600 Second Saga

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S2.14 Siren of the Void

Siren of the Void by M L Moos


M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page.

She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for the overabundance of testosterone. On the rare occasion she makes it out into public, though, she’s always sure to be glamorous in her mom hair and yoga pants.

You can find her on Facebook @mlmoos or at her blog or on twitter @mlmoosauthor.

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S2.13 Letting Go

Letting Go by Alex Shvartsman


Letting Go originally appeared in Daily Science Fiction

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 90 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a two-time finalist for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction (2015 and 2017). He is the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories and his steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent were both published in 2015. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com

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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.

His most recent release is Tom’s Adventure, a faerie tale with illustrations about concepts, and how we shape them.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.

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
iTunes
Kobo
Createspace
Kate’s blog
@katerauner for Twitter
Facebook

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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.