Okay, people are probably looking at the title for this post and are struggling to see the connection between all three things listed. Teenagers and online gaming: easy connection. A large number of teenage boys are gamers. Teenagers and showers: well, if you have a teenage boy, you’ll understand. Online gaming and showers… Just wait. It’s social media at its best.
Seven years on, and I’m still haunted by the 7.1 earthquake that rudely awoke me from my sleep on September 4, 2010. Each of us find ways to heal in different ways. For me, it’s to look at the science behind what happened, and trying to explain to the world at large exactly what it was like to go through those frightening events.
On this month’s episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I spoke about earthquakes and what happens.
My followers on Facebook and Twitter will know that I recently attended the RWNZ Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand. I had forgotten how beautiful that part of the country was — and how smelly. Let’s face it, there is a reason that many Kiwis affectionately call the region Rotten-rua: the entire region is dominated by active volcanic activity which often leaves a sulfur smell hanging in the air. (Nothing like the smell of rotten eggs in the morning.)
However, my trip to Rotorua was awesome on so many levels. It helped me to get my head on straight and to see things for the way they really are.
It’s been two weeks since my nonfiction book Hidden Traps was released, but I haven’t had a chance to breathe. The lead up to release was filled with preparation of supplementary materials and handouts, guest blog posts, and interviews for radio and video broadcasts. On release day, I ran my first webinar. This weekend, I’m […]
It’s that time of month again. Conversations in Science has aired another episode.
This month, I decided to tackle the question on how one can tell the difference between real science and fake science. Jessie added some insights of her own on how to spot fake news.
Take a listen.
IT’S FINALLY HERE! Months of hard work have finally come to fruition.
Excuse me while I just boogie down a dance for a moment.
Hidden Traps: A Writer’s Guide to Protecting Your Online Platform is NOW AVAILABLE.
To celebrate the release, I’m giving away two free copies. But don’t think it’s going to be as simple as entering a draw. No, of course not. You will need to find the hidden clues to a secret phrase from the book. And the clues are spread throughout my personal online platform.
I’m sure that there will be many out there who will think that I’ve completely lost it. I have to admit that I probably have. However, today, I’m pleased to announce that Conversations in Science now has it’s own YouTube channel.
Although Conversations in Science has been available on YouTube since the very beginning, episodes and videos were easily lost among all the other stuff that is published from KLRNRadio on YouTube. Because Conversations in Science is such an anomaly compared to the other shows on KLRNRadio, I managed to convince the station manager to let me set up a YouTube channel of my own.
Check out the full post for the link.
6am, with blurry eyes, but launching a book waits for no timezone. Hidden Traps will be released in just over two weeks. The countdown is on, and the book launch trail is blazing strong.
I can’t believe that near on a solid year’s work has finally come to fruition. It’s been a massive learning curve along the way. Not only was it a massive amount of research and testing, developing the ideas presented in the book, but it was also all the steps toward publication.
Remembering the nuances of nonfiction. Working with graphic designers. Fighting with software for the final formats. Cursing at the poor resolution of screen captures. The tears when the file won’t upload. Sweet talking the husband to foot the bill for the printed copies. And the fun doesn’t stop there.
At times, I feel like a fraud. I’m sure many writers go through this phase often enough. We work our asses off to craft our stories, perfecting our craft, but we struggle to get noticed. It’s rejection after rejection, with no real reason why.
Sometimes, the ones who surround us will flaunt their successes and you look at them and question everything that you know. They’re pumping out the stories, yet, you struggle to get just the one finished. And they get contract after contract, but you have yet to work up the nerve to even begin the query process for the second time.
Yep, self doubt is a constant state for many writers, and this writer is not exempt.