Kevin Gerard lives in San Diego, California, with his two feline buddies, Jesse the WonderCat and Little Man. He teaches statistics at Cal State San Marcos. When not writing or teaching, he enjoys walking the grounds at the San Diego Zoo, hitting the waves at Cardiff State Beach, and hanging with his brother, nieces and nephews at the local Pizza Port. He also enjoys playing Halo on the internet; look for him in the rocket games as one of the characters from the Diego’s Dragon or Conor and the Crossworlds fantasy adventure series.
Diego and Racquel travel with their dragons to the Dark Rift, the entrance to the magical realm known as the Xibalba. With the Sol Dragones, they battle Vipero’s immense army in a fight to save or shift the Mayan prediction. The fate of earth depends on victory or defeat, and Diego is the key. His choice – to betray Magnifico or stay true to the Sol Dragones – will determine the outcome.
An Evil Spirit, Haunted Weapons, and a Race to Save Diego’s Ancestors. The battle at Tenochtitlan throws Magnifico’s forces against the conquerors of the New World. The weapons of the Spanish fleet, skillfully altered by the Dark Lord, threaten the mighty dragons of the sun in a ferocious struggle to save Diego’s people.
UN JOVEN, UNA LINEA DE SANGRE Y UN MAGNIFICO VIAJE
Un niño de origen latino de once anos de edad, gana un concurso de composición para alumnos del sexto grado, el cual se extiende a todo el distrito escolar. Cuando un autor visita su escuela para entregarle el premio, Diego Ramírez no tiene la menor idea de lo mucho que va a cambiar su vida.
An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school to award his prize, Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change.
While Conor and Purugama race against time to save the Author of All Worlds, a massive corridor makes its way toward earth. Mr. Hikkins, the mysterious seeker, synchronizes the magic of the creators and the Champions into an enormous energy beam. If they can hold the corridor at bay and Conor can find the strength to defeat Nemelissi, the future of the Crossworlds will be preserved.
Charge of the Champions launches Conor and the giant cats into the Shadow World to confront the mighty armies of Seefra in a cataclysmic battle between good and evil. But before they can get underway, Conor must escape from the cell of shadows, resurrect the group of seven, and find the patience to follow Maya’s plan to save his girlfriend, the five keys of the creators, and the Crossworlds.
Surviving an Altered World begins with Conor and Janine facing a devastating destroyer who commands the elements of nature. The demon uses this awesome power to decimate Earth, imprisoning everyone they know in a chilling, lifeless state. Conor and his girlfriend must journey to different worlds in order to locate the Five Keys, restore order to the Crossworlds and save everyone they know.
A young boy subconsciously calls forth the power of the Crossworlds creators. They send the mystical beast, Purugama, to accompany him on a fantastic journey. After revealing a number of possible futures to his young charge, Purugama prepares to return him to his home. His plans are interrupted when Drazian, Purugama’s mortal enemy, faces the Champion in a ferocious battle for Conor's life.
Peril in the Corridors sends Conor on a mind-blowing series of battles against the Circle of Evil’s finest team of destroyers. Conor must defeat a human-dragon mutant, a formless entity, and a shape-shifting master of darkness. Infused with the power of the Crossworlds Champions, Conor fights against insurmountable odds, with his most powerful foe waiting at the end of his amazing adventure.
on Sep. 15, 2009
This is good, grippy fiction. It tickles reality while punching you in the face with great sci-fi/fantasy. I definitely recommend it for everyone, but especially the twisted few.
The Conor and the Crossworlds series
Cheyenne Jackson (The Case of the Hanged Harlot)
on Dec. 24, 2014
I think women will enjoy this first installment of the Cheyenne Jackson series, simply because of the main character. Cheyenne is an intelligent, resourceful, obstinate woman who never backs down from a man, a courtroom battle, or even her enemies, who'd like nothing better than to do away with her.
The stage is set beautifully, the mystery of Wyoming and its diverse array of residents, the murder of a woman from a powerful family, and Cheyenne Jackson, a lawyer who digs deeply into the case until she uncovers more than she can handle, almost.
Welch had me guessing throughout most of the novel. It was this character, that character, then her, then him, truly the mark of a good mystery writer. I was pleasantly shocked when I discovered the real culprit at the end of the story. I did manage to hazard a guess at Cheyenne's love interest, because no mere mortal man would be enough for her.
I enjoyed this story immensely. It drew me in within the first few pages, and I finished it rather quickly. Too quickly, I'm afraid, because now I'm back to New Yorker magazines until Welch publishes the second Cheyenne Jackson novel.
Read this book -- you won't be disappointed!