The “Of Stars and Clay” novel is an insightful tale, but the former cover had an illustration of a humanoid alien on the cover, which was an accurate depiction of the story, however, may have been scaring people off with its sinister look. So now, as you can see, I’ve gone with an illustration drawn by my daughter, Savannah, that is much more friendly and shows where the story starts… in the Amazon jungle.
In “Of Stars and Clay”, there are a handful of characters that struggle to survive after the world’s population is devastated after an engineered virus is purposely spread via airplanes. Their DNA is impacted by the virus, causing them to mutate and develop supernatural powers — powers they hope to use to save mankind.
The main crux of the story is built on the theory that there are non-human players behind the scenes ruling us, and our leaders are nothing more than ignorant puppets or willing pawns.
Before I started writing “Of Stars and Clay”, the second book in the Earth Sentinels series, I wondered what would happen when the sinister forces behind the scenes no longer needed us. How would they get rid of us? As the numerous end-of-the-world scenarios ran through my mind, I realized it would be quite simple — not a pleasing realization. But if it was so easy to get rid of us, why hadn’t they done so already? Humans must provide something of value to them.
To have a better understanding, I read the translations of ancient Sumerian stone tablets, Indian myths, Toltec traditions and books by authors such as Zecharia Sitchin, David Icke and Dr. Stewart Swerdlow (who was kind enough to review this book). I came to believe there are dark secrets to modern humans’ origins.
Because of the recent advancements in science, most of us have a basic understanding of DNA, genetic modification and in vitro fertilization, but it wasn’t that long ago that it would have been very difficult for people to believe these methods were possible, and much harder to believe they were used hundreds of thousands of years ago to… well, I won’t ruin the story for you.
If you haven’t read “Of Stars and Clay”, give it a try, and then let me know what you think.