing, writing, design, and business.


Eleonor is a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University, in Newport News, VA where she studied English and business. After graduating in D...

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December 5, 2015

    My first published writing credit came when as a kid I had a letter to the editor published in a "Superman" comic book. Later, I started writing art reviews for a neighborhood newspaper. I made twenty dollars an article. I didn't even have a bank account at the time, but the bank at the corner cashed the weekly checks for me anyway. Far more meaningful to me, though, was having my byline in print. The newspaper gig led to writing for other publications, including "Art News" and "Art New E...

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December 2, 2015
Author Helen Davis has been writing since the age of twenty.

An interest in strong women protagonists led her to write and publish EVITA: MY LIFE (Booksurge, 2009), an historical novel about legendary Evita Peron.

Intrigued by the legend of Cleopatra since she was in high school, as EVITA was released, Davis took up pen and began work on another historical novel surrounding this queen who sought to control nations in an era in which women had little power. A polyglot herself, the author, in t...

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August 6, 2015

If I were to diagnose myself based on the first story I ever wrote, I'd go with narcissistic idealist. This is a professional classification within the psychiatric lexicon of personality disorders.

Long before I knew anything about such pathologies, I wrote a book about an aardvark. Its title, a real grabber, was "Nire, the Purple Aardvark." Always one to see the world backwards, it doesn't surprise me that I named my quirky protagonist after myself, spelled in reverse. Six-year-old me was s...

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July 21, 2015
I started writing seriously when I entered seminary at Boston University in 1972. There I was published for the first time -- a series of poems in an alumni journal, work lost long ago. As a parish minister, though, I became a disciplined writer, having to produce a sermon each week, a literary and theological task.

The challenge was to write at the intersection of human experience and divine response. During this period I wrote many short stories, song lyrics, poems and two nonfiction manusc...

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June 30, 2015

My first published work, Ballerina Birdies, is being released just as I am about to give birth to my first baby -- July 2015! Both of them came to fruition with, love, patience, and a great team! Ballerina Birdies, couldn't have a better editor, illustrator or publisher! And to have found them all here locally is just amazing.

My desire to write a children's book came first, I just needed a place to start. I often recited a rhyme here and there about birdies to amuse the children I nannied. ...

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April 24, 2015
The story of ELAINE OF CORBENIC wrote itself over the course of a few months one spring long ago. It was within a year of my arrival to the Bay Area. Its opening lines wrote themselves the sunlit afternoons as I climbed among the gorse covered hills of a green spring, my own young son in tow.  I remember working long hours during the nights of midsummer, with an urgency to bring it to completion lest anything happen to me. I was not facing a terminal illness, so don't ask me why the thought e...
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