See "Blue Standoff" on the Science Fiction page
Jon Batson is a storyteller
An award winning songwriter and author, Jon’s gritty, often irreverent style strikes a chord of contemplation. Jon demands your attention with subtle innuendo and carefully scattered satire. As a singer, songwriter and published author, Jon’s signature is intentionally provocative - and refreshingly entertaining.
Few musical talents can make the cross over from singer/songwriter to author. Yet in fact, Jon Batson has done that over and over again. With titles ranging from conspiracy theories, to suspense to science fiction, Jon has made the shift from artist to author look seemingly effortless.
Much like his songwriting style, Jon’s writing stance is one part “sand in your eyes” and one part “cool summer breeze”. Just when you think you’ve understand the players, the plot and the purpose – the shift happens and you’re betwixt confusion and clarity.
Jon’s written works are thoughtfully written and thoroughly enjoyed.
This year, for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Jon wrote a tongue-in-cheek detective novel, BLUE STANDOFF. Detective Max Cole thinks his day is over and settles in with a bowl of popcorn and a B-movie from the $2 bin at the local discount store. But the plot of the movie begins looking familiar as he realizes that it closely parallels the case he is currently investigating.
Midnight Whistler Publishers publishes books by best selling author and Concerned Citizens for Human Rights award winner, Beverly Eakman. The latest release is AGENDA GAMES: How Today's High-Stakes Political Combat Works.
Here's what they're saying:
"As Mrs. Eakman perceives, 'health care reform' is not about health but about the agenda. She shows how, in many ways, the ongoing transformation is destroying the spirit of medicine."
Dr. Jane Orient, M.D. Executive Director of American Assoc. of Physicians and Surgeons
"Reading Agenda Games left me speechless while giving me a
voice! Beverly ... identifies and tracks down each footprint left by a political gamesman. She shows us where they've been, then points out where they're headed. Agenda Games gave this reader voice enough, to 'head `em off at the pass!' Whether she realizes or not, Beverly has started the posse that will rescue America."
Roni Bell Sylvester, president of LandandWaterUSA, president and cofounder, LawUSA
"Beverly Eakman has created a powerful and eye-opening primer on how politics really is played, and how it can play out. With style and humor, Eakman offers a stunning, and sometimes jaw-dropping, view of the lengths to which Big Government elitists will go to overstep constitutional prerogatives and impose their agendas (because they alone know what’s really best for us)."
Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org), and author of
Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death.
We've been conned and Beverly knows it. She is the master at exposing and diffusing the UN Agenda 21 "con" bombs hurled in our direction. Beverly hits the target again.
Maggie Roddin - Talk show host: The Unsolicited Opinion