What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?
Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away.
* All proceeds will benefit US veterans.
When I initially agreed to join this blog tour for We Know the Truth, Do You? I had only the intention of making a post for it to help out. While I am normally absolutely terrified of aliens, I was very entertained by the Storm Area 51 raid groups. They provided me with hours of entertainment until it was shut down. Because of that, I decided to take a chance and actually read the book.
I have to say, I was totally shocked at how much I enjoyed the stories. I’m not in the habit of reading things there’s a good chance I won’t like but, for some reason, I felt like I should at least give it a shot. I figured I would read a couple of the stories and if I didn’t like it, then I just wouldn’t finish it or leave a review. I don’t think it’s right to punish an author for something I don’t like when I know going into it there’s a good chance I won’t.
In every anthology, there are some stories that speak to me more than others and that is true in We Know the Truth, Do You? as well, but even if they aren’t my cup of tea, they are very well written. I highly recommend this book, even if you’re afraid of aliens like I am. Plus the proceeds go to help Veterans, so even if you aren’t into this kind of thing, chances are you know someone who is. Some people really enjoy surprise books, I know I do!
Who am I?
by LE Perez
“Mr Lopez!” Geneva looked at her mother and substitute teacher as they exchanged a look. “What is going on?” She demanded.
“So let me get this straight. My father, the man I’ve known my whole life, Sgt. Emilio Martinez, is an alien. Not an illegal or legal alien, but a for-real alien.” Now Geneva knew they were crazy.
They had spent the better part of the last half hour telling her ‘The Truth’.
Her father had arrived a little over forty years before. After twenty or so years of being poked and prodded, the powers that be had assessed him to be no different than any other human, so they gave him a new name and assigned him to the one place they could always keep an eye on him, Area 51. He wasn’t supposed to marry, much less have a child. He did both and was able to avoid any repercussions until recently.
“So what happened?”
“The Area 51 Raid. Real or not in the past year it has focused an incredible amount of scrutiny and someone from the base released some classified information.” Adam Lopez looked at Geneva’s mother before continuing. “The information was about you. Well not just you, but your father and who he really is.”
“So what does that mean? Is that why he didn’t come home?”
“He’s not allowed to and for now he’s being forced to act as if you don’t exist.”
“But I do exist.” Confused Geneva looked at them both, “so does this mean I’m an alien too?”
By Valerie Puri
A beat-up pickup truck with dark, tinted windows pulled into the parking lot. It parked at a gas pump, as though the driver planned to fill up, despite the bag over the nozzle indicating it was out of order. Either the driver didn’t realize, or this was who Jimmy was waiting for.
He froze, the straw still in his mouth. He wanted to rush over to the truck and meet the driver so they could get a move on. But, if this wasn’t who he expected, what then? He would look like a crazy man rushing an unassuming person in the middle of nowhere. That was a good way to get pepper-sprayed, stabbed, or shot.
In July of 2019, author Terri A. Wilson contacted other authors with a simple idea. “I think it would be fun to create an Area 51 anthology and release it around the time of the big invasion. Maybe a charity anthology- all genres. Any interest?”
The idea caught fire among her writers community, with writers she knew sharing the idea with writers they knew. In the end, 47 authors of all different genres agreed to try their hardest to craft a story that honored Terri’s few stipulations.
- Stories didn’t have to include aliens, but they needed to incorporate Area 51
- Stories had to be professionally edited
- Stories had to be submitted on a tight deadline so they could be professionally assembled and formatted
- All proceeds from the book would go to the United States veterans foundation selected by the group. *Due to legal reasons we cannot directly name the foundation in any book marketing.
In the end, over twenty authors submitted stories to the anthology.
“I am so blown away by the response to this antho.” Wilson said. “The energy is overwhelming.”
Ebook and print versions are available September 20, 2019 to coincide with the original date of Alienstock and Area 51 Bootcamp, the two major events planned for the Area 51 raid.