Not A Meerkat Monday #9: Camels

While camels are at home in desert-like environments the Kalahari Desert is not included in their native rage. Camels can live to be 50 years old and have only two toes. There are three camel species but the dromedary camel known for its single hump is the most widely distributed. Camels humps are actually made... Continue Reading →

Shine’s Misery

Shine stared at the grimy water and wished that it would swallow her up. Moons upon moons had passed since her pups, Noble, Pride, and Grace abandoned the group and her trusted mate, Fiery, had died. The Scavengers numbers dwindled, more and more deserting in the hopes of finding a place among another family or... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #8: Sulcata Tortoises

Sulcata tortoises do share the Kalahari Desert with meerkats, in fact meerkats have been known to steal their eggs. The tortoises are always too slow to catch them... Also known as 'African Spurred Tortoises' and is the third largest turtle species in the world. They can live for 70 years and grow to weight up... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #7: Black Swans

From Australia, there's no chance that a meerkat will run into one of these beautiful birds! Known for their red beaks and striking black plumage, black swans are monogamous and have a wingspans of up to 78 inches. These birds are known to swim with their necks arched and erect and their wings fluffed aggressively.... Continue Reading →

Victory’s Dawn

Victory crept from boulder to boulder, the midday sun sweltering on her golden and dun mottled coat. The stripes along her back were shadowy and prominent as she trailed a tawny figure through the desert scrub. This part of Zeros territory was sparse and dry, the sand a burgundy red, and dotted with pale boulders... Continue Reading →

Husk

Poems and Short Stories Exploring The Human Condition This anthology spans many genres from science fiction to horror through two main modems, poetry and short stories. Its purpose is to celebrate, expose, and enthrall readers based on the premise of the human condition. Why do people think the way they do? Be prepared to look... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #6: Goats

Goats are a domestic animal found on many farms and in many petting zoos. Though the meer characters never meet any goats I'd guess that they'd like them. Goats have sweet, loving personalities and seem to enjoy The Meer Series. Their apatites are also voracious. Goats are herbivores with a lifespan of up to 18... Continue Reading →

NEW Coloring and Activity Book!

Welcome everyone to the world of The Meer! The Meer Book Series chronicles the adventures of a family of meerkats. In Blaze it was seen that pups Fiery and Slate barely escape death and in Perilous Ground a plucky youngling Star navigates dark chambers when he finds himself befriending a cobra, an enemy of the meer. Meet the characters... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Number #5: Lions

Lions are neither friend nor foe of the meerkats. Meerkats are too small for them to prey on but in The Meer Book Series many of the characters have a deep fascination and respect for the mighty big cats. Lions live in prides protected by the huge males and sustained by the agile females. Though... Continue Reading →

King’s Storm

King stood with his paws planted, claws tearing the sand, tail curved, and spine arched. Another meer faced him, green gaze hesitant and fur on end. “King,” he called as the wind raged around them, “we don’t have to do this!”             “You stole her from me, Pride!” King raged, baring his teeth. “I want... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat #4: Hyenas

You may think of cackling villains when you picture a hyena thanks to Disney's classic film The Lion King but there's more to these brutes than meets the eye. Hyenas hunt in packs or clans, using team work and stamina to take down prey. They are so smart that they can hunt a variety of... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #3: Giraffes

The mighty giraffes, icons of Africa, are referred to as "gods" by the meerkat characters of The Meer Book Series because of their amazing height. A two-foot-tall meerkat standing on their back legs could never hope to reach heights of up to 18 feet, which is how tall giraffes can get. Their patterns of spots... Continue Reading →

Glade’s Pup

Glade steadied her young daughter with her snout, dark nose slipped under her foreleg to keep her from tumbling over. Victory was still top-heavy, her flattish head too big for her little body. She blinked warm orange eyes at her mother before continuing up the heartmound with resolve. “Careful, Victory. Watch your paws.” Glade winced... Continue Reading →

Free Ebook

Claim your free copy of The Meer: Perilous Ground! This thrilling anthology will explore the many adventures and tragedies of the meer families as they are pitted against one another in a struggle for survival. Experience how the meer families come to be in three serials from the past and then get a glimpse into... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #1: Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Though ring-tailed lemurs are from Africa as well as meerkats the similarities stop there. These quirky primates' natural habitat is the island of Madagascar. They eat a diet of insects, fruits, and leaves and their life spans around about 16 years. These animals are highly social and endangered in the wild. You can learn more... Continue Reading →

Glory’s Reckoning

Glory huddled, shrouded in the shadow of the burrow mouth. The mound of earth above the main burrow entrance, the heartmound, was dark against the sky, lit by the full moon. The stars were little claw-pricks in the distance and as Glory craned his sharp snout they had never felt farther from reach.             Glory,... Continue Reading →

Smokey’s Task

If he hadn’t been sleeping on the edge of the pile Smokey wouldn’t have heard the slight sluffing carrying through the tunnels of the burrow system. He groaned and opened one pallid gray-blue eye, assuming that it was one of his pups, rousing from a dream. He sniffed and blinked in the darkness as he... Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal and Free Book Announcement

Book One of The Meer- The Marked: Blaze “Should The Marked live their bloodlines will sire The Golden One.” Galaxy raised his voice to be heard over the crackling hiss of the starfire.                 Ripple’s fur prickled. “What do you mean should they live?”                 “That’s why we need you.” Patch hurried to explain, leaping... Continue Reading →

Apollo Invents

New Comedy Stylings Centered Around The Greeks Gods That We All Know And Love (To Laugh At) First Three Episodes FREE! “It’s supposed to smell bitter.” Apollo declared. “It’s coffee.”             His twin Artemis stalked closer and peered into the steamy cup, her shimmery silver peplos, styled like a chiton and shawl combined, hanging off... Continue Reading →

Pride: Falling Storm

An Original Animal Fantasy Coming Monday To Kindle Vella First Three Episodes FREE The deed done the lion lifted his head and without so much as a second glance at his victim he trotted off into the long-yellowed grass, his gaze still indecipherable. His tail tip twitched casually as the rest of the lion was... Continue Reading →

Core’s Impasse

Core hunched into herself, off to the side of the heartmound as the Blazes began their day. While some of their number stood sunning themselves, their dark chest fur soaking in the dawn sun, the rest were already warmed and working. She spotted Hero, who had returned some days before, shoveling out a burrow entrance,... Continue Reading →

World Meerkat Day

Happy World Meerkat Day everyone! Remember the 3rd Truth: Family is Survival It is World Meerkat Day making it perfect for a book signing at Mr. Bookman, the first for The Meer Series! Did you know, that meerkats only weight up to 2 pounds and that they can measure up to 1 foot tall when... Continue Reading →

Mr. Bookman Signing

Come visit me, The author of The Meer: Perilous Ground, at Mr. Bookman in Franklin, PA on Saturday July 3rd from 1-5 Mr. Bookman - Book Sales and Assistance for Local Libraries (mrbookmans.com) I'll be signing books and answering any questions you may have! And don't forget the amazing sale going on right now! (2)... Continue Reading →

Hero’s Mission

The desert is perilous ground, Hero remembered explaining that to his last litter of pups when they were small, governed by the sand and the sun, assisted by the wind and the weather. We are temporary residents in our homeland, hunted by fellow survivors of the dunes. There is danger at every turn. So, be... Continue Reading →

Ash’s Cost

Ash backed against the heartmound, her ears ringing from her oldest son’s alarm calls that still pierced the evening with frantic precision. The predators materializing from the long, brittle grass were unimpressed. They blinked amber-orange eyes at the frozen meer, there were at least six pairs of them. Pointy snouts with twitching dusky noses pushed... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Title and Cover Reveal

Unearth the new blurb, cover, and more! The Meer: Perilous Ground "The desert is perilous ground, governed by the sand and the sun, assisted by the wind and the weather. We are temporary residents in our homeland, hunted by fellow survivors of the dunes. There is danger at every turn. So, be careful. Keep your... Continue Reading →

First Blood

The Creation Part 6 Every move Death Bringer made was strategic, every flick of his serpentine tail and flattening of his dreaded hood. As his coils unwound and undulated, bringing him forth from the lake and onto the flakey shore of the tiny island, Bringer was proud of himself. His midnight scales merged with the... Continue Reading →

The Legend

The Creation Part 5 The day beyond the cavern was hot but inside the stone walls the meer of First Family were cool. Star lazed beside his mate, Wing, as a young subordinate male groomed his shoulder. This burrow had been a lucky dig. The group had set about on a rocky slope earlier in... Continue Reading →

The Collapse

The Creation Serial Part 4 Greatwing’s feathers were downy against the starlight as he extended his talons and released his hold on Star. The brindle-striped meerkat landed on all fours; his usual tawny luster shaded by the night. The full moon hung over the island like a curious eye watching them. The clearing was bathed... Continue Reading →

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