Author Archive

Author Interview with Gene P Abel

I was a fan of the science fiction genre as a child. Because I discovered Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins I lost touch with science altogether. I rediscovered the genre a few years ago when I joined The Insecure Writer’s Support Group ( and met Alex J. Cavanaugh (

Recently, I met Gene P. Abel and was excited to learn about his series The Defenders of Time.

 The 3rd book in the series, The Aliens Step In, was released today.


Meet the author:

Gene Abel is not satisfied with the status quo and has always been at the forefront of change. He earned a B.S. from Penn State in finance/economics and an MBA from Lehigh University. He was a distinguished military graduate and received a regular army commission as a second lieutenant in the field artillery branch of the Army.

Upon returning to civilian life, he became an officer of a 2-billion-dollar bank where he oversaw the bank operations at over 50 locations. Mr. Abel returned to education and was appointed Dean of Business Services at the Reading Area Community College.

His last position was as the chief operating officer for one of the largest school districts in Pennsylvania. During the more than 12 years he served as the chief operating officer of the Central Bucks School District, he built over $120 million of new schools in addition to running this rapidly growing school system.

He is the best-selling author of several books, including The Defenders of Time series.

You can visit his Amazon author page here: Amazon book page: Gene P. Abel: books, biography, latest update

He resides in New Jersey with his wife.

About the book:

 In the final installment of the Defenders of Time science fiction trilogy by Gene P. Able, The Aliens Step In, everything changes.

Agent Lou Hessman and his team discover parts of their time travel facility are disappearing. The Chinese spies behind this event have successfully altered the past-and because they are using means beyond current human technology which could prove disastrous for the time and space continuum, the U.S. Team must visit the past.

With only a small window of opportunity, before their time travel operation is completely erased, the U. S. team successfully visits the past and tries to erase the Chinese attack before it happens. The impacts of interfering with time go far beyond anything Agent Hessman and his intrepid team of time defenders could have imagined worlds beyond, in fact. Their efforts bring them face-to-face with an alien being, Sonsa Tabbak, who arrives to stop human time travel before a universal catastrophe can occur.

What happens next changes everything, and everywhere, forever. We are not alone.

Book Link Amazon: The Aliens Step In: Abel, Gene P: 9781954676558: Amazon

Interview Questions for Author, Gene P. Abel

Where did you grow up and do you have any siblings?

Allentown, Pa. I was an only child.

Did you grow up in a reading and, or writing family?

My mother was a reader.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be in the military.

How and when did the writing bug bite you?

When I retired from the Central Bucks School District, the storyline popped into my head and inspired me to write a romance novel: The Inn of Destiny.

If this book series were to become a movie or a TV series who do you envision playing the protagonist? The antagonist?

I’ve thought of and imagined a possible movie or TV series but I never thought about who would play the parts. I suppose that should be left to the producer.

If I were a Hollywood producer and you had one paragraph to convince me to produce this series:

The Defenders of Time series is action-packed, infused with ample amounts of drama and a bit of romance. Each character is well-developed. Movie audiences and TV viewers are currently all in when it comes to well-written science fiction, fantasy, and time travel. This series has it all.

What was the first science fiction book you remember reading and what was the first science fiction movie you remember seeing?

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

What was the weirdest thing you’ve done in the name of research?

I tried to get into the background and claims, the day after Roswell.

If given the choice would you visit the past or the future and why?

The past. I have so many questions but am not sure I would like to know what was going to happen. It would be nice to take the winning lottery number back with me.

Let’s play. What is the government keeping from us UFO, alien related?

I think they are afraid of how the public will react. They know we have and are being visited by aliens.

How do you keep up with current trends in sci-fi?

I read many articles and books. I also watch the history and science channels.

Should sci-fi writers be inspiring students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and other science-related disciplines?


What are you working on now and when can we expect it?

I may expand my UFO documentary and I’m also hoping for the opportunity to bring The Defenders of Time to a streaming service.

Do you have a favorite TV guilty pleasure to watch?


What is your favorite local restaurant and what are you ordering off the menu?

Luna Rosa Italian Restaurant and I mainly order veal dishes.

Luna Rossa Biagio Lamberti – Luna Rossa Biagio Lamberti (


For more information go to:

Another Day, Another Month, Another Year…

Another Day, Another Month, Another Year…

               A personal series on medical gaslighting, cancer, forgiveness, and healing. New posts in this series will appear on Wednesdays.

I used to be such a devoted blogger. Even when life was hard, good, or too busy I was committed to those two posts a week. But the end of 2021 & 2022 nearly broke me, not nearly it did break me.

“You have a large cancerous tumor, and it is strangling you.” I was relieved to finally have a diagnosis after two years of feeling sick and numerous hospitalizations. Relief quickly turned to terror. I’ve heard the “C” word before. Recurrence can’t be good.

What happened?

For four years I had some form of abdominal pain every single day. I pretty much convinced myself I was a hypochondriac. For two years I had reflux occasionally, then once a week, and then every single night. ER doctors said it was caused by my Celiac disease, and or diverticulitis.

My primary doctor said my bloodwork was all good. He prescribed anti-acid medication. It did nothing.

Was I being Gaslighted?

Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Allison Wells

 I met Allison through the Facebook group Moms Who Write.  She’s fabulous, I hope you think so too! About the Author

Allison Wells is a wife, mother, and sweet tea addict. She writes in two genres – Christian Women’s Fiction and Sweet Romance. “Gritty Christian fiction,” is what she calls books that show the hard truths of life but ultimately are stories of redemption in the end. Her sweet romances are clean and fun with a dose of laughter (the best medicine). She loves to bring words of hope to readers worldwide. Her motto is, “Life is short, eat the Oreos.”

Interview Questions What was it like to hold your first and your latest published book in your hands? Where was the first place you put them and photographed them once you could put them down? 

Holding my first book was surreal. I had written it something like 14 years prior to it being published, so it was a crazy feeling! My last book is in e-format only right now, so I haven’t held it at all! I think I photographed my first one in my hands with my mouth wide open! Ha!

Read the rest of this entry »

A Taste of Plant-Based


I grew up vegetarian. As a teenager after school friends and I would gather at Jack in the Box, or a bowling alley and I became a fan of hot dogs and hamburgers. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Celiac and less than a year ago was diagnosed with colon cancer. The diagnoses have had me researching and reading anything I can find on healthier eating. I was excited to receive A Taste of Plant-Based.

The Author

After watching a life-changing PETA video as an impressionable teenager, Kris Ernst stopped eating meat but admitted she was not much of a cook.


Read the rest of this entry »

After much anticipation it’s here! STUNG


About the Book


Victimized by identity thieves, DJ was urged by coworkers to sign up with an identity theft protection agency. One notification from the company took him by surprise. Someone deposited several million dollars in a foreign bank account in his name. His coworkers suggested he make the trip to withdraw his money. After all the account was in his name!

The Author

David Tayoun is the son of a powerful Philadelphia politician, who also owned a Middle Eastern Restaurant that employed many immigrant employees.

Read the rest of this entry »

Writing Class

Realize Your Writing Dreams
  • If you’ve ever said, “I could write a book,”-this class is for you!
  • If you are writing a book and are stuck- this class is for you!
  • If you finished a book and have no idea what comes next- this class is for you!
  • If you have no idea which publishing route is best for you or how to get there- this class is for you.
  • If you have written and published a book and you are struggling with marketing- this class is for you!
The classes are live in real-time.

Read the rest of this entry »

Interview with: Author and Entrepreneur Cheryl Ecton

THE BOOK: Choices Change Everything: Choose to Get Up When Life Knocks You Down

Cheryl Ecton, an inspiring author, and entrepreneur knows all about adversity and how to push onward, even when life goes sideways. She has encountered more than her fair share of obstacles but has always landed on her feet at her next destination.

  Ecton built, from the ground up, a thriving business in a male-dominated industry despite only having a high school diploma. She navigated the serious medical needs of her daughter with grace and fortitude.  

She faced a crumbling marriage and bitter divorce head-on and came out the other side stronger than before. No matter what she’s confronted, Ecton has found a way to live a life that is true to herself with humility, humor, and hard work.


Her book shares Ecton’s experiences from all parts of her life and the lessons she learned along the way, she offers helpful advice about starting a small business, leading with your values, and knowing when to change your mind.


Using her personal experience and insight, Ecton teaches us to understand how to overcome obstacles and disappointments as we follow our path to success.

“It has been said that life is not a ladder, it’s more like a lattice. My life has been like a lattice. The goal isn’t always up. The path isn’t truly straight,” Ecton explains in her book. “Eventually, I know I’ll reach my destination, but there will be some unanticipated twists and turns along the way.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Back


As I started to get older I began to realize I was becoming more and more negatively affected by the change of seasons. Fall has always been the toughest of those for me.

The Fall season was always a reminder that Winter is approaching quickly. Here in the Northeast, Winter is cold, damp, and windy. It’s also dark and can be lonely. For me, the thought of Winters dreariness wasn’t much to look forward to.

My feelings of sadness always started around Labor Day and if I’m being honest as the weekend approached for the Fall Back or the scheduled time change I would be in a full-blown depression.

When do we turn the clocks back in 2021?

Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 7, 2021, than the day before. It will be lighter in the morning. Also called Fall Back and Wintertime.

Read the rest of this entry »

The Stranger In My Recliner Is Here!

I am so excited to share Sophie’s story again!

From the Publisher: From Amazon:

Let’s Talk Money..

I love introducing you to new authors. Dawn and I met through #FemCityPhiladelphia and I am so excited to share her and her fabulous book with you!

The Author: Dawn Santoriello, CFP®

About the Book: Available July 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m! 

Read the rest of this entry »

Realize Your Writing Dreams by Doreen McGettigan
Stranger In My Recliner book cover
Book - Bristol Boyz Stomp by Doreen McGettigan
Enter your Email:
Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz