Archive for September, 2015

Still Affected

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By now, you’re probably all aware of my past sightings, and other experiences involving at least one sasquatch while growing up in central Ohio. If not, or if you just want a refresher, here is a telling of those events that went on-line several years ago.

A lot of people, after having a sighting of a sasquatch, will say something along the lines of “You’re never the same afterward.” This is very true. Seeing a sasquatch changes you. The sightings and other encounters I had happened over 1,000 miles away from where I now live, and over 20 years ago. I’m still affected by them to this day. I still wake up from sasquatch-inspired dreams, even full-blown nightmares. In fact, a good chunk of last night was spent wide awake after one.

Desirée Lee and I had both hoped that working on “Hidden Tribe” would help with such things. It hasn’t seemed to have done so. After so long, I really don’t know if anything will stop the dreams/nightmares. The sasquatch I encountered in Ohio wasn’t/weren’t (I assume it was one of them, but on one occasion, there had to have been at least two of them present) overly aggressive. There’s no reason that I can determine as to why I should still be so strongly affected by them so long afterward. Yet I am.

Part of me wants to see another sasquatch. Part of me hopes I never do. Desirée Lee has never seen one. Part of me hopes that she does. Part of me hopes that she doesn’t. While it would be great to share such a thing with her, as she’s my wife, and best friend, I don’t want her to deal with the lifelong lingering effects that such a sighting inflicts on a person. We live in northern California, just shy of the state border with Oregon. We’re in prime sasquatch country. I can’t be outside without looking at the wooded mountains around us, and knowing that there are probably sasquatch nearby. I’m always keeping my eyes open for them.

“Hidden Tribe” was inspired, in large part, by my own experiences with sasquatch in Ohio, though the book takes place in the Pacific Northwest, where we live, and is a work of fiction. Currently, the book is in edits. Working on it as a form of therapy hasn’t seemed to work for me. But it’s still been a pleasure to team up with Desirée Lee on this project. We both sincerely hope that our fans and readers enjoy the book upon its release.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper

20,000+ Words

A few weeks ago, I talked here a bit about the new plans for “Warder”. The first book of the series, titled “Warder: Changing Guard”, is well underway. I’m over 20,000 words into it. While still working from the original comic book scripts that would have comprised the first three issues of the “Warder” comic book series, I’m also adding a bit of something else in. I’ll go into more detail on this point once the book is published; I don’t want to give spoilers here. There’s an element that I planned to bring in later in the series, which had not occurred to me at the time, several years ago, when I first wrote those comic book scripts. Now, adapting those scripts as a book, I’m going ahead and bringing that element into Book 1, as a set-up for something I plan for later down the road. But, as a whole, “Warder: Changing Guard” is remaining very faithful to those original scripts.

It feels good to get back to my high fantasy literary roots on this project. Most of the 30+ short stories I’ve had published, and my first two novels, too, were fantasy. Though I write more than fantasy, I was labelled a “fantasy author” for a number of years due to the large body of work in that genre that I had done. At present, I’ve mostly been away from the fantasy genre for a while, working more in horror, and action/adventure. It’s nice to return to my first literary love for now, though.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Halloween Is Coming

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Halloween is just around the corner – a little over a month away. Given that, now is the perfect time to check out the paranormal self-help book “Protect Yourself: A Handbook for the Recognition of the Supernatural for Defensive Purposes“, by my good friend Eldritch Thorn.

The link I’ve included above is for Smashwords, trying to cut out middlemen, and boost direct sales for my friend. But the book is a bestseller over on OmniLit.

The book covers a wide array paranormal creatures, from Angels to Zombies. Check it out!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

It’s Desirée Lee’s Birthday!

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Today is my wonderful wife Desirée Lee’s birthday! Please visit her on-line, and wish her a very happy one. She can be found at her website, on Facebook, and Twitter.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

More Lovecraft

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Only a couple of days ago I devoted a post here to H.P. Lovecraft, as I’m currently reading “The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft”. That book is a massive collection, pulling all of Lovecraft’s writing into one volume. I bought it some time ago, and have been reading it here and there ever since. I’ve finished “The Very Old Folk”. The next piece in the book is “The History of the Necronomicon”, by the way.

It’s strange that so soon after I put up the first Lovecraft post that Desirée Lee found an article on-line advertising rooms for rent in H.P. Lovecraft’s former house. I just thought the timing was very interesting, and wanted to share in case any of my fans were interested.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Blessed Mabon

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I hope that all of my readers and fans have a safe, and blessed Mabon – regardless of how you celebrate today, or even if you don’t.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Quagmire Fen” – Review Snippets

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“This story will grab you at page one and not let you go until the very end.”

“5 Stars for what it is, a short novella that reads like a novel and will stay with you.”

“The paranormal aspect of this story is original and done exceptionally well.”

“This is a great reading experience and I highly recommend it.”

“…from page 1 on I couldn’t put it down again. I love the way with words that Scott has.”

“A sad and touching story which will carry you along from the first to the last page. I am looking forward to read more of his works.”

“Make no mistake, there is violence and suffering in this story but thankfully the author spared us the worst of it but shared enough to make sure you know who is evil and who richly deserves killing (yes my revenge junkie was well satisfied)”

“This novella is recommendable for adults that like modern day fantasy.”

Grab your own copy of my critically-acclaimed novella “Quagmire Fen” here now!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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