Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Written on Sep, 25, 2011 by in | 2 Comments.

People often ask me “Are you gay?”, “Do you secretly want to be a woman?” In case you’re wondering, the answers to those questions are No and No. Before I answer the real question, how common is it for authors to write protagonists of the opposite sex? Since my current genre is YA fantasy, let’s skip over the classic examples, …

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Written on Sep, 19, 2011 by in , | Leave a comment

OK, so this is a few years old, but a) I’m a huge fan of Anne and Todd McCaffrey, and b) I like to see kids talking about writing with authors. I support anything that inspires youngsters to write for themselves.  

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Written on Sep, 15, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/15/tatooine-gives-first-direct-proof-of-2-sun-planet/ Using data from NASA’s Kepler orbiting telescope, scientists have just seen the first direct evidence of a planet orbiting a binary star system, which they are dubbing Tatooine after the classic desert planet in Star Wars. This is a fascinating new development in our continual charting of extrasolar planets, of which several hundred have been found to date. This is …

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Written on Sep, 12, 2011 by in , | Leave a comment

One of the constant dilemmas during the writing of my current book has been: Is it Young Adult (YA) or Middle Grade (MG)? At first, I had intended it to be YA, pitching its readability and adventurous plot complexity along the lines of the SF & Fantasy that I had read as a kid. Not  a problem I thought. Then, …

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