Launch of the Yin and Yang Books (Chinese Whisperings)

As many of you know, for the past eight months I have been involved with the second set of anthologies coming from the Chinese Whisperings brand. Last year’s debut anthology, The Red Book, was an exciting event consisting of 10 authors from around the world. It is a great book and has generated a lot of interest in the project. (You can read about The Red Book or buy it here!)

Today, the second Chinese Whisperings project launches!  Initially planned to be called “The Jade Book”, this follow-up anthology project was expanded to include 22 authors from around the globe and became two separate but interconnected anthologies known as The Yin Book and The Yang Book (or the combined The Yin and Yang Book). Again, you can learn about or buy these great anthologies right here!

The blurb for the two anthologies only tells a little of what happens in the books:

In the international terminal of a large European airport, Monday morning is about to get a whole lot worse. At 7.35am Pangaean Airlines, one of Europe’s major carriers, is put into receivership grounding all flights, stranding thousands of passengers and impounding tonnes of luggage. But all is not as appears on the surface and the sliding-doors moment of one woman deciding to abandon her suitcase will ricochet through the lives around her.

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Chinese Whisperings: The Red Book

Over the last half of 2009, I was participating in a new writing adventure called Chinese Whisperings.  The inaugural publication, “The Red Book” is now available for purchase in electronic formats.  Print editions will become available this spring.

Check it out on the Chinese Whisperings web site!

I am the author of the eighth story in this anthology.  Through the Writers link, you can read excerpts from each story as well as biographical information and “behind-the-scenes” musings from each author.


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Lost on Earth (Chapter 1)

Chapter Seven, Fall 2008

Chapter Seven, Fall 2008

Author’s note: Lost on Earth is the result of a collaborative fiction effort for which I wrote the first chapter.  I have included the first chapter here, but to read the rest of the story, please visit  A full index can be found at the end of this chapter to help you get to the next sections.
Thanks for reading!

Bob Price fought violently against the panic he felt welling up within his belly.

What am I going to do now?, he thought as he leaned back against the door and watched her walk to the kitchen, placing the wet umbrella on the floor and the tray of cookies on the table. He closed his eyes and listened to her humming a song he did not know as she went familiarly to the cabinet to pull out plates. Reopening his eyes he saw his car keys hanging on the hook by the door and considered grabbing them and retreating back to the peace and quiet and safety of his office, where he could submerge himself into the piles of data streaming through the SETI project’s satellite systems. But looking at his already cold, bare feet, still wet from having just slogged home through the rain, and hearing the continued pounding of the rain outside his door, he shook his head and slowly walked into the kitchen to be a polite host to his neighbor.

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