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Ranking the Twilight Zone

I’m engaged in a project with my twelve-year old daughter to watch every single Twilight Zone episode and rank them. We watch and run them through a rubric to give them a score from 0 to 7. The episodes are graded in three categories:… Continue Reading “Ranking the Twilight Zone”

What I’m Reading: Lotería

Now here’s a beautifully written novel for older kids: Lotería, by Karla Arenas Valenti. And great for practicing your Spanish, too, as there are numerous Spanish phrases throughout, always followed by a translation in the text. The book is organized around a game of… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Lotería”

Ranking the Twilight Zone

I’m engaged in a project with my twelve-year old daughter to watch every single Twilight Zone episode and rank them. We watch and run them through a rubric to give them a score from 0 to 7. The episodes are graded in three categories:… Continue Reading “Ranking the Twilight Zone”

What I’m Reading: The Way of Kings

My brother sent me Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings a couple years ago with his highest recommendations, but I’ve been put off until now by the sheer length of the book. It’s a bit more than a thousand pages, and I just don’t… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: The Way of Kings”

Last Days of Atlantis: Status Update, 28 April

This past week, I’ve felt a bit in the doldrums in my work on the third novel in the Atlantis trilogy. This often happens when you get to the middle of the book, once you’re past the initial burst of energy with starting a… Continue Reading “Last Days of Atlantis: Status Update, 28 April”

Last Days of Atlantis: Status Update, 21 April

Okay, I’m trying to make status updates on The Last Days of Atlantis trilogy a regular, weekly thing to keep interested readers in the loop. Have I made any progress in the past week? Yes, a bit! Details below. Remember, title of the first… Continue Reading “Last Days of Atlantis: Status Update, 21 April”

Top Five Songs to Inspire Science Fiction Writers

In earlier posts, I suggested Five Songs to Inspire Writers, Five Songs to Inspire Fantasy Writers, and Five Songs to Inspire Horror Writers. Now we’ll move on to science fiction. Robots. Spaceships. Aliens. Intrepid explorers traveling to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in… Continue Reading “Top Five Songs to Inspire Science Fiction Writers”

Last Days of Atlantis: Special Announcement and Status Update

I’m proud to announce the upcoming publication of my new epic fantasy trilogy The Last Days of Atlantis! I’ve been at work on the trilogy since the beginning of COVID, and am now on the rough draft of the third book. It’s by far… Continue Reading “Last Days of Atlantis: Special Announcement and Status Update”