space opera

Pet Trade Teaser #2 Pet Trade is a standalone novella that originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. In the timeline for my Central Galactic Concordance series, Pet Trade takes place between Pico’s Crush and Jumper’s Hope, but it’s not part of the big damn story arc […]

Whimsy Con Report, Pet Trade, and Cameo Cat Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #4 This is my author podcast number 4, with last week’s Whimsy Con report, and about my upcoming release of Pet Trade. I had props, too. Oh, and it starts with a cameo appearance by one of my cats. Astute readers will […]

Pet Trade Teaser #1 Pet Tradeis a new standalone novella that originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. In the timeline for my Central Galactic Concordance series, Pet Trade takes place between Pico’s Crush and Jumper’s Hope, but it’s not part of the big damn story arc […]

Cover Reveal for PET TRADE

Cover Reveal for PET TRADE (A Central Galactic Concordance Novella) Pet Trade was my contribution to the award-winning (2018 SFR Galaxy Award, Library Journal Best of 2017) and USA bestselling science fiction romance anthology, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. The limited-edition anthology has since left this universe entirely, leaving us authors free to […]

Pet Trade Preorder is Here

Pet Trade Preorder Available in 3… 2… 1… And we have lift-off! The Pet Trade preorder is up and available at all retailers. Reserve your copy today to have it automatically sent to your ereader on release day, Tues., 20 March 2018. Amazon Kobo iTunes Nook Google Play Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU Pet […]

Reader Favorite Characters, Pet Trade, and Whimsy Con (Podcast)

Reader Favorite Characters, Pet Trade, and Whimsy Con Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #3 This is my author podcast number 3, about reader favorite characters, Pet Trade, and Whimsy Con. Authoring may seem serious, but I’m mostly silly, at least on video. Astute readers will note the number above and deduce there are two previous […]

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 […]