Why Interstellar Matters *** Posted From Centauri Dreams

For people interested in science and the possibility of living on another planet, check this out.

Viv Drewa - The Owl Lady

Posted: 10 Dec 2014 09:55 AM PST

My friend Frank Taylor was in town over the Thanksgiving holiday, having flown in from South Africa. With his wife Karen, Frank has spent the years since 2009 circumnavigating the globe aboard a 50-foot catamaran called Tahina, an adventure chronicled with spectacular photography on the Tahina Expedition blog. I highly recommend the site for anyone interested in travel and the sea, not to mention how high tech has transformed the ancient art of sailing. But when we spoke recently just before Frank returned to Africa, he had another kind of high tech in mind. Specifically, what had I thought about the film Interstellar?

I haven’t delayed my comments on the movie intentionally, but I was slow in getting to see it, missing the opportunity at the end of the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop and then getting involved in recent activities including the

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Meet the Author: Susan Finlay in Person at the Boone County Historical Society

If you are in the area, check out this author and listen to her book talk for only $3. As stated in the article, she has four titles available for sale. They all sound like good reads.

Susan Finlay Writes

I will be giving a book talk at the Boone County Historical Society on Saturday, December 20th as the fifth speaker in the ‘Meet the Author’ book talk series. The Boone County Historical Society and Museum is located at 3801 Ponderosa Street, in historic Nifong Park (Columbia, MO).


I will speak inside the Montminy Art Gallery (Currently featuring the artwork of Bryan Haynes) from 10:30 to 11:30. Doors will open at 10 am for free coffee. At this time Harold’s Doughnuts will also be selling their amazing pastries. I will sell and sign books following my talk. In addition, The museum will then be open for guests to enjoy the current exhibit “A Bell Rings Out: 150 Years of Boone County Education” (at no additional charge).

I currently have four titles available. Outsider Mysteries – “In the Shadows” and “Where Secrets Reside,” suspense/thriller novel “Liars’ Games” and my most recent…

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46 Top Websites to Promote Your Book for FREE

Reblogging to let other authors know about these sites, and so I can keep this info handy. Need to read over and over until it sinks in and becomes habit.

Savvy Writers & e-Books online

Book Store Stand out Against Thousands of Books

Added June 23, 2013:

Dear Reader:  This list of websites, which we compiled in March 2012, grew in the meantime to almost 100.  Please visit our two new blog posts with even more possibilities to announce your work for free:



All three blog posts are officially copyright registered.  To link to our blog posts, and let your own readers know about these websites, please use the RE-BLOGGING link on top of this page.  Thanks!  Please learn about re-blogging here:


Original Article from March 11, 2012:

1. Goodreads
Use your free membership to promote yourself and your books. Reviews are essential and reviews on Goodreads site help your book to really stand out to millions of visitors.

2. Wattpad
Wattpad has experienced explosive growth since its inception and has become the world’s most popular destination to publish and…

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“Kris (Charles the Cat Book 1)” by Patrick O’Scheen

Sounds fun, hilarious, and fascinating.

Viv Drewa - The Owl Lady



What would it be like to locate the father that you never knew?

For Kris Cane this is a dream come true. However, Kris’ father has other ideas about his newly discovered son… The young orphan finds his family with the help of genetic testing, but something is terribly wrong. The boy tries to discover a way to survive as he is embroiled in a murder plot. Can he escape with the unlikely assistance of his cat, a nun, and a detective who wants to see his new-found parent jailed?


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“My First Travel Book (My First Travel Books 1)” by Anna Othitis

This sounds like a great book for children. I want this for my younger grandkids.

Viv Drewa - The Owl Lady

my first travel book


Are you ready to take to the skies?

Captain Frankie welcomes you on board.

Come join the adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying angel as they travel across the world to some of the most popular, entertaining, and educational places in the world. Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to the beautiful places created for all of us to visit in My First Travel Book.


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No Expiration Date on Prayer

No Expiration Date on Prayer. Pressed from "Let's Talk" on StumbleUpon. Very good devotion on Zechariah's seeming lack of fatih when the angel Gabriel announced that Zechariah and his wife would have a child (in their old age). This is encouragement for all of us who begin to think, after praying for weeks, months or … Continue reading No Expiration Date on Prayer