One of the writing forums I enjoy occasionally hosts a guessing game between its members. The idea's to write a story that incorporates three prompts, and players guess who wrote which story. The prompts this summer were: (1) A magical disaster, (2) a new method of time travel, and (3) a mad scientist. Eighteen people… Continue reading And now for something entirely other.
The problem of climate change is huge, and it's depressing as hell. But people care… more people are on board every single day, and we're even seeing the topic enter the political discourse (at last!)... and this equals hope. Whenever I give a talk on climate science, people ask, “What can I do?” The answer… Continue reading One green action at a time
Last November (less than a year ago, if you can believe it), I published Aerovoyant. And, I developed a marketing plan for it that included book signings and climate talks at libraries and schools across the country. The local part of the plan went pretty well through December and January. I gave talks in Santa Clarita… Continue reading Ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day
My right knee hurts. It’s a twinge-y pain that hits at a particular point in my stride, when the left leg’s up and the right one’s needed for both motion and stability. Torn meniscus? ACL injury? No idea. It’s been hurting for a month, which is highly confusing because we’ve all been home for six… Continue reading Health and blessings
From when I first sat down to begin drafting Aerovoyant to the day twenty-six months later that the final version went to the copy editor, the story had been rewritten a total of forty-two times. It had been revised and expanded, cut and tweaked, edited and massaged. It didn't get there overnight, of course. On the… Continue reading The best-laid plans.