Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures I have been looking forward to this film since I saw the first preview. It focuses on three black women working for NASA during the beginning of the Mercury program, and especially on John Glenn's first trip to space. It's ironic that the movie was released the same month John Glenn died. I just saw it, and I loved it. I highly recommend it. I'm also definitely adding the book to my To Read list.

Katherine Johnson, the woman who calculated the trajectory for Alan Shepard and rechecked the calculations made by the new electronic computers before John Glenn's flight, at his request, is still alive. In November 2015, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award--one year ahead of two other prominent female mathematicians: Margaret H. Hamilton, who led the team that created the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo command modules and lunar modules; and Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who received the medal posthumously.

It reminds me of a t-shirt one of my teachers had: "Women in Technology / Get Used To It."

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's Publication Day!

MENDING FATE is now out in:
paperbackKindleKobo, and Nook formats.

Apparently my subconscious was really looking forward to publishing this, because I woke up at 2:48 am, at which point I grabbed my iPad from the nightstand, connected to the CreateSpace site, and told it I approved the proof (I'm not the publisher, but I am their tech department). I didn't get back to sleep until after 4 am, which always makes me feel like a zombie when I wake up.

Fortunately the only thing on my schedule today is this afternoon's Virtual Tea Party celebrating the publication of Patrice Greenwood's A Masquerade of Muertos, the fifth book in her Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries series. I really enjoyed books 1 through 4, so I got this one first thing this morning (OK, as soon as I dragged myself out of bed). It's available in mobi and ePub from Book View Cafe.

Friday, August 5, 2016

More news about Mending Fate

Nook has put MENDING FATE on their "Nook Press Presents" page. This is the first time it's happened to any of my books, so I'm really happy about it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mending Fate pre-orders, part 2

Mending Fate is now available for pre-order for Nook, in addition to Kindle and Kobo. I'll have to wait until August 9th to publish the paperback -- I wish CreateSpace would let us do pre-orders!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mending Fate pre-orders

MENDING FATE, the sequel to my first novel, CHANGING FATE, is finally being published on August 9, 2016. At the moment it is available for pre-order for Kindle and Kobo, but it will also be out in trade paperback and Nook formats. I have been working on this for years, and I am very happy to have it finished.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Kobo, our new publisher

The MZB Literary Works Trust has starting publishing eBooks on Kobo (I attended their presentation at the RWA Conference in NYC last summer).

The most recent book is the anthology I edited last year: Sword and Sorceress 30.

I will start reading for Sword and Sorceress 31 as soon as tax season and my volunteer work for AARP Tax-Aide ends.