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A native Texan, I started writing stories at age twelve and have continued to love creative writing. I attended Richland Collegiate High School and earned an associate’s degree in general science in parallel with a high school diploma. I’ve been reading science fiction ever since being introduced to Robert Heinlein’s classic military sci-fi book, Starship Troopers, at age 10. Personal interests have included scouting (Eagle Scout) and Tae Kwon Do (Black Belt).
I just recently published a science fiction novel The Zochtil, which is the first book in the Almek Manning Series. Four more books are planned in this series, with the next book being Starwarden.
on Feb. 15, 2012 :
As a big fan of science fiction I found The Zochtil to be a great story and an enjoyable read. The depth of the characters and the pace of the story keeps the reader engrossed and wanting to know what happens next. Packed with action and plenty of sci-fi elements, J.A. Dalley creates a universe that draws you in and makes you feel as if you are right there with the characters. The Zochtil is the first book in the series and I for one can’t wait to read the next books to come.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on Jan. 03, 2012 :
I loved the book. The battles in the book are full of variety, from a legal battle, to a simulated space battle, to a violent infiltration of a marine base. Each has its own intensity and stakes involved, and all are well narrated.
If a book doesn’t teach you something, either something that’s definitely true or something to consider, I personally don’t think it’s a good book. The author of this book didn’t write the book with an agenda, but slips in several things that we can learn from, or at least think about. Some of them are political. Some are about human nature, or other subjects.
(reviewed the day of purchase)