Non-fiction sources behind novel Silver Skies

These are the non-fiction sources that influenced the plot and characters as I created my novel Silver Skies. At the time I worshipped Dr. Peter Ruckman as a Bible scholar. I no longer worship him. However, though I have evolved somewhat in my political views since the 1990s and am no longer a staunch Conservative, I was such a good writer at the time, that the story resonates with Democrats, liberals and those not of my political persuasion. Though I was influenced by my Conservative church and those I admired, I was in tune with the deepest recesses of my heart and used strong intuition in creating the characters. Thus they were not cardboard characters and had goals and longings that applied to all of the human race. When a writer writes well, he/she can reach an audience that is not of her political/religious persuasion, because the characters are real and complex enough to seem viable to those different from the author’s political/religious views. In a sense, when a writer does their job, their characters become universal and transcend the author’s time and place, so that those of another time and place can read the story and relate to the character’s struggles.

My goal as I wrote Silver Skies was to produce a book written like a literary masterpiece with points of view not commonly associated with a masterpiece. It seemed to me that all the masterpieces were being written by liberals and I wanted to be a conservative who wrote a literary masterpiece, to add some variety and depth to the literary world.

These were my non-fiction sources as I aspired to write a book with points of view not commonly associated with a literary work. I bothered to list the sources, because I expected to get sued by the liberals, if I managed to get this book into publication. My book was a negative critique of the Clinton Administration. But I went out of my way to tell the story through the characters and not to preach, though certain sections of the book get really philosophical, which is okay. But I ruined the ending, by preaching at the end. I actually wrote the ending in 2005 when I forgot some of my fiction writing skills. Silver Skies is presently being reworked, to return it to what it was when I paid attention to craft. I wanted to write a book with conservative characters, who had longings like Colleen McCullough’s The Thornbirds. I thought this would make an interesting combination.

When I tacked on the ending in 2005, I became political and so the ending does not work. My new ending will be all scenes, dialogue and very little preaching.

THIS IS WHAT I RESEARCHED AND USED FOR SILVER SKIES:

See references on guns and on illegal guns.  Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16; Peter Ruckman, “Soviet Catholicism On the Move,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 16 (May 1992):20.

Peter Ruckman, “The Success of Russian ‘Communism’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):12; Peter Ruckman, “The U.S.S.A.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):9, 16; Peter Ruckman, “7 Steps to Slavery,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):1, 5, 10; Peter Ruckman, “All Things Considered,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):12; Peter Ruckman, “The Progress of Communism in the United States,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):2, 6, 12, 15.

See references on illegal guns.  Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

See references on guns and on illegal guns.  Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16; Peter Ruckman, “Soviet Catholicism On the Move,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 16 (May 1992):20.

Peter Ruckman, “The Success of Russian ‘Communism’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):12; Peter Ruckman, “The U.S.S.A.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):9, 16; Peter Ruckman, “7 Steps to Slavery,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):1, 5, 10; Peter Ruckman, “All Things Considered,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):12; Peter Ruckman, “The Progress of Communism in the United States,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):2, 6, 12, 15.

See references on illegal guns.  Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

See references on guns and on illegal guns.  Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16.

See references on guns and on illegal guns.  Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16.

Peter Ruckman, cassette tape The Star Spangled Sodomites (SP-10315).

Peter Ruckman, “Footnote for the Son of Perdition,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (March 1993):5.

Peter Ruckman, “Unchangeable Rome,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):1, 3, 13, 18.

Peter Ruckman, “The Coming Religion,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):2, 16.

See Peter Ruckman, “The New Breed of Criminals,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (August 1993):15; Peter Ruckman, “The Coming Kidnappers,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (December 1993):11; Peter Ruckman, “All Things Considered,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (August 1993):6, 12.

Peter Ruckman, “A Highly Unusual Law Enforcement Tactic,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Sept. 1994):19.

Peter Ruckman, “The Crime Bill,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (March 1994):3.

Peter Ruckman, “Learning to Live in a Police State,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (August 1994):12; Peter Ruckman, “The Coming Nazi Holocaust,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Dec. 1994):9.

Texe Marrs, “Inside the Mexican Debacle,” Flashpoint, (March 1995):3.

Peter Ruckman, “Speedy Trial,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 16 (Jan. 1992):13; Peter Ruckman, “Constitutional Right,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (April 1993):2, 5; Peter Ruckman, “A Country Without a Constitution,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):18.

Peter Ruckman, “Extremism According to the News Media,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (October 1993):13; Peter Ruckman, “Janet’s Uprising,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 19 (Jan. 1995):12.

See “How to Create a Crisis.”  Peter Ruckman, “U.S.S.A.:  United Search and Seizure of Assets,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Oct. 1993):15; Peter Ruckman, “7 Steps to Slavery,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):1, 5, 10; Peter Ruckman, “Sarah, Janet, Hillary, Carolyn, Diana, and Patricia,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1994):7; Peter Ruckman, “Janet’s Uprising,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 19 (Jan. 1995):16.

Peter Ruckman, “Three Great Truths for the ‘New Age’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):12.

See Texe Marrs interview with Jay Simkin of JPFO.  Peter Ruckman, “The Coming Holocaust,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 19 (Jan. 1995):4.

Peter Ruckman, “Only ‘Right’ You Really Have in America,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (January 1993):4.

Peter Ruckman, “A Country Without a Constitution,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):11.

Texe Marrs, “Inside the Mexican Debacle,” Flashpoint (March 1995):3; Dudley Althaus, “Peasants mourn deaths, mull revenge in Mexico,” Houston Chronicle (July 2, 1995):1A, 29A; Dudley Althaus, “Farmers call deaths of 18 in Mexico a police ambush,” Houston Chronicle (June 30, 1995):1A, 18A.

Peter Ruckman, “The Success of Russian ‘Communism’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):12; Peter Ruckman, “The Progress of Communism in the U.S.A.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):2.

See black mask scene and references.  Peter Ruckman, “The New Breed of Criminals,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):2, 10, 15, 16.

See Mark of the Beast.  Peter Ruckman, “The Cult of the Cat,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):6.

See Rehab Center, “The Crime Bill.”  Peter Ruckman, “The Coming Holocaust,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Dec. 1994):14.

Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16.

Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):4, 16.  Texe Marrs, “Fascist Terror Stalking America,” Flashpoint (June 1995):1-2.

Peter Ruckman, “The Success of Russian ‘Communism’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):6.

Peter Ruckman, “Sarah, Janet, Etc.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1993):18.

See “Sarah, Janet, Etc.” and “How to Create a Crisis.”  Peter Ruckman, “The Crime Bill,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (March 1994):3.

Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):4, 16; Peter Ruckman, “U.S.S.A.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):16; Peter Ruckman, “Waco, Weaver, and the Brady Bill,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (April 1993):14.

Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16; Peter Ruckman, “U.S.S.A.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):16.

Peter Ruckman, “The New Breed of Criminals,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):15.

Jo Ann Zuniga, “Report says militia still a big draw,” Houston Chronicle (June 20, 1995?):?A.

Peter Ruckman, “The Success of Russian ‘Communism’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):6; Peter Ruckman, “Waco, Weaver, and the Brady Bill,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (April 1993):14.

Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

Peter Ruckman, “Only ‘Right’ You Really Have in America,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Jan. 1993):4; Peter Ruckman, “FSU Professor Does Study on Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (May 1994):8.

Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

Texe Marrs, “Oklahoma City:  Things Just Don’t Add Up,” Flashpoint, (July 1995):1.

Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16.

Bennett Roth, “Militia leaders warn of civil war, claim blast story is untold,” Houston Chronicle (June 16, 1995):3A or 13A??

Peter Ruckman, “David Koresh and Mother Teresa,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):13.

Texe Marrs, “Two Bomb Explosions,” Flashpoint (July 1995):3-4.

Texe Marrs, “Enemies of the State,” Flashpoint, (June 1995):3.

Ideas underlined in speech borrowed from Peter Ruckman, “Karl Marx:  ‘I Had a Dream’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (April 1993):5, 8.

Peter Ruckman, “The Coming Religion,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):2.

Peter Ruckman, Mark of the Beast videotape sermon.  Peter Ruckman, Mark of the Beast (Pensacola, FL:  Pensacola Bible Institute, 1959), p. 74.

Peter Ruckman, “Soviet Catholicism:  Fifth Installment,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (August 1994):8.

Peter Ruckman, “The Cult of the Cat,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):6.

Peter Ruckman, “And Judge Breyer Would Make Three!” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Oct. 1994):13.

Peter Ruckman, “Learning to Live in a Police State,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Aug. 1994):12.

Avro Manhattan, The Vatican Moscow Washington Alliance (Chino, CA:  Chick Publications, 1986), the whole book; Jack T. Chick, Smokescreens (Chino, CA:  Chick Publications, 1983), the whole book.

Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

See earlier references on Rome.  Peter Ruckman, “The U.S.S.A.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):9; Peter Ruckman, “ICHABOD:  The Glory is Departed,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (May 1994):16.

Peter Ruckman, “Police State Down Under,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (May 1994):11, 15.

Peter Ruckman, “The Coming Nazi Holocaust,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Dec. 1994):9, 14; Edmond Paris, The Secret History of the Jesuits (Chino, CA:  Chick Publications, translated from the French 1975), p. 144-154; Peter Ruckman, “Soviet Communism Ready to Operate,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):8; Peter Ruckman, “NPR:  ‘The New Perverted Radicals’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (May 1994):8.

See references on guns.  Peter Ruckman, “The News Media and Gun Control,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):16.

Peter Ruckman, “Sarah, Janet, Etc.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1994):7.

Peter Ruckman, “Coming Events!” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Aug. 1994):11.

Texe Marrs interviewing Jay Simkin of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, “Gun Control:  What’s the Real Agenda?,” Intelligence Examiner Special Edition cassette tape, 1994.

Peter Ruckman, “WASPS,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1994):4.

Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon, America The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice (Eugene, OR:  Harvest House Publishers, 1988), p. 147-183; Texe Marrs, Secrets of the New Age Revealed (Austin, TX:  Living Truth Publishers, 1988), this is a videotape.

Texe Marrs, “Fascist Terror Stalking America,” Flashpoint (June 1995):1; Texe Marrs, “The Bloodstained Hands of Big Brother Government,” Flashpoint (June 1995):6.

Peter Ruckman, “WASPS,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1994):4.

Peter Ruckman, “Speaking of Queers,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (April 1993):17.

Peter Ruckman, “NPR,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (May 1994):2, 8.

Peter Ruckman, “The Progress of Communism in the United States,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):12.

Peter Ruckman, “Sarah, Janet, Etc.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1994):18; Peter Ruckman, “The Progress of Communism in the United States,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (June 1994):12.

Texe Marrs, “Fascist Terror Stalking America,” Flashpoint, (June 1995):1-2.

See earlier references on guns.  Peter Ruckman, “Sarah, Janet, Etc.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1993):18.

See references to guns.  Peter Ruckman, “Sarah, Janet, Etc.,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1994):18.

Peter Ruckman, “ICHABOD:  The Glory is Departed,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (May 1994):16.

Charles Chiniquy, 50 Years in the ‘Church’ of Rome (Chino, CA:  Chick Publications, 1985), the whole book.

Underlined ideas in speech taken from Peter Ruckman, “Karl Marx: ‘I had a Dream’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (April 1993):8.

Peter Ruckman, “Here We Go!” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):20.

Peter Ruckman, “News Media Remains Silent,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):7, 20.

Peter Ruckman, “Here We Go!,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Dec. 1993):20.

Serita Deborah Stevens and Anne Klarner, Deadly Doses a writer’s guide to poisons (Cincinnati:  Writer’s Digest Books, 1990), p. 236.

Peter Ruckman, “New Breed of Criminal,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):10; Peter Ruckman, “The Civil Rights Act and Your ‘Civil Rights’,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Feb. 1993):3, 9, 16; Peter Ruckman, “A Country Without a Constitution,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):11, 18; Peter Ruckman, “A Highly Unusual Law Enforcement Tactic,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (Sept. 1994):19.

Peter Ruckman, “The Bankrupting of America,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Jan. 1993):14.

Peter Ruckman, “New Breed of Criminal,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 17 (Aug. 1993):10; Peter Ruckman, “A Country Without a Constitution,” Bible Believers’ Bulletin 18 (April 1994):11.

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