Read my review and my Interview with Sci-Fi Author Sara A Mason
I just finished a fun and interesting Science Fiction book, Renegades, by author Sara A. Mason. The story has everything an SF fan loves, an evil dictator, the computer geek, a smart and spunky woman, a love interest, trained assassins and more.
The first couple of chapters you get to know the characters, Elora, Nigel, General Pertin and the Emperor of the space empire. Then the story becomes one of those classics you don't want to put down. I thought the pace of the book flowed nicely with periods of high tension and moments when you can catch your breath.
Read the rest of the review and the Interview with SCI-FI author Sara A Mason.
Five Fun Things to do in Seattle
In August 2013, Mary and I visited Seattle for the first time. We had a blast and found a few things you
can do on a limited budget. Everything I will talk about today we did in one day. We didn't rush around. We took
our time and visited for as long as we felt comfortable being in one spot. The day was clear and sunny. What? You
thought it rained all the time in Seattle? So did we, but apparently sometimes there are nice days.
Our first stop was the Pikes Place Market. Where the keyword is fresh. Fresh foods, fresh fish, and fresh flowers. If
we lived near here we would have fresh flowers everyday. They were amazing and relatively inexpensive. You have to see
the fish markets where they throw fish across the counter. We stopped early on a Saturday morning, so the crowds weren't bad.
You can easily spend 10 minutes to an hour depending on your interests. If you like Starbucks coffee, there
is the original Starbucks shop across the street from the Market place.
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Coming April 28th, an Interview with Science Fiction Author, Sara A Mason
I am so excited to be interviewing Science Fiction author, Sara A Mason, on April 28th on this blog.
Sara is on tour right now for her first sci-fi thriller, Renegades. An action packed thriller
occurring at the ends of the galaxy. I encourage you to visit with us on the 28th of April to find out more about the
author and the book.
I have been reading science fiction and fantasy books since I was 10 years old. This is my first opportunity to interview
a Sci Fi author and I am expecting it to be lot's of fun with some amazing stories about an amazing book. Please
join me to get the inside scoop from this amazing author. I truly enjoyed reading Renegades and I think you will, too.
Read the entire interview and a full review of the book by Ken Coming Soon ...
I recently became an affiliate for Eartheasy.com. And I am fascinated by one of their products. It is called the LifeStraw Personal water Filter. What does it do? It filters water and eliminates 99.9% of harmful bacteria, ecoli and viruses. It has an Iodine and Charcoal filtration system that makes nearly all water drinkable.
I have added a video from Eartheasy showing someone using the product. It is really simple to use. Fill up your water bottle from any source. Then open the bottom of the "straw." Place it into the water bottle. Then open the other end of the straw and begin drinking like you would through the straw of a soda purchased at your local favorite fast food establishment. Yes, it is really that easy.
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EarthEasy LifeStraw - A Water Filtration System That Fits Around Your Neck.
It is January 4th, 2014, and Mary and I took down the Christmas tree and all the associated paraphernalia. We left the outside large wreath with the flood light up because it has been snowing all day and it is dangerous to try to take that down when the driveway is snowy or icy.
It felt good to clean up the house and have it back to normal. There are still a couple of pieces of furniture that need to be moved back and brought back up from the basement. Maybe tomorrow.
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Taking Down the Christmas Tree and Thoughts on a Writers Network.
This is January 2nd, 2014 as I write this today. Mary is working from home today because of the snow that has hit Chicago. We were supposed to receive 1 to 3 inches over the Holiday. I heard a report that we had up to a foot of snow. We are still getting lake effect snow of another inch or two this morning.
I haven't used my snowblower yet today waiting for the snow to taper off. Then I can clean up once and not have to make multiple trips. The problem is the temperature is supposed to plummet tonight to below zero. Then on Monday and Tuesday it isn't even going to reach 0 degrees for the whole day. Wowsers. That is cold.
But Hey. It is winter. In Chicago. It is supposed to be cold.
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Beginning 2014 Broken Arm and New Hope.