What Happened to Taylor & Nova after seeing the Statue of Liberty at the end of Planet of the Apes?

That’s the question my short story, The Pacing Place, answers in Tales from the Forbidden Zone, a new anthology published this month about Planet of the Apes.

From that moment, across the and into the Forbidden Zone, Taylor and Nova face unique challenges. Compressing that into a short story was a lot of fun and the tale is one that I really believe is heart-rending. Deb gave me the core of the idea and streamed the center of the story; always a great combination.

Who will Taylor speak to? Will there be others? Will the Apes come after them?

I’ve been AWOL because we moved. We’ve left Write on the River behind and are opening a new chapter in our lives. We’re still in Knoxville, further in town, in an old, classic neighborhood. We’re renting a house that’s actually listed on Wikipedia when you check this area. It’s almost 100 years old, designed by an architect who also did some of the buildings at UT. We love the place and look forward to holding our workshops and retreats here in a very unique venue. We don’t have dates for the first workshops– I asked Deb this morning and the look I got was: let’s finish putting things away before we tackle that. Still not sure what to call the new locale, but we were looking in the den this morning and it reminded me of one of those old lodges where manly men smoke cigars and discover exploring the Amazon. Except for the huge flatscreen and new sound system.

Nothing but good times ahead!



  1. Was this the old Army itch to move frequently? Lol, nice to find out best-selling authors are human too. Enjoy.

  2. Bob, why is the Kindle version MORE expensive then the paperback? Any idea?
    Aside from that, I always wondered what happened to Taylor and Nova… oh wait, that was answered in th next movie….

    • No idea– saw that when I looked. I don’t set the price, but I do agree it is counter-productive. I price all my ebooks between $2.99 and a max of $6.99.

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