Since my PhD research will include interviews with living people, my application–all 18 pages of it–for the ethics review at the university (here’s my previous post about it) had to pass through three levels of approval: My supervisor The ethics committee, including a department reviewer The Ethics Officer, chair of the ethics committee The reviews…

You know how we writers are. We need to know something? We look it up, we go to the library, we talk to other writers, we find an SME (subject matter expert). So in preparation for writing my thesis novel, I do what I’ve always done, which is line up people to interview who know about…

It’s a happy day when I can unleash something beautiful on the world—such as this glorious cover for The Highest Mountain! Using my photograph of mountains and road from our November trip to Colorado, cover artist Jenny at Seedlings created this beautiful invitation into the world of my book. Look for it at the end of…

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you’ll know that I was recently in England doing some steampunk research (tidbits of which will appear on this blog, even though I’m the world’s worst blogger). Anyway, part of the trip was a visit to Lancaster University. You know me–all about the onsite research. I met my dissertation…