May Update: Great Things Happening

May Update


May Update Memory Leak CoverMay update Death Wish CoverIt’s been an amazing year, so I thought I’d give everyone a May Update to catch up with what’s been going on in my corner of the internet.

1. Death Wish Cover Reveal. I recently released the cover of my upcoming novel Death Wish, the third in the Corsair Uprising Space Opera Series. I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback about the cover and I’m excited to release the novel this summer.

2. Dirge of the Corsairs Music Video. It’s not every day an opportunity presents itself to do something unique and exciting that you’ve never done before. While I was writing Death Wish, I wrote some song lyrics that really fit well into the context of the story. I decided not to stop there and I recorded the song. Next, I went out into the desert and filmed a music video to accompany the song. The moral of this story is don’t write an idea off as silly or not feasible. If you put your mind to it you can accomplish great things. You can read about the making of the music video or watch the video here.

3. Memory Leak Gets a New Cover. Memory Leak is a science fiction thriller that I released originally back in 2010. The cover was dated and I didn’t feel it conveyed the right tone, so I made a new one that matched the branding on my most recent novels since 2014.

4. Symbiote to be released as an audiobook in Summer 2015. Books In Motion has picked up my science fiction thriller Symbiote and it’s currently being read by a talented reader in a studio.  Stay tuned for the release date and more details.

5. Amazon Bestseller status. Last weekend, The Corsair Uprising #1: The Azure Key reached bestseller status on Amazon, hitting #1 in Steampunk and multiple other categories. I’d like to say thank you to the more than 500 people who downloaded my book over the span of a couple of days and the thousands of people who’ve read my books so far. Without your help, none of this would have been possible.

 

I have a lot more great news coming later on this year, so please keep an eye out for those updates as they come in. Things are definitely changing for the better and my name is getting out there. Once again, thank you to anyone who has read my work. Without early adopters, there would be no superstars.



Science Sunday: Jupiter’s Moon Houses Salty Ocean

Jupiter’s Moon Houses a Salty Ocean?

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have found that Ganymede, Jupiter’s moon, has a salt ocean with more water than the Earth. Scientists believe the ocean is 60 miles thick, which is about 10 times the depth of Earth’s oceans. If this doesn’t get Jules Verne-ians excited, I don’t know what will. In addition to pictures of the moon from Hubble, scientists have measure the magnetic field of the moon, which provides even stronger evidence of such a body of water underneath the surface potentially caused by Cryo-Volcanoes. What’s more,scientists are looking beyond Ganymede to Europa and Callisto as other icy moons with likely sources of water and, thus, the potential for life whether past or present.

But why, Trevor? Why should I care?

This means that our solar system is a wet place, where oceans and salt water are not confined to Earth, but rather, exist in abundance. If there are oceans on moons as well as Earth here in the Sol System, then it can be extrapolated that there are oceans on planets outside of our solar system. Generally, life as we know it requires water to survive. Going further, this could mean life on other planets or moons outside of our solar system.

In my opinion we would be silly to believe there is not life somewhere else in the universe, whether it exists presently, or at some point in the past or will exist at some time in the future. Astronomers estimate that there are more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe and our own galaxy, The Milky Way, is home to over 300 billion stars. Now, math is not my strong suit, but even I know that the odds are against being alone in the universe. Heck, maybe Jupiter’s moon Ganymede or another candidate within our Solar System will house some microbial life if nothing else.

What do you think? Are we alone? Or are there super-intelligent plant-people out there somewhere? Leave a response in the space below, the wackier the better.

Don’t forget to download a free copy of my Sci-Fi Thriller Symbiote, which deals with one possible form of life arriving on Earth via meteorite.