Friday, January 17, 2014

Welcome to GreenGrass Snippet #1

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday! Why Saturday you ask? Why not SciFiFan Tuesday morning? Just like the age old questions of the chicken or the egg, why did aliens build the pyramids, and just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the world may never know.  What I do know is you should stop over at the main site – and check out all the great writing snippets posted over there.  Since I was lucky enough to have my new novel posted as the featured book at the site all last week (Thanks Laurel), I decided to post the first ten sentences from it this week.  Welcome to GreenGrass is a sci-fi fantasy adventure, blending two of my favorite genres, and sprinkling in a little murder mystery to boot. It’s a fast paced, fun romp through the unpredictable city of GreenGrass and it’s available through Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, my publisher’s site –, and other ebook resources. Click the link to the right if you want to check it out.  Thanks!

There have always been alleys. Whether in a big city, a small town, or the end of the world, the spaces in between, the dark corners of civilization, have always needed a place to breathe. The Mayans had Tikal, Rome raised the bar, and the Big Apple grew into a city that never slept. Too many eyes made secrets difficult to hide. Worlds need those pockets, the urban closets that hide the skeletons of a modern society. Just as sure as the sun rises, even if it’s not the one you’re expecting, there are places that never see the light of day.

 Resting against the fire escape, John Traveller knew as well as any that even the cast-outs and misfits needed a place to call home. For two nights straight, he watched the same alley from his metal perch and all he had to show was a sore back and numb fingers. The dual red moons overhead stared back at him, a constant reminder this world was not his own. Not that he needed any. 

And there you have it!  I hope you enjoyed it and if you liked what you read and want to read more about Traveller and his friends, check out the free preview over at Amazon!  Have a great weekend and see you in seven! (Unless they change the name to SciFiFan Tuesday morning – yeah, I doubt it too)



  1. Still packs a punch. :)

  2. I love the comment about the urban closets that hide the skeletons. This is a really good opening paragraph - it sets the scene, and gives the feel of the book from the word go.