Sunday, May 10, 2015

Still Read Paperbacks?

I have been remiss.  I forget to tell you that Alien Affairs is now available in paperback from Createspace.  Unfortunately paper is a lot more expensive than kilobytes.  Nevertheless, if that's your thing, click this link.



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If you buy it from Amazon the price is the same but I get a much smaller cut.  Amazon owns Createspace so figure that out.

Here is another five star review by British writer, Theresa Dawn Sinclair.  Thanks, Dawn.







5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Highly recommended!!
27 April 2015


By theresa dawn sinclair
Verified Purchase

Alien Affairs is not the first Scott Skipper book I
have read but it is definitely my favourite. From the beginning, I was
intrigued as to the direction in which Scott would take the Roswell story,
having read other stories that mentioned the place and having watched the
entire series of Roswell on TV. Let me make it quite clear, THIS one is
different. ALIEN AFFAIRS is sci-fi at its best. There is enough techno info to
make it believable and plenty of down-home incredulity from the characters to
make it credible.

Without wishing to spoil anything, the developing
relationship between our heroine Carrie and a character called Deshler is as
romantic as it is unusual. They have a magical spark missing in so many
in-your-face romances despite the fact that from beginning to end she calls him
names like "deceptive bastard". The rest of the characters provide
much amusement, especially the never seen, never named president of the USA.

It is rare for me to say "I couldn't put this
down" because, for one thing, in general I read books in less time than it
takes most people to read a comic. However, this time, I have to say, I
genuinely did not want to stop page turning and just knew the end would be
brilliant. It is. Stick with it however long it takes you....the ending is a
cracker.

Couldn't recommend this higher. It's different, it's
wonderful!

 


 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Attention Big Spenders!

Alien Affairs will be free at Amazon Thursday, April 30, thru Saturday.

See what Burt Boyar, NY Times #1 Bestselling Author said:



5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS.
MUST READ!
April 27, 2015


Verified Purchase

This wonderful book begins with an alien air craft, a
flying saucer, crashing somewhere on an American ranch land.. Three of the crew
were dead, one survived and was found holding an unknown device that today
would resemble a Kindle. The language on it was totally unknown. The government
called in a linguist who spoke eight languages. He was able to decipher the
words and their meaning because the device taught the holder how to understand
it by showing pictures along with their meaning verbally. Only this one man
could understand the alien text and he passed on his knowledge to his niece
before dying, leaving her as the only person on earth to be able to understand
their misión and to speak with them. The aliens claimed to have created mankind
millions of years ago and now found it useless and planned to end our existence
by attrition, spreading a gas that would eliminate all human’s ability to procreate,
therefore removing us without killing anyone, just letting us die off. The
author fascinates in telling with details such as the Space Station with our
and Russia's astronauts has 5 or 6 hookers aboard for obvious reasons, surely
$5000 a night caliber. He writes with such attention to military detail and
with frequent sly humor that it is a book one literally cannot put down. And I
didn't. Nor will you. I am very good at spending other people's money so I urge
you to BUY THIS BOOK. I did and I congratulate myself on my good judgment.



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Monday, April 27, 2015

Contact Us


Two alien craft approach Earth. One hovers ominously near the orbit of Jupiter while the other descends boldly into the atmosphere and commences to encircle the planet from pole to pole. Within days seventy percent of the population is dead. In a video announcement the sole alien aboard the spherical ship addresses the survivors via video in the guise of Walter Cronkite. He claims that he going to save the human race and destroying most of it was just part of the plan. The president’s top aide, Charli Keller, lures renowned troubleshooter, Jake Corby, from self-imposed exile. Jake never minces words and soon incites the alien to unleash an electro-magnetic pulse over Washington destroying all electronic devises within a twenty-one hundred mile radius. While the world struggles to survive, twin geniuses, Alex and Martin puzzle over alien blueprints that Cronkite has uploaded to WikiLeaks. Will the diagrams yield a sufficiently potent weapon to destroy the alien who vows to rule the world?


Every time Contact Us veers into the absurd, Al Macy pulls it back to the straight and narrow. He strikes the right blend between the silly and the sensible. The story rotates among subplots showing how individuals cope with the disaster of losing five billion people and how world leaders strategize ways to defend the planet. Great minds and pragmatists are thrust into desperate roles as two threats, one overtly and insanely hostile, and the other aloof but menacing, push the human race to the brink of destruction. Contact Us is a multi-faceted tale well worth a read.

Only $2.99

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Aliens Have Arrived

Alien Affairs, the story of one woman's struggle to talk an alien out of destroying the human race, is finally live at Amazon's Kindle Store.

I never thought I'd write a science fiction story, but after a visit to the Roswell UFO Museum a few years ago, I had a curious thought: What if it were true?  What could be so terrible that the secret had to be kept even from presidents?  Now is your chance to find the answer.

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In celebration of the release of Alien Affairs, Golden State Blues is now only $2.99 as well.  It's the drinking man's guide to saving California from the multitude of its sins.

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All my books are available in paperback at Createspace 

That's a lie.  The print edition of Alien Affairs is  coming soon.



Thanks in advance for all the reviews.




Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hummingbirds



Last year I wrote about hummingbirds and announced that we fed the little buzzards 195 pounds of sugar (less maybe a pound that a thieving bear slurped).  In 2014 the hummers broke that record.  We dissolved 205 pounds of sugar for them.  As I write this, they are beginning to return from their sojourn south of the border 
and are lapping over three cups of hummer juice a day.

But that's not all they are doing.
Take a look at these.

Look at the little guy's eyeballs



 They are about a week old


 She's making them beg



 She gave in



Greedy little suckers


Did you know they make their nest out of spider webs?

In anticipation of growing appetites, I just stashed fifty pounds of sugar in big jars and canisters.

All photos by Hurricane Sandy Skipper
Photographer Extraordinaire

Saturday, February 28, 2015

But You Can't Hide


Louise, Sarah and Katherine, how many girls were there?  Private detective, Fin, short for Finley, took a job to find Louise.  His only clues were a photograph, a woman’s name and a general area, but a pro can work with little or nothing.  Fin located Katherine—who bore a strong resemblance to Louise—attending school at Kent where his girlfriend’s nephew, Stan, also studied.  Stan agrees to ask Katherine, or Kat as she prefers, on a date to try to get Fin some answers to his questions, but as might be expected, he gets romantically involved.  Now, enter the bad guys—and they are really bad.  Murphy works as a leg breaker for Brice, the loan shark.  He grabs Fin and beats enough information from him to also nab Kat and Stan.  Then things start to really unravel and little by little we learn the dark secrets of Louise, Sarah and Katherine.

Jaqueline Chandler drags her characters through Hell and back.  The action scenes of But You Can’t Hide have enough grit and intensity to raise welts on the reader as much as bruises on the characters.  The twists of misfortune are relentless as is the complexity of the plot.  The reader is led down a disorienting gallery of blind alleys only to emerge as in the dark as before.  This story has it all: suspense, action, pace, strong characters and depth of plot.  Once you start reading But You Can’t Hide you won’t stop.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Still Coming


 When I became aware that some miscreants were producing a TV series to be called Dark Matter, I was forced to regroup.  This very day (note it in your diaries) a new, and possibly more apt, title came straight from the cosmos:  Alien Affairs.

In honor of the event I have decided to offer another excerpt.









December 1960


President elect Kennedy said, “I’m not at all comfortable with this plan.”


“It’s gone too far to pull the plug now.  How are you going to keep all those Cubans quiet?”


“Dammit, I don’t know.  I’ll have to think about it.  What else?”


Allen Dulles sucked on his pipe before continuing to brief the incoming president. “In 1947 a flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New México.  We captured it and four aliens, three of which were already dead.”


Kennedy looked incredulous.  “You’re serious.  What happened to the fourth one?”


“It was put out of its misery but since then we’ve discovered from one of the artifacts found at the crash site that they were here to destroy us.”


“My God, why?”


“According to information found at the crash and deciphered several years later, they created the human race as some kind of experiment and they were simply finished with us.  They intended to release some chemical agent that makes everybody sterile and in a generation we would go extinct.”


“And you believe this?”


“I don’t accept the idea that they created us but I have to take seriously the threat to annihilate us.  The concern is, we don’t know if the sterilization agent is on the earth or possibly on the moon and can be released remotely, or if they are sending another squad to try again.  My people say that the soonest they can get here again is 2016, that is unless they have a base on the moon.”


“Well, we damn well better get to the moon and find out.”


“Yes, Mr. President, we could use a little help with that.”




August 1974


The political turbulence of the summer of 1974 landed Gerald Ford in the Oval Office with a suddenness not seen previously in American History.  After his appointment to the vice-presidency when Spiro Agnew resigned in disgrace, he had to wait only eight months for Richard Nixon to also resign under fire.  The Director of the CIA, George Bush, had to scramble to bring the new president up to date on clandestine activities.


Near the end of one such briefing session Ford conceded, “We’re going to have to learn to live with Ho Chi Minh and put the whole thing behind us.”


“I’m afraid that is the prudent thing to do,” Bush said.


“There is something I’ve wanted to ask you since I took the oath of office.”


“What’s that?”


“What is the truth about UFOs?”


Bush rubbed his jaw and took a deep breath.  “Mr. President, since the CIA has taken charge of the matter, that information is released on a need to know basis, and just being the president does not give you a need to know.”


“You’ve got to be kidding.”


“I’m sorry.”


“What could possibly be so vital that it has to be kept secret even from the president?”


“Unless and until something happens that puts you in a need to know position, that must remain classified.”

Ford glared at Bush, dumbfounded.