My very first Bogerd story – The Ogre’s Secret – found a home in Broadswords and Blasters, issue 6. Friend and raconteur Ed McKean gave me an idea for this one long ago. John Miller’s viking units made me look at it again and get it up to speed. It’s a romp and nothing more. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Vienna Station won the Galaxy Prize in 2011 and was subsequently published by Rosetta Bo0ks. Rosetta recently shortened its e-pub list and most graciously gave me the files and rights. I’ve just brought the novella back to life on KDP. Please take a peek! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6CXBGZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1526865295&sr=1-1&keywords=Vienna+Station
Students and teachers of Chalone Peaks Middle School once again created a great event yesterday. Helped by parents and loyal reenactors, everyone worked together to make the 2018 Civil War reenactment a learning experience without equal. History came alive before young people’s eyes and will live in their minds always.
Author at work (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Lincoln sharing his thoughts (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Harriet Tubman revealing the evils of slavery. (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Confederates advance (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Union soldiers defend. (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
BOOM! (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Happy to announce that Chris Scott and I have written a second Unofficial Minecraft Lab book and it is now available through most of the usual booksellers. This book emphasizes STEM applications and follows the same pattern as our previous book —> 24 Minecraft activities + 24 out of game activities. We also wanted parents to see how enriching and valuable having a “Minecraft Skillset” can be, so we interviewed several amazingly talented folks about how they incorporate these skills into their lives and occupations. It includes interviews with Stephen Reid, Garrett Zimmer, Johan Kruger, Adam Clarke, and Sqaishey.
Finally, we introduce the idea of sketchnoting by asking kids to create a visual lab journal of sorts as they proceed through the activities.
For locals, I will be doing a book signing at WhizKids in SLO on Sunday, May 6th. Come on by between 11:30 and 2 and say hi!
This is what friend and colleague John Miller had to say about his new book. Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Minecraft-STEM-Kids-Family-Friendly/dp/1631594834/
I belong to Scribophile, a writers’ group dedicated to raising the quality of members’ writing and sharing useful information. Members gently (but incisively!) critique each other’s writing and sometimes pool their efforts in publications. I’m greatly honored that editor K.T. Stephens included a story of mine in the latest Seven Deadly Sins Anthology: Avarice. The book was published today and is available on Amazon as both a paperback and a Kindle book. Here are the links: