In Kelvoo’s Testimonial, Kelvoo and the kloormari experience the best that humanity has to offer via the scientific human first contact team. This is followed by the dark depths of human nature that Kelvoo and his team of kloormari are subjected to when a rogue gang of lawless humans abduct them and force their participation in a crime spree spanning several star systems.
By using the lens of an outsider’s observation of the range of human behavior, Kelvoo's Testimonial explores human kindness and cruelty, indigenous rights, women's rights, gender issues, religion, prejudice, addiction, oppression, death, trauma, grief, guilt, hope, and healing.
Chapter 9: Above and Beyond
As a kloormar, I had never experienced what humans call “Love”. Having never been a human, I cannot say that what I felt in that moment was the same thing as love, but in those moments of viewing my home world from the great beyond, I experienced a feeling unlike any other before.
Within the context of my life and limitations, I fell in love with humans and everything good that humanity represented.
Chapter 26: Friendship
“That’s exactly what I’m talking about!” Bazz said emphatically. “This is just the beginning. First they worm their way onto this ship, then the captain tells all the other captains how much better they are, then they get jobs on Perdition and Exile, and before you know it, humans are the minority on our planets! These bastards are evil and they’re out to replace us. These aliens are going to sneak up on us and next thing you know, we’ve been replaced!”. . .
. . . Everyone on Sam’s Team was shocked. None of us could have foreseen that our exemplary service could actually backfire and turn our human crewmates against us…
. . . We had studied enough of human history to know what xenophobia looked like and where it invariably leads.
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