Non-Believer Horoscopes for August/Sept 2018

In case you can't find the print version, here is a reproduction of my astrology column in the South Shore Puzzle Journal: ASTROLOGY FOR THE NON-BELIEVER by Blake Wiers "August" in English comes from the Latin word "Augustus," which in turn comes from the word "augere," meaning to "add more." Augustus was the ...

“A great read…refreshingly accurate on the sailing stuff.” –Latitude 38

Winter Sailor (2018, 250 pages) Buy now in print or ebook. Before writing Winter Sailor, I spent a few years getting into the world of sailing, ASA certification, racing on the bay, buying a small sailing dinghy and cruising it overnight, reading blogs, and watching countless ...

What if we have it totally wrong about phones?

#SingularityNow: How Smartphone Addiction Is Saving The World (2017) Buy here in print or ebook. Smartphone addiction is usually seen as a bad thing. #SingularityNow explores a different spin on phones, and their bad rap. Looking through the long lens of evolution and the fossil record, it examines the ...

Makes a perfect gift for the relative you unfriended

Facing The Unknown: Collected Poems 2017 (2017, 50 pages) Buy now in print or ebook. When you can sum up a year by saying, “Well at least a nuclear war didn’t happen,” you know it was a rough one. ...

Meet Jerome, a clown torn between the right girl and some hard choices

Junk For Justice (2017) The Land of Opportunity Series, Volume 3 – Buy now in print or ebook. When Jerome Williams does the right thing, his  life goes well. He’s a successful local entrepreneur, ...

Rebecca West has 24 hours to recover her missing autonomous vehicle

Self-Driving Mystery (2016) The Land of Opportunity Series, Volume 2 – Buy now in print or ebook. A theft at a self-driving competition in Southern California forces bootstrapping innovator Rebecca West to become a DIY detective. The culprit is likely among the attendees at the event. Is it ...

Walker and Valentine’s story is Horatio Alger meets Danielle Steele — rags to riches for the 21st century

Walking to Paradise (2016) The Land of Opportunity Series, Volume 1 – Buy now in print or ebook. Ambitious junior architect Walker Smith had a simple plan: to share the joy of living a walkable lifestyle, by documenting his own cross-country trek. But that was before he ...

About Blake

Blake Wiers is the author of five novels, including Winter Sailor, Swimmer (as Dylan Blake) and The Land of Opportunity Series, poetry including the new Facing The Unknown, and non-fiction work #SingularityNow. Originally from Hull, Massachusetts and now residing in San Francisco, California, he has ...

A nursery rhyme for a crazy year of election

Petocracy (2016) Buy now in print or ebook. Inspired by watching the animals in our house – and the lunacy of national politics – Petocracy is a kid's book about border security, police violence, and the one percent, plus kibbles. The print version ...

Half the country saw a miracle, and the other half saw ’Merica

'Merical (2016) – Buy now in print or ebook. The strangest thing happened in 2016–it wasn’t unpredictable, but it wasn’t forseen. America put on a political scene; we all got excited, with red and blue and nothing in between. ‘Merical explores the land beneath the ...

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