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The Sky’s the Limit Writing Contest

Schools are under tremendous pressure to get students ready for end-of-year tests.  A negative side effect is that some of the more creative aspects of education are frequently given less emphasis than in the past.  Creative writing—simply for the sake of writing and for expanding students’ imagination—can get lost in the shuffle. I’ve been invited(…)

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Audio Interview on the Architect’s Apprentice

I had a great time talking with Spencer Wightman last week about time travel, self-publishing, historical setting and the craft of writing for the YA market.  Check out his other interviews at The Architect’s Apprentice. Episode 6 with Rysa Walker by The Architect’s Apprentice on Mixcloud

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Busy Day…

Lots of news in the CHRONOS Files world today. 1) The new cover for Time’s Edge will be revealed tonight on Facebook at 8 PM EST.   We have prizes and pie.  Okay, I have pie (blueberry), and you can win prizes, although none of them include pie. 2) I had my first peek at CHRONOS(…)

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UtopYA Update 6/20-21 Nashville

For any Timebound fans who are attending next weekend’s UtopYA Con in Nashville, I’ll have a table in the Area 51 Exhibitor Hall.  I plan to attend some of the sessions, but I’ll definitely be in Area 51 on Friday from 10-11 am and 4:00-5:00 pm, and on Saturday from 10-11 am and 2-3 pm.  I’m also hosting a giveaway with signed(…)

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German, Hungarian and Polish, Oh My!

I’ve just learned that the German translation of Timebound will be joined by Hungarian and Polish versions within the next 18 months! And no, this isn’t the actual German cover (just me goofing around with Photoshop), but according to Google Translate, Timebound is an actual word in German– Zeitgebundene–so that could *possibly* be the title. In Hungarian and(…)

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Immortality Inside the Earth (Part 2)

From the CHRONOS Files Blog Note:  This report was filed by former CHRONOS historian, Saul Rand, about one year prior to the sabotage of CHRONOS headquarters in 2305.  Rand is suspected of involvement in that attack.  All sections of this report have been cleared by Internal Affairs.   Cyrus Teed is waiting when I arrive at(…)

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Coming soon to a Kindle near you…

I was going to do one of of those big schmaltzy cover reveals, where you count down the days and then there’s the virtual drumroll and ta-da–shiny new cover. But since this is for the Kiernan novella, which is Kindle only, that seems a tad dramatic to me. And, like Inigo Montoya, I hate waiting.(…)

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Immortality Inside the Earth (Part I)

From the CHRONOS Files Blog September 28th, 1893 S. Rand Chicago, Illinois The World’s Parliament of Religions recently held here in Chicago included speeches by hundreds of religious leaders around the world, but one of the more interesting and peculiar of the species, Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed (or, as he prefers to be known, Koresh)(…)

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Goodreads Q&A Feb17-20

For readers who are on Goodreads, Timebound is being featured as a monthly read in the “David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite!” club. If you’ve stumbled onto my blog before reading Timebound, or if you want to discuss the book with other readers, they’ll be chatting the entire month of February (although it usually(…)

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