It has been an exciting week in science this week. On Monday, November 26th, the Mars InSight Probe landed on Mars to begin its science studies of the interior characteristics of the Red Planet. But the journey started years ago with plans to send a planetary probe that would investigate the inner workings of Mars.
You may have seen on social media that I attended the Surrey International Writers Conference over this past weekend. I participated in the Author Signing Event on the Saturday evening, alongside sixty other authors – some famous (Tess Gerritsen), and some just like me; an indie. It was a busy and quick hour and a
Maybe you’ve heard, but if not, there was recently a planet-wide dust storm all over Mars. This is not a very unusual phenomenon – large-scale storms blow across Mars fairly regularly. Their existence was first recorded by the Viking probes that landed on Mars in the 1970’s. What made this storm so unusual was its
I have a confession to make… I absolutely LOVED the Kelowna Comic Con! The event was amazing and I met so many great people. I enjoyed the vibe and the spirit of the event. If you’ve never attended a comic con, now’s the time to dive in. There were some great celebrities – people that
We Are Mars is close to its four month anniversary and it’s time for me to take a step back and ask the hard question – How are we doing, book? SALES So far, I’ve seen modest sales. No surprises there – I am bootstrapping into a flooded market place. But the sales I’ve had
Working on the next book of the Rubicon Saga has been great fun. I’m about a third of the way through my first real draft and finding the story developing some interesting twists and turns. As a creative person, I always marvel at how my creative works tend to take on a life of their
About the interview: I have had so much fun encountering a broad spectrum of individuals through my Twitter presence in the past few months. The most amazing people are out there and it’s like discovering a treasure when you come across them – at least that’s how I feel. I’ve felt myself becoming part of
It’s been a busy month since We Are Mars launched and it seems it’s just going to get busier! I was asked to contribute to a blog interview over at Pulp Den with Tom Johnson. So when you have a chance, go take a look. There are other interesting author interviews and guest posts –
We Are Mars is celebrating its one month anniversary and readers are already loving the book. Here’s some of the feedback I’ve received in past weeks: “I’m not normally into science fiction, but this is a real page turner!” “I enjoyed the characters and their the story arc as well as the fact that the
We Are Mars is off to a running start out there is Book Land. I gave it as good a shove forward as any doting parent should. Now we shall wait and see if it will fly on its own. The marketing continues, but all the hard, ‘getting off the ground’ stuff is behind us.