#Coverreveal Friday March 15 Noon CST. #Free #Giveaway #raffle of signed copy

I have hired an new artist to redo the cover of Roe and they are contracted for two more covers.  On Friday I will reveal the finished work.  To celebrate I am raffling off a signed copy of A Life in After World: Roe with the new cover.

Here is just a teaser:

cover-peek

Here is the artist information for our new cover:

Soul Interface Studios
Cover Art by Rafael Rivera
Art Director/ Founder Dylan Brough
soulinterfacestudios.com

Is #Evolution Slow or Does it Surge?

Creationism aside, we are taught that over time man has evolved very slowly into what we are today.  This theory states that at one point something fish like hung around the shallows of the water so long that it eventually developed lungs.  Then that organism came ashore and lost all dependency on the ocean.  Legs slowly developed, blah blah blah.  We have all studied it and know that one step at a time we emerged from the primordial soup.  Or did we?

Richard A. Kerr postulates that evolution often occurs in surges.  In a study some animals were studied over a period of tens of millions of years to see what changes occurred and while the results were not definitive, it was shown that there were often long periods of evolution coordinated stasis.  During these times there was little change in the species of the time.  At the end of these periods there would be sudden changes in the species.

What would cause coordinated stasis?  If species all found balance between each other and were not having to struggle too much to survive then there is little need to change.  But if something was to suddenly change in the system then many species would have to evolve to be able to survive through the change.

So if the right survival pressures are applied to species then a sudden surge in evolution could occur.

Short story submitted to Asimov’s Science Fiction

There is something called technology mining in Roe, SoGlog, and Aster.  I wrote a short story a while back about a miner that his job is digging through landfills in search of useful technology.  I have submitted it to Asimov’s Science Fiction and am waiting on pins and needles for the rejection letter.

#Solarstorm causes damage with #geomagnetic induction

To understand how solar storms cause so much damage you have to understand how electricity works.  Electricity is created through magnetic induction.  To put that in simple terms if you have a piece of wire and run a magnet over it, the changes in the magnetic field in the wire will cause electrons to move in the wire.  This movement is electricity.  If you get enough wire and a strong enough magnet then you can create a lot of electricity.

In a generator this is accomplished by taking a very long length wire that is wound up in a coil and has magnets inside the coil that spin.

When a solar storm occurs, the charged particles that are driven into our magnetosphere cause wild fluctuations in our geomagnetic field (That’s Earths natural magnetic field).  On Earth we have vast stretches of power lines zigzagging across everything and when those fluctuations in the geomagnetic field occur then current is induced into those power lines. As a result transformers blow out, breakers are thrown and capacitors die horrible deaths.  In short, the lights go out.

Tribute to Bridget Zinn

This is a lady who had a dream to have her work published. Her dream has come true, but she is no longer with us to see it happen. Bloggers are spreading the word today as a tribute to her work and her memory. I am honored to be a part of this.

We’re talking about “firsts” today along with “dreams”. I’ve been writing since I was twelve (roughly) and I remember how I felt the first time I put a pencil to paper and wrote a poem. It’s an amazing feeling to create something; there’s a rightness, a sense of peace, about it. Be proud of of every word you write; it’s uniquely yours.

Lindy http://lindyzartauthor.blogspot.com

Poison

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.
Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.
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About Bridget Zinn

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the “summer of love” and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was “Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect.”

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers’ copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

Originally posted at http://lindyzartauthor.blogspot.com/2013/03/tribute-to-bridget-zinn.html?spref=fb