Thursday, April 4, 2013

We're moving to...

...the revamped website.

Because I couldn't find a bottom to actually just combine two sites, I exported the content of this blog over to my new website: www.jhbogran.com

All new posts will be added to that site only.

Signing off now.

Thank you for stopping bye, and please, please, visit the new site.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Return to Old found a home

Grabled Transmissions posted a short story of mine titled A Return to Old

http://garbledtransmission.com/2013/03/24/sci-fi-a-return-to-old/

I penned that story way before Pope Benedict VI resigned from his post, so don't come to me saying I jinxed him or that my story is a true account for the end of his papacy. :-)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

99 Cent Post-Holiday Genre eBook Potpourri Event

Today, 14 authors announced that starting on January 24, 2013 they will offer their eBooks for 99 cents on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/99-cent-Post-H...2FUVA6LIBHK3L/ ). The offer is for a limited time only and applies to a total of 16 eBooks. Readers may choose from Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Women’s Fiction, Romance and Young Adult.
The authors, who are all members of Backspace, an online writers organization, include Christiana Miller, Deanna Roy, Eileen Cruz Coleman, Keith Cronin, Sachin Waikar, J.H. Bográn, A.W. Hartoin, Danielle Younge-Ullman, Rachel Elizabeth Cole, Loretta Giacoletto, Daniel A. Smith, Inge Moore, Nora Carroll and Jess Riley.
The eBooks included in the promotion are:
“All the Lonely People” by Jess Riley
“Deeds of a Master Archer” by J.H. Bográn
“Me Again” by Keith Cronin
“Falling Under” by Danielle Younge-Ullman
“Storykeeper” by Daniel A. Smith
“How to Cook Up A Disaster” by Rachel Elizabeth Cole
“Sweetwater American” by Eileen Cruz Coleman
“The Thief Who Stole Midnight” by Christiana Miller
“Stella and Dane: A Honky Tonk Romance” by Deanna Roy
“Family Deceptions” by Loretta Giacoletto
“The Family Angel” by Loretta Giacoletto
“As Crazy As You” by Inge Moore
“Rumpel, A Cursed Tales Novel” by Eileen Cruz Coleman
“The Color of Water in July: A Novel” by Nora Carroll
“In the Jungle of Black and Yellow” by Sachin Waikar
“It Started with A Whisper” by A.W. Hartoin
Starting on January 24, 2013, readers may easily purchase all sixteen eBooks from Amazon by visiting:  http://www.amazon.com/99-cent-Post-H...2FUVA6LIBHK3L/
To stay informed of the event’s details, visit and like the event Facebook page located at:  https://www.facebook.com/99CentPostH...PotpourriEvent

Friday, January 18, 2013

Could James Bond be a Time Lord?



I’m sure in the fifty years of both franchises this question may have aroused before, but at no time better than our present is this theory more plausible, after a fashion.

Let’s analyze the points of intersection of the two characters:

James Bond’s canonical debut was in 1962 with the movie Dr. No. while the first episode of Doctor Who aired in 1963. So at one year apart, they are roughly the same age.

Eleven actors have played the Doctor, while six have played Bond. Every incarnation of both had somewhat similar personality, and up until Daniel Craig took over Bond’s role, both characters would share previous incarnation’s memories.

The Doctor uses a T.A.R.D.I.S., Bond always finds an Astor Martin.

Both have used gadgets. Speaking of gadgets, don’t you think the breather device used in Thunderball does look a bit like a stylized sonic screwdriver?

And what about companions? Always pretty damsels-in-distress seem to populate the path of both characters. As to the different levels of intimacy they reach with the companions, I won’t comment to keep this post PG-rated. But they have certainly fallen in love in more than one occasion: Rose Tyler and Joan Redferm for the Doctor, and Tracy Di Vicenzo and Vesper Lynd for Bond.

Would you like more tangible proof? I’ll give you two:

1. Timothy Dalton played both James Bond, and the Lord President of the Time Lords!


2. Upon M’s escape from Silva’s assassination attempt, James Bond swifts her away in his DB5 and utters: “We’re going back in time.”

Last year we celebrated Bond’s fiftieth anniversary with an above-average excellent movie, a side show of parachuting with the Queen of England into the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Now things are gearing up for Doctor Who celebration that will, or should, be quite memorable as well.

So, what do you think?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A couple of news

The "I" Word, The anthology that collected thoughts from authors about words that inspire is now available at:

The Fine Line official site:
http://shop.editorial-consultancy.co...ks/the-i-word/

Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-I-Word-ebook/dp/B00B14ATJG

Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/The-I-Word-ebook/dp/B00B14ATJG

As to why I'm announcing this, well, I'm one of the contributors, of course. :-)


Also, I was recently interviewed by Indie Author Land. Check it out at:
http://indieauthorland.com/2013/01/17/interview-with-j-h-bogran-author-of-deeds-of-a-master-archer

Friday, January 11, 2013

A last farewell for my old canine friend

Today I'm a guest blogger at Cassidy's Jorney.
http://www.mimirosen.com/goodbye-wasabi/

Who knew writing a blog could be therapeutic?