Sunday, March 16, 2014

Special Announcement, Escalation Tour Schedule, and Amazon Reviews

Special Announcement: According to, a team of scientists will unveil what they bill as a "major discovery" in the field of astrophysics on Monday March 17 in a presentation at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. No one seems to know what it is, so stay tuned. Reference
What To Read: After 20 years of people telling me to read The Jaunt and Survivor Type from Stephen King, I finally downloaded The Skeleton Crew, King’s second collection of short stories. And loving every minute of my very limited downtime devoted to reading. The Jaunt is right up my alley.

2014 Celestial Calendar: Check out the 2014 Celestial Calendar tab at the top of this page. There are lots of really cool stuff on the immediate horizon. Amazing celestial events in the night time sky you can see with a cheap telescope or really good set of binoculars.
Escalation Blog Tour: Monday March 17th we visit Christine Raines and discuss a fan favorite: Supernovas. I mean, how cool is that? Supernovas!
And don’t let these classics from last week slip by you:
Monday March 10: Alex Cavanaugh and the awesome (and somewhat disturbing) Blogdom Potluck
Tuesday March 11: J.L. Campbell - Humor And Quotes To Share With Our Youth
Wednesday March 12: Mary Pax and NASA for Kids
Friday March 14: Ellie Garrett and Women of Science and Science Fiction
The rest of the Blog Tour unfolds like this:
Today: Christine Raines and Supernovas.
Tuesday March 18: Lexa Cain and Wormholes.
Wednesday March 19: Julie Musil and The Science Behind Harry Potter.
Thursday March 20: Bish Denham and Humor in Fiction.
Monday March 24: Susan Gourley and Science And The Supernatural, or E=Mc2.
Tuesday Mar 25: Me and Bringing Young Women Into Science (someone cancelled).
Wednesday March 26: Blood Red Pencil and Why I Self Publish Friday.
March 28: Nicki Elson and Science vs. Science Fiction.
Monday March 31: L. Diane Wolfe and Promoting Your Book Amazon.
Reviews: I’m beginning to receive some really awesome reviews for Escalation at Amazon. Together, Breakthrough, Opening, and Escalation follow the lives of the unlikely participants from innocence to a coming of age through sacrifice, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, and hope.
Escalation will appeal to fans of modern-day science fiction, paranormal, action, horror, and even romance.
If you haven’t downloaded Escalation: The Adventures of Chase Manhattan, I invite you to stop by the Amazon page, check out the reviews, and consider what I believe is far and away the best book of the Breakthrough series. CLICK HERE.


  1. Isn't it great when recommendations end up being spot on? =) Looks like a great blog tour list!

  2. Looks like you have a great tour coming up!

  3. I'm excited by the mysterious astrophysics discovery! Can't wait to hear what it is!

  4. Me too, longing to find out what the astrophysics discovery is. Glad the reviews are good for Escalation. Way to go Stephen.

  5. Well since MArch 17 is almost here, you have me lost in thought as to what the announcement may be. I'll have to pay attention tomorrow morning...

  6. I'm definitely looking forward to the announcement tomorrow. It's kind of like waiting for Christmas morning to arrive and finally unwrapping the biggest box.

  7. Glad your tour is going well. Will see you at some of your tour stops.

  8. I read this morning that mars is shrinking! I think it's Mars! Yikes!!

    Yay for your blog tour!!!! Sounds and looks exhausting but fun!! Take care and enjoy and all the best!

    Take care

  9. Have a good tour. I need to see what's happening in our sky this year.

  10. Ohhh, I hope your tour will be successful.

    I absolutely love Stephen King's writing.

  11. Congratulations on the positive reviews! Yay!

  12. I was happy to host you today. :) Congratulations about the great reviews! And that's super news released today.

  13. I'm curious about the major discovery now.
    Congrats on the great reviews!!

  14. I haven't had a chance to do any reading over the past few days, but I hope to get back to reading Escalation soon. If you need another tour date I'll be happy to fit you in on my blog. Just let me know.

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