Archive for January, 2013

God Johnson Now Available

godhjohnsoncvr5 001It happened last night — my urban fantasy “God Johnson; the Unforgiven Diary of the Disciple of a Lesser God” became open for download on the vendor sites below. It’s been 3 years in the making and I have 3 unpubbed, full-length novels already sitting on the shelf, so this book co-published with my literary agent, Dystel & Goderich as an ebook was not a hasty venture. Please have a look if you’ve a taste for unknown gods, hidden worlds and orange scones…
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/God-Johnson-Unforgiven-Disciple-ebook/dp/B00B89PFNO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1359644921&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/god-johnson-linda-s-godfrey/1114272818?ean=2940015948653

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/God-Johnson-The-Unforgiven-Diary/book-SvIrOS2vn0W2fe7TAFdaNg/page1.html?s=uZxmwmnHkEOQAIg9aVsBhg&r=4

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/280556

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/123159924/God-Johnson-The-Unforgiven-Diary-of-the-Disciple-of-a-Lesser-God

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While waiting along with everyone else to see whether Dr. Melba Ketchum’s DNA study and/or the allegedly captured Bigfoot code-named Daisy hold any water worth wading into, I have been looking back at some of the better ‘Squatch reports I’ve received and collected from SE Wisconsin over the years. One of my favorites is the so-called “Bad Hair Day Bigfoot” observed by Matt Wakely in September 2005 SE of Lake Geneva, near the WI-IL border.

The incident is described in full in my book Hunting the American Werewolf, and Wakely passed a polygraph exam of his story on the Monsterquest “American Werewolf ” episode. (The show didn’t mention he saw a Bigfoot rather than a dog man). This was a daylight sighting where the witness had a good long look at the creature. He called his mother and told her he had just seen a caveman, naked and covered with fur. The creature seemed totally unafraid of Matt, and its most unusual feature may have been its rather wild hairdo. My best guess is that it was perhaps an adolescent that had just risen from a midday nap in the cemetery, where it stood with 1 foot on a head stone.

It also had less facial hair, according to Matt’s description, than any other Bigfoot ever reported to me. This also suggests an adolescent age group, but more importantly, it gave Matt an unusually clear look at facial features.

Matt drew his own sketches ( below) and then worked with me to achieve what he agreed looked a pretty fair facsimile of what he saw. At that time, I privately thought the face seemed a bit too human, but my job is to draw and report what the witness saw without projecting my own biases.

Over the past year, as I had my own encounter and gathered more local evidence, it’s occurred to me that if Ketchum’s study proves valid and Sasquatch is indeed genetically part human , then this drawing may be a closer stab at a real portrait than I previously believed. And Matt’s tag of “caveman” may have been very accurate!WakelyBF 002

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