Election Day in USA but Festival of Lights May Be More Fun – jubilant Hindu holiday looks like a fun time #holiday #season #amreading

Fireworks over a lake in IndiaHere in America it’s election day and most of us want to curl into a ball (after we vote of course), barely able to peek out at the TV to see how it’s going. Much better to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light.

Candles, sparklers, and all sorts of lights glow to celebrate Rama’s victory over evil demons.

Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

There couldn’t be a better message. Clean and renovate your home and office for the five day celebration, don your finest clothes, prepare fireworks and feasts, and reach out to everyone you know from the Hindu and Jain diaspora.

Naturally, I think every celebration should include books 😉 There’s always time for a short story. Check out my short reads on Amazon – on Kindle Unlimited and KOLL too.

Three Fantastic Tales book cover science fiction fantasyThree Fantastic Tales 5 stars

  • Burritos and his daughter’s birthday party keep a computer developer from his artificial intelligence project, but he’ll never succeed without them.
  • A painter ensnared in his master’s Renaissance studio discovers a deadly escape.
  • For this micro spaceship, one of hundreds crossing interstellar space to search for life, sacrifice is part of the mission.

Dragon Bones a Fantastic Tale book coverDragon Bones, a Fantastic Tale 5 stars

  • Two desperate brothers find misery in California’s Gold Rush until a Chinese doctor promises them riches. They should have asked, at what price?

Two Fantastic Tales book coverTwo Fantastic Tale 4 stars

  • A trio of physics students find that theory is safer than practice.
  • A lonely woman on a deadly mission receives a second chance, if she can seize it before it’s too late.
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Here’s Spooking at You – Mexico’s delightful family holiday spreads north – it looks like fun for everyone #DayoftheDead #Halloween #festival #amreading

Day of the Dead Catrina

My own Catrina

Happy Halloween, and on November 1st, Dia de los Muertos. Here in southwest New Mexico, shrines for the Day of the Dead have been popping up all over. This Mexican holiday appeals to everyone.

The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have died and help support their spiritual journey…

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years.

It’s time for street fairs, arts and crafts booths, parades, and family gatherings that promise to include the spirits of your ancestors.

Visit Silver City’s – my town’s – celebration. There’s even a Facebook page.

Three Fantastic Tales book cover science fiction fantasyI know you’ll be busy, but there’s always time for a short story. Check out my short reads on Amazon – on Kindle Unlimited and KOLL too.

Three Fantastic Tales

  • Burritos and his daughter’s birthday party keep a computer developer from his artificial intelligence project, but he’ll never succeed without them.
  • A painter ensnared in his master’s Renaissance studio discovers a deadly escape.
  • For this micro spaceship, one of hundreds crossing interstellar space to search for life, sacrifice is part of the mission.

Dragon Bones a Fantastic Tale book coverDragon Bones, a Fantastic Tale

  • Two desperate brothers find misery in California’s Gold Rush until a Chinese doctor promises them riches. They should have asked, at what price?

Two Fantastic Tales book coverTwo Fantastic Tales

  • A trio of physics students find that theory is safer than practice.
  • A lonely woman on a deadly mission receives a second chance, if she can seize it before it’s too late.

New Mexico has Mountains #NewMexico #hiking #mountain #travel

Kate Rauner and Reynold among the Rocky Mountain Maples near Cloudcroft NMI’m taking a short hiking vacation near Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA. Here are pictures from the Lincoln National Forest. Hurray for public lands.

A ridiculously difficult railroad line was built into these mountains in 1899 to move logs and tourists. Yes, the Anglo history of the American southwest included tourists almost from the beginning.

I lived on the plains at the foot of Colorado’s Front Range for many years and everyone seemed to think that I lived in the mountains. Now I really do live in the mountains and everyone seems to think all of New Mexico is on a desert floor. America is a bigger place than most Americans realize.

Mexican Canyon tressel preserved in Lincoln National Forest

Trestle from the old railroad line preserved at the end of a lovely hiking trail. Last train ran in 1947.

Now, back to work – my new book about a colony on Saturn’s moon Titan is due out and I’ve got to get all those pesky typos corrected before it goes “live.” Read chapter 1 now and pre-order today so you don’t miss out. Thanks!

 

 

Artificial Intelligence, Renaissance Italy, and Interstellar Spacecraft – fantastic short reads #amreading #shortstory #scifi #fantasy

Everything happens at once! I’m getting ready for a big inspection at my volunteer fire department, crashing on the final edits for my new book about a cult colonizing Saturn’s moon Titan (pre-order here! or read the first chapter now!), so writing poems and posts has dropped on my to-do list.

Three Fantastic Tales book cover science fiction fantasyBut never fear, there’s something new from me. Check out three short reads in science ficiton and fantasy, each a thousand words or less.

Burritos and his daughter’s birthday party keep a computer developer from his Artifical Intelligence project, but he’ll never succeed without them.

A painter ensnared in his master’s Renaissance studio discovers a deadly escape.

For this micro spaceship, one of hundreds crossing interstellar space in search of life, sacrifice is part of the mission.

Stories to fit perfectly in your busy day. On Amazon, and included on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending Library.

Don’t miss my new book about a cult colonizing Saturn’s moon Titan, coming December 13, 2018. Pre-order here! or read the first chapter now!

Looking for a Good Read? Check Out Reviews Here including my book :) #review #bookreview #scifi #sciencefiction #fantasy

Thanks to N K Chavush for reviewing my scifi story about a near-future Mars colony, Glory on Mars. Authors can be the hardest critics, so it’s an honor to be his Book of the Week.

Glory on Mars coverLately there has been a buzz with Mars being at its closest to earth for a long time and appearing bright in the summer night’s sky. Kate Rauner’s genius writing style brings the red planet even closer to us and is so original that it’s a lot different to other science fiction space novels. The characters work so well together and fit well into the alien scenery.

If you’re looking for a good scifi/fantasy read, check out the reviews here by author N K Chavush.

Then check out N K Chavusk’s own book, Anto: Curse of the Hidden City, also available in the UK

book coverWhen something dark and evil is headed towards Anto, an underground city that is unknown to man, the Anthidden tribe will do anything to protect their very own existence. Only one soldier: Tarmus has what it takes to save the city, but will it be enough against what’s coming?

Summer Book Sale, All Kinds, Links Here, Leave Comments #books #ebook #reading #readingtweet

Colony on Mars series coversIt’s half over but still time for great deals.  My links are below, and click here for loads more books in all genres!

Please do me a favor. Come back here and enter a comment on a book – one sentence is enough for me to share with other readers!

Here are my Smashwords links! The discount code is on each page. Thanks for your help 🙂

50% off Colony on Mars Box Set – all 5 stories, what a deal

50% off Storm on Mars – the latest Mars colonization book

50% off Venture – space station disaster leads to a fantastic journey

Science inspired poetry collections – 1st collection free, 2nd collection free, latest collection 50% off

Glitch, my predictions of the future rolled into a story, free

It’s summer! The perfect time for great deals on books. I publish through Smashwords and they run a blow-out sale every July. Now’s the time to download your summer reading and find a new favorite author.

Browse all the great Smashwords deals here.

Do it now – these deals expire 11:59pm USA Pacific time on July 31

Summer Book Sale – Yeah, there’s me, but lots more too :) #books #ebook #reading #redaingtweet

Colony on Mars series coversIt’s summer! Time for great deals on ebooks. I publish through Smashwords and they run a blow-out sale every July. Now’s the time to download your summer reading and find a new favorite author.

Browse all the great Smashwords deals here.

Below are my Smashwords links! The discount code is on each page. Please leave a review – a sentence or two is all it takes to make my day 😉 Thanks for your help.

50% off Colony on Mars Box Set – all 5 stories, what a deal

50% off Storm on Mars – the latest Mars colonization book

50% off Venture – space station disaster leads to a fantastic journey

Science inspired poetry collections – 1st collection free, 2nd collection free, latest collection 50% off

Glitch, my predictions of the future rolled into a story, free.

Do it now – these deals expire 11:59pm USA Pacific time on July 31