Dinosaur Tales #1

Yesterday being my birthday, I treated myself to the author’s greatest delight: I put the finishing touches on another story. This morning, not too hungover from dining and drink the night before, I got up and submitted the manuscript to my e-book publisher, Smashwords. It’ll take a few days for them to get it formatted and presentable for Kindle, Nook, and a half dozen other e-book readers and computers, but that’s quick compared to the months or years it used to take to put out a piece of work. Here’s a look at the cover:

Something In The Jungle

I was inspired to write this “Chase Armstrong bullfights a Coahuilaceratops” story while vacationing in Sayulita, Mexico. I made the cover art myself, using the Poser program with DinoRaul’s Coahuilaceratops model, along with Poser’s human character, James G2. It came out okay, didn’t it?

I expect the e-book to be available within a week or two on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other e-book sites. Check it out. Free samples are available for the first half or so, and then you’ll have to decide if you want to spring for the 99-cent cost for the whole short story. I hope you will.

This is the first in a series of stories based on my Dinosaur Wars novels. I’m calling the series Dinosaur Tales, in the spirit of dino-fiction pioneer and science fiction superstar Ray Bradbury. Like me, he’s had a lifetime fascination with the big prehistoric beasties.

Note added June 12, 2015: The short story version of “Dinosaur Tales: Something in the Jungle” has been incorporated into the full length book Dinosaur Tales.

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes Peyton McKean mystery stories and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.
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