Weapons of Star Trek and Star Wars: Some are Just Around the Corner

So the new episode of Conversations in Science has aired but I'm still waiting for the domain transfer to happen. Dilemma: What is a girl to do? Well, stuff it. For the sake of the radio show, I'm posting the related post anyway and I'll worry about possible broken links later.

So here it is:

With the upcoming release of Rogue One, the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise, I couldn't resist doing a show about the weapons in Star Wars. I had written a post about this before for Dan Koboldt's Science in Science Fiction series, but it's just not the same as hearing about it.


Weapons of Star Wars & Star Trek: Fact or Fiction
(First Aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, December 5, 2016)

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NaNoWriMo Aftermath and Moving…

My regular readers will know that I’ve been taking part in the NaNoWriMo challenge for the month of November. Well, today is the 30th of November where I am and I have news… nanowrimo_2016_webbanner_winnerNot only have I successfully completed the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing at least 50,000 words in one month, but I have also met my own personal challenge — to write the first draft of my new novel in its entirety. Well, sort of. I have a complete story. I have a beginning, lots of middle and an end. I know all the twists and turns. I know who dies when and who lives until the very end. I have a full story. But there are large chunks — whole scenes — still missing, simply because I was unable to see the full sequence of destruction. But I still view it as a win, simply because I know this manuscript will need to be totally rewritten and now I can do that. (I hope.)Read More

Special Live Conversations in Science: Star Trek vs Star Wars

The release of Rogue One is looming closer and closer, and this Science Geek can barely contain her excitement. However, if it were another Star Trek film, I'd be out there insisting that I watch it either with advance screenings or on the opening night. But which is the better franchise: Star Trek or Star Wars?

Step back folks because the lid on that can of worms is about to spring off for a special LIVE 2-hr episode of Conversations in Science. But I won't be the only one... Nearly half of the other hosts from the KLRN Radio have to decided that this is one topic that must be explored from all angles.

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Ghostwriting: I won’t do it…

Recently, I was approached by someone to become a ghostwriter for their adult thriller novel. Mixed emotions ran through my system. The initial inquiry was heartfelt with a story of a friend who had recently passed away, resulting in the writer struggling to get her mojo back. I did sympathize, but the fundamental tenants behind ghostwriting to me are just wrong.Read More