The Cloud Trilogy at last

Welcome back to Thriller Brain. We continue our return along the path followed by The Cloud Quartet to reach its final destination as The Cloud Trilogy. Appropriately enough, this is the third – and final – installment of TB’s writer’s journey. In the next installment, we…

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HOW THE CLOUD QUARTET BECAME THE CLOUD TRILOGY: PART II

Welcome back to Thriller Brain. We continue our return along the path followed by The Cloud Quartet to reach its final destination as The Cloud Trilogy. Thriller Brain wallowed in his mistake with A Mind of Her Own, the third book version 1.0, for months….

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THRILLER BRAIN AND THE AMERICAN FREEDOM TRAIN

  Thriller Brain’s brain (I love that phrase!) has two lobes: one is his writing and the other is his trains, or love of trains. Thriller Brain, in his alter ego as mild mannered but quirky Ken Byers, is the editor of the web page…

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Part I. How a Quartet became a Trilogy

Welcome back, We break our silence with the story of how The Cloud Quartet reached its final destination as The Cloud Trilogy. For the author, the key word above is “final.” The ending, as it is now, is far superior to the previous which wasn’t an…

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Speculative Fiction

What is Speculative Fiction? There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. — Hamlet: Act I Scene 5 The “what is speculative fiction” question has been haunting publishers and book sellers – not to mention the writers…

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Thriller Brain

CHANGES It is a time for change. This is the first post written directly to my new blog site. It’s still Thriller Brain, but it looks different. You can still find it at thrillerbrain.com or visit my new web page kenbyersauthor.com. if you do you’ll…

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Lucius Shepard: Death of a wonderful writer

The best unknown writer in the world died back in March of this year. To prove my point about unknown I just discovered one of my favorite writers had been dead for six months. Not his fault for me not knowing. How often do we…

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What you’re missing if you aren’t reading The Cloud Quartet (Part III)

The Cloud Quartet is based on a mythical place that if it existed it would sit on the spine of Oregon’s coast range west of Interstate 5 and east of Highway 101. It would be vaguely bordered to the south by Hwy 199. This is…

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An Update from Thriller Brain Himself

Greetings. As summer reaches the end of its first month, Thriller Brain has been busy. Look here for new posts that will give the uninitiated reader a look into the marvels of Banner County, and an appreciation for the Cloud Quartet with the first two…

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A New Entry From Thriller Brain’s Ken Byers

Fresh into the Kindle Store is Ken Byers’ new short story with the provocative title of “Tups and the Heart-Shaped Ass.” This is the second story in the yet to be finished collection entitled Two Old Men in a Boat where two old friends go…

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