Introducing The Black Bead Chronicles

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Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles

Join the Blackwind Pack on their third adventure in Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles. Winter is a time of quiet industry under the domes. At least it should be. Cheobawn sensesĀ a danger she doesn’t understand, and with the eldest three children of the pack away for temple training, Connor is the […]

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Bhotta’s Tears: Book Two of the Black Bead Chronicles

Life under the dome is simple. Work hard, follow the rules, be safe, do what is expected of you and you will be rewarded. Easy. But the Blackwind Pack has two problems: Tam – the alpha – aspires to greatness, and Cheobawn – his Black Bead Ear – is profoundly gifted, with a psi ability […]

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The Spirals of Time

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it ‘ – George Santayana, This quote has been repeated often in one form or another. The thought is a grossly simplified condensation of the truth. Time is not linear nor one-dimensional. History is a river that runs in a spiral through pan-dimensional space-time. It […]

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Inventing the Language of Black Bead

I have a memory from when I was three or four months old. (Yes, yes, I know. Nobody is supposed to remember anything before the age of 2 or 3. It has to do with coherent thought and the acquisition of language.) But trust me when I tell you that I have a vivid memory […]

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The Rule of Women

The language of the Black Bead Chronicles Let’s be honest. Women and men are nothing alike. Our wonderful hormones, from the moment of conception, rewrote the matrices of our brain so that men have these lovely, linear, diamond faceted brains and women have brains that can turn itself inside out and slide sideways around corners […]

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About the Author

J.D. Lakey was born and raised on the high plains of Montana under an endless sky and as far from civilization as anyone in the twentieth century could get. There she explored the finer nuances of silence and the endless possibilities of the imagination. The stories were always there. The shifting of fortunes finally granted her the time to gather all the stories and give them flesh. An avid reader of science fiction and comics, she currently lives in San Diego, California where she divides her time between her writing, commuting on the I-5, and spending time with her delightful grandchildren.