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very occasional thoughts on story, science, and scuttlebutt

The Making Of The Curse of the Crow

November 28, 2023

I wrote a kids adventure novel with my two kids, and it was a blast! Read more to find out how our triple-author, multiple ages, creative collaboration worked out.

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Why I Write Romance

September 19, 2023

Why romance? Isn’t it the world of bulging pecs and ripped bodices, of cheesy lines and flimsy plots, of dog-eared pages tucked into drawers?

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cover image for the author's blog tour for Skate Cute

Skate Cute Blog Tour

August 6, 2022

Skate Cute and I went on tour! Read the posts to learn my book and author secrets.

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Supporting My Local Wildfire Relief Fund

April 27, 2022

25% of my author proceeds from Skate Cute goes to support victims of the Marshall Fire in my local community.

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wildfire smoke from the Marshall fire visible at sunset from the author's backyard
the calvin university observatory in Rehoboth, NM

How I Found and Named an Asteroid

June 30, 2021

And all the people and equipment who helped me do it, and why it takes so long to name an asteroid, and why no asteroids are named after my awesome cat despite how awesome she is.

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Love, Fear, and Letting Go

April 12, 2021

I've been singing "Let It Go" all wrong. It's not the anthem of independence that I first thought it was. Taken together with the rest of Frozen's songs and storyline, it is so much more than that.

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Elsa from Disney's Frozen movie