Sighted Now Only .99 Cents!

In the soft light of a dying cellphone screen Lucas Taylor finally holds proof in the palm of his hand.

SIGHTED is now only .99 cents readers! So, if you were holding out on picking up Sighted, now’s the time to buy, and if you picked up a copy during one of the free giveaways, then spread the love to your friends! 😉

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-Allen White

Sighted Free Giveaway #2!

SIGHTED will be FREE on Amazon Kindle once again tomorrow through Tuesday night! Tell your friends, because I can only do this one more time after this!

Paranormal Investigator and struggling author Lucas Taylor finally has hard evidence in the palm of his hand. What began as a series of surreal text messages punctuated by a damning photo ends with a feverish obsession for the truth. In the soft light of a dying cell phone screen, a man stares back at Lucas with soulless eyes of drowning pitch, classically attired in a suit and fedora that seem out of place in the modern era. His close friend and collaborator Caden Wilson believes that he’s been visited by this haunting figure after having been witness to a UFO. Fearing both for his friend’s health and sanity he makes the trip out to him, the revelations that follow leave him stunned.

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Call of the Harbinger Update

Ladies and gents! I’ve just completed a round of edits on Call of the Harbinger, correcting some grammatical errors and formatting issues. The changes should be automatically reflected in your Kindle file!

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Sighted: Release Date and Blurb!

Paranormal Investigator and struggling author Lucas Taylor finally has hard evidence in the palm of his hand. What began as a series of surreal text messages punctuated by a damning photo ends with a feverish obsession for the truth. In the soft light of a dying cell phone screen, a man stares back at Lucas with soulless eyes of drowning pitch, classically attired in a suit and fedora that seem out of place in the modern era. His close friend and collaborator Caden Wilson believes that he’s been visited by this haunting figure after having been witness to a UFO. Fearing both for his friend’s health and sanity he makes the trip out to him, the revelations that follow leave him stunned.

Sighted, a science fiction horror Novelette, is my second published work,  and will release on 4-17-17 on Amazon Kindle!

You can pre-order your copy here!

-AW

Sighted Cover Reveal!

About Sighted:

Lucas Taylor’s world is turned upside down when his friend drags him into a conspiracy that will test the limits of his sanity.

The Cover:

I wanted something a little more rough for the cover of Sighted, like one of those grainy photographs you see of UFO’s or Bigfoot. You know they can’t be real, but there’s always a little part of you that asks: “or can they?” They have this eerie quality to them. You question the details, even though there’s so little detail there. I wanted to capture that feeling.

The logo itself I had outsourced to a friend of mine named Stephanie Mindzak. I think she did a great job on it, and was pleasantly surprised that she brought me something that at once reminds me of the Sightings Logo (which the title of the story is a play on), and the typeface used for Alien.

You can check out her portfolio here: Coroflot.com/StephanieMindzak

Sighted is currently in it’s second to last editing phase, and a release date will be announced soon.

-Allen White

So, let’s talk about Trappist1!

Artistic impression of TRAPPIST-1f NASA/JPL-Caltech

Yesterday, Nasa announced that seven earth sized planets have been discovered orbiting a dwarf star called Trappist1, which is 40 Light Years away from Earth. Obviously, it’s unprecedented that so many planets (roughly the size of Earth) have been discovered in the same system, and three of those appear to orbit within the so-called “habitable-zone” of Trappist-1.

But, what’s more intriguing is just how closely these worlds orbit their host star. Each orbit less than 1 AU from each other, or a little over the distance from the Earth and the Moon. This means that, like the illustration above, if you were to stand on any of the worlds within the habitable-zone, you’d see the other worlds as clearly as we see our own moon, if not clearer.

That’s pretty damn cool, and as a science fiction writer, it’s definitely a feast for my own imagination. There are so many questions about this system, like how does being so close to each other affect their surfaces, is there life, is there water?

Honestly, though, I think the biggest, and coolest question this system has me asking is, what would it be like for us to reach another planet in the same time that it takes us to reach our own moon?

-Allen White

Call of the Harbinger Influences Part II

Apocalypse Fear:

Credit: NASA

Throughout written history, human consciousness has always been plagued by a sick fascination with the end of the world.

The ancient world believed that comets were the harbingers of doom and destruction; the coming of Halley’s comet was seen as an ill omen, and humanity didn’t stop viewing comets as omens of disaster, or weapons of the gods hurled at the Earth to punish mankind, until the first century AD.

Every religion has some kind of end of the world prophecy. We see it as a core theme in many successful Hollywood blockbusters too. Even now, there are people who believe that a rogue planetary system (called Nibiru) is supposed to come crashing through our star system like a wrecking ball (but, their time table for this gets pushed farther and farther back, much like those religious nuts that come out and predict the end of the world every two months).  But, why? I got to asking myself: “Was there some Earth shattering event that humans witnessed before the time of written history that stuck with us through some innate, subconscious, memory? Were the ancient religious prophecies actually telling of something in our past, rather than our future?”

It’s not a new question.  Dave Talbot (of the Thunderbolts Project), who works with Plasma Physicist Wal Thornhill, created a three part documentary called Symbols of an Alien Sky, about how these fears might have began, and, even as preposterous as the ideas raised in the documentary are, you have to admit that it’s intriguing. Cave paintings and ancient art, as well as mythic themes in our ancient (and current) religions, that all seem to fit together in one great apocalyptic prehistoric narrative.  Even if people like Talbot are completely wrong about Earth having orbited Saturn, and Venus having been a comet in our distant past, (course, even grandiose sounding events like these are a mere drop in the bucket when compared to the awesome magnitude of our universe)  the mere presence of these images (many of them being plasma formations that can be recreated in the lab exactly as they were drawn) suggests that, when it comes to the secrets of our past, we’ve barely even tapped the surface.

Before Call of the Harbinger was even an idea, I was fascinated by these questions, and I haven’t stopped being fascinated by them. There are no clear answers, of course, though there are curious cave paintings of plasma structures (which can be reproduced in plasma laboratories) scattered all over the world, as well as strange symbols scattered across every culture and continent that hint at strange formations in our skies, and we’ve learned that ancient cultures knew far more about the Earth and astronomy than we once thought. Hell, the “official” date for how far back human existence on this planet keeps getting pushed back as we find older and older fossils. Still, the best we can do is speculate.

Image Credit 2012 Focus Features

I’ve never been a huge conspiracy theorist, in fact most of them make me laugh, but I am fascinated by them. Ancient Aliens was pretty popular while I was writing the first draft of Call
of the Harbinger, and it’s not such a stretch to add extra terrestrials coming down and mucking with life on Earth to the theory of panspermia. So, coupled with the “ancient object” guy (who I discussed in part I), apocalypse fear, Symbols of an Alien Sky, and ancient aliens, Call of the Harbinger began to take shape.

In the next part, I’ll talk about the heavy emphasis of dreams in the story, and my own experiences with apocalyptic nightmares.

TO BE CONTINUED