This week, my wonderful efriends are helping me launch my latest prehistoric fiction novel, Against All Odds. Early reviews…
“Your best ever!” — my husband
“I couldn’t stop reading!” — my sister Tina (love that gal)
“Ms. Murray has combined her talent for storytelling with a huge amount of research into the many aspects of early man’s probable lifestyle, from communication, to weapons, survival skills, their use of early medicines, and social living habits.” — Anneli Purchase
I’ll be visiting blogs to chat about Against All Odds. Some of the questions we’ll cover (refer to this list for the number of the question in the table below):
- How do you know Xhosa’s People are as smart as they seem in this book?
- Convince me they communicate effectively with gestures, body movements, and facial expressions.
- I’m surprised by the sophistication and cleverness of some of their actions.
- How do you know Xhosa had headaches?
- You often say these people squat. Don’t they sit?
- Could primitive man build rafts as suggested in this story?
- How did early man tell time?
- Can early man really run down their prey?
- Did early man live on the Iberian Peninsula?
- Why didn’t early man leave the Iberian Peninsula rather than die out?
- Why are these characters so violent?
- It’s hard to believe Xhosa walked from Africa to the Middle East to Spain.
- You made up the bird language—right?
- Spoiler alert: Wasn’t Britain too cold for human habitation 850,000 years ago? How could the Islanders live there?
- Spoiler alert: What star guided Seeker from the Iberian Peninsula to the British Isles?
- What are Others? And why capitalize it?
- Who are the “Hairy Ones” who Pan-do once shared a cave with?
- What is the meaning of the term “People” (and why is it capitalized)?
- You used “said”—I thought they didn’t speak.
- Their speech is too erudite.
- Were Big Heads smarter than Xhosa’s species?
- What does “strong” and “weak” side mean?
- What does a “hand of Sun’s travel” mean?
- What does the term “subadult” mean?
- What is a “homebase”?
Hosts could also choose one of the following articles (links won’t work until publication):
- What’s the Man vs. Nature Universe?
- Top 10 Movies About Prehistoric Man
- What I learned from Finishing Against All Odds
- Why I Don’t Ever Have Writer’s Block
- How to Survive Rejection
- How to Add Drama to Your Writing
- How I Afford to be a Whale Reader
- 7 books to understand your character’s psychology
- Thoughts That Run Through My Head Now That I’m Published
- Why I Write Historical Fiction
- What I Learning from my Characters in Against All Odds
- What Star Trek Did Right
Here’s the schedule of who I’ll visit when and the question or article (from the list above):
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I’ve included blog links and social media contacts for my hosts (as well as a link to their books). Just click and follow. Build your own great community of motivated, involved authors.
Title and author: Against All Odds
Editor: Anneli Purchase
Series: Book 3 in the Crossroads series
Genre: Prehistoric fiction
Enjoy the virtual cookies and Arbuckles coffee!
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Fall 2021. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning