Authors' Pages:  Gerald Spencer and Marcela Basteri
Controversy:  "If you are squeamish, do not prod the beach rubble." Sappho
"This decay of old families," said the Master, "is much greater than
would appear on the surface of things. We have such a reluctance to part
with them, that we are content to see them continued by any fiction,
through any indirections, rather than to dispense with old names. In your
country, I suppose, there is no such reluctance; you are willing that one
generation should blot out all that preceded it, and be itself the newest
and only age of the world."

The Ancestral Footstep (fragment), Outlines of an English Romance. Nathaniel Hawthorne
06SEP2006:  (Typical)  R1B1 393=13 390=23 19=15 391=11 385a=11 385b=14 426=12 388=12 439=13 389-1=13
392=13 389-2=29 458=15 459a=9 459b=10 455=10 454=11 447=25 437=15 448=19 449=28 464a=15 464b=15
464c=16 464d=17 460=10 GATA H4=12 YCA II a=19 YCA II b=23 456=17 607=15 576=17 570=15 CDY a=35 CDY
b=39 442=12 438=12 :06SEP2006
I, WHO erewhile the happy Garden sung
By one man's disobedience lost, now sing
Recovered Paradise to all mankind,
By one man's firm obedience fully tried
Through all temptation, and the Tempter foiled
In all his wiles, defeated and repulsed,
And Eden raised in the waste Wilderness.
Thou Spirit, who led'st this glorious Eremite
Into the desert, his victorious field
Against the spiritual foe, and brought'st him thence
By proof the undoubted Son of God, inspire,
As thou art wont, my prompted song, else mute,
And bear through highth or depth of Nature's bounds,
With prosperous wing full summed, to tell of deeds
Above heroic, though in secret done,
And unrecorded left through many an age:
Worthy to have not remained so long unsung.
- John Milton, Paradise Regained
19th Century engraving The Third Temptation 1835 from a painting by J Martin from
John Milton's Paradise Regained Book 1
Licensed by: Antiques & Collectables / Alamy Stock Photo
06/06/06 was the release date for The Romeo and Juliet Chronicles, Part 7: The Watchers, interesting, just happened that way. The Romeo and Juliet Chronicles
began publication in 2001, Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code began publication in 2003, his Angels and Demons was being written at the same time as The Romeo
and Juliet Chronicles, Part 6.Since 12 April 2006, the authors of The Romeo and Juliet Chronicles continue to be quoted in international magazines, picked up by
news services. Subsequent news items cite "claims" when and where no claims are ever made. It was never our, the authors, intention that family wars would
follow; these individuals and the perceived fan base are not relevant. Issues should be taken up with the media. Detractors, who have not read the books, say
these are "dirty" or call them "sordid" they are neither.

Paradox: Articles, written for profit, accuse authors of writing for profit.
Revelation: An author does not write for those who do not read.

The authors, long past the worship of idols, desire only peaceful change.

For what similarities may exist between The DaVinci Code and The Chronicles, one has to read them; however, both are quoted and criticized without being read.