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In keeping with the spirit of the rules, here are seven things you didn't know about me:
1) My astrological sign is Cancer
2) I was born in the year of the pig
3) Both of my sons were blessed with the amazingly adorable chin dimple (Hollywood, here they come)
4) I've been in a plane crash, but never a car crash
5) My circulation is so bad, I get cold if the temp drops below 74
6) The moon makes me smile every time
7) My favorite color is not orange. It's yellow, but I do love the way they go together on my blog.
I'm supposed to pass this along to FIFTEEN people, which is a great way to spread the love, so I'll see what I can do:
Umm, I'm sorry. I got distracted after FIVE by Beth Revis and her book launch party!! Holy delicious book website! Happy Birthday, AtU!
Did you buy ACROSS THE UNIVERSE YET? My copy is sitting by my bed, just where it should be.
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Now for my mini-blog post:
Check this out! "To Boldly Go: What Made 400 People Volunteer for a One-Way Mission to Mars?"
Just got my copy of a book about colonizing a distant planet, and then I read this. Fun coincidences. It's crazy how close modern technology is to achieving the stuff of decades of science fiction! It kind of makes writing sci-fi daunting. What hasn't been done?
Beth Revis mentions drawing inspiration for some of her tech from her iPod. If you write sci-fi, or even fantasy cross-over with science fiction elements, how do you make now-old ideas fresh? From where do you draw your inspiration? (I get mine from old science fiction and new "scientific breakthroughs.")
Update: Okay, my husband expressed concern that my readers might think my kids are spawn of Edward and Jacob. To prevent this and give credit where it's due for the awesome chin dimples, I'm posting a picture of my hunky husband: