Author Archives: deegarretson

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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STATION FOSAAN Book 1 of the Torch World Series is out now!

Scientists and their families stationed on the remote planet of Fosaan were promised a tropical vacation-like experience. But Fosaan, devastated from an apocalyptic event nearly three hundred years ago, is full of lethal predators and dangerous terrain. Earthers are forbidden … Continue reading

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10 YA and MG books about Children living in the shadow of Elections, Politics and Presidential Parents

Every election season reminds us that it isn’t just the candidates running for office who are put in the media spotlight. The families come under scrutiny as well. And their lives will never be the same no matter what the … Continue reading

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