Posts Tagged ‘fast-paced story’

Another New Release

July 4, 2012

My life is chaos. In addition to my very challenging and fun day job, I continue to pound out books, get in some quality time with family, exercise, and spend a little time sleeping. Still, I shouldn’t have forgotten to post the release of my third book in the Prison Earth series.

Prison Earth – The Resurrection and the Lie is the third and final book in the initial Prison Earth trilogy. It is available on, and brings an end to the intra-galactic war that was in full force at the end of book two. The Kindle version is coming soon.

However, my small and dedicated readers need not despair. There will be a fourth book. However, I am two books into a new paranormal series and need to get them edited and out before I get back to the Prison Earth series.

Oh yeah. And I also need to get my web site updated.

Chaos rules. Life would simply be too boring without it.

Clifford M. Scovell


V is for…

March 22, 2010

I find it exciting that the new hit Sci-Fi series V is back on the air March 30th. Though there has been some controversy over the critically acclaimed show, I find it invigorating, and not just because I also write science fiction. Top-notch directing presents a fast-paced story that keeps your eyes riveted on the screen. Even though I could pause the viewing at any time, I still waited until the commercials to get a snack or fill my water glass. That’s rare, even for most original TV series, and this is a remake of a series I saw almost twenty-years ago!

In a time when much of what you see on television is either over acted, or poorly written, or a shallow clone of some other series, it is refreshing to see someone can push the envelope while not going over the top.

My own book, Prison Earth – Not Guilty as Charged, uses the same fast-paced, multi-threaded storyline that keeps readers turning pages. Unlike V, my aliens don’t want to eat Earthlings, but instead mix their convicts into our population as part of a sophisticated rehabilitation process. Though the goal is to convert their criminals into good citizens, they don’t seem to realize or even care about its effect on the native population.

The excitement over the V series shows that there is still a large group of people hungry for well-crafted Sci-Fi drama and adventure stories. We who write in the genre are thrilled to see that.

Clifford M. Scovell
Prison Earth – Not Guilty as Charged

The Trials and Tribulations of Publishing

January 24, 2010

God I’m tired!

I’ve said that more than a few times over the last few weeks of getting my book, Prison Earth, to its release date. It’s not just those tedious hours of editing over the New Years holiday weekend, reading each sentence, paragraph, and page forwards and backwards to find any and all errors. It’s also dealing with the ancillary tasks: planning my book release party, ordering promotional materials, contacting and working with bookstores, etc.

I’m totally green at this, and it is sometimes hard to contain my rage when a printer churns out posters that are so dark you can hardly see the key elements of the book cover. Or struggling to help a bookstore owner buy books when PayPal refused to accept her credit card. At first I thought it was a problem on her end, but when PayPal also refused to accept my own card, I chalked it up as one more glitch designed to drive me crazy.

Does anyone at book-writing school tell you about these kinds of things? OK, I didn’t go to book-writing school, but they probably don’t.

And yet, I’m also driven by the excitement of seeing my work in print, with the hope that a lot of people will enjoy my fast-paced story that just might be more fact than fiction. My book release party is in a week and with any luck, (UPS could still reroute them through South America…) I’ll actually have books to sign.

Afterward, I’ll probably sleep for a week.

Clifford M. Scovell
Prison Earth – Not Guilty as Charged