Stories in the Stars: My latest book and latest adventure

Syzygy V: Red Shift went live this week! Like every title in my Syzygy hexalogy, this one is an astronomy term that implies various levels of significance for the story. What is red shift in the scientific sense? When an object in space (like a star) moves away from us, its light wavelength stretches out, "shifting" the … Continue reading Stories in the Stars: My latest book and latest adventure

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Book Review: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

I owe the discovery to The Radium Girls to book blogger Sarah at The Critiquing Chemist (if you haven't had the pleasure of her pithy literary analysis, I recommend visiting her site).  She reviewed the book back in August and its subject--like most unusual historical episodes--immediately piqued my interest. A providential Amazon sale had the title … Continue reading Book Review: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

Publication Announcement: “Syzygy Pt V: Red Shift”

Today marks the autumn equinox. Fall is finally here...and so is the fifth installment of the the Syzygy hexalogy! Red Shift arrives October 17. What kind of trouble have Ash and Skye gotten themselves into now? "The long-divided clans of lunar survivors reconnect at last, but a century of distrust isn't easily overcome. Determined to … Continue reading Publication Announcement: “Syzygy Pt V: Red Shift”

The Air-Speed Velocity of Ravens: “Game of Thrones” and the Importance of Consistency in SFF Writing

Spoiler alert: this post contains minor spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 “Gendry is obviously not Robert Baratheon’s bastard,” I observed to my Laddie during the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. “His father has to be The Flash.” After a few days' hiking with the wight-hunting party, our warrior-blacksmith seems … Continue reading The Air-Speed Velocity of Ravens: “Game of Thrones” and the Importance of Consistency in SFF Writing