Where are you from?
I am a female anthropologist from the Federation of Planets. As my race closely resembles the human race, I was chosen to be sent to Earth to determine if the Federation should eradicate humans off the planet as they are a warring species and will certainly bring their wars into space. As to the name of where I am from, you would not know it.
What is your main purpose in life?
It is my purpose as an anthropologist to examine planets that have intelligent life of all kinds and are coming out to space or on the verge of coming off their planet into space.
Who is your greatest enemy and why?
You would be surprised how many planets exist that would kill any outsider such as myself in a nanosecond.
Do you think you can ever reconcile with this enemy?
Do you have a love interest?
I have met many forms of life similar to mine and a few of which I found attractive. But I have never met someone like the Baron Von Limbach and I have a love interest in him.
What is your weapon of choice?
Since I have spent time on your planet, I can say that I have some weapons that would be beyond your current compression. The Federation has a weapon that can break up a planet.
What makes you happy?
My latest is the Baron Von Limbach, my latest Elixir
Do you have a code of honor?
Yes, but mine is not always the same as other lifeforms and does not always work.
What makes you angry?
Needless warring of different species for no purpose other than to kill.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would have the capacity to travel much farther, live longer, and visit more intelligent and different lifeforms.
What do you think is your greatest strength?
My strength is my capacity to understand many different lifeforms.
About the Books
Title: The Visitor
Genre: Science Fiction
Tasked by the Federation of Planets to determine if Earthlings present a threat as they venture into space, Tak, an alien anthropologist, leaves her starship orbiting Earth and takes a shuttle to Kansas. Intending to study humans in the United States—as she has learned no Earth language but English—she is detected while descending through the atmosphere and only evades capture by fleeing to Europe, where she lands in Poland. There, she meets an international arms merchant, Baron Von Limbach, who becomes her guide. She studies “typical” human behavior by accompanying the baron as he fulfills his latest assignment—to get the Dalai Lama back into Tibet. His method of halting the communist takeover of Tibet is to create a race-specific Ebola that will only attack Han Chinese, giving Tak a prime example of how barbaric humans can be. However, the CIA and US military are aware of Tak’s presence on Earth and are determined to capture her. And if she is unable to complete her mission and return to her starship—her captain will destroy every living thing on Earth.
Title: Ernie and the Evils of Insurance
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Ernie, an experienced logger from rural Washington State, loses his job when the logging operation he works for is shut down due to the spotted owl. When he goes in to apply for unemployment, Ernie is persuaded to take a job out of state as a temporary insurance adjuster in Los Angeles. While he knows that Los Angeles will be a lot different than Sedro Woolley, Washington, and insurance adjusting a lot different than logging, really, how hard can it be? And there are lots of downed trees in Southern California after the recent earthquake and storms they had there. So packing up his trusty chainsaw in his saddlebags, Ernie hops on his motorcycle and heads south. But to his dismay, Ernie discovers that LA is a lot farther from Washington in more than just miles. Unprepared for the corruption and callousness rampant in the insurance industry, Ernie soon finds himself not only in trouble with his job, but on the top of an assassin’s hit list. Still, although Ernie might be a hick from the sticks, he’s far from stupid. Blessed with an innate intelligence, an abundance of common sense, and a redneck sense of humor, Ernie will give his enemies a hilarious run for their money…if he can just survive long enough.
Brent Ayscough or Ace, as he is known to friends, retired from the practice of law and lives in a house overlooking the sea in Southern California. He has always loved machines, from airplanes to motorcycles, structural design, and other interests. He has enjoyed the acquaintance of diverse and interesting people, and is widely traveled. Bits and pieces of characters he has known, places he has been, seasoned with the spice of his imagination, help him create unusual stories and characters. Extensive collaboration with experts and sources, hopefully, make his stories credible and interesting.
The Visitor on Amazon (Kindle)
The Visitor on Amazon (Paperback)
The Visitor on Goodreads
Ernie and the Evils of Insurance on Amazon (Kindle)
Ernie and the Evils of Insurance on Amazon (Paperback)
Ernie and the Evils of Insurance on Goodreads