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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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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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One More Amelia Peabody Mystery ?!

*Exciting News* Barbara Mertz, who published mysteries and romantic suspense stories under the pen names of Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels, passed away in 2013. She was one of my favorite authors and I looked forward to each new book … Continue reading

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It’s a Book Deal!

I’m delighted to announce that the first book in my young adult science fiction trilogy will be published by Month9 Books in April 2017. It’s been one of my dreams to publish science fiction stories. I love all kinds of … Continue reading

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Before You Publish Your Book, Write Yourself A Bad Review

I don’t mean write a review to put up on Amazon or Goodreads. I mean sit down and really think about what other readers will not like in your story. If you read that last sentence and you’re thinking to … Continue reading

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