Featured Author: Meet Vernon Yarker
Vernon Yarker is the author of the exciting science fiction series, Dark Matter Transit, which tells the story about one man’s adventure as he is involuntarily transported to the spaceship QvO.
Vernon was born in Essex, England, and worked as a tractor trailer driver, later serving in the Royal Air Force, starting as a Boy Entrant trained to become a telegraphist. After traveling the world with the Royal Air Force, Vernon came back to England to begin his writing career at the age of 83. The first two books of Dark Matter Transit are already published, with book number 3 coming in 2021 (COVID-permitting).
Vernon tells us that he always had aspirations of becoming an author, but never found the time. Now, he looks back, and encourages aspiring authors to go for it. The biggest challenge, for him, has been writing a word count that he felt would give readers a well-rounded story. He set the goal at, approximately, 80,000 words, which is around 300 pages of paperback (depending on the size). He knew that he would feel cheated to buy anything less for himself, and stayed committed to his story and characters, providing a book that would satisfy readers with the plot line. “When you get to around 30,000 words you realise that you are not even halfway, but you are going to kick yourself for the rest of your life if you do not (do it)!”
A newcomer to the genre, Vernon set out to write a SciFi book that offers the reader something new, more than relying on warp drive, hyperdrive, time travel, and wormholes! He tells us “all of those methods of travel in the cosmos are subject to physical laws, thus making them impossible, and that rather spoils the book for me. Dark Matter Transit (DMT), on the other hand, is outside our knowledge of physics, and anything can happen in the realm of dark matter, and Einstein has not rationalized it either.”
With his books, Vernon is proud to share his work, putting a lot of himself into the writing, both his feelings and beliefs. While he tried to avoid making God or religion a focal point for the novel, he feels that, if you can pray to God when you are in serious trouble, then, maybe one can give God a mention in a story every now and then.
Vernon enjoys reading Tia Pan, Thorne Smith, books on gardening, non-fiction adventure, or what he terms “factitiion” (adventure based on fact). When he isn’t writing, Vernon enjoys gardening at his home, as well as visiting formal gardens. Diving and fishing are also among his hobbies, and he tells us he also enjoys computing.
We are so excited for the release of Dark Matter Transit (DMT), Book #3, coming later this year. In the meantime, Dark Matter Transit, and Dark Matter Transit 2 are rated 5-stars on Amazon, and we encourage everyone to order a copy today. Don’t forget to connect with Vernon on social media, and check out the book’s video synopsis, too. Links are below!
Purchase a copy: Dark Matter Transit
Purchase a copy: Dark Matter Transit 2
Dark Matter Transit (Synopisis video) Here
Book Promotional site: www.darkmattertransit.com
His LinkedIn Here
Facebook.com: Vernon Yarker
As a side note, Vernon received a letter from an eleven-year-old reader, thanking him for writing Dark Matter Transit (DMT). While he had not anticipated the book would be read by pre-teens, he was delighted that this individual shared her experience, and that she enjoyed the book. Vernon shared this letter with us, and we are sharing with you, too.
“Dear Mr. Yarker,
I just wanted to write to you to thank you for my books and for signing them for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed the first one and am really looking forward to reading Dark Matter Transit 2., but still have to wait a little while longer as I am currently reading ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’. I have recommended Dark Matter Transit to the reading coordinator at my school and to many of my friends that read. I was on the edge of the seat and did not want to stop reading it. It was incredibly believable that Geoffrey Holder was transported to the Qee van Ongle and accelerated through his fortunate life and through Dark Matter Thank you very much again, I cannot wait to start reading Dark Matter Transit 2.
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