S2.12 Augmented Past Real

Augmented Past Real by Liam Burke

Liam Burke is a horror/sci-fi independent author.  He is a father of one, and a husband of another.  He currently works in the IT industry, studies Bujinkan Budo-Taijitsu, and enjoys several types of LARP.  He has several novellas, which are collections of short stories.  He will be releasing a longer fairy tale with illustrations in the next coming weeks.

Moments Before

Moments During

Moments After

Tom’s Adventure

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S2.11 Berserk

Berserk by Kate Rauner

Berserk was published in Jupiter Diving and Other Short Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Kate Rauner

Kate writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, that’s what Congress called them) because she worked in America’s nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she has a second, unpaid career as a volunteer firefighter. She left the beautiful but crowded Front Range of Colorado to live on the edge of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest with her husband, cats, llamas, and dog. She’s well on her way to achieving her life-goal of becoming an eccentric old woman.

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S2.10 Space Opera

Space Opera by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

First appeared in Splickety.

Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, including Cirsova magazine and the Flametree Publishing anthology Science Fiction Stories. He is also releasing a series of self-published stories for Kindle. Donald strives to write what he calls “haiku fiction,” stories that are small in scope but big in impact. If you enjoyed “Space Opera,” please let him know via his blog or via Twitter: @haikufictiondju.

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S2.9 Traveling Man

Traveling Man by Eddie D Moore

Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine.

Find more on his blog.

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S2.8 To the Moon and Beyond

 

To the Moon and Beyond by Fanni Sütő

Fanni Sütő is a writer in her mid-twenties. She writes in Hungarian and English; poems, flash fiction and countless unfinished novels. She tries to find the magical in the everyday and likes to spy on the secret life of cities and their inhabitants.

Read more from Fanni on her blog Ink Maps and Macarons or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Fanni_Pumpkin.

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Google and workflow

I use Google in my workflow quite a bit. I use it for a lot of tracking what I’m doing, spreadsheets to track episodes, spreadsheets for authors, spreadsheets for books and sales, spreadsheets for giveaways, audio, critiques and much more.

I use it when I’m working with authors doing audiobooks. I use it when I am giving suggestions and feedback on pieces. (Oh I love it for that.) I use it for collaborative work.

Every time I finish a piece of audio I send it to the author to make sure pronunciation and everything else is correct.

It concerned me quite a bit when the Google scam went around last week. I got several emails that appeared to come from authors I’d worked with before. I actually saw them and flagged them as something to deal with later (but didn’t open them!). They aren’t authors that had shared google docs with me before so I was a little surprised but not shocked. The message looked really real.

Why the Google messages were effective

Google Scam

If you clicked it

I will absolutely continue to use Google a lot. But it is so important to really be aware of everything. Check those actual urls. Check who it actually came from. Check. Check. Check. It’s only going to get harder to tell the difference between the real things and the scams, phishing, and the like.

Speaking of which, if you haven’t taken the Cybersecurity Quiz from PEW I highly recommend it.

S2.6 Toy Maker

Toy Maker by Olga Werby

Olga Werby, Ed.D., has a Doctorate from U.C. Berkeley with a focus on designing online learning experiences. She has a Master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley in Education of Math, Science, and Technology. She has been creating computer-based projects since 1981 with organizations such as NASA (where she worked on the Pioneer Venus project), Addison-Wesley, and the Princeton Review. Olga has a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Astrophysics from Columbia University. She became an accidental science fiction indie writer about a decade ago, with her first book, “Suddenly Paris,” which was based on then fairly novel idea of virtual universes. She writes about characters that rarely get represented in science fiction stories — homeless kids, refugees, handicapped, autistic individuals — the social underdogs of our world. Her stories are based in real science, which is admittedly stretched to the very limit of possible.
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S2.5 The Senior Guy Did Not Like Being Alone in the Office After Midnight

The Senior Guy Did Not Like Being Alone In The Office After Midnight by Mary Clemons

 

Mary has spent many years in the software industry watching a great deal of interesting things which are both good and bad.  After the last episode of undesirable activities in the workplace, she decided it was time to leave the office and put her fingers back to work documenting what she’s seen and experienced instead of writing down the steps to enter data into software applications.  She would love to go back to getting paid by a corporation but is very wary of who she will have to deal with this time.  Plus, she’s getting too old for the hijinks and silliness required to withstand an open cubicle plan and next time her cubicle-mates are going to see a slightly more stern version that will say the following “time to work” to others.

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S2.4 Take the Call

Take the Call by Mariah Avix

Mariah Avix is the creator of 600 Second Saga. A space for developing authors to explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy in 10 minutes or less every week.
Mariah writes magical tales of how technology will change our world, and technologically laced tales of magic, that probably isn’t real.
She is currently working on a series of novellas about shapeshifters who fight wildfires, a trilogy about a woman who refuses to admit that she has the M word (magic), and endless flash fiction.
When she’s not writing she walks along the rivers and parks throughout her city looking for inspiration.

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