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Scholz’s Star: A Close Flyby *** Posted From Centauri Dreams

Posted: 19 Feb 2015 06:19 AM PST The star HIP 85605 until recently seemed more interesting than it may now turn out to be. In a recent paper, Coryn Bailer-Jones (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg) noted that the star in the constellation Hercules had a high probability of coming close enough to our Solar […]

The Flavour of Spite – Ten

Originally posted on The Darker Realms:
Image credit: udra11 The yellow brick road is too bright too bright. The sky has a strange, doubled yellow glow, hurting the eyes. The rainbow is there, like she thought she heard someone say, and that’s calmer to look at. If she could reach that, just get over that,…

When writing some types of fiction, how accurate do you have to be?

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
Unlike some genres, when it comes to pure science fiction, if you as the author prefer a quiet life, the answer is – extremely! If you want examples of wild inacurracy, look no further than the many sci-fi films and video games churned out by Hollywood and others.…


Originally posted on Dena Rogers:
I’ve been complaining for weeks that Old Man Winter is nothing but a tease.  With a flurry here or a light dusting there, I was beginning to think a pretty white winter wasn’t going to happen.  And then … BAM! Old Man said take that and pounded us with a…

5 things I hate about being an indie author

Originally posted on Suffolk Scribblings:
Image by nate at licensed under creative commons. ? Think indie publishing is all flowers and glitter? Think again. Here are the top 5 things I hate about indie publishing*: *warning: there may be satire ahead 1 Up to the minute stats They say ignorance is bliss, and in…

Here is my interview Daniel I Russell

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:
? ? Name: Daniel I Russell Age: Physically 34, mentally about 14 1/2 Where are you from: Originally Wigan in the UK, now living in a tiny town called Greenbushes in rural Western Australia. A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc: I have four children between ten…

Do you enjoy audiobooks? Check out ‘My Prison Without Bars’ by Taylor Fulks (narrated by Elm Elridge)

Originally posted on Just Olga:
Hi all: You’ll remember that last month, after some posts about audiobooks I decided to try and feature them once a month in my blog. Although we’ll come back to the rest of Pauline’s audiobooks (people were very taken with her stories), I thought I’d bring you something quite different,…

#Read about Guest Professional #Editor & #Author Margaret Langstaff

#Read about Guest Professional #Editor & #Author Margaret Langstaff

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Hi, I am Margaret Langstaff of Margaret Langstaff Editorial, a full service editing and writing consultancy. I provide a complete range of editing and writing services individually tailored to your needs and budget. For my many and varied clients, I write and edit books, stories,…

Why I love Owls So Much

Originally posted on International Book Promotion:
Peruvian Pygmy Owl I have often been asked why I include owls in my books. It is because I have loved them since I can remember and had, at one time, a picture of me with my first owl. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find this picture though…

On the Chaise-Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @ailsaabraham


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