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Author A.K. Kuykendall Introduces IMPERIUM HEIRS


On December 7, 2020, we released a much-anticipated novel by A.K. Kuykendall: Imperium Heirs (Conspirator’s Odyssey – Book 1). Some will call it conspiracy nonsense. Others will call it a brave revelation.

So which is it? Which, indeed. We’ll let you decide.

We launched it initially as an eBook only, but fear not, the paperback is coming before the end of February.

In the meantime, we’ll allow the author himself to introduce you to his story.


Two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq… in the last hundred years, the United States has been involved in over a dozen wars and conflicts, but is there another war that has been hidden from the public—one that continues to this day? Is this potential threat, one the government has consistently denied for well over a century, a war against an extraterrestrial enemy?


“Non-Terrestrial KNOW HOW in atomic energy must be used in perfecting SUPER WEAPONS OF WAR….” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt


“The many rumors regarding the flying disk became a reality yesterday when the intelligence office of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disk through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff’s office of Chaves County.” ~ Roswell Daily Record


“The first UFO came down in 1941 into the ocean west of San Diego and was retrieved by the Navy. The Navy has held a leadership position in UFO matters ever since. There was another crash in 1946, as well as two other crashes in 1947 besides Roswell.” ~ Dr. Michael Wolf


“We soon established that they were not missiles. But, before we could do any more, the Army, after conferring with foreign officials, ordered the investigation stopped. Foreign scientists flew to Greece for secret talks with me…. A world blanket of secrecy surrounded the UFO question because the authorities were unwilling to admit the existence of a force against which we had no possibility of defense.” ~ Dr. Paul Santorini


“I must insist upon full access to discs recovered…. The Army grabbed one and would not let us have it for cursory examination.” ~ J. Edgar Hoover


“…submit an agreement providing for the peaceful absorption of a celestial race(s) in such a manner that our culture would remain intact with guarantee that their presence not be revealed…. One must consider the fact that mis-identification of these space craft for an intercontinental missile in a re-entry phase of flight could lead to accidental nuclear war with horrible consequences.” ~ Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer


“Germany may have recovered a flying saucer as early as 1939.” ~ General James H. Doolittle


“The day will arrive when the governments of Earth will finally admit we are not alone, that humans have come face-to-face with other life forms from the cosmos. Anyone still on the fence about the existence of UFOs must contend with the testimonies of these respected and honored men.” ~ Clark McClellend


“Regarding the air raid over Los Angeles it was learned by Army G2 that Rear Admiral Anderson… recovered an unidentified airplane off the coast of California… with no bearing on conventional explanation. This Headquarters has come to the determination that the mystery airplanes are in fact not Earthly and, according to secret intelligence sources, they are in all probability of interplanetary origin.” ~ General George C. Marshall


While on official business in Washington, Lieutenant Colonel Dwight Eisenhower was exposed to alien life—four gray alien beings in glass tubes of formaldehyde—in the sub-basement of the U.S. Capital building. He accepted an extremely sensitive mission ordered by both Secretary of State Cordell Hull and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His mission: broker an iron-clad treaty between the human race and the Cel’jul.

Those who were in the know hailed the treaty Lieutenant Colonel Eisenhower brokered, finalized on Sunday, July 16, 1939, as a tremendous success for all mankind. Eisenhower was collectively, but covertly, praised by every world leader. What we didn’t know was that for over 25 years since their royal craft was shot out of the sky by a human in 1917, the armada of the galactic royal family had consistently and expansively searched our planet for their citizens. The Cel’jul, having somehow discovered that the American government had been in cahoots with the government of Germany, in the days following the downing of their royal craft over western France—the fact of which our government flatly denied when the question was asked by the ‘Greys’ prior to the signing of the treaty—and considering that this same American government insisted that they lead the talks for the human race, outright accused our country of detaining members of the royal family. Thus came our first brush with annihilation, which occurred following this message:

“You have violated the treaty between our two species you yourself initiated. We believe you to have in your possession citizens of the royal galactic alliance. Hear us and hear us well. We will obliterate one of your American cities if you do not release the members of the galactic royal family at once. Our armada has been dispatched and will be in your airspace within the hour. The city we choose to lay waste, our destroyer will hover over.” ~ Commander Gilli’victcill, Galactic Royal Alliance

On February 24, 1942, this threat came over the wire, to which the military forces in all 48 states were immediately placed on red alert. Then Brigadier General Eisenhower, who had multiple command appointments in WWII, was contacted directly by Franklin D. Roosevelt about the imminent threat. Roosevelt ordered Eisenhower to immediately make contact with the galactic alliance. And for the first time since Eisenhower accepted the title of mankind’s spokesman in 1939, President Roosevelt informed him of the highly confidential Intel that brought about this rift in the treaty, which the General had so methodically devised.

“Mr. President, we stand no chance of success against their armada should they act on their threat. It will take some time for me to make contact. Should they encroach on our assets, I strongly advise a heavy bombardment of artillery to stave off the positioning of their weapon.” ~ Brigadier General Eisenhower

As promised, soon thereafter, the attack began. At first, unidentified objects caused a succession of alerts in southern California, and Naval Intelligence swiftly issued a warning, indicating that an attack could be expected within hours. Within moments, witnesses reported a large number of flares and blinking lights in the vicinity of defense plants. A considerable amount of time passed before officials lifted the initial alert, and the tension temporarily relaxed.

Not until early in the morning of February 25, 1942 did renewed activity begin like the menacing swell of a wave. Radars picked up an enormous unidentified target 120 miles west of Los Angeles. Anti-aircraft batteries were contacted and put on Green Alert—ready to fire—a few minutes later. The Army Air Forces kept its pursuit planes on the ground and at the ready as radars tracked the approaching target to within a few miles of the coast. Thereafter, reports of numerous UFO sightings flooded into the information center, even though the mysterious object tracked in from sea seemed to have vanished. Moments later, UFOs were reported near Long Beach, and later a coast artillery colonel spotted two dozen UFOs at 12,000 feet over Los Angeles.

Command issued the order and four batteries of anti-aircraft artillery opened fire. For over an hour, the U.S. military unleashed artillery with such intensity, they’d forgotten that their actions were being carried out over a heavily populated American city, in which the collateral damage could be immense. The firing soon came to an abrupt halt, as the armada was seen moving eastward before vanishing into the darkness of that early morning.

General Eisenhower had indeed made contact and informed the galactic alliance that, to his knowledge, no human of America or the world was in possession of whom they spoke. He reminded them of the treaty agreed to back in 1939, that it was iron-clad and a great thing for both our species. He went on to say that he would use his authority and standing in the U.S. government to assist the galactic alliance in finding whom they sought. He then asked who the members of the royal family were, to which, for the first time, the Greys revealed the identity of whom they sought. General Eisenhower, alone, held this knowledge.

Since that incident on February 24/25, 1942, we teetered on the edge of an all-out war with the Greys, which came to a head at 11:40 PM on Saturday, July 19, 1952 as the Greys’ alien Royal Brigades began their strategic maneuvering around Washington, with their heaviest presence around our U.S. Capital building, where we held the beings. With Eisenhower fresh off the heels of World War II, and having recently thrown his hat into the ring for the presidency in January of 1952, the covert relationship he’d formed with the Cel’jul since 1939 led him to brokering a deal that prevented an all-out assault by the Greys—one for which we (the entire human race) were ill-equipped to fend off. This assault would have begun, according to the Greys’ plans, with the annihilation of Washington, to be followed by their global strike. During negotiations, the Greys’ Royal Brigades kept up their show of force… until the talks concluded on July 27, 1952. It was the last time the Greys displayed that amount of force.


Imperium Heirs (Conspirator’s Odyssey – Book 1)

From Tweens through Gold to Adult

Author Cagey Magee, creator of the newly released Cass and Wat (NorthWatch – Book 1), offers some insights into what inspired him to write these wonderful books. NOTE: The second book in the series, Cass and Logan, is currently in the final editing stage, and will release on December 16, 2019. Indeed, it’s already available for pre-order.

We’ll have easy purchase links for the debut novel below, but first, we turn this over to Mr. Cagey Magee.


Once upon a time, my wise and wonderful partner and wife, Dot, and I were walking through a regrettably now extinct Borders Bookstore when she pointed to a huge hardback book. “Kids are wild for that,” she said. “They are actually reading again, even Jeffrey, who once stuck a book to the ceiling of my library.” As a librarian, researcher, editor, and writer, Dot knew who-read-what in the greater New York City area. Like the other books of Ms. Rowling’s estimable series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire created devoted readers of all ages as well as a devoted group of notably insignificant detractors.

A few days after Dot’s and my Borders visit, I was leaving work and noticed an eleven-year-old girl, the child of a staff member, waiting for her mother and reading Goblet. I asked if she enjoyed reading such long books. “Oh, this is my third trip through. I love it. Every time I read it, I see something new.”

A few weeks ago, with all of the initial four-volumes of my “NorthWatch” series in existence in one form or another, I asked an English teacher from a prestigious upstate school what tweens and teens were reading these days. “They aren’t,” he said, “unless they care about making a decent grade, and that’s a far from universal pursuit.”

“NorthWatch” contains no magic wands, but it’s fun, just the same. I wrote the series because the tale and the world it predicts intrigue me, because I believe that an immense core of visionary tween and teen readers still exists, and because I find it great fun to consider the young adults of the future and what they will likely do. Even now, they’re influencing the world.

Fourteen-year-old Cassie Watson and her HeEm don’t play by the same rules in 2037 as they would today; neither will others of their age and time. That’s a good thing despite those parental curmudgeons who refuse to believe that adolescence is one of the most golden times of life, to be enjoyed by parents and anticipated by tweens.

Many prominent folks in every life pathway from Confucius to Disney to Prince embraced the necessity of always moving forward. Prince said, “Young folks are the ones with the ideas and constantly moving forward.”

I wish I had said that. Oh, perhaps I did—there’s more than one way to draw a hero, especially if it’s Cassie Watson.


The eBook is now available at most major retailers, and the paperback is up at Amazon and in the works at Barnes and Noble.



Cass discovers an intricate pattern of betrayal as she protects her family and her father’s presidential campaign.

“The relationships and intrigue come out brilliantly. The young protagonist is a fascinating character with a unique perspective on life, one that helps to deepen the use of humor in the story. The reader will want to unravel the mystery, to identify the mind behind Cass’s predicament and to find out if she can live up to her goal. This novel is hilarious, highly engaging, and entertaining.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Christian Sia (5 STARS)

Cass, thirteen, seeks to escape her captors, protect her little brother, and assist her presidential-candidate father, Glen “Wat” Watson. Oddly, Cass finds herself confined to a luxurious suite in NorthWatch Castle—the Watsons own the castle and the Maine Coastal Island it dominates. How can Cass’s family not be behind this?

“Cagey Magee brings new meaning to coming of age thrillers in Cass and Wat. …brings his characters alive with vivid personalities and redeemable qualities. …overall, I was spellbound. I was impressed with the ending and look forward to more novels from this author.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Peggy Jo Wipf (5 STARS)


And to pre-order the second book, just visit the book page HERE, where you’ll find the appropriate links.

Cass is counting down to her father’s inauguration when she realizes that Mac Beverly may be alive. Her 2036 kidnapping now seems a lovely vacation.

Cass Watson tries to put her kidnapping last year behind her as her father’s inauguration approaches. On her first day of school, though, the WatTechPrep parking lot explodes outside her window. More incidents follow. When her father vanishes on the eve of his inauguration, Cass becomes certain that her kidnapper, Mac Beverly, has returned.

Celebrate Halloween with Spooktacular Reading (for Adults)


We thought this — being Halloween — would be a great time to remind you that, if you really have the urge to read scary, spooky, chilling, thrilling, nail-biting books… well, you’ve come to the right place.

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Reflections on Johnny Appleseed Day by Author Gregg Sapp

A Blast from the Past!

Did you know that September 23rd is Johnny Appleseed Day? (Neither did we.) We’ve learned a lot about this extraordinary real-life character in the last couple of years, thanks to the amazing work of author Gregg Sapp, who drops by here to share some thoughts on this occasion.

It happens to come shortly on the heels of us learning that Fresh News Straight from Heaven was honored with the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Best Novel – Summer 2018 (1 of only 3 honored in that category), making this the truly perfect time to learn about this amazing character (and a great book).

Gregg Sapp

People often ask me why I wrote a novel about Johnny Appleseed. In reply, I like to ask them to tell me what they know about him.

Some describe him as a scruffy vagabond horticulturist, part mountain man/ part hippie tree-hugger, skipping barefoot through the forest primeval like a woodland nymph with a bag of apple seeds slung over his shoulder, a song on his lips, and a rotten-toothed grin for everybody he met.

Others think of him as a howling, wide eyed lunatic who spat venom preaching an obscure and bizarre brand of evangelical Christianity to everybody within earshot, the kind of person that you’d cross the street to avoid if you saw him approaching on the sidewalk.

Still others recall him fondly from images perpetuated in the many children’s books written about him. They describe him as an unkempt but saintly oddball who was sweet to animals and little children, and spread peace, love, and good neighborly understanding wherever he went, kind of like a hobo Mister Rogers.

All are true, and yet there’s much more to this complex, enigmatic, and downright weird historical person.

My interest in Johnny Appleseed began when I was growing up in central Ohio. There, I was close to many of the places where his legend was born. I liked to imagine that he’d passed through the fields and woods near my home. In seventh grade, for a history assignment to write a short biography of some famous Ohioan, while everybody else wrote about presidents, inventors, entertainers, war heroes, etc., I chose to write about Johnny Appleseed.

To me, the reality of John Chapman (his real name) is much less interesting than the folklore about Johnny Appleseed. The real person was of no particular significance. He didn’t do anything that changed history. But he did represent something important to Americans. Johnny stood apart, a character unlike anybody else, who at the same time appealed to something universal.

Other beloved characters in American history are probably better representatives of some of the qualities attributed to Johnny – his honesty, his pacifism, his faith. But no other beloved characters in American history is weirder. Johnny’s oddities are iconic. The mush pot on the head, the coat made of a potato sack, the sack of seeds on his back: Johnny’s image is a celebration of American eccentricity. He is the American Don Quixote.
That’s why his birthday, September 26th, is nationally recognized as Johnny Appleseed Day.

We need more oddballs, misfits, cranks, crackpots and hare brains like Johnny Appleseed. We admire these people because even though they violate social norms, they are entirely true to themselves. You can’t fake weird.

By writing my novel, “Fresh News Straight from Heaven,” I like to think that I’m keeping that tradition alive. We can all use a little Johnny Appleseed in our lives. It would be appropriate to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day by giving yourself permission to be a little weird.

As always, thank you so much for your support. Without you, there would be no us. Feel free to contact us anytime at

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