Here’s a review of Alien Dimensions # 17 just published on Amazon:
“Short but sweet. While there are only seven pieces in this anthology, some of them could easily become classics. My favorite is Tomorrow’s Children by James Armer. His story, told from a robot’s POV, covers the accelerated lifecycle of an alien life form that comes from the sea, builds civilizations, fights until only one survives, and then returns to the sea to start the entire cycle again. Very multi-layered without being preachy. I also loved Mothermind by Robert M. Walton. He doesn’t sugarcoat how war is good for business, but follows the revolution of Mothers who don’t approve of their clone offspring being sold to fight unending wars for big business. Timely and personal. An anthology with some heart and soul. Very enjoyable.” Thomas Howard
The literary magazine Bartleby Snopes runs a short story contest every year that’s quite restrictive: no description and no exposition allowed. One must tell a tale using only dialog between characters. My entry is somewhat skewed toward an older demographic and I was laughing out loud as I wrote it. That’s not always a writer’s best guide to quality! “Do you feel lucky, punk” won 3rd prize, so please take a peek when you have time and let me know what you think..
Dawn Drums received a unique honor at the end of last year: First Place in the historical fiction category of the 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Publisher Moonlight Mesa Associates is celebrating the book’s recognition by offering the ebook edition at a reduced price. It’s available on both Kindle and Smashwords for $4.95 a copy. I’ll also offer a reduced price on my inventory of the paperback edition to folks in King City and the Central Coast: $9.95 a copy. This offer will be good for the month of February. You know where I live!
Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Drums-Robert-Walton-ebook/dp/B00C4ZH1VU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Apologies! I lost track of “Tag Team” and didn’t let you all know when it was published last fall. Ever since I watched the original “Topper” – Cary Grant, Constance Bennett and Roland Young – I’ve been enamored of humorous ghost stories and have written several such. You can read “Tag Team”, one of my better efforts, in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Archives. I hope it offers a few chuckles!
It’s official! Dawn Drums won first place in the historical fiction category! The official announcement came this morning. I greatly appreciate all the folks who took time to vote for me and will update you on further news about the prize.
Dawn Drums was just accepted by the Reader’s Choice Awards for 2017 in the historical fiction category. If you’re so inclined please go to the site (link below) and give my book a vote. It’s on page fourteen of the voting section.
I thought I’d mention again that two of my stories will be presented at this event. I won’t be able to attend, but I’m sure curious about how they’ll be received!
Sunday, October 8, 2017
The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, present our 6th Annual Northern Writes evening with new fiction by novelist Rod Williams and modern folklorist Robert Walton, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at The Federal. The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore,with guest cast Patricia Belcher (Bones, The Guest Book), Kevin Brief (Supernatural, Criminal Minds) and Holger Moncada, Jr. (Futureman, Jane The Virgin).
The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91601. Performances begin at 7:00 pm, doors open 6:00 pm. for your dining and drinking pleasure. Admission is $10.00-$15.00 with advance purchase, $20.00 same day cash only at the door. Advance discount ticket sales close today at 5 pm!
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