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ABOUT TARIFFS, A FLAT LIIE, REPEATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN SO PEOPLE WILL START BELIEVING

Posted by jsmolders - July 30th, 2019

Trump keeps saying China pays the USA tens of millions in tariffs. LIE!

Tariffs are paid by the importers, who pass the cost on to consumers.. WE PAY!

“Oogst van Oorlog”: wat gebeurde er echt in 1944 in Ramsel, een Kempisch dorpje, tijdens en na de de nazi-bezetting?

Posted by jsmolders - July 29th, 2019

“Oogst van Oorlog”, een verhaal dat finalist werd in de Beverly Hills Book Awards competitie, is een novelle geschreven door een (jonge) ooggetuige, die vrijuit spreekt over verraad, laster, edelmoedigheid, patriotisme en goedheid in zijn geboortedorp. Dorpelingen leren mekaar echt kennen wanneer collaborateurs en weerstanders afrekenen na de bevrijding door de Engelse troepen.

Het boek is verkrijgbaar:

  1. via je boekhandel
  2. via de volgende links, gewoon clicken:

https://www.shopmybooks.com/BE/nl/book/jan-smolders-1/oogst-van-oorlog 

https://www.shopmybooks.com/BE/nl/book/jan-smolders-3/oogst-van-oorlog-luxe-editie-1 

Voor de e-book versie : ga naar www.kobobooks.com, nederlands kiezen

“Birds Sing before Sunrise”, an “enjoyable read…entertaining tale” says Kirkus, top reviewer

Posted by jsmolders - July 29th, 2019

Here goes Kirkus…

“In this environmental thriller, an American attempts to protect his family from shadowy forces in Peru.

American engineer and renewable energy specialist Frank Anderson is excited to work on a solar project high in the Andes, even if he has some suspicions regarding the motivations of the oil company that is funding it. If he is successful, it may serve as a blueprint for future solar installations in the region. Not long into the work, Frank is pulled from his car and violently beaten by a gang of masked men bearing machetes and hammers. His wife, Joanna Tavares, leaves their children home in California to stand by Frank’s hospital bedside. But shortly after her arrival, she receives a sloppy, threatening note mentioning their daughters, one almost identical to the message her husband received before his
attack: “MRS ANDERSON WELCOME TO HOTEL RESIDENCIAL YOU HAVE BEUATIFUL GIRLS.” Joanna is soon kidnapped outside of the hotel by another gang of men, leaving Frank in a precarious state. Who is targeting his family and why? As he works to rescue his wife— and she plots to escape— Frank must determine the parties involved not only in his beating and her kidnapping, but also the solar project that employs him. It’s a conspiracy that will lead him to powerful corporate entities in both Peru and the United States— for whom the lure of profit is easily worth the cost of human life. Smolders’ (Cloning Galinda, 2017, etc.) prose is controlled and fluid: “When Google arrived, it spoke a “cruel” language: horrifying accidents in the Andes mountains; hypoxia, altitude sickness of the worst kind; indecipherable languages; drugs; cocaine candy; terrorists; Sendero Luminoso, the Shining Path resurging; kidnapping; poisoning.”

The novel moves rather slowly at the beginning.. Even so, the time that Smolders takes to build his world is well spent, increasing the verisimilitude of what could have been a silly plot in lesser hands. The dramatic setting and some compelling characters— particularly Joanna and her environmentalist sister, Anita— help to make this a believable and enjoyable read.

An…entertaining tale about the struggle to displace dirty energy sources.”

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Trump hates solar: 30 % import duties on all solar panels….”Birds Sing before Sunrise” comes to the rescue!

Posted by jsmolders - July 9th, 2019

A major share of solar panels is imported into the USA, mainly from Asia. Solar is an extremely promising technology  that evolves at blinding speed.. Its cost is one third of what it was 7-8 years ago. It is an integral part of the portfolio of renewables that can save our planet, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But Trump prefers the deep pockets of Big Oil  and Dirty Coal. His 30% duties are a blow to all of us and to the planet. And to common sense. This is bad stewardship of out planet!

“Birds Sing before Sunrise” sings the praises of solar. It’s a gripping thriller that lets you share the frustrations, fears and excitement of an American crew that implements a crucial solar project high up in the Peruvian Andes, risking their livelihood and their lives. The story may enlighten you about Big Oil’s shenanigans.

Read “Birds Sing before Sunrise” and root for out heroes and our planet! You might enjoy it, with a chuckle now and then, despite the harrowing events.

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A European reader raves about “Birds Sing before Sunrise”.

Posted by jsmolders - July 3rd, 2019

“I once heard somebody say, the fish swims as it is natural for a fish to do so.

So in parallel for Jan Smolders we say he writes because he is a writer in the true sense of the word.

Jan’s “Birds Sing before Sunrise” is a perfect mix of imagination, investigation, manipulation, in one word all the necessary ingredients to keep the reading of his books alive.

His imagination crossing well documented realities, facts, environments and all that artfully, here and there peppered with a light touch of irony which makes it all truthfully tasty as a good meal ought to be.

So do not hesitate, get the book and read it.

A good recreation is waiting you.

André”

A European reader raves about “Birds Sing before Sunrise”

Posted by jsmolders - July 3rd, 2019

“I once heard somebody say, the fish swims as it is natural for a fish to do so.

So in parallel for Jan Smolders we say he writes because he is a writer in the true sense of the word.

Jan’s “Birds Sing before Sunrise” is a perfect mix of imagination, investigation, manipulation, in one word all the necessary ingredients to keep the reading of his books alive.

His imagination crossing well documented realities, facts, environments and all that artfully, here and there peppered with a light touch of irony which makes it all truthfully tasty as a good meal ought to be.

So do not hesitate, get the book and read it.

A good recreation is waiting you.

André”

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A glorious first: RENEWABLES BEAT COAL! “Birds Sing before Sunrise”,

Posted by jsmolders - June 26th, 2019

and today our feathered friends’ songs are superbly exhilarating: at 21.56% of the total electricity production in the USA, renewables beat coal for the first time ever. Celebrate with Frank and Joanna, the daring pioneers in “Birds Sing before Sunrise”. The couple risk their future and their lives to set up a solar project high up in the Peruvian Andes but are sabotaged and cruelly threatened by jealous big oil. This book is an acclaimed thriller and will keep you turning the pages as you root for our pioneers.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Bol.com, Kobobooks.com and many other websites, in paperback and as e-book. Get one for the beach!

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Weeks after the allied landing in Normandy… weken na de landing van de geallieerden in Normandië: “Harvest of War”, “Oogst van Oorlog”.

Posted by jsmolders - June 15th, 2019

“Harvest of War”, the story of Nazi occupation of a small Flemish village, its liberation and the cruel aftermath…. all told in the gripping pages of “Harvest of War”, a heart wrenching tale and a thriller selected as finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards Competition.

“Oogst van Oorlog”, het verhaal van de Nazi-bezetting van een Vlaams dorpje, zijn bevrijding en de wrede nasleep …  “Oogst van Oorlog” vertelt het in een hartverscheurende thriller geselecteerd als finalist in de Beverly Hills Book Awards Competition.

The book is available in English on Amazon and many other websites, and via bookstores.

De nederlandse versie “Oogst van Oorlog” is verkrijgbaar:

  1. via je boekhandel
  2. via de volgende links, gewoon clicken:

https://www.shopmybooks.com/BE/nl/book/jan-smolders-1/oogst-van-oorlog 

https://www.shopmybooks.com/BE/nl/book/jan-smolders-3/oogst-van-oorlog-luxe-editie-1 

Voor de e-book versie : ga naar www.kobobooks.com, nederlands kiezen

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The moon made us. Te sun helps us save our civilization and us. “Birds Sing before Sunrise”.

Posted by jsmolders - June 15th, 2019

Moon tides brought life onto mainland. We all come from the sea. Now the sun offers us her helping hand to save our lives and civilization. Courageous American pioneers risk their futures and lives to bring a solar project to a mine high up in the Peruvian Andes mountains, and make a revolutionary contribution to the herculean effort to save our world. “Birds Sing before Sunrise” tells the story in a gripping thriller that will keep you turning the pages.

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The moon made us. The sun helps us staying alive and saving our planet.

Posted by jsmolders - June 15th, 2019

Moon tides brought life onto mainland. We all come from the sea. Now the sun offers us her helping hand to save our lives and civilization. Courageous American pioneers risk their futures and lives to bring a solar project to a mine high up in the Peruvian Andes mountains, and make a revolutionary contribution to the herculean effort to save our world. “Birds Sing before Sunrise” tells the story in a gripping thriller that will keep you turning the pages.

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Jan Smolders, author of Viral Games, The Convenient Fund and The Bridge of Whispers carries Belgian and USA passports, has lived in Belgium, Japan and Singapore, and resides in Florida. Read More...