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As you are writing you can easily insert actual events to make your story sound more real. While writing my first book I added some actual UFO reports into it. Here’s an example when I did a flashback of 100+ years from the story’s timeline. It gave it a Project Blue Book feel to the it.
Socorro, New Mexico—1964
At 5:45 p.m., Police Sergeant Lonnie Zamora spotted a speeding car outside the small town of Socorro, New Mexico. Desert, sand, and cactus were the only things around. That—and the speeder. Zamora turned on his siren and hit the gas, his eyes fixed on the speeding car.
To the northeast, he heard what sounded like explosions. A funnel of blue-and-orange flame rose so high it could be seen in the sandy, hilly desert for miles. God, it must be the dynamite shack exploding. He gave up the chase, and turned his car in the direction of the flame and explosions.
He then steered a hard right onto a dirt road, wheels spinning rock behind them as he tried to climb a steep hill. It took him three tries before he made it to the top of the damn hill. He stopped for a moment to get his bearings and saw what looked like an overturned white car over a hundred yards away. It was off the road with two people standing nearby.
The object shined like whitish aluminum, not like chrome, against the mesa background. For some reason, it somehow looked out of place to Zamora. He couldn’t put his finger on it. The people appeared to be alright by the way they moved. They wore what seemed to be white coveralls. The only unusual thing about them was, by their size, they were either small adults or large kids. He couldn’t tell for sure, but it seemed they
appeared to jump in surprise when they looked his way.
Sergeant Zamora drove along the road to get closer. He lost sight of it for several seconds driving around a large hill. After getting close enough, Zamora pulled over and stopped his car. He radioed in, reporting he would be leaving his car to render aid. “It looks like some kids were joy-riding and flipped their car.”
As he stepped away from his vehicle, he heard a thunderous roar. The two people had disappeared. He was shocked. It wasn’t an overturned car. It was an oval-shaped object. Rising into the air. Light blue and orange flame centered underneath as
it rose. Around the fire, he saw what looked like four landing gears retracting into the object.
Fearing the craft was about to explode because of the roar, he ran to the other side of the road and dove for cover. He looked up and saw the object low to the ground, slowly moving away from him.
It was oval. Smooth, with no windows or doors. Centered on the side was unrecognizable red lettering. It didn’t look like any Earth language he was familiar with.
It sped up, rising into the evening sky. It immediately took off across the country and was soon out of sight.
If you would like to read the whole book, USA: Eliminated!, you can find it on Amazon here… http://www.amazon.com/dp/1701788128
Jack Slater watched the image of the missile as it sped over the US. If only the warning had been more detailed. Anti-ballistic missiles and coastal laser defense had failed to shoot it down. It was just too fast. He examined the controls and hoped his plan worked. “Please,” he prayed. Only seconds before detonation, the image made his gut clench. He closed his eyes and slid his fingers up the panel.
What happened next is available on Amazon in the book “USA: Eliminated” by William D. Nash. Read how Jack discovers an actual abandoned flying saucer which causes World War III.
Flying back from Europe in Eagle Recon 1, Jack Slater and friends decided to detour around a naval exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The new course leads him over the Sargasso Sea–bad decision. He forgot that is the home of the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
Conflict: Earth! is available at…
Well, I was set up and ready for the first day at ALL-CON Thursday. I was looking forward to meeting with other sci-fi fans. Then Friday morning I found a note on my table stating by order of the City of Dallas all events with over 500 attendees will close by 11 a.m. March 13, 2020. Oh well, there’s next year.
Well, gang, this Wednesday I’m heading to Crown Plaza in Addison, TX, to get ready for ALL-CON. It starts on free admission Thursday at 3:00. You can check out the info at https://all-con.org/ and, if you attend, come over and say “Hi”. I’m at the booth B-12, the vitamin booth. My publisher name is Ink Slinger Enterprises.
Hope to see ya there.
The second book of The Jupiter Factor Series, Conflict: Earth!, is now available on Amazon, Kindle, and other fine bookstores.
Jack Slater tries to convince the world’s governments to unite to help defend the Earth against an impending alien attack.
His misadventures continues…to Mars, aboard a Plavian Carrier, and…okay, no spoilers. Enjoy the book and please leave a review.
You can find it at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1701136600 and KU.
My first attempt creating a YouTube Video. What would you do if you found an abandoned flying saucer in your own backyard? Me, I would fly it like I stole it. Post below what you would do… Check out what Jack Slater did in USA: Eliminated!, available on Amazon at… www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B081K8M5TB#
If you ever wonder what to blog about to build your branding you could use an outtake, or deleted scene, from your book. Another option is an blog about the background of one of your characters.
Keep in mind people prefer to look at pictures more than read so use one. You can find something online that fits what you might need or create your own like I did here. This scene was never on book 2, Conflict: Earth!, but it could have. I just typed up a quick scene to go with the image and presto, here it is.
t’Nina carefully examined the image of the Urutusian saucer as it left the planet projected above the holographic projector. She wondered how they could have missed it when they scanned the world before destroying the human base.
Sensors detect only three humans aboard the craft, l’Endra’s thoughts brushed aside t’Nina’s. It appears to be on an interception course with our patrol.
“It would be interesting to see what they have planned,” she smiled at the thought. “Does it have any weapons?”
“Hmmm, interesting indeed.”
Conflict: Earth! available now on Amazon at www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B081K8M5TB# .
Also at Kindle, KU and other fine bookstores.