Category Archives: The Music of Mars

York Book Expo

On November 3, 2018, I had a table at the York Book Expo. I met a lot of interesting people, talked sci-fi, and sold books. I also gave away a lot of leftover Halloween candy! It was a good time, … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars-Gretchen’s Personal Journey

In The Music of Mars, Gretchen journeys to Mars to decipher strange symbols in a remote cave. I’ve written a lot about this outer journey, but her internal journey is just as fascinating. She begins the story disagreeing with her … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars–Reviews

Already, several readers asked about a sequel to The Music of Mars. I will write another, and I’m actively considering events to challenge Frank, Gretchen, and the Earth archaeologists working in the Bvindu city named The Vault of Ages. A … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars-The Antagonists

Part of the fun in writing is the opportunity to create characters to interfere with the needs and desires of the main characters. The trick is to give the antagonists an excellent reason to oppose the main characters. In The Music … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars, the Government, and Blackmarkets

In The Music of Mars, I looked at current government initiatives and extrapolated what the future would look like within the context of the overall story. Seventy-five years ago, marriage was a till-death-do-us-part proposition. These days, it can be relatively … Continue reading

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Mars InSight Lander Launch

On May 5, 2018, the Mars InSight mission is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force base in California. This launch will be NASA’s first from the West Coast. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport is … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars and Quotations

When I wrote The Music of Mars, I looked to America’s colonial times for inspiration. I wanted to tell a story where Mars’s culture was starting to deviate from Earth’s, allowing for plenty of tension. While I allow for instantaneous … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars-Chuck Has a Spy Problem

Chuck’s concerned about Konklin’s spies within MarsVantage… I have no proof. Either my board members disbelieve or don’t care, but I know Peter Konklin has spies in my company, MarsVantage. For over a decade, Konklin and his company have been … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars-Frank and the Knowledge Keepers

Franks talks about the Knowledge Keepers… Just after my engagement to Lori, she inducted me as an initiate in the Knowledge Keeper Order. She taught me the ins and outs until she died in the Airlock Accident. When the public … Continue reading

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The Music of Mars-Behind the Story

In The Music of Mars, I wanted to explore practical aspects of having a colony on Mars, which means dealing with planetary separation, and how various elements of such a distance affected character motivation and actions. Today, it takes around … Continue reading

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