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The Miracle of Life on Earth

Last week, NASA announced they had exciting news. NASA’s Curiosity rover had found “organic compounds” on Mars. Essentially, NASA discovered carbon in rocks dating back billions of years. It is important we make the distinction between organic compounds (carbon) and life because these two couldn’t be further apart from each other. NASA has not found… Read more »

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Wormhole Travel

Wormhole Travel is a topic in science and science fiction that has always fascinated me. The problem with writing a science fiction story that involves space exploration is the sheer distance that one would have to travel conventionally in order to reach a habitable planet. We’re not just talking years of conventional travel. We’re talking… Read more »

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Trials Paperback Now Available

 After months of reworking the cover, waiting for proofs to arrive to an APO box during the busy Christmas rush, reworking the cover, and waiting for more proofs to arrive, I’m happy to announce that the Trials paperback version is now available on Amazon and through numerous other distribution channels! There are a few things I’ll… Read more »

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Evolutionist – Put your Money where your Mouth Is

I’m going to take a quick break from fiction to write about the evolutionist – I hope my followers forgive me for climbing upon this soap box, but as a writer I see my primary responsibility as being the packaging and exchanging of ideas. DISCLAIMER: I believe in the value and worth of all of… Read more »

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Night Patrol

Night Patrol is for the brave men and women that keep us safe – few will even know what they are doing to keep us safe each day and night

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On Writing – A Reader’s Pace

The pace of a reader as they go through your story or novel is an important aspect that the author must capture to build a more immersive environment around the reader. A fast reader’s pace is a deliberate tool the writer can use to generate emotions of frenzy, fear, or anxiety. Conversely, slowing the reader’s… Read more »

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Author Page on Goodreads

I’m proud to announce that my author page on Goodreads is finally complete and the book is listed and ready to be found! I like the Goodreads profile for a few reasons. First, and most importantly, it provides a great venue where I can engage with an audience. Goodreads allows me to set an “Ask the… Read more »

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Science Fiction History

I’m not sure who to credit this diagram to, but I wish I could because its a lot of fun to look at! I’m getting ready to start the Dune Series by Frank Herbert – which is just below the New Wave header in the diagram. How many of these classics have you guys read?

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The Editing Process

Wow, what a week! I’ve just returned from my three week long trip to Slovenia to find my editor had finished work on the latest version of my manuscript. For the seasoned authors out there, you know what I’m going to say next; for us newbies… wow again – and let me explain. There are… Read more »

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Simulating Mars

The Big Island of Hawaii is both beautiful and foreboding. I can still remember every step of the 14,000 ft hike up Mauna Kea. At 14,000 ft oxygen is 40% less than sea level, forcing your brain and body to function with fewer resources than it is used to. While most people stop for an… Read more »