The Science of “Syzygy”: Genetic Engineering

“Just take a bite.” She appraised him suspiciously, then dropped her jaw like a snake and bit into the pitaya’s flesh. “What is this?” she mumbled around ravenous bites. “It’s called a pitaya. Tons of vitamin C and calcium. Our scientists blended in genes from a legume to—.” A wet mouthful of pulp flew across … Continue reading The Science of “Syzygy”: Genetic Engineering

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(Authorial) Independence Day: Freedom and Free Books

July 4th isn't until Tuesday, but Independence Day festivities kicked off this weekend in my neighborhood. Fireworks, cookouts, and free...books? You heard right. I'm adding a little literary flair to the holiday this year, celebrating my authorial independence and the liberties self-publishing endows: Transient Phenomena, the first installment of my Syzygy sci-fi hexalogy, is now permanently free for … Continue reading (Authorial) Independence Day: Freedom and Free Books

Publication Announcement: “Escape Velocity” Now Available!

The fourth volume in my Syzygy hexalogy, Escape Velocity, arrives for Kindle today! (Nook version coming soon--I've encountered some hurdles in setting up that platform, but B&N fans shouldn't have to wait long). What happens in this episode? After surviving disaster and betrayal on Earth, Ash and Skye return to Luna with news they hope … Continue reading Publication Announcement: “Escape Velocity” Now Available!

Summer Reading: Start the “Syzygy” Series for Free this Weekend

Next week brings the summer solstice, official calendar start to the season. Whether you prefer books by the pool or under the air conditioning, I'm offering a free addition to your summer reading list. Transient Phenomena, the first installment of my Syzygy hexalogy, will be free to download on Amazon Kindle this weekend. Fans of science fiction, … Continue reading Summer Reading: Start the “Syzygy” Series for Free this Weekend

Polishing the Bones: What Home Remodeling Taught Me About Story Revision

After months of paint, plywood, and plaster dust, we've almost finished the renovations on our first house! Home wasn’t the only thing I’ve been remodeling: while sawdust swirled, I also revised Syzygy IV: Escape Velocity, which publishes on June 27. Rearranging words on a page may be less visibly messy than installing cabinets and putting … Continue reading Polishing the Bones: What Home Remodeling Taught Me About Story Revision