Kelvoo is a kloormar – An extraterrestrial species living a stone-age existence, unaware that a whole universe exists beyond their planet's cloud covered sky. All of this changes when a human first-contact team lands near a kloormari village. That’s where the novel, Kelvoo’s Testimonial begins.
Kelvoo’s Testimonial is Kelvoo’s recounting of first contact with the strange and fascinating humans, and all of the joys and horrors that followed – Hence the book’s subtitle, “Surviving the aftermath of human first contact”.
After the humans arrive, the visitors and the indigenous kloormari learn to communicate. Using their vast intelligence and perfect memories, the kloormari rapidly learn about human technology and culture. Kelvoo forms a strong friendship with the human teacher, Sam Buchanan. Kelvoo loves all things human and believes that human contact was the best thing ever to happen to the kloormari.
The humans take Kelvoo and a team of kloormari on an amazing voyage in their spacecraft. During the trip, Kelvoo unintentionally causes a breach in protocol, resulting in the existence of the kloormari being leaked to the public.
Shortly after the first contact team departs, a criminal gang of "outlier" humans arrives. Taking advantage of the kloormari's admiration and trust for humans, the gang's vain and deceptive captain lures Kelvoo and eight other kloormari onto his ship, where they are promptly enslaved and forced to participate in crimes on an interstellar voyage of terror and tragedy.
The only hope for Kelvoo's team is to use their growing knowledge of human nature and technology, along with their special abilities, to outsmart the cunning captain and the merciless members of his crew.
Will Kelvoo's team survive, and what will become of the kloormari planet, now that its existence is known far and wide? Kelvoo's Testimonial is Kelvoo's personal account of human first contact and its aftermath.
Blog posts in chronological order
What is Kelvoo's Testimonial?
A bit about me
The publishing process - Editorial Evaluation
Who or what are the Kloormari?
What's the twist that differentiates Kelvoo's Testimonial?
Which issues does Kelvoo's Testimonial address?
Where did the idea of Kelvoo's Testimonial originate?
Is Kelvoo's Testimonial intended to reflect the experiences of native people in the Americas?
Book cover - Initial concepts
Depicting Kelvoo - My work with an amazing artist
Book cover - Final selection
Kelvoo.com website launch!
Original Song #1 - The Boys of Jezebel's Fury
Original Song #2 - Home on the Yangtze
Original Song #3 - Flying Away
My First Printed Copy
My First Review and Bookstore Order!
Now Available at Bolen Books!
Kelvoo's Testimonial gets a Kirkus Starred Review!
Official Launch Day!
A Sequel to Kelvoo's Testimonial?
Come Visit Me on Mastodon
Phenomenal News from Kirkus Reviews!
First Draft of Kelvoo's Terra Completed!
Kelvoo's Terra - Cover Reveal!
Kelvoo and Kindle Unlimited
Kelvoo's Terra - Official Launch!
Kelvoo's Books in your Local Bookstore
Kelvoo's Terra - First Amazon Reviews