Saturday, September 17, 2022

Your Main Character's Name Means What?

 Many readers of "The Martin Culver Series" have asked me, "What is the significance of the name Martin Culver, your main character?" 

I was searching for a name that was short, two-syllable words, like my own name. Similar to myself, Martin Culver has no middle name. 

In addition, most series fans know that  historical research always plays a part in these fast-paced action adventure novels. The same is true for many of my  character names. Here is the straight answer on my main character's name.

Over the course of 8 novels in "The Martin Culver Series", Martin Culver has battled though extended war-like conditions to find limited periods of peace. This conflicted, unsettled existence is foretold in his very name.

Martin is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Martin comes from the Latin name Martinus, which is a derivative of Mars, who was the Roman god of warThe surname CULVER was an Old English locational name 'the dweller at the sign of the dove' or 'one who keeps doves'. Surnames originally denoted the individual's occupation, and at times, their disposition.So then, the name of Martin Culver is taken from the Roman god of War, and from 'dovekeeper', or 'dovelike'.  War-like and dove-like at the same time. 

The name Martin Culver literally means "War and Peace".

Monday, August 29, 2022

"The Mystery of Calusa Key" Book Trailer Global Premiere

The Global Premiere of "The Mystery of Calusa Key" is now available for you to see and enjoy! You know what this means, right? 

This means that the novel of the same name, "The Mystery of Calusa Key" will be released very soon. Amazon is the publisher, as always, so it will be available on Kindle and in Print. 

So take a listen, and let me know what you think. 

Best place to share feedback?

"The Mystery of Calusa Key" Facebook Page!


Thursday, March 3, 2022

2022 Writers Conference Melbourne, FL Hilton Rialto


I will be participating for the second time in the 13th Annual Writers Conference presented by Authors for Authors, to be held at the Hilton Rialto Sunday April 24th from 9 AM to 5 PM!

There will be speakers, discussions, display tables, with opportunities for networking with other authors. 

This time I will be speaking that day on the topic "Writing the Killer Plot". No, it's not about murder. It's about keeping your readers on the edge of their seat to see what will happen next. I hope to see you there. 

To register to attend this event, click here. Registration is open through April 15th.