The Moon, Europa

The Moon, Europa

Thursday, October 21, 2010

If you want people to visit your blog/website ...

my wife (who is a big fan of lolcats) said I need more cats, or pictures of cats. While I do not subscribe and will never have a blog or website devoted to cats, amusing or otherwise, I do actually own a cat.  So in the spirit of self-promotion, here is a picture of our 100% kitty-mutt, Navi, on my desk:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Zero G Coffee

Not quite as good as using a nice mug, but it's drinking coffee in space!

Thanks to all who showed up at my book signing Saturday. I hope you enjoy the story. I'm looking forward to finishing book two as soon as possible.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New pics of Saturn

     I know I constantly post pics of Europa (for obvious reasons) and Jupiter but I just couldn't pass up the beautiful colors of Saturn this time around.  The colors represent different wavelengths (auroras) that are in and around Saturn that we would otherwise be unable to see.  Regardless of the "reality" of the colors, the photos (which are over 3 years old actually) are very interesting.  Saturn aurora'
     While we're on the subject of Saturn I thought I would also post an article I ran across on NASA's JPL website this summer. I found it while researching new locations for Black Chronicles: Book Two after I decided to abandon Neptune as the story's main location. I was very close to using Saturn's Titan and the new 'propeller moons' in the rings as my setting. I still love the potential of both locations, but I opted for something more is the link to the article: Saturn's Propeller Moons

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First Time Speaking on a Writer's Panel...

I will be speaking at the next meeting of 'Mansfield Writes!' on Friday October 29th 7:00pm at the Mansfield Public Library:

104 S Wisteria St
Mansfield, TX 76063 
Phone: (817) 473-4391
*Their website* 

All are invited to attend this event. Although public speaking is not one of my strengths; I have been required to deal with it of late and consider this a welcome opportunity to work on one of my weaknesses. I will be answering questions and signing books afterward. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Book Signing at Border's Bookstore in Arlington, TX

Date: October 16, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 4000 Arlington Highlands Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76018

Phone: 817/557-4831

You are invited! Please come by and ask questions, I always enjoy talking about the technology in Europa as well as what makes the moon such a unique place. I would greatly appreciate your support in any form. Let me know if you have any questions by posting a comment or you can call Border's at the phone number above. I look forward to seeing you there!
Reminder: There is a free sample of my book on Google. The link on the side column.