If you’re in the area, please join me at the
On May 24, from 7pm – 8:30 pm.
I’ll be reading from and presenting an audio visual program about the “ivory cloud”:
Atone for the Ivory Cloud
A thriller by Geoffrey Wells.
I’ll talk about how natural ecosystems and African elephants are destined to be eliminated by the virtual ecosystem of ivory trading by cybercriminals. I’ll read from my novel about a talented electronic composer and coder in New York City that goes undercover to trap a cybercrime syndicate that has hijacked her website–to traffic African ivory. She must find a way to cut off the ivory supply chain knowing that she might have to sacrifice her music, her lover and her privacy–for a greater good.
Past readings in 2017:
Rogers Memorial Library (Southhampton, LI) on August 9th at noon.
I’ll be talking on “How the Ivory Supply Chain Impacts Us All” — how the more than 30,000 elephants that die every year has become the 4th largest illegal business in the world. I connect the dots between cyber criminals, ivory traffickers and, yes, our own complicity that creates platforms for international terror groups.
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library, later that week, on Saturday, August 12, at 2 p.m.
I will be reading from my book for World Elephant Day–at 2 p.m. Sample East African finger food as the Southold author reads from his thriller, Atone for the Ivory Cloud. I will also review the current state of elephant conservation and the ongoing threat of ivory trafficking on the Internet.
What readers are saying will give you an inkling about what to expect at my readings!
“A clever, multi-faceted thriller! I loved the dimensions of the story: from familiar New York to exotic Dar es Salaam, from carefully-composed music to wild gunfire, from complex cybersecurity to the crude butchering of poached elephant tusks. The story left me with an uncomfortable realisation: it reminded me that the world’s greatest technological advances of the last few decades, mobile technology and the internet, are being used every day in countless situations in unlikely places to facilitate crime and abhorrent activities like ivory poaching. It’s a book that wakes us up to what’s happening. A great book. -Margot Vogel
“Atone for the Ivory Cloud is a fast-paced story involving cybercrime and the devastation of elephants. The story carries the reader into the depths of criminal elements and holds the reader’s attention to the very end!” –Verified purchase by B
“This book is loaded with insane plot twists. Every time you think you’ve got this whole thing figured out, something else gets tossed in and messes up everything for Allison. And then you finally get to the end of the book, and you think to yourself ‘it’s almost over, nothing else can surprise me now’. But it does. And it’s great.” From the blog, Songs Wrote my Story.
“The pacing in this book is amazing. It isn’t so fast that you’re feeling lost, but not so slow that you get bored and set the book down.”
“Just a quick note to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed ATONE. It kept me engrossed the entire book. Learned a lot, and the suspense was palpable. Thank you so much. Now I need to get your earlier work.”
“…will have you holding your breath and guessing to the last page.”
“…a gripping page turner…”
“…the dangerous collision course was scary…” “I don’t trust any of them at all, to be honest, and that’s probably what kept me glued to the printed page.” “Atone for the Ivory Cloud happens to be a fantastic book…” “Some of the scenes were so vividly described, I thought I was there…” “At times I felt I was playing the music in the book…” “you definitely had the identity theft correct” “when the next book comes out I will be more than honored to get it and read it.” Excerpts from my 5 star interview with Fran Lewis of Blog Talk Radio.
“Music is something that Wells interlaces in the narrative and I wish that in a future work he finds a way develop that concept more. Not easy. But I “felt” the music in the final chapters as the language became noticeably more lyrical.” -William S.
“I enjoyed this book.”
“The ending you won’t expect as the author creates a delicate twist that will change it all.”
“It kept me turning the pages till the very end.”
“I enjoyed this book more than I was expecting. And I mean this in a good way. I am not so tech savvy and normally do not look for it in my books unless I already know the author, but I took a chance and it turned out to be a good choice. I really liked the characters, they were well developed and I really liked their personalities. Even though this is not a story I would normally read I do really like the storyline and whole idea behind it. This is a one in a dozen kind of story. It is original and not one you will come across soon again. There is so much happening in this story but Geoffrey Wells has written it in a way that makes sure you do not get lost. He explains just enough to make you understand but does not bore you with too much information.” My rating: 4/5 – @Kim_BookishlyMe Review bit.ly/2owdy6N
“This was a fast-paced book that I really enjoyed very much. I was kinda leary at first but the blurb of the book just sounded too good to pass up. I am glad that I stuck to it. It was amazing.” -Review by Stacy Schneller of the blog, Books, Dreams, Life
“Alison was not a character who I would want to be friends with. She seemed like a cocky person but I did feel sorry for her when her identity got stolen and she had to put her music into a code. I also thought the other characters were a little bit off but I still loved the story. There were twists and turns in the story and the writing was just well done. It kept me turning the pages till the very end. If you want a good fast-paced thriller to read pick this book up. You won’t be disappointed.”