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New Beginnings

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a pleasant start for 2015. Our weather has been wintry, for San Diego, and it has been nice to have a few days off to rest up and prepare for all of the various projects I want to work on.

"Doing the E.T. Tango" - Introducing US Army Master Sergeant Donald Sutherland

Another character from the book is Don Sutherland, a Master Sergeant in the US Army. He is assistant head of security for Fort Custer which makes him of interest to Bill and Ellen's team. Ellen starts dating the sergeant in order to try and find out more about base security. In the meantime, the sergeant is doing his job and providing information to Steve Jenkins about an odd team working near the base. Here is the initial introduction to Don Sutherland from the book.

Places in Wyoming featured in "Doing the E.T. Tango" - Cody, Wyoming

In the novel Doing the E.T. Tango: Dancing with the Universe, there are several visits to Cody, Wyoming. Cody is a popular destination for tourists and local residents because of the larger stores, restaurants and spots of interest. It is one of the largest towns in the Big Horn Basin and is within 1-2 hour drive of the other small towns in the area. This makes it a convenient place to go and shop for items that can be obtained in the smaller locations.

Chapter 16 from "Doing the E.T. Tango: Dancing with the Universe"

One more chapter from the book, in this chapter, the team has a close call with a drone and the FBI agent Steve Jenkins continues to get suspicious about what is really going on with the fossil hunting team. Only one more week until you can read the rest of the story of the search for alien artifacts.

"Doing the E.T. Tango" - Introducing Steve Jenkins

While the team is looking for a way into the Army base, government agencies become interested in them and their activities. One of these government agents is Steve Jenkins, an FBI agent that gets interested in what Ellen and Bill are really looking for. In this scene from the book he and his partner Duke Feltman meet with Bill to remind him to do the right thing if they find fossils on government land.

 

Legends of Wyoming for "Doing the E.T. Tango" - The Legend Rock Petroglyphs

There are many instances of artwork created by pre-historic people around the world. In the Big Horn Basin there is a site called Legend Rock that has petroglyphs carved into the surface of a cliff. The earliesdt carvings are estimated to have ben made around 11,000 years ago and they are considered some of the oldest rock art in North America.

A Game for All Ages

Here is another example of John's writing. This article was published in ComputorEdge in 1989. Some of the references are a bit dated but the concepts still apply almost 25 years later.

Places in Wyoming featured in "Doing the E.T. Tango" - The Big Horn Basin

View from Beartooth MountainsThe novel Doing the E.T. Tango: Dancing with the Universe takes place in the northwest corner of Wyoming. This area is called the Big Horn Basin. While the focus of the novel is on Ellen, Bill, Tim and Charlie in their search for alien artifacts, this area of Wyoming is a rural area that provides a remote backdrop for the story.

Chapter 9 from "Doing the E.T. Tango: Dancing with the Universe"

Here is another chapter from John's book. In this chapter Ellen's team is attempting to get rid of the BLM agent surveying their land. Ellen, Bill and Tim have some fun annoying the BLM agent John Brady while they pretend to look for fossils. In one more week I will post Chapter 16, which describes how the group will have to deal with drones flown by the military around the area. And only two more weeks until the book is released on Amazon and you can find out what happened with Ellen, Bill, Tim and Charlie in their search.

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