Category Archives: General

“Conclave” Released

“Conclave,” the twentieth and final novel in the Silver Ships series, is now available on Amazon U.S. in ebook and print versions. Other Amazon stores will be delayed one to two days. Expect the audiobook in July.

Summary: The time is opportune for Alex Racine. Omnian efforts and sacrifices culminate in a singular opportunity. With good fortune, Alex will bring together the diverse races.

Alex visits the human colonies of New Terra, Haraken, Omnia, and Méridien to solicit their attendance.

Unknowingly, he sails into a deadly encounter.

“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.

Sci-Fi Author’s Car – Fiat 500e

S.H. Jucha's Electric Car

S.H. Jucha’s Electric Car

So what else would a science fiction author drive but an electric car … something that heralds the future?

I have to say one of the most fun things I enjoy driving my Fiat 500e electric car is the sound of the electric motors.

As the car accelerates or decelerates, the electric drive motors make these fantastic subtle winding or unwinding sounds. For those old enough to remember, it’s slightly reminiscent of the sounds of George Jetson’s air car. Now all I need it to do is fly!

Organizing Yourself

Everyone Needs Their Own Method

Throughout the years, I found my greatest challenge to be the discovery of an organizational system that worked for me. All of you who are still struggling with that first novel need to overcome that challenge.

I tried postcards pinned to the wall, until I became embarrassed by the number of trees I was destroying. I tried Dragon Speaking so that I could dictate the book, but it took forever to train the application. And, I tried a half dozen other methods.

In the end, with my many years spent in the corporate world, I chose MS Office 2010, which gave me the control I needed. Using an outline format, with the side navigator bar allowing me to jump and search, I was able to cut, move, and edit the plot until I was ready to write.

Then, it was just a matter of  developing my outline, many areas containing dialog, into my first draft.

Welcome to my blog!

Headshot of Scott Jucha

Scott Jucha

Hello and welcome.

I’ll be noting the challenges I have faced concerning my efforts to create and self-publish this series. Where I can I’ll offer tips on vendors, books and sites that were of great value in assisting me to achieve the final work.

I’ll also include information on my novels’ production progress, publishing dates, and art work. Please feel free to visit my web site and register for email notices.