Pappy Butler is OUT Now

Art - final cover by Jack - Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory

Title: PAPPY BUTLER & HIS ZERO TIME THEORY

High school physics teacher, Pappy Butler, feels he has a handle on a telepathy-type force that transcends distance and time, which he calls “Zero Time Theory,” and has tried for years to get his paper on this theory published. Meanwhile, he’s having marital problems as well as issues at his high school, where he has crossed the principal and superintendent and is falsely accused of negligence and unprofessional behavior for threatening the school librarian, creating the legal definition of a hostile work environment. But it isn’t until Pappy is given a “molecule machine” by another scientist that his troubles really start. Both the government and a rival scientist also want this machine, and they don’t care who they hurt to get it…

All versions, digital and print, for this book are available from Black Opal Books author page for Tim at:
http://www.blackopalbooks.com/author-bios/bio-tim-desmond

And it is also at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and All Romance site. Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory was released Saturday, April 30, 2016

OTHER LINKS:
Timothy J. Desmond

Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

SAFE, hah!

Jandy Relay Board - Jandy 3652

I don’t think any of us are safe, in this digital age. I mean, I’m sick of all the scare ads, for home security alarms, “lifelock” and others, Can Lifelock be hacked? Probably. And they say protect your social security number. Why? If it, your number is stolen, Social Security won’t give you a new number like a credit card. I’ve been hacked on Facebook, email, and once at our bank from a check we wrote a grocery store. I lost my wallet last year. It’s my own fault. I was in a rush. Pretty sure it was never picked up from where I last had it, at Savemart parking lot. I think it was dropped from my vehicle on HWY 99 between Fresno and Visalia. It had my Medicare cards. The Social Security number IS your medicare number. I canceled all gas cards, bank accounts, and one credit card. It was a mess. But there was nothing to do about the Medicare card.
So, as I thought about it, That number is on all my medical stuff, at several doctors offices, hospital medical records, medical lab locations. Are all the medical employees bonded hires? If any medical worker, office staff, is in financial trouble, can they sell social security numbers that have come across their desks? Plus, there is the HIPPA laws that insured medical privacy, but now, because of the Affordable Healthcare Act, that information has to be sent to the government. Government data bases have been hacked. You have no electronic privacy.
There’s more. Later.

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Jitters Coffee House

Rifling Of Old Cannon, View On The Inside

Teaming up with me again at another Sanger Art Hop Saturday, will be Steven Hammond. This time we will be at the JITTERS COFFEE HOUSE, at 1317 7th Street, Sanger, CA. This is just half a block off of Academy and 7th Street. We will be there from 10 AM to 4 PM. Yes, it’s a long day. Yes, it’s the Saturday after Christmas Day. Yes, we are signing our books for any who have not ordered before from our publishers or from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. In spite of the fact that places no longer exist in our area like UPSTART CROW, the FORUM coffee house is too far away in Berkeley, and our regional district of the leading coffee places called Starbucks does not allow signing events, here is a place that does. Amazing. Drop by for a coffee and visit and I’ll sign a copy of THE DOC conspiracy thriller for you.

Tim

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
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Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

Timothy J. Desmond
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The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

War or not …..

Art - photo for blog - Aug 7 - 2015

Perhaps the national turmoil is getting to me. Cyber threat if tied with global economy, makes me wonder.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond

Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
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All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1
Timothy J. Desmond

Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com

Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

The Posse

I’m in a posse. I have been for a while. We are lead by our author friend Sunny Frazier. We first met at an author event at Chowchilla Library. I am not sure if the “The Posse” was formed at that time or not until later. Somehow I was in. We have a main concept of using some sort of clout with improving our promotions and marketing, as well as entertaining one another.
One of those tools is blogging. For example we were referred to another blog and author by Anne R. Allen. In a recent blog by Anne R. Allen, there is a list of ten reasons to blog. While all the points there are good and right, Number 9 had struck me. First I had to look up what “garret” meant. I know, I know, but it is what it is. I was working the day job, and there was only one other writer on our staff, and he was published with a Carnegie-Mellon award. He told me that writers need to be around other writers. I understood that, but it wasn’t something that could change the situation, without relocating, quitting work, and, well, all the impossibilities. It was something that grew though. He had started a blog because his friends had told him that he should. That was around 2003. He didn’t up date it as often as he could or should have. But I never forgot his advice.
Anne R. Allen’s piece is at:

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2015/04/ten-reasons-for-authors-to-blog.html#comment-form

I’m not sure how many are in The Posse, maybe twenty or forty authors and writers. There might be more. For another up close visit, Sunny Frazier has a lot going on and blogging on five sites. See more about Sunny at:

https://www.blogger.com/profile/03693884364418711551

Tim
THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
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Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

Timothy J. Desmond
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The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Triggered Best Seller Results

Here it is

genre v. main stream fiction
As has been quoted by some others, “main stream is a genre” I get it. Humor me a little and hang in here. Some definitions may have to be a judgment call. Genre being Crime, suspense, thriller, chiller, fantasy, science fiction, childrens,….
On Febraury 1, 2015-
New York Times best sellers top 15 fiction:
Genre 9
Main Stream 6
Amazon
Genre 8
Main Stream 4
Barnes and Noble
Genre 10
Main Stream 6
Totals:
Genre 27 = 63%
Main Stream 16 = 37%
Chart Genre v Main Stream

New York Times best sellers top 15 Non-fiction is a separate list while Amazon and Barnes and Noble combine all of these.

Create Space Print v. Lightning Source
This is also tough, and maybe impossible, but for a broad generalization Create Space is Amazon and Lightening Source is “all other” self publishing for this purpose. Too, will take longer to check. This is, as one book seller said once, interesting. While traditional print-on-demand [POD} publishers have used Lightning Source for quite a while, now many small and “Indy” publishers are using Create Space digital print options. And self publishers can use Lightning Source too, as well as Create Space.
New York Times List
Self Published
Presumed Lightening Source = 2
Traditional house = 13
Amazon

Large House = 4
Other House = 11
Barnes and Noble
Create Space = 1
Large House = 10
Other House = 4
Totals
Create Space 1 = 33%
Lightning Source 2 = 67%
Chart Create Space Print v Lightning Source

Distribution differences? …….. Amazon v. Ingram’s
Biggest problem here is the sources and numbers, as actual sales are closely held data by the entities. Checking on an industry source [February 5, 2015].

Big Houses v. Small houses
New York Times List
Large House 10
Small House 3

Amazon
Large House 4
Small House 11
Barnes and Noble
Large House 10
Small House 4
Totals:
Large House 24 = 57%
Small House 18 = 43%
Chart Big Houses v Small houses

Self publishing v. Traditional publisher
New York Times List
Self = 2
Traditional = 13
Amazon
Self = 0
Traditional = 15
Barnes and Noble
Self = 1
Traditional = 14
Totals:
Self 3 = 7%
Traditional 42 = 93%
Chart Self v Traditional

Author Brand name v. Lesser known author [including debut author]
New York Times List
Author Brand name = 14
Lesser Known = 47
Amazon
Author Brand name = 7
Lesser Known = 17
Barnes and Noble
Author Brand name = 7
Lesser Known = 51
Totals:
Author Brand name 28 = 20%
Lesser Known 115 = 80%
Chart Author Brand name v Lesser known author

Fiction v. nonfiction
This may be the tougher area, and not as important except on the issue: if one has money to buy books, etc., etc., etc. Even if we read both, it is subjective to most of us, and people usually lean toward one or the other. Since actual sales figures from the industry are generally not public, and NYT list separates all lists into fiction and non-fiction lists, the Amazon or B&N list may be all we have to go by. Publisher house by house may have their hard data. If anyone out there knows, feel free to comment.
New York Times List
[ not applicable ]
Amazon
Fiction = 12
Nonfiction = 16
Barnes and Noble
Fiction = 16
Nonfiction = 14
Totals:
Fiction 28 = 48%
Nonfiction 30 = 51%
Chart Fiction v Nonfiction

[[[ Social media sites v. Real media interviews ….NOT DONE ]]]

Ignored for the moment
“cover” and “title” [subjective ???????? ]
New York Times list only: Hardcover v. Paperback Trade v. Paperback Mass Market
ebook v. print book
NYT includes in a combined list but separates Fiction & Nonfiction
The New York Times offers a glimpse for this comparison because they list top 15 books in “combined ebook and print” categories. Too, NYT does separate these list sby fiction and nonfiction. Checking on another study of this [February 5, 2015].
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The main question originally is “What are the authors doing to get on the top of lists?”
[March 22, 2015 ……… A few days ago I had interview answers from John Daulton that addresses this question ……….. at least from one author’s – one successful author – experience.]
My question was, What do you think is more important: A great story, a great cover, or a great promotion?
Read John Daulton’s answer in his interview which goes live on April 2.

Tim

Tim’s book also:
THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Paperclip in Paperback

Art - Cover of Annie jacobsen Paperclip Jan 2015

After listening to a radio interview this morning, apparently I am a year late, for the hardbound release. I understand that the paperback is released today for the book Operation Paperclip. I went to the website to catch up.

http://anniejacobsen.com/

This topic was not new to me, but perhaps was last year to many of her fans.

This is January 21, 2015. While listening to the interview this morning, I missed the beginning of it with her. At first I thought she was Linda Hunt on the air, because of her book Secret Agenda [ St Martin’s Press, 1991]. Too, she mentioned things that I had not read or heard before, those being her interviews and the cold war years as “dark times” comments, that were “like now” and as there were “real unanswered questions” then , so are there now.

The late Michael Creighton also wrote a note on the Eisenhower quote to JFK “beware the military-industrial complex” and has said the real “beware” for our era is to beware the “politico-media complex.” He mentions the German scientists – in an appendix to his novel “State of Fear” on page 578 – as going along with the “state [nazi] policies” or they disappeared. Paperclip puts it all together of the need for the cover up at Roswell mushrooming into the UFO mythology, which was supposedly harmless compared to the revealing the truth of the operation, the German interrogations, drug and biological experiments of our own. I alluded to some of this in my novel The Doc revised edition, as I found Secret Agenda answered a lot of questions [1990 – 1991 in the years the “wall came down” in Berlin]. I wish Annie Jacobsen the best with the book, and I’ll get a copy.

If you have more questions, contact me.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
Rifling Of Old Cannon, View On The Inside

Carbon Hoax

In 1974 I sat in a college class on Human Ecology. It was a required course for the degree. One of the concerns of the text’s author, and the prof who lectured, was the increase of carbon in the atmosphere. It was something that was there, but not alarming to these students as they had lived through the 1971 Zero Population Growth book popularity by Stanford’s Paul Erlich. Many accepted Erlich’s premise and college men went for sterilization and girls went for the IUDs instead of the birth control pills. The consideration that birth control is “anti-life” seemed not to matter. Since then, there have been many changes. Many starvations around the world, that may or may not have been due to over population, were more likely due to the regional political upheavals.

Bringing the time up to 2006, there appeared in the news the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide as the main culprit in global warming. And so the next new wave of doom which we all have to work to avoid was on. But, it was apparent to me that this was another “anti-life” like Erlich’s ZPG theory, and I sent a short letter to the local paper, which printed it, but received no comments nor counter letters.
Scientists and Universities have been on this for decades.

It was amazing how quickly the globe jumped on this theory. Prince Charles elected to fly to the “States” in a commercial jet, instead of the private jet, in order to “reduce his carbon footprint” in the atmosphere. Amazing.

Legislation and federal law
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/world/americas/03iht-scotus.1.5124385.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_v._Environmental_Protection_Agency

US Supreme Court: https://www.dieselnet.com/news/2007/04epa.php
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ddoniger/climate_smack-down_court_uphol.html

EPA: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards
There is a detailed carbon dioxide discussion titled, “Is CO2 a Pollutant” at: http://www.skepticalscience.com/co2-pollutant-advanced.htm
It is astonishing the growth of the energy business – solar and wind – energy companies new and older power companies financing wind and solar. Do you get calls from and for solar installation?
A cap and trade story Sunday, November 16 – called Carbon Costs, McClatchy article by Dan Walters laments the undisclosed costs to Californians . Buried on page A16 in Fresno Bee’s Sunday issue, Dan Walter itemized a few California finance unknown answers. Some of those were ……. Carbon, cap and trade, renewable energy.

Climate Confusion [Encounter Books, New York, 2008] by climatologist author and warming skeptic Roy Spenser, PhD has been denounced on several websites as a “crank” and his latest paper as “failed to prove his point.” Read his site at: http://www.drroyspencer.com/
But, that reminds me something my editor said once. One of my book’s characters wrote a paper a paper on government control and exposed a domestic black ops unit. I was informed that my premise was not credible because retired CIA consultants had said the author would be denounced, discredited and to be shown to be quite a fool and a crank. Sound familiar? Exactly how Roy Spencer is being treated.
President Eisenhower warned President Kennedy about the “military-industrial complex.” Roy Spenser warned, beware of the “political-media” complex.
If you have answers, contact me or comment.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
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Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

Book & a Donut Interview

For appearing on Let’s Talk Business with Mike Scott Last week, here is the link to the segment on the show: http://youtu.be/__x1Yh6SNV8

This was a free spot on this date, Veterans Day last week. I already have a follow up piece about a second interview done at Central Valley Talk that I did two days later.

If you have a comment or more questions, contact me.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
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Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

Last minute notice

Last minute notice on the A BOOK AND A DONUT book signing tomorrow morning by Black Opal Books author, at the

Postal Annex store
6083 N. Figarden Blvd. [loop]
Fresno

Saturday – November 15

If you have an answer or more questions, contact me.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Rifling Of Old Cannon, View On The Inside

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1