Monthly Archives: November 2015

“It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll, But I Like it.”

No Stoppin' Cover

My friends, Bob and Terri Skurzewsk, have authored this wonderful book entitled “No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ – Let The Good Times Roll.” Their book examines the music scene in Buffalo from 1950 through 1964, when AM radio was king! Buffalo was home to many great DJs, and each interview in this book takes readers behind the scenes and shows how the broadcast industry worked, and how these DJs entertained with their on-air antics.

If you would like updates on their publishing progress, visit their website on Facebook,

Published by Visible Imagination Press, books can be purchased online at Several local Buffalo bookstores and retailers also carry this title, including Talking Leaves, Dog Ears Bookstore, Vidler’s 5 & 10, Marilla Country Store and Rust Belt Books. It is also available at the Buffalo History Museum and Elma Museum.

Test Flights of Model Silver Ship

Testing the Silver Ship

Author’s Wife Demonstrates Ease of Flying Model Silver Ship

— TSS News release —-

In collaboration with Melvin Industries, author S. H. Jucha commissioned the building of a model of a gravity-driven Silver Ship, otherwise known as a “dark traveler.” The above photo, shows the author’s wife demonstrating the ease with which the ship can be controlled.

Melvin Industries President, Dave Melvin was quoted as saying, “This is one of the most difficult contracts our company has ever worked on, but we were thrilled to be selected to build this first-of-a-kind drive system.” Asked when a full-scale model might be available, Mr. Melvin declined to comment saying, “It was too soon to tell.”

S. H. Jucha did admit that there were challenges to perfecting the tiny controller, but in the end the bugs were discovered and corrected. “I’m overjoyed with this proof of concept of a gravity-driven ship and can’t wait to see a full-sized shuttle, utilizing this design, in the future.”

This reporter can only say, “Watch out SpaceX! You may have competition!”

Disclaimer: This post, which is pure fiction, is meant to be a thank you to a group of very supportive readers of my novels, Dave Melvin, his wife Cindy, and his daughter Tiffany. Dave sent me the model on a whim, and I laughed saying that I had no individuals that small to fly it. Dave replied by sending me a remote controller, built with a “message in the bottle” so to speak. P.S. Dave, Peggy got a kick out of “flying” it.

Reddit Q&A for “The Silver Ships”

Reddit Q&A with S. H. jucha









I’ve been asked by several readers to post the Reddit Q&A session. So here you go!

S. H. Jucha, author of The Silver Ship, Ask Me Anything (self.books)

submitted 4 hours ago by S_H_Jucha AMA Author – stickied post

Hello, science fiction fans. I’m S. H. Jucha, the author of the science fiction series, The Silver Ships. My first novel, The Silver Ships, was published in February 2015 and the second in the series, Libre, in July. Méridien, the conclusion to the trilogy will be available on November 1st.

[–]tuppenance 3 points 3 hours ago

I have the audio book for The Silver Ships. When will LIBRE be available? I’m really looking forward to it – I have a trip coming up.

[–]S_H_Jucha AMA Author[S] 3 points 3 hours ago

There’s been a slight delay in the “Libre” audiobook, but it’s coming soon and the “Méridien” audiobook will follow shortly afterwards. Grover Gardner, who narrates the series, has had an impacted schedule lately so production has gotten behind. By the way, Grover, who narrated Stephen King’s “The Stand”, was nominated for a 2015 SOVAS award for his narration of “The Silver Ships”!

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