Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Featured Book: Gramma Darling by Lissa Schroeder

It is truly extraordinary, the difference one woman can make in the life of a child. Beautifully written and stunningly illustrated, this delightful book for children, parents, and grandparents paints a nostalgic picture of unhurried summer days at a dear grandmother's house.

Seen and felt through the eyes of a child, every discovery is full of innocence and wonder; from an attic brimming with treasures to running through the fields at twilight catching fireflies. You will laugh and remember your own childhood and feel as though you are there sharing in all the small adventures of her little world; the baby birds, the gardening, the stormy days, and bedtime baths.

And through it all, in the background, is Gramma Darling and her laughter. You sense the atmosphere of nurturing, protection, and worth that she provides; and far more importantly, you get a glimpse into the wisdom of a woman whose genuine genius for simply loving, inspires wholehearted lifetime devotion. It will leave you uplifted and looking for ways to spend quality time with the little ones in your own life.






About the author:

Lissa Schroeder is a gifted teacher, an engaging public speaker, and a licensed minister. She has taught all over Alaska at youth conferences, ladies’ retreats, home school workshops, and more. A born storyteller, she paints vivid emotional pictures that are inspiring and hopeful, that make your heart soar and leave you smiling. Mostly, she has raised three awesome kids, homeschooling from preschool to med school. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with her husband and youngest son, where she owns and runs a curriculum supply store.

Doron Ben-Ami is a freelance illustrator, photographer, and musician, living and working in Brookfield Connecticut. He has illustrated hundreds of book covers, advertisements, posters, children’s books, and calendars. He also creates illustrations for storyboards and animatics, assisting in the production of nationally broadcast TV commercials. Most recently he has expanded his professional offerings to video and animation. When not creating visual imagery, he performs in the western Connecticut area with his jazz band, and in a duo with his daughter. He has two grown children, and lives with his wife in Brookfield, Connecticut.




Sunday, August 28, 2016

Featured Book: Still Marching On by Lynda Stephenson

Frankilee Baxter is back! And she is as sassy and resolute as ever. In Still Marching On, Miss Baxter aspires to participate in the Civil Rights Movement, become editor of the Athena College newspaper, and marry Calvin Morris-and odds are, she'll make her dreams come true with sheer force of personality.

A witty young woman with nerve and verve, Frankilee is in no way the traditional Southern sorority girl, which brings disappointment and alarm to her family, as well as shock and dismay to Calvin's parents.

With humor and heart, this highly anticipated third novel by award-winning author Lynda Stephenson depicts the triumphs and the failures of a plucky girl determined not only to stand against the Southern customs she loathes but also to marry the man she loves.






About the author:

Lynda Stephenson was born and reared in the Texas Panhandle. She attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and then received her master’s degree and doctoral work in English from the University of Oklahoma. A former English professor at East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, she is a prolific writer of poetry, essays, and short stories. She currently lives with her husband, Gene, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Lynda is also the author of Dancing with Elvis and The Southern Chapter of the Big Girl Panties Club.



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Featured Book: Turbulence by John W. Van Kleeff

This memoir is extraordinarily interesting.

It goes through a man's life from childhood-at six years old, John's father sent him away to Holland to live with foster parents, leaving lingering psychological scars on John and his mother)-until he retires from his last airline job.



About the author:

John has been in over fifty countries, lived and worked in at least nine, and dealt with many different cultures and languages. As an executive pilot, he also flew for people like the Bin Laden family, Adnan Kashoggi, the arms dealer, the Saudi Royal family, and many more celebrities around the world.




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Featured Book: If You Were Me and Lived in... Elizabethan England by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Elizabethan England, the complicated clothes you might wear, what might influence your parents to choose your name, and what children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



About the author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.


Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.




Sunday, August 21, 2016

Featured Book: Describing Color to the Blind by W Thomas Faucher

“The year was 1988. It was to be just a simple magazine article. Now…who knows? Even after all of these years, I’m not sure what really happened.”

With these words, skeptical reporter David Prescott begins to tell the story of Prissy Duke, a seemingly harmless old lady who has heard a voice guide her for seventy years.

But as the interview progresses Prescott realizes that no one who ever enters the world of Prissy Duke is ever the same again.

Describing Color to the Blind is a riveting tale of abuse, mystery, and a search for truth.


About the author:

W Thomas Faucher lives in Boise, Idaho. He is a well-known storyteller, author, architectural designer, and art critic, with over forty-four years of experience dealing with fascinating people.




Saturday, August 20, 2016

Featured Book: Just Breathe by JJ Fine

Kyle Matthews knows all too well about second chances and when she meets Trevor Michaels she realizes he may be the last true chance she wants to make.

Both successful in their own right and sure of themselves that they don't need anyone else.

Meeting Trevor in this small world ignites a fire in Kyle that was burned out due to tragedy.

Trevor plans to change that with his desire for Kyle.

When their pasts collide with their future, will their desire for one another be enough to hold them together?



About the author:

JJ Fine is new to writing. Her passion for reading and following her favorite authors gave her the courage to write. While she enjoys reading all kinds, her passion of writing is for contemporary romance.

JJ lives in small town Southwest Iowa with her husband and three boys. When not living her busy life with her family, you will find her typing away her imagination.




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Featured Book: If You Were Me and Lived in... Ancient Greece by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the type of clothing you might wear what your name could be, and what children in the olden days did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



About the author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.


Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.




Sunday, August 14, 2016

Featured Book: Meridian by Andrew Ceroni

It is the biggest of America's big secrets - MERIDIAN, the deepest black and most intensely protected program since the Atom Bomb. The MERIDIAN program contains the furthest leading edge of weapons technology and with origins more profoundly startling than the technology itself. Governments will stop at nothing to get it. Laszlo Csengerny, a Russian-controlled spy, a man haunted by demons from his past, has uncovered the key to destroying the program.

In this prequel to SNOW MEN, CIA agent Pete Novak is racing to Europe with orders to stop Laszlo, to kill him if that's what it takes. Several agents have already died trying. Novak's dedicated security escort, J.T. Brannon, former assassin unmatched in the art of killing, is leery of Novak's assignment and warns him of its danger. As Novak unravels the alarming secrets behind the MERIDIAN program and his path converges with Laszlo's desperate pursuit to annihilate his demons, Novak and his family are swept into the crosshairs of rogue Agency assassins. Only Brannon can save Novak's family, and he is committed to sacrificing his own life to do so. The final confrontation and profound revelation of MERIDIAN explode into a deadly struggle over what may be the very future of mankind itself.



About the author:

Award winning author Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a special agent conducting global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his B.S. Degree from the US Air Force Academy; M.A. Degree from Case Western University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland. He lives in Colorado with his family.



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Featured Book: Morpheus Kane and the Sloboda Amulet by Kelly Scidmore-Sievers

As the Kane siblings race to fulfill their destinies, the evil surrounding them is destroying the land's allies one by one.

Czar Nefarious, The Fire In The Darkness, summons his armies and sets out to destroy the Kane legacy, thus ensuring his domination of Pulchritude Amity once and for all.

Together, Charlie and Kassie Kane find themselves at the center of an epic battle of magic and mayhem as they struggle to survive and free the land from the evil tyranny that would forever rule.


About the author:

Kelly’s lifelong love of reading and writing inspired her to see her imaginings in print. After many sleepless nights of scribing her thoughts onto paper, Charlie and Kassie Kane were born, and helped introduce an entire world of brave new characters. This is the third novel in the Kane series. Kelly is currently working on her magic writing while residing in Second City with her husband, three children, four wolves and several gnomes.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Featured Book: If You Were Me and Lived in... Colonial America by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Colonial America, the complicated clothes you might wear, what might influence your parents to choose your name, and what children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



About the author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.

Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.




Sunday, August 7, 2016

Featured Book: The Goddess' Vengeance by Alexander Maxwell

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Goddess Scorned. . .

After centuries of enslavement, the Egyptian goddess, Mafdet, is freed, with the aid of her old friend, "the man in black." After being freed, she ends up on Astraea, a world of magic, with monsters around every turn, yet she longs for vengeance against Ra, her captor, and maniacal brother.

She journeys across Astraea, aided by friends she meets along the way, such as Joshua Necrothane, the traveling merchant, to find the "man in black" and acquire his power to defeat Ra. However, the "man in black's" son reveals himself to Mafdet, and her friends, and vows to acquire the power for himself to become the new god of Astraea.

Now, Mafdet and company must face off against the mysterious Umber Nocht, and his team of monsters, and gods, in a race against time to see who truly deserves the unlimited powers of the "man in black." Will Mafdet gain the power, achieve her vengeance, or will she fall to Umber Nocht, setting into motion the end of the current Astraean world order?



About the author:

Alexander Maxwell is a reclusive young man that rarely ventures outside his bubble. As such, there is little to no personal information on him aside from the fact that he loves to write.




Saturday, August 6, 2016

Featured Book: Weapons of the Gods by Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern’s vast, world-wide audience is anxiously awaiting the chance to dive into his latest blockbuster, Weapons of the Gods: How Ancient Alien Civilizations Almost Destroyed the Earth.

Inside, he studies long-gone civilizations to answer the question: did previous cultures blossom, develop, and thrive, only to destroy themselves, tens or hundreds of thousands of years ago, with the same atomic technology as the bombs that decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Redfern reveals evidence of Armageddon-level events in the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, the ancient Pakistani culture of Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan, and the Lonar Crater in India. In the epic Sanskrit texts of Ramayana and Mahabharata are descriptions of nuclear warfare that took place thousands of years ago.

Redfern argues that many previous civilizations cracked the secrets of the atom, only to become the victims of its terrifying power, while others may have been destroyed by hostile aliens with their own nuclear arsenals.



About the author:

Nick Redfern is the author of more than 30 books on UFOs, cryptozoology, and the world of the paranormal, including Bloodline of the Gods; Monster Files; Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; The Real Men in Black; The NASA Conspiracies; Keep Out!; The Pyramids and the Pentagon; Contactees; The World's Weirdest Places; For Nobody's Eyes Only; and Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind. He has appeared on more than 70 TV shows, including: Fox News; the BBC's Out of This World; the SyFy Channel's Proof Positive; the Space Channel's Fields of Fear; the History Channel's Monster Quest, America's Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens, and UFO Hunters; Science's The Unexplained Files; the National Geographic Channel's Paranatural; and MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann. Originally from the UK, Nick lives near Dallas, Texas.

He can be contacted at his blog: nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com.




Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: Dead... If Only by Heather Haven

A man who should be dead isn't and Lee Alvarez's very
pregnant sister-in-law, Vicki, is about to be charged with a murder he recently committed in the Big Easy.

Aided by the rest of the Alvarez Family, Palo Alto's favorite P.I. kicks the Voodoo in the Who Do throughout New Orleans.

With only three days to clear Vicki's name, a child is kidnapped, two more people wind up dead, a hurricane hits, and the clock never stops ticking....


Received for review

Sadly, I did not have high hopes for this just from reading the back cover and my expectations were confirmed within the first few pages.

This tries to be a Stephanie Plum novel but it falls far, far short. There is no light, happy, snappy story. The dialogue is boring and drawn out. The characters are alternately boring and annoying. The mystery is lackluster. I actually had to force myself to even get past the first chapter.

In addition, the book is formatted strangely with a good two inches of space at the bottom of each page that contains nothing but an annoying black line and the page number. I gather that this spacing choice was to force the text onto more pages to make the book appear longer. It works to create more pages but it also creates a very frustrated reader since the formatting is incredibly distracting.

Overall, between the yawn worthy mystery, the sub par characters, and the unfortunate formatting this was a complete train wreck and I really cannot recommend it at all. I genuinely do not know how it is the fourth book in the series.

☆☆☆☆ = Didn't Like It




Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Featured Book: If You Were Me and Lived in... Renaissance Italy by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Florence, Italy, the clothes you wore in the 15th century, what your name could be, and what children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



About the author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.

Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.




Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review: Galloping to Freedom by Carol J. Walker

Playful. Protective. Dignified. Elegant and affectionate. Certainly beautiful. Above all else, loyal. These are the horses of Wyoming's famed Adobe Town herd, their stunning images caught in the wild by award-winning photographer Carol Walker. Especially remarkable are the snowcapped stallion that Walker thinks of as Bronze Warrior and his band of Appaloosa-marked mares and offspring. But their freedom was to be curtailed.

In the fall of 2014, the Adobe Town horses were rounded up, their bands divided. Bronze Warrior and his sons were shipped to Colorado, their mares to a holding facility in Wyoming, and their young sent to Carson City, Nevada.

Moved by the horse's strong family bonds in the wild, Walker joined with other advocates to intercede. This is the story captured in Walker's signature dramatic images of searching out, gathering together, and ultimately reuniting Bronze Warrior's extended family at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Galloping to Freedom: Reuniting the Adobe Town Appaloosas will engage your heart and forever change your view of America's wild horses.



Received for review

Obviously this is more of a coffee table book full of photographs which tell the story of the horses, and as such it is quite light on the text. However, this does not detract from the story and emotion at all. In fact, the beautiful photos give you insight into the journey the horses went in a way that words never fully could.  I read it once and returned to it over and over again just to admire the gorgeous horses.

Overall, between the stunning photographs and the poignant story this is a lovely read for any horse lover. General photography fans are also sure to appreciate it as well. I certainly highly recommend this.

★★★★★ = Loved It




Monday, August 1, 2016

Guest Post: Nick Redfern author of Bloodline of the Gods

Nick Redfern, author of Bloodline of the Gods, stopped by to share with us a piece he wrote.






Unravel the Mystery of the Human Blood Type to Reveal the Aliens Among Us
  • Are significant numbers of humanity the product of an ancient and advanced alien civilization?
  • Have we, across the millennia, been periodically modified and refined as a species?
  • Has our genetic make-up been manipulated by otherworldly beings that view human civilization as one big lab experiment?
These are controversial and thought-provoking questions. They are also questions that demand answers, answers that may very well be found by examining those people whose blood type is Rh negative.

The vast majority of humankind – 85 to 90 percent – is Rh positive, which means a person’s red blood cells contain a specific antigen, a protein that is found on the surface of cells and which are designed to combat bacteria and viruses.

We all have this protein in our bodies, except for the remaining 10 to 15 percent of humans. If the theory of evolution is valid – that each and every one of us is descended from ancient primates – shouldn’t we all be Rh positive?

Yes, we should. But, here’s something astonishing: we’re not all the same.

The negatives are unlike the rest of us. They are different. They are the unique individuals whose bloodline may have nothing less than extraterrestrial origins.

Nick Redfern’s book, Bloodline of the Gods, takes us on an amazing trip into the distant past and to a time when proto-humans were genetically manipulated by ETs, perceived by ancient man as nothing less than all-powerful gods.

Encompassing accounts of the legendary Anunnaki, alien abductions, hybrid children, secret and powerful societies, and an elite bloodline that holds significant sway over the planet and its people, Bloodline of the Gods reveals the shocking truth concerning those people who are not entirely human.




About the author:

Nick Redfern is the author of more than 30 books on UFOs, cryptozoology, and the world of the paranormal, including Bloodline of the Gods; Monster Files; Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; The Real Men in Black; The NASA Conspiracies; Keep Out!; The Pyramids and the Pentagon; Contactees; The World's Weirdest Places; For Nobody's Eyes Only; and Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind. He has appeared on more than 70 TV shows, including: Fox News; the BBC's Out of This World; the SyFy Channel's Proof Positive; the Space Channel's Fields of Fear; the History Channel's Monster Quest, America's Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens, and UFO Hunters; Science's The Unexplained Files; the National Geographic Channel's Paranatural; and MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann. Originally from the UK, Nick lives near Dallas, Texas.

He can be contacted at his blog: nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com.