Section 2 of Convergence 2 Available on WattPad

Section 2 is now live on WattPad. Continue reading


Preview scene from “Convergence 2: Coalesce / Collapse”

Setting the scene: Raul is going over data collected during the events that occurred at the end of book 1. WARNING, minor spoilers! (In that a certain couple is closer than they are in Book 1)

“Anyway, it certainly brings up some interesting questions about the how the type of things Owen’s grandfather was talking about fit in with our research.”

Owen looks at me briefly. “We agree.”

“However, what I find fascinating is the apparent trigger mechanism going on here and how that might work.”


Owen and Raul both turn to me with confused looks.

“Not trigger…He’s my spréach… my spark…”

Raul looks at Owen and asks, “What language is that?”

“How am I supposed to know?”

Owen takes my hand. One of us is trembling, I’m not sure who. “What’s going on, Honey?”

“I have no clue.”

“Well, putting that aside. What I really wanted to talk to you about is my theory on how all of this is happening. I started thinking about it a bit differently after attending that talk last week by Dr. Marcus.”

“Oh, you mean the fact that his theories are entirely contrary to yours finally sunk in?”

“No! Well, yeah, but that’s not what I’m talking about.”

Owen rolls his eyes. “Carry on, Raul. Never mind the peanut gallery.”

“Anyway, something he said really struck home with me. Everything is a wave.”

Everyone has to get there digs in on Raul, even when he’s actually on track with what he’s talking about! It’s just his lot in life. That’s what you get for being a psychologist playing around with physicists and computer scientists. (At least if they do quantum computing, since that is probably something along the lines of being a computer science and physics specialist all in one… I would think… You know, I wouldn’t really know. I was a psychologist with computer science minor. LOL!)

Look for the “Convergence 2: Coalesce / Collapse” on WattPad, the “raw version”, very soon! (Maybe as soon as next weekend for first few installments to get started…)

Convergence 1: Approach / Avoidance Available on Amazon!

Well… It has been a while since I posted here to The Zen of… But it seems it is time to dust it off and perhaps re-purpose the old thing. My anime and manga blogging has gone down to a trickle. I still love the genre, but I have been enjoying it more casually, watching fewer shows, and not keeping up with as many of the new releases each season.

The reason? I have been working on a novel. Well, technically I was working on it before I even started this blog. However, I got motivated to really get it moving again a while back, largely because I started working on the translation team for the Webcomic Anne (Available on Tapastic) and my conversations with Teksu, the author/illustrator of the comic, and the translation sessions, especially when several of us could get online at the same time and really discuss how to best get the meaning of the original Spanish across in colloquial English, maintaining the individual “voice” of each of the characters, really got me motivated to start writing again.

So I dusted off a three year old “manuscript” that was, at the time “Part 1” of a longer novel, realized that the word count qualified it, just barely, to be considered a novel in its own right, as opposed to a novella I guess, and went to work on both part 2 and refining part 1 into Book 1.

The result is now published on Amazon as Convergence 1: Approach / Avoidance. The series has been renamed from the original Convergence to Fionnbhara Convergence. Why? Because there is already a fantasy series named Convergence out there and I didn’t want confusion. (Fionnbhara is the name of the Faerie Realm in the story, which is a trans-dimensional space, “slightly outside of space and time” as I call it in the chapter headings. It is the native realm of the Tuatha Dé Danann, or Sidhe, characters in the story. The first book only a few scenes with the Sidhe characters, but they become more prevalent in book 2.)

So I’ll now be using this blog to update people on progress on the series. Book 1 was initially published on WattPad and you can still read a preview of it at that site. Book 2 will be going up there soon, so stay tuned for updates!