Kevin Race McLeod is a budding thespian in L C Mcgee’s, “The Cave” and “Streams of Connections”, two of the stories in New Halem Tales Secrets: 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors.
Kevin Race McLeod is very much into acting, the theatre and himself. After his mysterious and harrowing adventures in New Halem, he is forced to confront the amazing fact that he is a mind-traveler. His girlfriend, Sybil Des Lisieux, the novice Seer Kevin met in New Halem, is into the metaphysical and is enthralled with Kevin’s abilities to mentally travel back in time.
Case Mathew Smith, Kevin’s rock-climbing buddy and college friend, is a science and math teacher at Ocean Crest High. Case feels Kevin is being influenced by the ‘woo-woo milieu’ of Sybil, Sybil’s mother and her close friend, Mary, who is a Tlingit Shaman. Case offered Kevin a few books to read in hopes they will ground him in reality and give his friend what he feels is a well-rounded science education.
The timing couldn't be better. Carmella Williams, an ambitious reporter on the staff of New Halem’s newspaper, the FishWrap Bugle, is very interested in Kevin and she’s inveigled him into accepting a volunteer job reviewing books for the Bugle.
Book Review by Kevin Race McLeod for the FishWrap Bugle:
Case Smith, my climbing buddy, insisted I review this book. He uses it for supplemental assignments in his Physics’ classes. At first I resisted, but soon found I liked it. My science background is shaky at best, but the professor’s warm personal insights, his presentations of historical facts and the archaeological backgrounds of astronomy make it fascinating. It seems that in our “modern civilizations” most of us have totally forgotten about the night sky. Light pollution doesn’t help either. So Sybil and I took the book, a planisphere and flashlight out to the beach. We had a lot of fun naked… ha, ha, that is using our naked eye observations under a starry night. How We See the Sky is available on Kindle and Nook. New Halem Tales Secrets: 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors is also available on Kindle and Nook at Amazon’s Kindle Store and the Barnes and Noble’s Nook Bookstore. Check out the New Halem Tales website for excerpts and more about the book.
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L.C.Mcgee, his wife and two fine cats live on the coast of Puget Sound. He enjoys reading, writing, writhing in coils (yoga), gardening and the occasional summer sail. Researching coastal Indian lore is a hobby and is further enhanced by his son’s Tlingit ancestry. He has finished writing his first mystery novel The Amber Crow (available May 2013), is updating the sequel The Amber crow and the Black Mariah, and has begun The Amber Crow and the Hooting Woman.