Monday, August 4, 2014

To Be Named

I'm toying with the idea of a weekly little newsletter report of my doings but I'm not sure if there's enough to tell on a weekly basis. Perhaps I'll just do a monthly. Also, I'm toying with different letterheads under which to present these reports so hopefully soon I'll have something clever and fitting.

Essentially, I am a former federal agent, currently a licensed private investigator (in a state with a dead industry, where classic independent detectives are concerned -- and my biggest source of jobs suddenly died a few months back), a sometime writer of fiction and a small press publisher of a genre few care to read anymore. Fortunately, seven years ago I embarked on an investigation into some strange things and discovered a huge mystery about which I've written four books and a novel and am presently writing another book relative to the general milieu of it all. As a writer, I'm having success at finding an audience because all of you folks reading the books and telling others about them. I am on the periphery of circles of other interesting and better known researchers so along with my meanderings, you'll likely read mention of their latest works, too, as they relate to what I'm doing here in this 'Empire of the Wheel'.

Not all the books are 'Empire of the Wheel' books, per se. For instance, Latitude 33: Key to the Kingdom was written prior to my learning about 'Cora Stanton', though it is about the telluric currents which led me to her. The new book, Secret Missions: The Hidden Legacy of Old California, is not an Empire of the Wheel book but it is the result of things discovered while investigating that mystery. I have no idea yet what the following book will be, but you'll be the first to know when I announce it here. In the meantime, I'm enjoying writing the current new book and can't wait to get it out there.

If a new idea presents itself, I may start another book before this year is over. My ideas usually pop up from the woodwork. I had no idea I'd be writing this new book until a few weeks ago. In fact, it contains a theory that I had not originally intended to make public. However, my research convinced me -- and a few key associates -- that it's worthy of publication, so here I am writing it. I think you'll find it as exciting as I do.

Hopefully soon I'll be taking a research trip to San Diego. There are some archives I need to peruse and sites I need to stare at and analyze. I also need to see two of my best friends who happen to live there and share some cold liquid hops and tales of our recent adventures. On the weekend of Oct 18th I will definitely be down there for an Aztecs football game which several college friends and I have been doing for a few years now. We always have a tailgate BBQ before the game and catch up on the latest. It gives me the opportunity to wear one of my various Aztec hats and reflect on how far we've all come since SDSU. Even my choice of colleges reflects a fascination with ancient civilizations and lost America. You'll learn more about my lifelong link to San Diego and how it reflects upon the new book, in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, I'm going to get back to working on the book. Thanks again to all who have shown an interest in what I'm doing here i.e. with the books. I've been told I'm onto something big and I agree. It has been a major influence on my life so I'll keep struggling along to get it on 'paper' and maybe we'll both see the whole story before too long.

More to follow!

1 comment:

  1. yay more Walter book!!! i'd say how about post when you have something to say? And have a great time in San Diego, so fun to get together with friends and eat. i'm looking forward to your next books and personally would be shocked if you don't find more 'meat' for further tomes popping up quickly.

    re: my rose and wheel ring and the Hecate sculpture on the courthouse. My ring is pretty striking, with the rose and the spoked wheel, but since i've worn it every day for most of a decade, what really struck me was the roses. I'm still working on that blouse, and the decoration process with the roses is quite time-consuming and involved. So at the time when i read about the Hecate sculpture overlooking the rose garden, i'd been spending 1-3 hours a day for almost a week on that project - positioning the stencils, trying paint combos and making samples, actually stenciling the roses, then hand stitching around all the stencils. When i read that passage my work was in my lap, i'd been 'looking over roses' every day for a week and was doing so at that very moment.

    Additionally, i'd had the idea to do this particular pattern of roses for a year and a half and had finally found the proper garment for this look a couple of weeks prior. And while i've been a big fan of Greek and Roman mythology since grade school (a loooooong while) i'd never before heard of the Hecate and roses connection.

    Anyways. Congrats on your son's new movie, too! What a thrill for you both! Have a great week, steph