Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ghosts of Aquinnah, Partners in Paranormya, NASA's Latest and Greatest, and Indiestructible


Ghosts of Aquinnah: Julie Flanders has released the cover art for Ghosts of Aquinnah. Release date: December 5, 2013. Good luck Julie with everything!

Author Bio: Julie Flanders is a novelist and freelance writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat. Find Julie at: Website ~ Blog ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Pinterest ~ Goodreads.
Partners in Paranormya: Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown, Partners in Paranormya, have a month long Blog Tour. This tour will feature the sequels to our last books, Neverlove and Givin’ Up The Ghost.

They All Fall Down and A Guilty Ghost Surprised have the same casts of lovable characters (and some, not so much) as the last tour. And of course, a lot of cross-over action will be going on between the books, characters and authors on the tour.

 And there are lots of other fun Blogfest for the month of October, starting with Insecure Writers Support Group. Check out my left side bar and click a badge. Any badge. Or all of them.
 
Escalation Cover Release: Thanks to everyone helping with my cover release for Escalation the week of October 7th. If you volunteered to help, and you did not receive my email over the weekend, or you want to join in the party, email me at stephen.tremp@yahoo.com and I’ll get it right out to you.

Did You Know: A five-year test of NASA's latest ion drive for future spacecraft has set a new world record for the longest single space engine test.

The space agency's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) project completed a continuous test the ion engine for more than 48,000 hours — over five and a half years — longer than any other space propulsion system ever tested. With low fuel weight and long-running efficiency, ion engines have become strong contenders for deep space missions. Reference

Fun Fact: Once the staple of science fiction, ion propulsion engines have made a slow influx in military, commercial, and civilian space programs. An ion engine propelled NASA's Deep Space 1 mission, launched in October 1998, demonstrating the engine's long duration.

Yep. Once again, science fiction is the prophet of future science.

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