Astronomers have discovered a blue planet which looks like planet Earth 63 million light years away, it’s a gas giant in a class of planets called “hot Jupiters” and scientists describe its atmosphere as “changeable and exotic”. The cold luminous blue is caused (they think) by liquid silicate – glass to you and me – […]
Writers Readers & Genre I’m talking about meeting genre expectations here, first with my writer’s hat on. Boilerplates and handcrafting, that is, which plot template should you use, are important considerations at the concept stage. As a reader, becoming a fan of Young Adult (YA) Dystopian, I’ve got stuck into the big names since His […]
Star-Gazing Tent The idea of the Summer Circus was to pitch up with your tent. To represent Far Out, Nate and Saffron decided to run a star-gazing tent, since Cosmology is one of the themes of the book. During the day we’re running videos of sky-watching in different parts of the world and at night […]
A Visit To The Circus When I launched Far Out, I wrote the Blogger Summer Blog Hop Giveaway Riddle to launch the series of posts. As a project it was great fun. I kicked off with the riddle. The giveaway has expired but I wanted to revive the series of posts because they give a […]
Here in Blighty We’re not used to these tropical temperatures. They make our sang froid simmer, and we sizzle like spit-roasted lizards. Must be a bit like that where you are, right? But there you are, stuck in your sweaty swivel chair, rockin’ the ole nine-tuh-five and wishing you could get a break. By Jingo, It’s […]
Big Al’s Books & Pals Top indie review site, Big Al’s Books & Pals, awarded four stars for Far Out. You can imagine how Saffron feels about that, probably the same as I do. Far Out is a YA fantasy about 17 year-old Saffron, whose ambition is to become a herbalist and create cosmetic and healing […]
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