The shiny black hardcover jacket winked in the sun, mysterious as a unit of dark matter. I lifted the book from the sale table outside Borders Books & Music and flipped its pages. Elementary particles...wormholes...the uncertainty principle...reading this before I head off to college will make me sound smarter when I get there, right? And … Continue reading A Brief History of How Stephen Hawking Inspired My Sci-Fi
I haven't read an entire book in two days since devouring Neil Gaiman's American Gods (along with several gallons of lemon tea) during a bout of bronchitis last year. This time story, not sickness, kept me glued to my Kindle while my coffee went cold at my elbow. Can you blame me? I’d been eagerly … Continue reading Book Review: “Martyr”, by Anela Deen
"I never saw that coming!" more than one reader has exclaimed about the plot twists that characterize my books. But for someone obsessed with placing unexpected obstacles in her stories, I struggle mightily with them in real life. This weekend I visited family out of town this weekend and had a lovely time…until I went to … Continue reading Real-Life Plot Twists: How Storycraft Saved My Weekend
Biting her lip, the detective sat shakily on the couch across from her would-be partner. “…I’ll tell you everything.” The screen faded to black and my cackles spun out with the end credits. “Ah, this gag never gets old. The next episode will be all about how she hooked up with her partner.” My Laddie … Continue reading Shipping and Handling, Part 2: The Partner-Lover Tango
As Earth's shadow passes over the moon in tomorrow's eclipse, the curtain falls on another lunar realm: Right Ascension, the sixth and final installment of my Syzygy series, goes on sale today! It's only 99c on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook. For readers who've been following the hexalogy, I'm excited to bring you its conclusion. … Continue reading New Books: “Right Ascension” Available Now!