space opera

SFR Galaxy Awards, Medical Care in Space Opera, and a Dinosaur (Podcast)

SFR Galaxy Awards, Medical Care in Space Opera, and a Dinosaur Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #2 This is podcast number 2 in my quest to share more silliness with the world, this time, about the SFR Galaxy Awards, space opera, and more. If you missed the first one, watch it here. Because I once […]

Space Opera, SFR, and Science Fantasy Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #1 Some friends of mine think I’m silly enough in person that I should be sharing it on camera. It sounded like fun, so I tried it. I figured you’d prefer that I not ramble on like your loony great aunt Sarah who’s been […]

Telling Time in the Future

Telling Time in the Future We’ll need a system for telling time in the future that works on more than just one planet, or we’ll always be late for our birthday own parties. Our most accurate timekeeping system today is based on frequency of electrons in certain atoms (e.g., cesium) to behave with extreme predictability […]

The Year of Having a Plan

The Year of Having a Plan This will be my year of having a plan. I’m more of a look-forward kind of person, so I’ll recap 2017 briefly and tell you about my author-related plans for 2018. I’m a look-forward kind of person. (Good thing I write science fiction, eh?) I’m lamentably bad about remembering […]

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays 2017

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays (2017) — Books I Love, and Hope You Will, Too I love to read. Books are my boon companions and the chance to visit worlds that aren’t my own. However, I tank at writing reviews, because I know exactly how much work goes into writing a book, so I can’t […]

Paperback and Bookends Giveaway Prize: A paperback of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, and matched foo lion bookends!* Giveaway Ended The prize will be winging its way to winner R.E. *Continental U.S. only. International winner prize is a $25 Amazon or Kobo gift certificate. BONUS! Get extra entries if you: • Follow me […]

Weekend Sale for Last Ship Off Polaris-G

Weekend Sale for Last Ship Off Polaris-G This weekend, 10-12 November 2017, Last Ship Off Polaris-G is on sale for 99¢. It’s a desperate race to escape a dying planet the heavily armed military blockade. Can a bureaucrat and an independent trader overcome treachery and their own broken past to save a precious cargo of […]

Romance Is the Hope of Life

Romance is the Hope of Life If you read (or write) romance, chances are, you’ve received subtle or overt negative commentary on your choice of genre. You’ve probably hidden the cover, or felt embarrassed, or made excuses, just to keep the peace. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. The reasons for discounting, sneering at, […]

It’s here! New release – Last Ship Off Polaris-G Today is release day for the newest story in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera-adventure-romance series. It’s available at all the major retailers. I’d be very grateful if you’d buy a copy, read it, and tell me what you think. If you’re feeling extra frisky, please […]

Excerpt from Last Ship Off Polaris-G (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) A bureaucrat and an interstellar trader must overcome treachery and their broken past to save the last inhabitants of a dying planet. Note: This snippet starts the first chapter of Last Ship Off Polaris-G. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ SUPPLY DEPOT MANAGER Anitra Helden […]

Preorder Last Ship Off Polaris-G

New! Preorder Last Ship Off Polaris-G Now! Now you can preorder Last Ship Off Polaris-G and have it instantly delivered to your ereader on release day. You  know how it is, you get busy, you forget to check your email for the author’s new release announcement, or you’re on vacation, and next thing you know, […]

New Space Opera Coming Soon & Cover Reveal

New Space Opera Coming Soon from Me Mark your calendar for 25 August 2017—that’s when my new novella, Last Ship Off Polaris-G, hits the star lanes. I’ll be putting it up for pre-order a couple of weeks before. If you want to make sure you don’t miss the space opera-adventure-romance goodness, sign up on this […]

Pets in Space Up for Preorder

Pets in Space Preorder is Here! Preorder the new Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology and have it teleported to your ereader on release day! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 is now available for preorder. Click your link below so you get all the pet goodness on the very first day. […]

Meet My Pet Shiza

Meet My Pet: Shiza, the Foo Dog One of the charms of writing for the upcoming Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology was the chance to invent a pet. I might have gone a little overboard in the pet department, but what can I say? I love pets. Update: Pets In Space 2 […]

It's Pets... Pets in Spa-a-a-a-a-ce!

It’s pets… pets in spa-a-a-a-a-ce! (cue heroic music) Mark your calendar for late summer, when the new Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 science fiction romance anthology will be up for pre-order. Update 15 July: The new Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 science fiction romance anthology is available for preorder right now—see below!. Sign up for […]