Interesting…

I present three articles for you edification without further comment…

First-

This could be extremely important: a renowned French doctor has reported the most extensive evidence so far that a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can be an effective treatment for COVID-19:

Full article, HERE.

Second-

Localities that declared themselves “Sanctuary Cities” to reject federal law and coordination in order to harbor illegal immigrants are now begging for federal help in the face of the Wuhan virus pandemic.

Full article, HERE.

Third-

They were ready to roll whenever disaster struck California: three 200-bed mobile hospitals that could be deployed to the scene of a crisis on flatbed trucks and provide advanced medical care to the injured and sick within 72 hours.

Full article, HERE.

Make of these what you will. And if you don’t follow Aesop, you should be. He is on the front lines of the battle in the ER…

And I will leave you with this from Scott W. Atlas, MD is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center.

Evidence-based, rational public policy is urgently needed, now more than ever, as the contagion of fear spreads far faster than the coronavirus COVID-19. The harms from continuing widespread isolation and this economic lockdown, including actual loss of life, could be enormous, far greater and longer lasting than from coronavirus infection itself.

Two important points need to be understood: 1) targeted isolation is correct policy in terms of medical science, not just economically; and 2) testing is important but it should be prioritized, instead of thought of as urgent for everyone.

Dr. John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist and co-director of Stanford University’s Meta-Research Innovation Center, stated that reported case fatality rates, like the official 3.4% rate from the World Health Organization, induce panic but are “virtually meaningless”. Patients who have been tested for coronavirus and seek medical attention are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes.

Dr. Ioannidis estimates the fatality rate in the general U.S. population to be from 0.05% to 1% based on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the one closed and completely tested population. Importantly, the fatality rate in that group was 1.0% in a largely elderly population (approximately 60% over age 60), in which the death rate as well as infection from Covid-19 is much higher (note that approximately 75% of confirmed infections on that ship were over age 60).

This is similar to the more widely tested South Korea population (approximately 1% fatality). Among developed countries so far, the death rate is just over 1%. In developed countries (OECD), there are approximately 17 endemic viruses. Worldwide, about 2.6 million deaths occur from these per year. In the United States, deaths from the flu range from 30,000 to 45,000 in the United States.

There is massive uncertainty, but using Ioannidis’ mid-range fatality rate, this virus could cause about 10,000 deaths in the United States overall, overall, a number that would not be extraordinary news in the total of flu-like deaths every season. 

Dr. David Katz, the director of Yale’s Disease Prevention Center, wrote in The New York Times that the clustering of deaths and serious diseases in the elderly and those with significant chronic illnesses indicates we could and should preferentially protect those vulnerable populations. This would accomplish the goals of saving lives, avoiding the overwhelming of the medical system, allowing the essential immunity to develop among the population with virtually no risk of serious illnesses, and avoiding the massive economic calamity and all that would entail.

There is a different strategy, one focused on protecting the vulnerable, self-isolating the mildly sick, and limiting group interactions, similar to recommendations in the Netherlands. And the data so far show no worse spread than nearby countries like Germany, Belgium and France with far stricter lock-downs in place.

First, medical care must be sought by some, but it is not necessary for the majority of people who are infected. If a person, particularly the elderly, has underlying chronic lung disease, heart failure, kidney failure, or diabetes, and has a fever and respiratory symptoms like cough or shortness of breath, they should seek medical attention. These are the people who have a significant risk of progressing to severe illness, as reported all over the world and in the United States.

We know that up to 99% of positive cases have nothing beyond mild symptoms. A University of Oxford study estimated that fewer than 0.1% of infected cases have significant symptoms requiring medical care. Younger, otherwise healthy people with mild symptoms should not go to the hospital or seek medical attention, because treatment is not necessary and it will overwhelm the system while potentially infecting health care providers and patients.

These patients should stay home and isolate and get tested when it’s available – unless they develop shortness of breath or a fever above 38’C, (100.4F) for which they should seek care.

Second, isolation is key, but it must be targeted for specific groups of people. If someone outside the high-risk groups (elderly with chronic illnesses, HIV patients, immune-compromised people) has fever and cough but mild symptoms, they should remain isolated in their homes for 14 days. People without any symptoms who have not been directly exposed to someone sick do not need isolation.

More importantly, whole-population isolation is not medically ideal and will lead to less effective elimination of the infection threat. Population immunity for every disease like this can only be achieved by letting people who are not at risk for anything serious, who are not immune-compromised and elderly (the vast majority of people), get exposed to it.

This allows their bodies to put forth the immune response, so the virus is controlled and transmission to others is eliminated. That’s biology — not politics, not economics, and not non-medical risk assessment. We are preventing the development of immunity that is essential to stop the illness, and prevent a second wave when people are free to mingle. 

Third, testing is important, but right now, it is a priority only for certain groups of people. As recommended this week by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, testing for COVID-19 should be prioritized as follows:

Tier 1 — the highest priority — critically ill patients receiving ICU level care with unexplained viral pneumonia or respiratory failure; patients with fever and respiratory symptoms within 14 days exposure to proven coronavirus patients; immunocompromised patients (elderly with chronic illnesses, HIV patients, etc.) with fever and respiratory symptoms; and people with fever and respiratory symptoms who are critical pandemic response workers.

Tier 2 testing — another high priority — should be for hospitalized (non-ICU) patients and long-term care residents with fever and a respiratory tract illness. Fear of exposure, or people without symptoms who are outside priority groups, do not need urgent testing and should not seek it.

Strategic prioritization of testing, isolation, and medical care, with factual communication rather than worst-case scenarios extrapolating from misleading data are urgently needed to save the national interests and livelihoods of Americans.

To continue the current policy without targeting will unnecessarily overwhelm our medical system and literally endanger patients needing care and our health care providers. And to isolate the entire population and prevent all human interaction is actually harmful to eradicating the disease. We the people, including our leaders and policymakers, need to listen to the facts.

And at the last minute, h/t Tom Walls, via Ammoland.com DHS has said gun stores are essential businesses! Cue the left meltdown in three… two… 🙂

A couple to brighten your day…

PP filled the Hummingbird feeder… LOL

And Italians… To say they are ‘demonstrative’ is to put it mildly… Snerk…

And the quips and memes are getting… interesting…

“We are about three weeks away from knowing everyone’s true hair color.”

“Apparently, this year is being written by Stephen King.”

“You might as well go ahead and pronounce the ‘L’ in ‘salmon.’ Nothing matters anymore.”

“Day 2 without sports. Found a lady sitting on my couch. Apparently she’s my wife Seems nice.”

“Like a good neighbor, stay over there.”

“If you self-quarantine for your family’s safety, please be smart. I cannot afford to go to 15 baby showers in December.”

“Actually, it’s only quarantine if it comes from the quarantine region of France; otherwise it’s just sparkling isolation.”

“I’d hate to see a diarrhea virus break out right now. People would buy up all the nasal spray.”

On a photo of empty store shelves: “Y’all have Walmart looking like the Cleveland Browns’ trophy case.”

Atop a drawing of Keith Richards holding a cigarette: “Corona virus barometer. If he goes, we all go.”

With a photo of a guy wearing a medical mask and looking out a window: “Day 6 of no sports. Watching birds fight over worms. Cardinals lead the Blue Jays 3-1.”

Over a photo of a guy wearing a plain white T-shirt: “2020 NCAA Champions Shirts, $19.95.”

Above a photo of a hand with words written all over the palm in ink: “I washed my hands so much that my exam notes from 1995 resurfaced.”

“Back in the day, there was so much toilet paper that people used to literally string it up in the trees of their enemies.”

“Now that we have everyone washing their hands correctly .. next week, turn signals.”

“You know that stash of fast-food napkins in your glovebox? It’s their turn to shine.”

Over a photo of Rod Serling: “Imagine no restaurants, bars, concerts or sports. You just entered The Twilight Zone.”

Y’all have a good weekend and stay calm… This too will pass.

Enough already!!!

Geez, people… I’ve purposely stayed away from posting on the Wuhan Flu because I’m not a doctor, epidemiologist, scientist, or anything remotely connected with medical care. But… I do know how to do research and crunch numbers…

The whiners/complainers/kids/media say this is ALL the administration’s fault because they didn’t do (insert some BS here) before (insert date here)… If I remember correctly, back in January when .gov banned flights from China y’all were calling that racissss!!! Oh, and I love how people ‘conveniently’ forget that China has been lying from the git go about when the Wuhan Flu actually started and its real impact in China…

Oh, and you want to throw up Italy… Go read THIS, I’ll wait…

But, but, I see numbers on the Intarwebz… And OMG we’re all gonna die cause .gov didn’t do anything… And it’s too late… And the Pres and the CDC are at odds… And… Really? You’ve been bitching for the last three years about .gov doing too much, too quickly, at the wrong time! Anybody with any sense knows .gov is bureaucracy, not a monolith responding to the president. It takes them time to spool up, as it does for any emergency, because a number of different organizations have to be brought in, committees formed, and decisions made. FWIW, Fouchi from the CDC has said more than once that there is NO disagreement between him/CDC and the Pres…

Go read THIS article, I’ll wait…

The TL:DR- Bold mine.

The new coronavirus causing COVID-19 has led to more than 454,000 illnesses and more than 20,550 deaths worldwide. For comparison, in the U.S. alone, the flu (also called influenza) has caused an estimated 38 million illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Now let’s talk about the media… They have been pushing the panic button since January and have succeeded in panicking our ENTIRE country and tanking the stock market. Why??? Personally, I think it is their last gasp at taking down the current administration… Like the report that the president ordered the CDC to NOT use the testing the WHO had developed.  Except there was no test… The WHO had come up with a reagent and sent it to everyone. Another example HERE. Joe Scarborough yesterday.

Teh stoopid is really strong with the congresscritters too, trying to load a butt ton of BS onto a bill supposedly designed to help Joe Consumer and businesses that are taking hits from the closures, stay at home BS, etc… then dragging it out for a week! You can go HERE and get a copy of all 800 pages, but as of posting time, it STILL has not passed because Pelosi refused to call the house in session until today. So who knows what will happen this morning.

Just one example…

And you get some ‘interesting’ things out of the state govs…

Nevada’s governor has signed an emergency order barring the use of anti-malaria drugs. Restricting chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine comes after President Donald Trump touted the medication as a treatment for the virus.

Full article, HERE at the National Review.

The administration has been communicating with all the governors on a daily basis, plus communicating/dealing with numerous countries around the world to plan contingency responses and keep the world economy from crashing. They’ve activated USNS MERCY and COMFORT, two Navy hospital ships and they are enroute to NYC and, I think, Washington State.

Sit back, take a chill pill and stop hyperventilating… It’s not worth it. America will come through this, just like they have every other emergency that we’ve faced. When you see distilleries turning their good booze into hand sanitizer, Ford and others building ventilators out of parts, etc. THIS is what is good about America. We rise to the occasion, not cower in the corner and cry. My friend William has a post up I’d highly recommend. That way I don’t have to repeat things… His blog post is HERE.

Kicking the soapbox back in the corner and looking for my BP meds…

I’ll leave you with this…

TBT…

A little humor today, all things considered… 🙂

My mother NEVER let ours get that bad, but I remember having to take towels and run them through the mangler then throw them over the line to dry for a bit…

And having to do this, because the book had to be turned back in. If it was tore up, your parents got to pay for it!!!

Free phone use? Not likely…

And last but not least…

And how many of your started looking at the moves to get the numbers in sequence???

🙂

From an old man…

An interesting perspective from a friend…

I TALKED TO A REAL MAN TODAY

I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Corona virus scare was gripping America.He simply smiled, looked away and said: “Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for… I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children…I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies…that they respect what they’ve been given…that they’ve earned what others sacrificed for.”

I wasn’t sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing. “You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn’t know if we were going to be speaking English, German or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today. And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm’s way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family…fathers, sons, uncles…

Having someone, you love, sent off to war…it wasn’t less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening.  We didn’t have battle front news. We didn’t have email or cellphones. You sent them away and you hoped…you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever.  Sometimes a mother was getting her son’s letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child’s death.

And we sacrificed. You couldn’t buy things. Everything was rationed. You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort. And what you weren’t using, what you didn’t need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort. My generation was the original recycling movement in America.

And we had viruses back then…serious viruses. Things like polio, measles, and such.  It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined.  We didn’t shut down our schools. We didn’t shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer. And do you know what? We persevered. We overcame. We didn’t attack our President, we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war. Thick or thin, we were in it to win. And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today.” He slowly looked away again. Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. 

Then he continued: “Today’s kids don’t know sacrifice. They think a sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country. Today’s kids are selfish and spoiled.  In my generation, we looked out for our elders. We helped out with single moms who’s husbands were either at war or dead from war. Today’s kids rush the store, buying everything they can…no concern for anyone but themselves.  It’s shameful the way Americans behave these days. None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.

So, no I don’t need anything. I appreciate your offer but, I know I’ve been through worse things than this virus. But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you?  Do you have enough pop to get through this, enough steak? Will you be able to survive with 113 channels on your tv?”

I smiled, fighting back a tear of my own…now humbled by a man in his 80’s. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.

I talked to a man today. A real man. An American man from an era long gone and forgotten. We will never understand the sacrifices. We will never fully earn their sacrifices. But we should work harder to learn about them..learn from them…to respect them.

Words to think about… We have grown soft… Sigh…

How are y’all doing???

As we enter day whatever of the social distancing, what is everyone doing to cope?

PP was to the point she threw the kids outside in the rain… LOL I got out and mowed my yard today, so I got 3500 steps in.

I know some folks are using social media to help brunt the ‘pain’ of having kids at home, plus doing things like virtual gaming and video chats between folks. I think a lot of folks need to be thanking those who ARE working, especially those in small/local stores, restaurants, etc. They ARE the lifeblood of your communities and you need to support them. Do carryout, that way you don’t have to cook for a change. Let them know you appreciate what they’re doing. Most of us can’t thank the truck drivers, LEOs, Fire/Rescue, or the doctors or nurses, but posting on FB or other media does let them know somebody appreciates them.

For me, as a writer, I’m pretty much not out and about anyway… So no real change, per se. LOL But I did order takeout to support our little local diner, and will be continuing to do that through the coming week(s), because I LIKE their food. Our little grocery store had to put limits on stuff to keep from getting bought out by the locusts once they’d raided all the other big stores, and thankfully, they are pretty much back to normal, minus the usual suspects (TP, paper towels, sanitizer).

I’m having to ration the TV, otherwise I’d have blown a hole through it last week from all the BS that is out there. But on the good side, over 98K words on the WIP, and I ‘think’ I’ll have it done this week and out to the alpha readers.

Also, I’d like to thank those that spread the word about the book sales, and kudos to the other authors that did the same thing! We do appreciate the readership, and I, for one, hope you enjoy the books enough to leave reviews.

We’ve actually postponed our weekly dinners until further notice, waiting out the diminution of this whole Wuhan Flu thingie… We’ve also been wondering if we didn’t have a mild strain of this come through the area back in early January, as most of us were sick/coughing/chest colds for 3-4 weeks. Of course, hindsight is 20-20 and we’ll never know… Sigh

Take care of yourselves, reach out to friends, use that thingie on your hips and actually CALL people and talk. I know that is a novel concept, but trust me, it works…

Also, any good coping ideas appreciated!!!

I agree…

From FB via Brandon Coan and a lady named Deb…

The reports are that the truckers are getting supplies to the stores. People are stocking the shelves all night and letting old people shop first. Carnival Cruise line told Trump “We can match those big Navy Hospital ships with some fully staffed cruise ships” GM said hold our cars and watch this; we can make those ventilators where we were making cars starting next week. Women and children are making homemade masks and handing out snacks to truckers. Restaurants and schools said, We’ve got kitchens and staff; we can feed kids.” Churches are holding on-line services and taking care of their members and community. NBA basketball players said, “Hold our basketballs while we write checks to pay the arena staff.” Construction companies said, “Here are some masks for the medical staff and doctors”. Breweries are making sanitizer out of the left-over ingredients. We thought we couldn’t live without Baseball, NASCAR, NBA or going to the beach, restaurants or a bar. Instead, we’re trying to keep those businesses open by ordering take-out.

You’ve got two Democrat Governors getting told “We will make it happen” by a Republican President who has fought with them for three and half years. While the media keeps repeating itself, “We are a nation divided.”

What communist China didn’t count on was America saying “Hey, hold my beer and watch this.”

I think a Japanese Admiral in the middle of the Pacific said it best in 1941, “I think we have awakened a sleeping giant.”

Give us a few more weeks (maybe months) and we will be doing much better! And stop listening to the hysterical media!

Common sense folks… Common sense. And call your @#$% congresscritters and tell them to STOP playing political games!!!

Well, well, well…

When the excrement hit the rotary device, a ‘number’ of things changed…

There was the toilet paper, etc. hoarding (still don’t know why)

BUT, the oddity was the sudden upsurge in gun sales. It’s like people suddenly realized that ‘they’ might have to protect themselves, because LEOs and security services would have ‘other’ things going on.

Last Saturday NICS was running 3-3 1/2 hours behind and finally crashed completely early Saturday evening. I don’t know if they got it back up this morning or not, but talking to folks that are in the ‘bidness’, there is also a run on ammo that seems to almost match the 2008 run.

Ammo. com has done a dive on it, and their take is interesting!

While people stockpile toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and pantry essentials, they’re also purchasing ammunition at an unprecedented rate. Here at Ammo.com, we’ve seen a significant growth in sales that directly correlates with the rise of COVID-19 and its spread across the country. As we mentioned in a press release on March 6, 2020, we first noticed a 54% sales increase on February 23, as the search term “coronavirus” started to gain traction, according to Google Trends.

And this was just the start… Full article, HERE.

Really glad I’ve been building my stocks back up in the last few years!

Day whatever…

Writers are, by nature, solitary individuals by a large, so the whole don’t go anywhere is really no big deal for us…

However the month of March has NOT been good to us this year!

Some things you don’t miss. Others however…

And for those ‘kids’ out there who don’t remember the rules, it’s two red one white…

Have a good week and take anything the MSM says with a pound or so of salt…

Just sayin…

Books, books, and more books…

For cheep or free!

The book sale continues, here’s a link to my books on sale- JL Curtis

 

Amanda followed my example and put all her novels on sale. Here’s a link to her Amazon author page.

If you are looking for science fiction, check out Vengeance from Ashes, the first book in the Honor & Duty series.

First, they took away her command. Then they took away her freedom. But they couldn’t take away her duty and honor. Now they want her back.

Captain Ashlyn Shaw has survived two years in a brutal military prison. Now those who betrayed her are offering the chance for freedom. All she has to do is trust them not to betray her and her people again. If she can do that, and if she can survive the war that looms on the horizon, she can reclaim her life and get the vengeance she’s dreamed of for so long.

But only if she can forget the betrayal and do her duty.

If you like urban fantasy, check out Nocturnal Origins, book one in the Nocturnal Lives series.

Some things can never be forgotten, no matter how hard you try.

Detective Sergeant Mackenzie Santos knows that bitter lesson all too well. The day she died changed her life and her perception of the world forever.It doesn’t matter that everyone, even her doctors, believe a miracle occurred when she awoke in the hospital morgue. Mac knows better. It hadn’t been a miracle, at least not a holy one. As far as she’s concerned, that’s the day the dogs of Hell came for her.

Investigating one of the most horrendous murders in recent Dallas history, Mac also has to break in a new partner and deal with nosy reporters who follow her every move and who publish confidential details of the investigation without a qualm.

Complicating matters even more, Mac learns the truth about her family and herself, a truth that forces her to deal with the monster within, as well as those on the outside.But none of this matters as much as discovering the identity of the murderer before he can kill again.

Or check out Witchfire Burning, from the Eerie Side of the Tracks series.

!Long before the Others made their existence known to the world, Mossy Creek was their haven. Being from the wrong side of the tracks meant you weren’t what the rest of the world considered “normal”.
Normal was all Quinn O’Donnell wanted from life. Growing up on the “wrong side of the tracks”, she had been the only normal in the family. The moment she was old enough, she left and began life as far from her Texas hometown as possible. Now she has a job she enjoys and a daughter she loves more than life itself. Their life is normal, REALLY normal, until her daughter starts calling forth fire and wind.

Quinn knows they must go back so her mother can help five-year-old Ali learn how to control her new talents. But in Mossy Creek nothing is ever simple. Quinn’s mother has gone missing. Secrets from Quinn’s past start coming back to haunt her.

And the family home is more than a little sentient.

Can Quinn keep everyone — particularly Ali — safe? And will she ever get back her illusion of normalcy?


Here are some others from my fellow authors:

A Summer in Scarborough: A Pride & Prejudice Sequel

by Anna Ferreira

Miss Anne de Bourgh was delighted to receive a letter from her cousin Georgiana, explaining that she would be spending the summer by the sea, and requesting the pleasure of her company. A glorious few months of balls, shopping, and walking by the sea awaits- a wonderfully diverting holiday for Anne, who has rarely left Rosings before.

But Anne is a de Bourgh, and life is never simple. Before long, she finds herself caught between the attentions of two very different men, and must choose if she will follow her heart or disoblige her family. One must be disappointed, and Anne has never been very practiced in the art of disobedience. Must she give up everything she has ever known, will she find the strength to search for happiness elsewhere?


Cedar Sanderson has a permafree short story collection on her website. Check out Twisted Mindflow.

Snow in Her Eyes (Witchward book 1) is on sale.

Detective Amaya Lombard is a witch hunter and a damn good one. Hated by the magical because she works with cops, feared by cops because she works with magic, she walks a fine line between malice and murder. When an entire family dies in magic and blood, only Amaya can find the truth that lies behind the seemingly senseless mayhem…because even the dead deserve answers.

This title is a novella.

Cedar has also lowered the prices of Lab Gremlins and Jade Star. Check out her Amazon Author Page here.


Dave Freer has put several of his books on sale.

Morningstar

Across the one human colony world, a place technologically regressed to near medieval, possibly the last place humans still survive, a desperate search continues. Scattered across the deserts, tangled jungles, and alien fortresses, lie the core sections of the matter transmitter.

These sections hold the key to vast wealth, power, or… the fulfilment of the colony’s purpose: to help humankind survive the rabidly xenophobic alien Morkth who will tolerate no other intelligent species. The Morkth managed to follow the colony ship, and, despite their mothership being shot down and their queen being killed, they continue their relentless struggle to destroy humankind… and to reconstruct that incredibly valuable matter transmitter. If they succeed, they’ll be able to return to the hive with the location of the colony of vile humans, and have a new world to occupy. If they fail, they’ll destroy the planet.

The search has gone on for centuries, and it is all reaching an end point. The future hangs in the balance.

The Morkth have lasers, aircraft, nukes. Those who want the core sections for their own ends… have vast armies. Against them are three unlikely reluctant heroes: A street child thief, a dispossessed spoiled brat of a princess, and a confused, amoral Morkth-raised human, armed only with 14th century weapons and their own wits.

It’s a lost cause, a forlorn hope.

But it’s all humans have.

Dave has also put StardogsTomA Mankind Witch, and Bolg, PI: The Vampire Bride on sale. Check out his Amazon Author Page here.


Pam Uphoff has dropped the price on titles in her Barton Street Gym series (YA).

The Barton Street Gym (Doors into the Dimensions, book 1)

In a future where no one needs to sleep, homes are unnecessary. A simple dimensional cubby in a hi-rise gymnasium is all anyone needs.

Perhaps the designers ought to have considered the possibility of unintended effects from thousands of multi-dimensional bubbles in close proximity to each other. But they weren’t physicists . . .

Joe is independent, his divorced father a bit absent minded. Joe and his “bio-model” friend were exploring the pedestrian tunnels under the Barton Street Gym when they found themselves trapping in a strange landscape with a hungry dinosaur.

Alice Brown is used to getting in trouble; her parents are quite strict. But being attacked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a strange dimension just a step across a malfunctioning D-door is not her usual sort of trouble.

Pam has also put Chicago and Atlantis + (books 2 and 3 in the series) on sale.  Check out her Amazon Author Page here.

And DaddyBear also has a list of discounted/free books HERE.

Go check them out please. We’re trying to give a little back in this ‘interesting time’…

Thank you!