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Blake grew up just south of Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he spent his spare time exploring the desert in his World War Two surplus jeep. Sometimes he listened to old timers’ tales of Geronimo, Pancho Villa, and Billy the Kid.
Today he weaves his love and respect for the desert along with bits of what he’s heard and seen into his stories.
A retired Professional Engineer in the State of California with Masters Degrees in Energy Conversion and Urban Planning as well as experience as a college math instructor, Blake's interests range from science and history to aliens and the Kaballah.
Heitzman is influenced by his favorite writers: Stephen King, H.G. Wells, Bradbury, Vonnegut, Michael Crichton and Tony Hillerman.
He is currently writing The Shaman Gene series, the story of Earth’s rise to join galactic society. "The Robot's Daughter", is the second in the series, although it has been designed to be read as a stand alone novel as well. Two more novels: Seekers of the Scroll and The Forceps of Sharon are in draft.
You can read more and comment at Blake’s website: www.shamangene.com/BLOG
Blake no longer makes his writing available at Amazon because of their treatment of authors.
on March 01, 2016 :
I wanted to like this book but there were too many things wrong to even like it. I could list out all the places it goes off on a useless tangent, or maybe talk about it being too long due to all the filler, or even talk about a battle on another planet having absolutely nothing to do with the plot but,, that's not my real issue with it. Being blunt, the author just plain fails to tell a story.
You can be a great writer, you can have a PHD and decades of experience in the subject matter but if you aren't a good story teller it just doesn't work and that's the case with this book.
(review of free book)