Sign Changes is a novel about ideas and the ways they have changed us. It is about the way you came to understand the very words you are reading now. About the origins of symbol use. Kpol and his tribe struggle to survive an ice age 100,000 years ago and adapt to new ways. In 16th century England, a young boy leaves the countryside to learn to read and print books. In the near-present computer age, a man and woman prepare for the bombs they fear will fall. And in the distant future, a new form of life comes into existence. What connects them all?
Targeted Age Group: 18 and up
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I don’t really write in one genre. Sign Changes is part speculative science fiction and part historical fiction.
My latest novel, still in editing, is a suspense thriller. I believe in realism in any genre.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I am not really qualified, but I would say persevere.
Bart Hopkins Jr. loves the great outdoors, especially the mountains and hiking and climbing. Was a surfer until his forties when a combination of things teamed up to keep him out of the water. Rides the motorcycle every once in a while. Has an avid interest in linguistics and all brain and mind topics. Likes the chess struggle. Blessed to have 2 wonderful grown children and 3 grandchildren. Learn more about his books and interests at his website, http://www.barthopkinsjr.com/
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have studied symbols and language my entire adult life and wanted to show what an essential part of the human experience they are.