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Strike Three review (link)

Here’s the latest review of Strike Three



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Preditors & Editors poll

The Preditors & Editors poll is now open; and I have two entries this year:

Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, is in the Science Fiction and Fantasy novel category:

And Cold New Planet–from the Science Fiction Consortium anthology–is in the Science Fiction & Fantasy short story category:


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Post-apocalyptic fun

Actually, Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic  novel, isn’t all that much fun since I devastate the planet with bombs, fallout, and the “hot virus,” but I think you’ll enjoy this poem:

My Mayan Non-post-apocalyptic Verse
by Vincent Miskell

The Mayans never said
what we said they said
or else right now
we’d all be dead
blown up into outer space
or perhaps some other heavenly place.
Our world’s still here for better or worse
but it’s certainly the end–
of my Mayan non-post-apocalyptic verse.



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MREs and Desert Storm (link)

I enjoyed Linda Maye Adams’ latest Desert Storm post and the MREs list and background.  Check it out here:

Note: I used MREs as a survival food, among others, in my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three.


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Book suggestions for Christmas gifts–or yourself

These suggestions focus on my books, of course; I have a variety of fiction and non-fiction books waiting for readers, and here are some of them, starting with my novels:

Detour Trail is available from Amazon:  and from the publisher:

Detour Trail: Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorrie Emerson is left behind and alone after her uncle is killed.  Ignoring the wagon master’s advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help; they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes, but it’s not long before she’s again forging her own trail and searching for a new home and supplies as winter reaches out its icy hands…. Settling the frontier isn’t easy!

Strike Three is a post-apocalyptic novel: Because of the “hot virus,” the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation gave new meaning to “scorched earth.”  Can a new world move beyond the losses, mistakes and regrets?  Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook.

For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace:

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords:  And, of course: Amazon.

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Thank you card from the President!

I was pleased to receive a thank you card from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama yesterday.  Of course it’s one of those generic cards that they send to everyone, but it did have the White House letterhead!   I had sent him a copy of my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three, since I named a sub after him in it for a bit of future history.


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Strike Three review

Strike Three

Joy V. Smith
WolfSinger Publications
9781936099658, $12.95,

Because of the ‘hot virus’, World War III’s scenario is more deadly than any nuclear-powered conflict, and the missiles fired during conflict are far more deadly than any conventional battle could have envisioned. But the message of Strike Three isn’t just about altered warfare, but altered survival mechanisms honed by feisty protagonists who seek to start over, against all odds and against the backdrop of an Earth devastated on many different levels. Against this scenario are a series of vivid protagonists who battle for not just survival but a revised world – and within their efforts to rise again will be the rudiments of a new kind of humanity. Strike Three is exceptional reading for any who enjoy apocalyptic stories, and offers many twists and turns unpredictable even for avid readers of end-of-world sagas.

From Midwest Book Review

You can find it at: Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch: October 2014: The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf


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