#AMA Author Event 8 August 2018

#AMA Author Event – Ask me Anything about The Chronicles of Han Book Series


My book series was featured in an Ask me Anything Event on 8 August 2018.

For those who are not yet familiar with my books (they are not available from Amazon), The Chronicles of Han books came about after NDEs, and is stated to be “Real Life Past Life sci-fi fantasy fiction with metaphysical undertones, a good dash of romance and a sprinkle of horror.”

The Chronicles of Han Storm, Creata Series, begins innocent and naive and is about a young police officer setting out on his journey of discovering and enhancing the metaphysical side of his being for his chosen career. Using and growing his talents to solve crimes at first, he later realizes that his planet is in serious peril due to over-exploitation (as on Earth at the moment) and he is the only person who can do something about it. Han’s developing skills are used to regain lost inter-stellar, worm-hole and Portal knowledge in order to assist the migration of his people to other planets.

Leilaka is a brand new adventure following on 400 years after the lifetime of Han Storm from the Creata Adventures. After saving the people of his planet by opening interstellar travel for them, our intrepid hero, Han Storm, is imprisoned in cryostasis as he is deemed a threat to the power of the Creata Migration Committee.




What are the challenges of creating your own worlds when writing?

The maps were the biggest challenge as readers struggled to keep track with the scope of the books. Working between worlds and visions posed a challenge for some readers, especially because of the initial publishing time gaps between books.
The worlds did not need to be created. They are part of my personal and private Past Life memories I was reminded of during my NDEs, so all I have to do is to relate my own experiences. Over 2 million words, I have not encountered plot holes, writer’s block, or the usual story-line issues writers have to deal with.



Who would you say is the target market for your books? Did you write with a specific target on your mind when you develop your series?

I am a reluctant author. I wrote the first book for myself, as a method of healing emotionally from burn and near death trauma, and physically from the third degree burn scarring to my hands.
My husband, a prolific reader, had a read through, mentioning that it was pretty good.
Some time later friends started contacting me, stating the same, begging for more parts of the book as my husband had kindly forwarded parts to them.
Then they wanted more chapters, then their own printed copies, and suddenly I was writing not only for myself but for readers as well.

I have several distinct types of readers (target market), the paranormal and spiritual seekers who want to know more about life and death and all those juicy metaphysical subjects, die-hard Adventure Science Fiction Fans, Romance Readers who fell in love with Han Storm (the Hero), and True Fantasy Readers.
Age groups range from 18+ right through to pensioners who make up my biggest fan-base.
The books are exciting, adventurous narratives and will be enjoyed by people who like Dune, Stargate, Avatar, LotR, autobiographies, past life-, life-between-life research, and metaphysical oriented books.
Some readers deem the books ‘manuals’ and the series a ‘course’ where they grow within themselves while reading the narratives, learning while being entertained.
I leave it up to the reader to decide where, and if, they want to pigeon-hole the books.
Upon Reader Request I’ve altered the covers to be disguised as Sci-fi/Fantasy books. It makes it easier to explain the ‘mixed genre’ to friends and family members and looks pretty on the bookshelf.



When it comes to promoting your books, what activities work best for your series?

Word of Mouth and social media works best for the Chronicles of Han Series. Due to the diversity of subjects I do hand-picked promotional work in selected on-line environments.
Correct SEO wording and Hashtags work well in putting the material in front of prospective readers.
Author interviews, in private or online, generate personal relationships. I set some time aside for this each month.
I keep a presence on social media of which Facebook still gives the best results, second with Google. I do not have a large public following (due to book subject matter) but have many individuals who clock in regularly that do not follow me on social networks.
I do as many public author interviews as can be worked into my schedule.
Basically, I rely on Personal Attention as far as possible to introduce myself and the books to people.



Is the Leilaka series also comprised by 4 books or are you writing more stories for this series?

The Leilaka Adventure will comprise only 4 books at this stage. The first two books have been completed and published. This makes one lifetime of approximately 600,000 words.
The third book is a bonus book with some of the events that were not told in the first two Leilaka books and will answer further questions readers were wondering about in the first two books. This will be a nice-to-have.
The fourth book is a stand-alone and is when Han Storm returned to the planet, Leilaka, after an absence of nine hundred years. This book is a dual adventure book as it shows the lifetime he had been somewhere else (spoiler, so will not mention anything here), as well as his new life-term on Leilaka in a donated body.
Another hectically interesting narrative.
The Creata Adventure will be 6 Books consisting of 13 parts when complete, or 13 separate parts in book form (I hope.)
More complementary books are in draft.



What comes AFTER Leilaka?

This will be a surprise for everyone. Let us just get the current books in draft and edit to the published stage.



What method did you use to publish your book and what advantages did you see in such method?

I have been publishing Independently since 2010. The books are available in pdf, epub and kindle directly from my website. I sometimes have paperbacks available.
The advantages are that I am in control of my work every step of the way, including marketing and sales. I know exactly who receives my books and most of my readers have become friends.
This was the best method for the Chronicles of Han Book Series as the subjects covered are controversial and the books do not fall in a single genre but multiple genres (thus some publishing platforms did not have genre categories for niche market books.)
Initially we sent manuscripts to traditional publishing houses. No-one was interested in the subject matter, and much less in a female first time author who writes ‘science fiction’. Thus we shrugged our shoulders and put out a quality product ourselves.
The initial outlay and investment is out of pocket but all profits go directly to the author.



Besides your own, do you have any favorite books or authors? What makes them resonate with you?

I have a few favourite authors and some treasured books.
Ramtha, Lobsang Rampa, and some other spiritual books confirmed what I already knew about the metaphysical subject matter. It also gives me quick references to refer clients or readers to.

For relaxation I like to read thrillers, Dan Brown, Eric van Lustbaden, Don Pendleton, Robert Ludlum, and any other book that catches my fancy.

The book series with the most influence in how I structure my books is The Gandalara series from Randall Garrett. I needed something that clearly distinguished between sound and telepathic communication. Randall wrote in a unique style I use in my books.

This is the link to my Goodreads reading list



How would you describe your main character, Han Storm?

Despite being extremely stubborn, tenacious and courageous, he is human in all his emotions, especially regarding his relationships with his loved ones, his wives, children, family and close friends. Loyal to a fault to his Planet, he is a leader, manipulating events from behind the scenes to influence the path of his beloved Creata and later to save his adopted planet Leilaka.


Now a reply received from one of my fans – How would I describe the character of Han Storm … ?

… the first thing that hits my mind is —- Han Storm is INTENSE!

OK, so I will go right back to when I first ‘met’ Han Storm in Book One …

… he was a very young man – at first I felt he was a bit cocky and cheeky and a bit of a gambler, yet he was a loner always trying to fit in somewhere and yet not succeeding!

He was a rather confused young man … he KNEW he was different, but did not know what that actually meant.

Han then met many ‘guides’ and helpers along the way [ie:- his mentor Tucker, for one!] and eventually and slowly Han grew into himself – but right throughout his early, and then his later, life, Han was intense about everything!  To me he seemed to be a ‘workaholic’ who drove himself almost to the ground! It was almost as if Han needed to prove himself – Han knew what his agenda was and he drove himself and his team mercilessly! He lived intensely and fully, and he expected others doing the same!

And yet there was a softness [a vulnerability] about Han Storm – those he respected and loved, he stood by … and he certainly loved a good close ‘cuddle’ – the women in his life were challenged trying to understand the lover that was Han Storm – but Han Storm never really revealed his true nature – he dared not! Han remained a mystery …

… and he is still a mystery even after reading everything written about him … we will never ‘know’ the true Han …

(Melancholic, depressed, drug addict. Demi-God, Saviour of the Universe of Kraita.)



How would you describe your writing process? Do you have any rituals before or after writing? Do you prefer to write at a particular time? How do these unique aspects of your writing affect your ability and skill as an author?

The writing process is Brutal. I sit down. Type 2000 to 8000 words in a single sitting – when I’m not disturbed.
I usually set a block of time (sometimes days) out for first draft writing as I write deliberately in order not to have to edit too much. A 700 page book quickly becomes a burden if you have to read it a dozen times during the editing process.
I’m usually busy with three books simultaneously. As soon as one hits about a third of proposed pages, I will put all my energy into that one, alternating sometimes to keep the memory fresh or if events are related to complete those parts first.
I prefer night time writing when it is quiet, 7pm to around midnight. Then 3am until 6am before the day’s labour starts, with maybe some sections of daytime used when I really am inspired.
No, I do not have any rituals before writing. When my body is tired, I’ll rest. When I feel the urge to write, nothing can stop that, it becomes a compulsion and must be done.
I do not force myself to write when I do not feel like it. These are the times I rest and catch up with editing, designing covers, jotting down new drafts, keeping house, entertaining, etc.
Most authors’ writing skills improve over time, especially if they have a patient editor who gives guidance.
My original readers and editor state the books grew in confidence as the author did. Interesting that the books, level of writing, and Han Storm reflects this growth from innocence to grown-up professional.



What would you say are the major themes of The Chronicles of Han? Have these themes stayed the same or have they evolved as the series progressed?

The Major theme is showing the evolution of an individual Soul-Spirit over incarnations due to physical and spiritual experiences.

The series starts with a naive Han Storm, following his growth, and that of the people involved in the migration. In the process, each book opens more possibilities and reveals further mysteries of the Universe we reside within.
Some readers state that the Chronicles of Han is an educational course into knowledge of the Self. As you read, you learn, if you wish to. Otherwise you can read the books as only entertaining stories.

Any of the books can be read as stand-alone, but it is advised to start at Book 1 if you are unfamiliar with metaphysical subject matter.



How long on average does it take you to write a book? Has the process become easier with time? What is the hardest part for you of the writing process?

Writing the first draft to where it goes out to the Alpha reader usually takes 4 to 6 months.

Getting chapter to chapter feedback from the Alpha reader might take up to 6 months. Over this time the book is hammered into shape to go to the editor.
Then editing starts. This may take 12 to 24 months, depending on subject matter verification and the editor’s other responsibilities.

The process has become a fine art where my whole team knows exactly what is needed and what their specific functions are. Working together for almost ten years, we have become a close knit family.

The hardest part is waiting for the edits from the editor. This is the making or breaking point, what stays in the books and what must be removed.

Writing is easy. Making writing work for readers; not always so obvious. I sometimes think I should have kept the ‘bloopers’ and make a separate Humour book out of it. Unfortunately, I did not.



When you first started to write, did you always envision this to be a series of books? What were the reasons as to why you believe this book would be best suited for a series?

When I first started to write, I knew in my heart that I would have at least 10 parts. Which turned into 13 parts for the Creata Adventure and 4 books for the Leilaka Adventure.

This is an on-going adventure which, although each book can be read independently, best allows the reader to see the bigger picture while following Han Storm through his many adventures.




What inspired you to write The Chronicles of Han Storm? How did you come up with the idea?

I have always had these ‘stories’ running around in my being, sometimes jotting things down, but never considered sitting down and doing something about it.

In 2004 I sustained third degree burns to 35% of my body, had NDE experiences where I realized these stories were my actual past life experiences. In 2008, when I finally started to heal after intense rehabilitation and the products my husband developed for me, he gave me a laptop and stated I should write those stories down, get it out of my system, for if I had died no-one would know about it. I have not stopped writing!



What plans do you have for the future regarding writing?

I’m going to carry on writing and see where this goes. Time tells the best stories.



Which characters have you developed for a story for a minimal role but would like to focus a future story around? What is it about this character that you believe could support an entire book and what type of story would this character be best suited for?

I have three people who wished their stories elaborated upon. All three books are in Draft.

The first is Kaleb, Han Storm’s son from Leilaka. He wished to elaborate on his own adventures with his father, in his own words. This will give readers another perspective upon events, the other people, and Han Storm in particular.

The second is Roland (Slick) Hawks who reincarnated 500 years after Han Storm’s disappearance from Creata. Roland became a journalist who realized he is the actual incarnation of his ancestor who used to work with Han Storm.

The third book is ‘The Jade Saga’. This elaborates upon how Han found Jade in this lifetime of H Gibson. The magic, heartache, final release, and spiritual reunion of two great souls will be shared in as much detail as will be allowed.



How did you become a writer? Was this the career you always wanted or was it something that happened accidentally?

(I’ve answered this in a previous question, thus will just repeat.)

\I am a reluctant author. I wrote the first book for myself, as a method of healing emotionally from burn and near death trauma, and physically from the third degree burn scarring to my hands.
My husband, a prolific reader, had a read through the first parts of The Chronicles of Han, mentioning that it was pretty good.
Some time later friends started contacting me, stating the same, begging for more parts of the book (my husband had kindly forwarded parts to them.)
Then they wanted more chapters, then their own printed copies, and suddenly I was writing not only for myself but for readers as well.

I have always had these ‘stories’ running around in my being, sometimes jotting things down, but never considered sitting down and doing something about it.
In 2004 I sustained third degree burns to 35% of my body, had NDE experiences where I realized it was my actual past life experiences. In 2008, when I finally started to heal after intense rehabilitation and the products my husband developed for me, he gave me a laptop and stated I should write those stories down, get it out of my system, for if I had died no-one would know about it. I have not stopped writing!



Who reads your book when it’s finally drafted? Anyone in the family or friends? And why?

My Alpha reader (non-family) reads the raw drafts, giving feedback by chapter so I know where to elaborate, or hold back. She used to be a reader only, but before my beloved Jade passed away, she chose her as successor to assist me with these deep works.

When I’m happy with the book to go to the editor, my husband gets it to read and he filters it for me.

From editor it goes out to Beta readers for opinions.
My children will only read the final versions. Some family members show support by purchasing, and reading the books.
Because of personal interaction, most of my readers become friends who invite their friends into Han Storm’s circle.

Thus the family is getting bigger every time a fan becomes a friend, and somewhere along the line, a Chronicles family member.



How do you choose the names of your characters? Is Han named after you?

I am Han. As stated in all my books, right in the front, these are my memories.
I did not need to choose names. I know the names of all the people and planets, tribes and cities. When I started writing I had to get permission to mention people’s names. Some people chose the names they wished to be known by in the books while others insisted I used their original names. Those who chose other names, we kept to as near as possible similar name vibrations, therefore the extra pages at the back of the books with meanings of names.



How do you go about making the setting in the character’s world tangible to readers?

By allowing readers to immerse themselves into the narrative. Mostly a short, detailed description is all that is needed to get the imagination juices flowing. This method tends to draw readers completely into the books, to the point where they get upset to put it down. I suggest that readers start reading over a weekend when they know they will not have too many interruptions.
It is interesting to note at gatherings when readers discuss the books that most of them have the same visions about the books.



Do you read reviews of your books? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad ones?

Yes, I read all the reviews on my books I am alerted to. Authors do not usually respond to reviews as it is against the rules of most publishing platforms, including Amazon and Goodreads. You are not allowed to thank reviewers or contact individual readers. This is to prevent ‘influencing’ readers.
As all my books are sold directly to readers, with me as point of sale, I do thank individual readers for reviews.

I run a Book Club where our motto is “If it is not good enough to review, do not review at all.” It really is a waste of time to give a book you did not enjoy further thought. If you really have to say something, have the courage to do so publicly where others can contact you and find out why you so vehemently dislike someone’s work. This is the reason 300 pages of my first book, and plenty excerpts are available. I truly do not wish someone to waste time and money on something they are not going to enjoy.

Any review is just an opinion of an individual, which they have a right to. If someone has an issue with my books, they would usually contact me directly, stating their opinion, or one of my fans would inform me about it.

I will then decide if it is worth the energy expenditure to reply publicly, or privately. If an investigation results that an individual did not purchase a copy of my books from me, I can not verify they had actually read any of my work, except the free sections, thus can not respond to that person in any case.
One can not claim to know someone’s story from a glimpse of some of it. Read all of my books, then get back to me on an opinion.



Have you ever taken inspiration from any movie? If so, what type of movie would you say connects to your writing the most?

No. I do not take inspiration from films. I enjoy them and am gladdened that a lot of concepts I write about have been portrayed in movies.
What (type) of movie would connect the most with The Chronicles of Han?
Lucy, The Matrix, Dune, Stargate, Avatar, Star Wars, Lord of The Rings, Cowboys vs Aliens.



Online Question: “How many books are you breaking the series up into? Are the words already written? Are you releasing rapidly or with a few months in between or longer?”

The Series is currently standing at 20 parts. 5 Books (12 parts or 1,8 million words) have been published and is available to the public. 2 books (600,000 words) are with the editor and three more books are a third of the way complete.

The rest of the books are in draft with ISBN numbers and covers ready and waiting. Release dates unfortunately depend on how quickly the editing goes.

700 page books of phenomenal scope are not completed within 3-4 months but takes years. Readers sign up for the next book and patiently wait for it.

Those readers only starting the series are lucky for they do not need to wait. Book 1-3 is a Trilogy but 3 more books are being added. The Leilaka adventure book 1-2 is complete and available (one story). The rest of the books are nice to haves to complement further adventures.



Online Question: “How many hours in terms of audio books?”

The narrators stated you can work on approximately 9000 words read per hour. Thus the first part should not be more than 4 hours (or about 30 hours per book, or an hour reading a day).

It takes average readers about a month to get through a book. We are in the process of converting the first part of the series into audio format. It is taking much longer than expected as audio and the printed version differs slightly in writing technique. Due to telepathic conversations, I have to adjust for audio perceptions.



Do you have a favourite character in the entire story? If so, what makes him or her the favourite?

Each person is special in a different way, occupying a different area of my heart. If I have to choose, the only option would be to choose myself as the books are about Han Storm and are recollections of my own lives.

I have been asked if the books are then not merely a glorious representation of myself. It puzzled me for a while why someone could say something like that.

After serious introspection, I asked readers and my editor about it as I did not wish to glorify any of my lives. My intention is to tell my histories as accurately as possible, as they happened while keeping it entertaining and educational narratives.

The startling conclusion I came to was this: You are always stuck with yourself, forever or until you relinquish individuality. You will always be the most important aspect in your life, even if you dedicate your life to the good of all.

In the end, after leaving a life, a legacy for the living, it is still only you, with yourself.

Since realizing this, I have become a fond friend of myself, been more forgiving of myself, letting go of anger and disappointment quicker and is generally living a happier life, with my loved ones responding positively upon this newfound self-love.



How has your environment or upbringing impacted your writing?

My upbringing and environment had an immense impact on my entire life, not just my writing. I was raised in a household where books and authors were respected and loved, while book knowledge was held in high regard. I had access to libraries since I can remember, served as Librarian at public schools, private libraries and now on Goodreads. One can say that books are a part of who I am.

This love of books, reading and writing I imparted to my own children. Despite my love for books and scribbling into diaries, I never thought about writing my own books until the accident where I had my NDEs.

After 4 years intense rehabilitation I could finally use my hands and started to write. This is what I have learnt from my accident and other authors of all walks of life:

when one is determined enough, one can overcome adverse events and gain status of Pioneer. If it was not for the brave pioneers who forged ahead despite their environment and upbringing, life as we know it today would have been a far cry from the freedom of expression we currently enjoy.

Yet, stating this, we should always be on our guard against those who deny access to free speech and freedom of information, for they oppress everyone else for their own agendas in gaining and keeping Power over others.



What is the name of your latest book and what is your inspiration behind it?

Saving Leilaka is my latest release. It is the second book of the Leilaka Adventure and completes the story of Han Storm’s life on Leilaka.
“Juggling a wife, a lover, a she-dragon, and a more than loyal friend, does not leave much room for Kingly duties. Meet Han Storm aka King Krish Dameous, Ruler of Leilaka.”

This book is a culmination of most of the higher teachings and information mankind needs at the moment. With playtime over, you can look forward to the revealing of little-known Universal information.
Or you can continue to enjoy the narration of adventures experienced by Han Storm.

List of Subjects covered in Saving Leilaka as follows:
Saving Leilaka List of Subjects (pages as per printed book)              Page

Healer Guides and Healing                                                 10

Han is reminded of the role he plays on Leilaka                                14

Bodies change to accommodate Soul-Spirits                         25

Death is the Natural Conclusion to Life                                             45

Han reveals his true Self                                                         63

Chakras, Energy receptors, higher vibrational colours                        68

First Darshan                                                               70

Cacao, Food from the Gods                                                   79

Incarnation of Old Souls                                                        96

Clairsentience, Leather, energy work                                     100

Upon Blessings                                                                       101

Making amends with passed-over people                               103

The difference in Souls                                                           110

Grounding explained                                                  113

Cosmic Races, Native and Foreign Soul-Spirits                                 115

What is a Soul-Spirit?                                                 116

Methods of Soul Incarnation                                                  117

A course in reading Universal Oracle cards                            125

All the Same                                                               144

Planets, Solar Systems, Galaxies, Universes and Beyond                  145

Upon Avatars and different types of Incarnations                             146

Language change through the ages                                         148

What is a Puppet-body?                                                          149

More on ‘What is a Soul?’ and the creation of Souls                          150

Upon Indirect Avatars, Trans-Mediums and Chanellings                  150

Different types of bodies                                                        153

Upon Different Races                                                 153

What is an Elemental?                                                            154

What is a Faeid?                                                                     156

Change is the only constant in Life                                        159

Chemicalization                                                                      160

Prescription to lead an honourable life                                               161

The Truth about Truth / The different kinds of Truth                        162

All About LOVE                                                                    163

What are Emotions?                                                                164

Upon Anger                                                                165, 169, 174

Upon Love and Power                                                            175

Han, the Realist                                                                      182

Gifting as Energy Exchange in maintaining the balance                    184

Regarding Blessings                                                               185-188

Condensed lesson upon making love                                      190

Changing through Universal Upgrades                                              192

Different types of people play life to get to what they want             193

Do not Judge for you know not the story behind the story               197

Believe versus Knowing                                                         197

Difference in Lifetimes                                                           201

What is the Purpose of Life?                                                  201

True Death                                                                  202

Upon Heaven and Soul responsibility                                                203

Astral layers / different dimensions around planets               204-206

Where do I go when I sleep?                                                  206

What more can I do as a Soul-Spirit / upon tiers and dimensions around planets      206-209

Items from previous lives and sacrifices from loved ones                  217-219

Choosing a new way of being / Choosing the path of Serion                        231

Anamnestic – Cosmic Reminders                                            232

Nayakteale                                                                              247

Naming and imbuing items with vibrations                            262

Many Sides to a personality                                                    293-296

Astral Travel / Remote Viewing                                             306

Upon Auras and Selective Memory                                        309

What is the use of having a life?                                             313

What is joy?                                                                315

Upon lost loved ones                                                  335

Departed waiting for final goodbyes i.e. burial rites              342

Divination in signs                                                                  343

Functions of a Medium                                                           345

Self-blame                                                                   348

Upon Natural Disasters                                                           349

Upon playing by the script of Life                                         350

Life Plans, scripts, contracts                                                   352

Incarnated versus Spirit Form                                                 352

Forming of a Soul-Character                                                  352

From the Book of the Dead                                                    358

Some history on Leilaka’s original Starpeople                                    375

Why do people fear Lord Hanuman?                                     382

Animal Communication – dogs versus horses                         391

The Nature of Power                                                  463

Self-hypnosis Sleep Technique                                                           468

Clearing Negative Vibrations for Extended Areas                             469-471

Upon being considered ‘different’                                          473

Upon seeing Auras/different kinds of Auras/healing through Auras 476-477

Healing through empathic vibrations                                     478

Learning to see Auras                                                 480-483

Function of the Etheric Body / Why we should strive to stay healthy          481

Rules of Incarnation                                                               498

Choosing the character to play in an incarnation                                498-500

Why it is better to deal with issues before starting a next incarnation           502

Structure by following the Flow of Nature                            507

Empathic Remote Healing                                                      514

The importance of literacy                                                      523

Fine line between Seduction and Rape                                              535

Finding information directly from the Planetary Grid                       540

Coming to terms with the past to continue with the future                543

Brain food for Psychics                                                          545

Energetic Protection from Physical Harm                              546

Pre-program Source Energy for later use                                            550

Who and What is Han Storm                                                  560

May we change our planned paths?                                        561

Why do we struggle if everything is already planned?                      561

Why do we suffer? What is suffering?                                               562

Why challenges are needed                                                    562

More Upon Life Contracts                                                     563-564

Upon Spontaneous Healings / why some results are only temporary 565

Why some people embrace illness, Suffering and Negative Experiences       565

Upon so-called Luck                                                   566

What is Synchronicity and Synchrodestiny                            566

Upon Possibilities, Probabilities and Absolutes                                  567

More information on Navigators                                            602

Trees are special entities                                                          620

Cosmic Planning                                                                     630

The Hanuman Connection on Leilaka                                                630-637

The ‘What if’ Game                                                                 639

Preparing for Death                                                                650

Where do we go when we die?                                              657

Walking them over                                                                  658

Upon planning a physical life experience                               662

Preparations for Soul-Transference                                         676

Origins of Creation in a nut-shell                                            687

Death of a Soul                                                                       690

Vasundhara’s Function                                                           701




Besides word of mouth, what do you think are some of the effective promotion and marketing activities that have helped your book?

Because my books fall under ‘niche market’ and ‘mixed genre’ I have a wide reader base.
Targeted internet marketing works the best. Watching out what is the highlight or topic of the day and adjusting advertisements to include what people are talking about place the focus where I wish it.
This means being hand’s on all the time in order to engage readers in discussions.
Most discussions happen off-internet, in private due to subject matter.
Individuals are welcome to make an appointment to engage in private consultation.
Each month I make some time available for public discussions where readers can ask questions about the books if they are unsure about it.
This personal attention, although time consuming, is the most effective for my series.



Do you see yourself writing more of similar books, series in the future or will you move from this genre to other for a change in the future?

I do not see myself moving away from the series subject matter for the foreseeable future as too many books are in draft already, assuring fans at least ten more books.
With readers having asked about a compilation ‘Teachings’ book, this is another challenge in itself to think about.
Because the books deal with so many subjects, from physical to psychological conditions, therapies, relationships, politics, demographics, and real science all included into the adventure, it never gets boring.




How do you see yourself evolving as a writer? What do you think about your writings now as compared to when you started it at first?

This is one of my blogs from November 2015 which explains it the best.

First Editions – To Rewrite or Not?

Every writer starts somewhere. When the experienced writers look back at their first books, it is sometimes with regret that they could have written a better book, not a better story, just better in their word building and less annoying in the little mistakes first time authors make.

I initially felt the same way about my books when recently adjusting them for e-readers, but came to the conclusion, as I am aware many other authors had, that the first books are perfect the way they are.

Your audience has the chance to grow with you. This might not be appreciated by everyone, but after querying most of my ‘salted’ fans, I was convinced not to adjust the books at all.

The opinion of the editor and beta-readers were that “you notice a marked difference in pace and writing style as the books mature with the development and growth of the main character. The first few parts are written in innocence and naivety, but without these, the story will not be understood as clearly as we do now.”

I rest my case, staying my itching hand not to re-edit the first few parts!

This was 2015. We subsequently had some small adjustments to editions and I am currently busy with a re-write to make the book work for audio adaptation.



Having been exposed to books from a tender age, would you say what a child is exposed to in his formative years matters a lot?

What a child is exposed to in their formative years is extremely important. For the parents, “showing, not telling” has never applied more than in what a child takes with them into their grown-up world.
During my NDE’s I had what is referred to as a Life Review. In this review specific experiences during my childhood, from baby to adult, had been highlighted with a full analysis of how it had influenced not only my adult life, but my emotional and psychological maturity.
If an adult is not guided through childhood trauma, or a child not gently guided with love, firmness and responsibility, this leads to adults who, in turn, are not equipped to deal with the challenges of life.
This is a topic on its own. Just know that children become adults who become the custodians of the old people.



If you only write books for yourself, what motivates you to continue with writing? How much do you love writing?

I really love writing my books. If I could, it would be the only activity I did, but life does not work that way. Today, whether or not you are with a publishing house or indie-publish, most of an author’s marketing is still the author’s responsibility. You still need to get out there and market your book as if your life depends on it, which it actually does if you do not have a regular alternative income.

What motivates me to write The Chronicles of Han is that I gain a deeper understanding of myself, allowing for the healing of old wounds and in the process to grow within myself. And somehow the books are assisting in the healing of other people’s lives too, which is a bonus.




You seem to be hands-on as far as your books are concerned. Would you say you are a perfectionist? How has handling your books on your own helped you achieve the kind of success you have?

My innate nature is that of perfectionist. This trait is an asset when used discerningly. It gets the job done, correctly, speedily and with the least amount of effort to myself.
During my stay in ICU and the four years of rehabilitation from third degree burn scarring, I learnt teamwork, delegation and leadership skills. Also to be resourceful and work around obstacles, and to be patient with others and myself.
With entering the publishing platform ‘on my own’ I had to learn the ropes quickly, to be efficient in what I had to do in order to do what I want to do, ie. writing.
Keeping up to date with everything going on in the publishing industry is a full time investment into the future of independent publishing. It gives ongoing tips on how to do things differently to gain access to readers who might be interested in your work.
I have to emphasize that what works for The Chronicles of Han book Series does not necessarily work for other books, just as I have discovered through trial and error that most of the mainstream marketing strategies do not work for me, as an individual.
The hardest to overcome is marketing trends. What works today might not give any results tomorrow. Thus one need to stay hand’s on and evolve with reader preferences.

Copyright © 2009-2022 H Gibson Chronicles of Han

07.07.16 Stonehenge Crop Circle is the Chronicles of Han Storm Emblem!

Stonehenge Crop Circle is the Chronicles of Han Storm Emblem

Back in 2016 I was feeling down and disheartened, asking the Universe to please give me a sign. The next morning my husband told me to go look on the internet. A most amazing Crop Circle showed up next to Stonehenge, one of my favourite places.

Interesting thing is that this should be on 7 July 2016, which equates numberology to 777. Preserving Creata has 777 pages and the circle is the exact duplicate of the one used in the book on Limier which had been completed in 2015!

The crested moon also represents one of the main characters in the book.
This gave me hope to redouble my efforts to complete the book series.
Negotiating Limier is finally edited and will be released 2021.

More information on this crop circle can be found at the following links:



Interview: Book Club Meeting December 2013

Interview with H Gibson, Author of the Chronicles of Han Storm Books

Transcript of Book Club Meeting, December 2013, Pringle Bay, South Africa

M = Member

HG = Author

2014 Nature walk, Gansbaai, South Africa

Leilaka vs Creata

M – Your latest book Leilaka, is our favourite. It reads like a dream. I feel that your writing style has matured, as well as yourself.

M – Leilaka is my favourite too, but I have to disagree about the maturing of the writing style. The Creata Trilogy is well written although Book 1 seems different from the next two. When I re-read it, the first parts of Preserving Creata seem stiff and sometimes choppy compared to the later parts.

M – Ah, but have you noticed that the books mature as Han Storm does. In Part 6 there is a marked difference in pace and writing style. The first few parts are written in innocence and naivety, but without these, the story will not be understood as clearly as we do now.

M – (Question to HG) What do you have to say about this? Did you write the books on purpose in this manner, or did you grow with the books too? I found Book 3, Taming Encha, a particularly hard read. Not in the sense of the flow of the story, but in the actual content.

M – Encha is another good book and at the time of reading it I thought, wow, you left the unbelievable best for last. But I have to agree with the other people. Encha was a tough, emotional book. Loads of surprises though and as one of the readers stated, a “hold-onto-your-pants” adventure.  In my opinion, the books were written as they should have been written.

M – (Addressing HG) Do you care to comment?

HG – As I have stated in previous discussions, I wrote the books first and foremost for myself.

People liked what I shared and wanted to read the books, so the books were published. It was never my intention to delve into the story line or ponder upon why the books had been written the way they were.

I wrote Book 1, Preserving Creata, straight from my heart. I had no idea that people would even like the book or a few years down the line use the Chronicles of Han Storm as metaphysical manuals.

What I have noticed is that I have grown up, not just as a person, but as a writer, author and independent publisher as well.

English is not my first language and the books are basically translated, ensuing in communication gaps that the editing process could not merge and some of the story was lost.

As fans, Book Club Members and people in general tend to see more in things than we, the writer, initially does, I went and analysed the books.

This is what I found and it is actually quite interesting.

Written in Parts

The Books are written in Parts, with each part dealing with specific subjects. This was not my original intention, it just happened this way. The first seven parts are about 100 pages each, therefore seven short adventures following one after another.

Part One, Learning Curve, introduces the reader to Han Storm as he awakens to his metaphysical abilities. It revolves around the first person, the ‘I’ or ‘ego’. The wants and needs of the individual and there are a lot of ‘I’ in this section.

This is where we all start with our lives. I, me and mine.

But at some point this is no longer enough and we have to grow up, realizing that we cannot exist in a physical world with only ourselves, with only the ‘I’ for the ‘I’ becomes lonely in life. This is also an unsure time, where one must choose where you wish to go with your life or the choice will be made for you by destiny or other people. This is the time in your life when you need to start using your skills and inherent gifts.

In Part 2, Higher Education, Han receives a crash course in his metaphysical education and an introduction to his set destiny. He also meets a special lady, falls in love, creates a child and suddenly realizes that life is more than just about being himself.

He is faced with the responsibility a partnership in love introduces to us. He can no longer think about himself only. His world has expanded to include loved ones and a family. This section is still innocent, still have the naivety of young love, but also the start of coming to terms with responsibilities and that which cannot be changed.

Part 3, Progress, is where Han starts working with his abilities, confirms his destiny and comes face to face with his previous life on Creata.

Sometimes in life, you are destined for greater things than the normal of growing up, getting a job, marrying, having children, working to put your children through colleague and to have enough to retire some day, before eventually dying.

Sometimes destiny decides for you and you land up in extraordinary circumstances where you can either give up, or excel. As part of Han’s history in becoming who he is, Part 3 deals with Han coming to terms with his initial function of assisting people and bonding with his closest colleagues into a close-knit team – of three.

In Part 4, Regeneration, Han continues collecting the tools to open the travel portals, or worm holes, and also has to regenerate himself. This adventure serves to stabilize not only his body but the situation and to lay down a solid platform on which to continue forth into new adventures.

M – Here I have to interrupt. The Groxes were so scary. Was this supposed to be a subconscious hint towards Encha’s violence?

HG – (Laughing) Oh, goodness, at that time Encha was just a far-away planet with adventures that needed further scrutiny. Well, it must then be so, for the rest of the story involves the Groxes, does it not?

In Part 5, Final Keys, Han finally finds acceptance and fulfilment in the career where destiny had dropped him into. He collects his team that must assist him in the opening of the portals and discovers more information about his true identity.

With new friends to back him up, Han does not feel as if everything is on his shoulders any more, the workload will be shared and this gives a sense of security and accomplishment. The Creatans also start to work together for the greater good of all involved.

In Transformation, Part 6, Han travels to a distant region to make the final decision to learn to embrace his negative side in order to use all his gifts for the benefit of his destiny and everyone on his home planet.

M – This is where there is also a marked difference in style, as if the book received a new, advanced, more mature writing style.

M – I think the style started changing at the start of Part 4 already. The book became more intense, with an even faster pace.

M – But here it is noticeable immediately.

HG – Let us move on to Part 7, the Culmination of events where Han and Creata’s Destiny comes together to a harmonious completion. In this part all the tools, people and circumstances are in place, ready for the first jump to another planet in order to open up the universe.

M – I am just glad that I did not have to wait for Book 2 as Book 1 ends in a cliff-hanger and I had to start reading the follow-up immediately.

HG – My husband told me that Book 2 had to be ready before I officially release Book 1. We could not include Part 8 into a single book as Book one was already 777 pages long, cut to the bone and barely fitting to be bound into a paperback.

Therefore Part 8, Reclaiming of Duback, was made a separate book but it is actually the conclusion of Book 1, Preserving Creata.

M – So Book 1 and 2 is in fact, one book. Understood.

M – And Book 3, Taming Encha, is a good follow-up, but can also be read independently.

M – I would read one and two before three. It is a set.


Hints at more books

M – I would like to have more stories on the Creata range. There are a lot of unanswered questions about Han’s life on Creata that are hinted at in Leilaka.

M – I appreciate that you only left relevant hints in Leilaka as to that there are more about the Creata adventure than meets the eye. It can be daunting to read a book independently where authors refer to previous books and the story does not make sense unless you read the other books.

Here it is just hints, little crumbs that wet the appetite for more. It is not fair to have to wait years, but I want the rest of Leilaka too. How many books can we expect?

HG – Two more Leilaka books that are in draft at the moment and at least two more Creata books.

M – Good! I can not wait.


Two different Adventures

M – The energy between the Creata Trilogy and Leilaka is significantly different. After reading Leilaka, The Creata books seem harsh compared to the softer, but profoundly powerful energy of Leilaka. Am I the only one feeling this?

M – No, I have noticed this as well. Maybe it is that Leilaka just reads better?

M – I do not think so. Although we still deal with the same person, Han Storm, the two worlds differ totally. The Creata trilogy is militaristic, as well as the writing style. You can even say sometimes it is abrupt, sorry, no offence meant.

HG – None taken. I have been told this from several people.

This is true. Creata will differ significantly from Leilaka.

Creata is from another language, another culture. A militaristic, disciplined, no-nonsense race. I do not think that timid people would be able to travel off-world, to other planets and beyond, now would they?

The Creata trilogy is also classified as Science Fiction while Leilaka falls under Fantasy. But we have been through the genre discussion before and know that Han Storm does not fit anywhere specifically but actually everywhere. This makes marketing more difficult as people like different things.

M – And your stories just mash everything up and present it as a beautifully baked pie, ready to experience!

HG – Thanks.

As Han had stated in Leilaka, quite a few times, Leilaka is different from what he was used to. The energy of the planet and universe are different and he had to adjust to Leilaka’s vibrations. He could not stay the Han Storm from Creata. In order to survive, one has to adapt to the vibrations and circumstances around you.


Motivation for writing

M – Why do you write the books? We know you said it was for yourself, for physiotherapy for your hands and to heal emotionally, but what made you start?

HG – Since childhood, I have always been telling stories to anyone willing to listen. Then I grew up and life happened. I got married and told Ronald about these stories I had in my head.

The cooking oil explosion in 2004 was a catalyst for me to stop living life in the normal sense and start doing what I really love – writing. It was in 2008 that my husband gave me a laptop and told me to get on with it, get the stories out of my system and onto something real and tangible.

I sat down and it just poured out of me. It has not stopped. I am still writing.

M – Then, if this just ‘pours’ out as you state, do you not plot the story, outline it formally, or at least mentally?

HG – It is different for me. I just know what to write, how everything fits together, where different sections slot into timelines, where everything else must go, how it should happen. I see the whole completed story, knowing that there are volumes of books that can be produced from what I see.

M – What about the ‘Who-is-Who’ sections in the books? Surely there must have been some sort of planning to have so many characters and places involved.

HG – There is an amusing story to this section in the books. Those lists came about because readers and fans were not coping with the scope of the books. There were too many people to remember and the pace of the books are not of a nature to remember the lesser individuals, only the main players.

For the next releases, I carefully went through the books, noted everyone and all the places and compiled a ‘Who-is-Who’ list. The galaxy and universal plates are in Book 3. I display them on the website as well for easy reference.

M – What about Leilaka’s map? That must have taken ages to draw up.

HG – Leilaka was exactly as the Creata books. It was only on request from first readers that I drew a map for people to follow easily. The map as well as a Leilaka’s ‘Who-is-Who’ list is now published with all new editions. It is also available on the website.

– Short silence –

M – Why did you start at the Creata stories and not with Leilaka?

HG – In 2008, I sat down in front of the laptop and thought to myself? Where do I start? It was the trigger for everything else.

“Where shall we start?” was the first words written for Chronicles of Han. The rest is, as they say, history.

M – But Leilaka is so much nicer than Creata?

HG – While the first Creata book was in edit, I started on Leilaka, not feeling emotionally ready to connect with Part 8, Reclaiming of Duback.

Ronald wanted to read what I had written so far and was introduced to Leilaka in 2009. Left dangling over the edge of the abyss, expecting to have a pre-read of Part 8, he was upset with me, insisting that I should immediately put Leilaka on hold until the Creata Trilogy was finalised.

It turned out not to be a hurdle at all, as all the books are actually one, very long story and interacts with one another where events in Creata spills over to Leilaka and to books beyond Leilaka.

M – If you only write these books for yourself, what motivates you to continue with writing? Or do you just love writing so much?

HG – Sometimes writing is work, but mostly not. The editing bit is definitely work and re-reading the books hundreds of times before you are satisfied with the end result is not for people who lack endurance.

Sometimes I want to cry from frustration because I know the stories and what needs to be written. Some days I wish for a magical wand that I can swish to put all the words on the computer and you will have a proper book.

Writing takes time. After the response I had received from people who read and enjoyed the Chronicles of Han, I came to realize how close these stories were from never being told or getting out into the world.

I could, and probably should, have died that evening of the accident. But I did not. I survived. It was time to leave something bigger than just a eulogy in a newspaper behind.

It was time to immortalise that which I have known since childhood. The stories that had become The Chronicles of Han Storm.

When I pass on, people would forget H Gibson. I would be just like a bit of foam on the sea, spilled out onto the hot beach to dry to nothing.

But The Chronicles of Han Storm might just give people a reason to live, love and be entertained, hundreds of years from now on.

M – Then you see yourself as a vanity writer?

– Gasps –

HG – Far from it. I write the books for myself. Do I care what anyone else thinks about it? Initially, no, because the real possibility was there that no-one else would read, never mind like the stories.

It turned out that there were other people who appreciate the books and enjoy them as much as I do writing and reading them.

Do I care about what anyone else thinks about the books?

After publishing the books and the great response received, yes, I am seeing from a reader’s perspective.

I used to be a perfectionist. I still have the tendency but do not act out that much on perfectionism because I realise that no-one is perfect. Some days my hands work well and some days I drop everything and cannot even type. I had to get over it and learn to do physical things in a different way.

But the trait of perfectionism has stood me in good stead with the books. I give the client or reader the best possible product I can produce within the boundaries set on me.

The proof is in the reading. People like the books and there are readers for it, as well as a waiting list for the next books.

M – Do you see yourself as a successful writer?

HG – What defines success? That I have written books and can state that I am a published author? That I have sold some copies of a book I have written? That most people that had read The Chronicles of Han love the books and ask for more? What defines success for me?

I consider myself successful because I like my books, and so do other people. It is a warm, satisfying feeling when people tell you they have read your book and think it wonderful or amazing.

At this stage I am content that people are willing to pay for the books I have created. I also have to live and the books are the gift I use to contribute to my needs.

The books sell. Not off the charts. They are not on any best selling lists. Neither will you find them on Amazon for I cannot list there as an individual South African person.

So, yes. I think in my limited exposure, I consider myself successful with fans in several countries including South Africa, the USA, Canada, and the UK.

This with no advertising, no exposure, just word of mouth and people like you who are willing to take a chance on an unknown author.


Independent Publishing

M – Why are your books not available on Kalahari or Lulu or on a similar platform?

M – Yes, why are you not with a traditional publisher?

HG – I have a distributor site where the books are listed and people can buy it from there. Most international sales are ebooks through PayPal.

The books are listed on Goodreads and Wattpad, so it is not as if they are not visible if someone is looking for something specific.

It is a miracle in itself that anyone can find someone with all the millions of books available in any case.

Regarding a publisher.

Initially, after writing the first book and family and friends’ positive feedback, I decided to try the normal route in seeking a publisher.

The Chronicles of Han did not stand a chance, not in the traditional publishing environment. Publishers are not interested in scanning through a 700 page science fiction book from a first time LADY author. Six months down the line, the copies of the books were collected, found to be unopened, still sealed as it was handed in.

The verbal reasons we received for no interest was ‘This in not what we are looking for’, ‘We are not interested in this type of material’, ‘We only publish truly South African related novels’, ‘This is a niche market book’. The list went on and on and on.

Not perturbed, I executed my original plans, got quotes for printing for the books that were ordered, collected the funds from the readers waiting for hard-copies and went to print.

After all the hard work to get the books to printing stage, I do not think I will allow the books out of my hands in any case. Maybe if someone places a Lord of the Rings or Twilight offer on the table, I might rethink my current decision.

M – Your first ebook, Preserving Creata, was published in February 2010. If you started writing the books end of 2008, how long does it take you to actually write a book, have it edited and then publish?

HG – The average draft writing takes between four to six months actual time spent writing. Editing takes anything from six months until the book is polished enough to go out to first readers. More changes might be required before going for a first print-run. And after that, small changes can still be adjusted on the e-books. That is why I love e-books. If you notice a cosmetic error, it can be rectified immediately.

M – That averages a book every twelve months. Hmm, I can live with that.



M – Your books sometimes get quite technical on the science side of things. I do not always understand all of it so skip over those areas. My husband, on the other hand, is amazed at the accuracy of explanations of things. Who helps you with these things? I mean, it is not as if women are considered to be science orientated? Or am I just being old school?

HG – Do not worry about sounding old school. Half my readers are pensioners in any case. Regarding the science things, I honestly do not have an answer for that. It is just there, when I write the stories. It is just part of the story.

Then my husband, a conscientious science type, is my back-up. I rely on him to help out in confirming or tweaking the complicated, technical things.

We do have our disagreements, though. But I have been fortunate that a lot of things placed in the books have subsequently been proven by science or mathematics.

Any other research that needs to be done is usually looked up in our extensive library at home or on the internet.


Names, Emotions and Immortality

M – How do you know what to call the people in your books?

HG – I just do. As I type I just know what they are called and I go with that. As I said. It just happens for me.

M – The adventures described in the books feel incredibly familiar, yet I know I have never before read a book similar to this one. Some of the life experiences could have been taken straight from my life. Did you base some of it on people around you?

HG – The Chronicles of Han Storm deals with life in all its forms. I feel sure that everyone can relate to at least one person or situation in the books, therefore the familiar feeling. Did I base the people in the Chronicles of Han on people that I know? Yes, I did. Ronald even stated that it could just as well have been our lives.

M – I cry whenever a person dies in your books. I cried for days after the first few pages of Leilaka. I just could not stop. Here we were used to Han being immortal and suddenly his life is placed on hold in criostasis. It felt so real to me and my family could not understand why I was crying. To them it is just a book. To me, this is more than a book. It is like an addictive soap opera and I was initially in shock before I fell in love with Leilaka’s world and Han’s intrigue at all the new things around him.

But my question is, do you mourn the loss of people in your books, like I am sure some of us do?

HG – Yes. I do. But that is life. People move on to different ways of being and we need to learn to accept that.

M – Are you immortal, like Han in the Creata series?


HG – No. Although with all the disasters I have survived, one could start to think so, could one not? If it was not for the scarring, eczema and sometimes painful conditions, I might have believed so. But no, I am not. My body is just a body.


Intrigue, fascination and re-reading

HG – I have a question for you.

I find it fascinating that people are drawn to read The Chronicles of Han Storm, not once or twice, but many times. What do you find so intriguing about the books? Why do you re-read it?

M – I was originally introduced to the Han Storm books through a friend. I love Han Storm. He drinks coffee, he uses drugs, he eats what he wants, when he wants. He is an emotional person. The issues he deals with are sometimes every day challenges, set in different milieus, and a lot of times astonishing situations he finds himself in. I simply cannot stop reading. I absolutely have to see what is going to happen next or where there is another twist in the tale.

M – A mutual friend introduced me to Han and I was immediately intrigued, not just with the books but the Author and her personal story as well. Han Storm is addictive. I call it Han-fixes! I get grumpy when I am busy with one of the books and someone needs my attention somewhere else.

M – We first discovered the Healing oils and then investigated the books. When I realised that this was a metaphysical adventure with different dimensions, life on other plants, UFO’s, etc, that was the key attraction.

Re-reading it for a second time is like reading it for the first time, again, just differently for there is suddenly information in there that I have not noticed before. I feel that the series of books is written to perfection. When you start, you do not want to put it down, you just want to read and see what Han is up to next.

There is no comparison that I can make to other books. Reading the Chronicles of Han is as if you are experiencing his adventures page by page and makes me feel as if I am part of the adventure. The detail in each book is awesome and you are transported to another universe for a split second and feel at home at the same time. I have never experienced it with any other book and can not wait to read Han’s new adventures.

M – I was introduced to the books by a friend and loved them immediately. I am re-reading it because I missed a lot in the initial read. It is amazing, but I have read it three times already and still read things that I just cannot remember having come across the first two times I read the books.

It is as if my brain somehow misses out on pieces of the story and by the time I read it again I know how the story goes, but you still come across these previously not digested areas.

You are somehow reading a new book, yet know you have read the book before. Now it seems different and you read it differently too.

M – My husband and I have a similar experience. The books seem fresh, every time you read them. Even if they feel like old friends, the content still draws you into the story and you stand amazed at what you have actually not taken in the last time around.

M – I have a passion for metaphysical books, reading everything I can find on the subject. Han Storm’s books are always exciting, never boring, feels like reality and there is so much information in it that reading it only once is just not enough.

I found the same as you. The first time I read it, I missed so many things because when I read it again, there were a lot of things I had not noticed before.

When reading metaphysical material from other authors, the snippets of information are just enough to make you curious to come back for more. You never get the whole picture. But with Han Storm, you experience it step by step from a practical perspective.

M – I met the author on a mutual blogging platform and was drawn to the books because of their metaphysical undertones. It explained to me the things I am interested in. I found a mentor by the name of Han Storm and soon the Chronicles of Han became my reference books.

I love the books because I can relate to Han Storm’s life experiences which are the stories of a hero that can go where other people can not even dream of. These books transport me to planes and universes that have been opened by Han. It makes me think deeper about life and how small we are. To me it is the most educational books about the gifts that people have that they do not know about or do not care to develop.

M – These books read like science fiction novels but feel so real, as if the events truly did happen. I just love the possibility to move to other planets. The technology and the use of crystal power is so fascinating, something that we do not seem to have reached yet here on Earth.

The story is amazing and I can re-read it again and again, each time learning more while remaining fascinated all the time. They are beautifully written and easily understandable.

M – The fact that one of the main characters was a good friend that has since passed over, makes the whole Chronicles of Han an amazing experience for me.

I am in the middle of re-reading Book 1. Now that I know the basic facts, it is fascinating to watch out for the finer details and descriptions as the story unfolds.

It is impossible to regard these books as only made up fantasy. The incredibly detailed accounts of every move Han makes, as well as his own emotions defies fiction. Because of my personal involvement and life-long interest in Theology the contents in these books resonate with me, revealing easily understood insights into areas I have long wished to explore.

The only flaw I can find with the Han Storm books is that now I have lost interest in reading other novels and fictional material. I do not know if other readers struggle with the same issue.

M – It took me quite a while to muster up the courage to start reading novels again. I tend to be disappointed these days. After Han Storm, the other stories seem bland. There are some that peak the interest, but I find myself always wishing for another Han book. Then I start re-reading Han’s adventures again.

M – The contents of the books are simply mind-blowing. I have always been fascinated with Science Fiction films based on questioning how they managed to put the films together that it looks so absolutely real. It was mostly the technical aspect that intrigued me.

After reading the Chronicles of Han Storm, I am sure that everything imaginable must come from somewhere. It gave me a new angle of looking at these films, some quite scary and gruesome, exactly what I found in the Han Storm books.

What fascinates me is that I find it totally impossible for an ordinary housewife with an ordinary husband and two ordinary girls to have the time to sit down, plot these books with all the different characters, names, scenarios, events, technical descriptions, names for the most weird creatures and things, find venues for all of this to happen in worlds nearly similar to ours, in different dimensions and universes.

And then you bring all of it together in ordinary understandable English, giving it to us in book form.

Once started with a book I cannot stop reading because I just want to see what comes next and when I get to the end of the book I am so disappointment because the story is finished and there is no more.

But you said I should not panic. There is more to come, so hope springs eternal.

M – It is just the patience that lacks.

M – Agreed.

M – I love the books because there is a story within a story within a story! This is a multi-levelled piece of work where nothing ever remains the same as each level reveals itself.

At surface level we have a jolly good action-packed adventure story full of intrigue, deception, romance, drama. It contains everything that one needs to be entertained.

But what makes it so different is the fact that whilst reading the Chronicles of Han something happens to the reader, whether the reader is aware of it or not, and deep profound truths reveal themselves.

It is then up to the reader to make use of what is being revealed, or not. The choice is always left to the reader. I have not found such depths in other books.

Each time I read the Chronicles of Han, I feel more enriched, expanded, wiser and my outlook upon life has broadened. I seem to understand more about myself, life, and the living of it.

How can one describe a feeling? I cannot find the correct words to describe the feelings generated whilst reading The Chronicles of Han Storm.

For me, it is all beyond words.

– short silence –

HG – Closing question please?

All Book Club Members – Where is the next book!?



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Hello world!

In 2010, I wrote “Hello World” on my very first blog on Blogs24.
Then we progressed to gmail platform Blogspot in 2013 when Blogs24 closed down. Blogspot is still available with most of the content that could be found on my original websites. https://chroniclesofhanstorm.blogspot.com/

As of interest, my private website had been hacked several times, including April 2021, totally destroyed for whatever malicious contentment could be gained from trashing a little known author’s website. 

And now we are here, again, for an author should have a website, for whatever it is worth. This time I am not going to pour my heart and soul into it. I have done so in the previous versions of my websites. All content can be found in my books in any case. 

Appropriate pages relating to my written works will be added as time allows. 

Yours sincerely
H Gibson
Author, The Chronicles of Han Storm Book Series