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Monday, April 25, 2011

Memoir almost ready for release

My memoir My Life on the Edge of Reality is almost ready for release.  All it needs is one final edit, plus the cover art.  

Artist extraordinaire Nick Buchanan is working on the cover art as we speak. 

This is going to be a detailed look into the events of my own life, with bits and pieces of my experiences with my husband Philip K. Dick.  It will be a great companion piece to my other memoir Philip K. Dick: Remembering Firebright.  


Sunday, April 24, 2011

He lives! Happy Resurrection Day!

He lives!  Happy Resurrection Day!

This is one of my all-time favorite YouTube videos -

Norman Greenbaum, "Spirit in the Sky"


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Excerpt from "My Life on the Edge of Reality"


I was not surprised when Phil got out of bed and told me that he heard the voice of God on the bedside radio.  Phil was recovering from shoulder surgery, and he was taking Percodan for the post-operative pain.  He had thrown his own shoulder out of the socket, which had been damaged in a car accident about ten years earlier.  What did surprise me is what Phil heard God say to him:  “Your son has an inguinal hernia.  Call the doctor.”  So I called the doctor, made an appointment, got referred to a specialist and learned about our son’s hernia.  But I am getting ahead of the story.  That happened in August or September 1974, several months after the visitations began.   


Book Review - Mpire: In Search of the Lost


In Search of the Lost is the story of Mallory Towneson Haulm, a sexy financial powerhouse, who lives in a quasi paradise in Austin, Texas. His opulent world is decorated with expensive toys and women more exquisite than an exotic candy shop. After fourteen years of separation from his family, Mallory is summoned to return home to join The Family Business. Poised for success, Mallory is focused on turning around the ailing business, not realizing that taking his assigned reigns will put him in a position of unrelenting power which he is unaware he even has. His world crashes as he reunites with his brothers and becomes Death, the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse. With every complication popping up in his life, the biggest one by far is in the form of an old lover from the past coming back to reclaim the spot in Mallory’s heart. – FROM AMAZON.COM
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: PHE Ink (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English

Mpire:  In Search of the Lost is the first of a TL James trilogy.  In this volume, Mallory Towneson Haulm is called home to join the family business after years of separation.  Reluctantly, he joins his brothers for his introduction to the stockholders as the newest board member.  While Mallory seems to have a good relationship with his brothers, tension develops between them.  And their father creates conflict because he sent Mallory away when he was still a young boy. 

The story drew me in at the beginning with an attack by a mysterious black cloud, but then it devolved into a male fantasy of wealth, power and sex -- lots of sex.  It verges on -- no, it crosses the line into pornography.  This novel definitely is not for children.

While the relationship among the brothers develops, the story slows down to a snail's pace, with an occasional hint of mystery to be revealed later. When the story picks up, we learn along with Mallory himself that he is the Anti-Christ.

This self-published book needs a good copy editor to clean up obvious errors and polish the awkward style, but the story is worth reading.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR…TL James graduated with an MBA from LeTourneau University. At LETU, James cultivated an interest in biblical studies and research. Little did James know, but her love for research would become an integral thread in her writing style.
After many sleepless nights, James began writing her first speculative fictional book, with her newly born son tucked comfortably at her side. She developed the family drama storyline that showcases her love of research, biblical studies and literary classics (i.e., Chaucer, Shakespeare and Mythology). The MPire Trilogy was born.
In 2008, TL James revived PHE Ink, a Writing Solutions Firm, after discovering a number of gaps in the publishing industry. James works with aspiring writers, one-on-one, to develop their literary voice. PHE Ink, also, assists entrepreneurs with transforming their business dreams into defined objectives and business plans.
TL James currently resides in Houston, Texas with her son and immediate family.


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Monday, April 11, 2011

Memoir almost finished


The work on my memoir got put to the side when I fractured my skull in a slip and fall on the ice, but now it's almost finished. 

Watch this blog for more excerpts.

Thank you so much for reading!