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Book Review: The Atopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather

It’s been a busy week getting ready for Halloween, but also one in which I also received a lot of encouragement from my writer friends and reworked my synopsis forĀ Forced. I’m excited to embark on the 7th draft of that manuscript, with a plot that is now more intricate and truer to my character’s natures.…

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Want Some Philosophical Sci-Fi? Read Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land

A man underwater, with hands in a prayer-like gesture, above the words "Stranger in a Strange Land"

Starting a new senior editor job while still very actively reading, writing my books, critiquing and editing others’, networking with other readers, writers, and book bloggers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, AND feeding my family, taking care of our house, and helping others is a lot of work, but I’m enjoying it! I like…

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Book Review and Deal: To Ride Pegasus, An Informing Read

The words "To Ride Pegasus" above the image of three women gathered around a man in wizard's clothes, and behind all of them, a horse.

Can I tell you why I’m fascinated by science fiction, as both a reader and a writer? it allows so many opportunities to explore the possibilities of our scientific knowledge, technology, ability to space travel, etc. In a way, it provides me with hope that we as a species will be able to overcome the…

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Book Review: The Immortalist, A Thrilling Read

In between fishing yesterday, updating my blog’s look, and writing a short story as part of a job interview process, I finished readingĀ The Immortalist: A Sci-Fi Thriller by Scott Britz. It was definitely a thrilling read. I didn’t catch any fish, but I really enjoyed the surroundings!   This is my where-have-all-the-fishies-gone face   What…

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