Tegon Maus Announces New Release

The Gift Tegon MausAuthor Tegon Maus is pleased to announce the release of his new fantasy novel: The Gift – The Chronicles Of Tucker Littlefield.

This novel is told from the perspective of Tucker Littlefield, who, before being threatened into an affair which does not involve him, is a fairly ordinary man… with the exception of a reputation for being self-interested. In an attempt to win the king’s gratitude, Littlefield pulls Elizabeth, the king’s seven-year-old niece, to safety during an attack by the Jonda. Even so, they manage to escape with the child. It is no easy road with many twists ahead. Littlefield and his companions face not only the hardships of their differences, but the power of outside forces working desperately against them.

“Just when Mr. Maus has his readers believing that everything is going to be all right, the antagonist’s trump card is played, throwing us into a whole new series of vicious, riveting battles that have us wincing and crying right along with the characters.” – Honest Book Reviews

The Gift – The Chronicles Of Tucker Littlefield was released on September 26, 2012 by Belvedere Publishing and is available through Amazon.com, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble. 

Featured Author: Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In addition she possesses a license of ministry in the Protestant faith; has been a duly sworn, certified police officer, and is a National Weather Service certified storm spotter. Her space experience includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Her travels have

taken her to the volcanos of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, where she explored any number of such volcanos, including being present for several phreatic eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. Her broad knowledge base and experience led the LibertyCon 2011 programmers to invite her to describe what it takes to be a polymath.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels. Continue reading “Featured Author: Stephanie Osborn”

Velvet Rope-A-Dope

We recently conducted a poll of indie authors, asking about their general impressions regarding three areas of policy change at Amazon.

Coincidental with the recent sock-puppet scandal, Amazon began quietly marching a number of reviews off the site and into the darkness. Their stated reason for these actions are to assure the integrity of blah-blah, something or other, customer confidence, and something else. Continue reading “Velvet Rope-A-Dope”