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
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”
As summer draws to a close, so does my mad blitz to finish the Syzygy series. I plunged into the story like the deep end of a pool, drafting nearly 60,000 words in about six weeks. That's an unprecedented rate of productivity for me. Now, with Red Shift in the hands of my beta readers … Continue reading New Season, New Stories, New Site!
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
“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