Author Archives: deegarretson

Celebrate Election Day with Cake!

  If you are like me, you are eagerly awaiting Tuesday and Election Day. In the past, Election Day was treated as a celebration and they celebrated with cake, of course! I first became aware of election day cakes when … Continue reading

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STAR WARS May the 4th be with you!

Since I love almost all things STAR WARS, I also love Star Wars Day, May 4th. This year I’m planning to watch a few of the movies, so food to go along will just add to the occasion. I’ve got … Continue reading

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REYET TRAP is out! Book 2 of the Torch World series, Young Adult Science Fiction

 I’m delighted to announce that REYET TRAP is now out in the world. I had a terrific time writing it and adding to the Torch World universe: Quinn Neen and his friends have survived the uprising and the ruthless Fosaanian … Continue reading

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Crayon Halloween Pumpkin – Impressionist Art?

So this didn’t turn out quite like the pictures I’d seen, but it was fun to try. Like many craft projects you find on the internet, the instructions l read left out a few details.  They made it seem easy-melt … Continue reading

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World Building and Food in Science Fiction: EASY Star Trek Desserts

No matter what worlds we explore in science fiction, if there are humans involved, food will be important. While different cultures’ diets and food availability affect people’s views of what is a special occasion food, I’m sticking with sweets for these … Continue reading

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World Building and Food in Science Fiction: Star Trek Menu

Worldbuilding when writing science fiction has to include food, right? It wouldn’t be a real world without it, and besides, it’s fun to think up what kind of food a particular culture in a particular environment would eat. My characters … Continue reading

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For true STAR TREK fans: vinyl story recordings

Star Trek was my first science fiction love. I watched reruns of it every day after school, imagining myself as a crew member of the Enterprise. While waiting for the release of the new Star Trek: Discovery, I’m immersing myself … Continue reading

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