The Magma Chamber at Yellowstone Is Bigger Than Previously Thought

Check out this fascinating article in Nature. Robert Smith of the University of Utah has shown that the magma chamber under Yellowstone is bigger than previously thought–about 50 miles long and 12 miles long. Source: Wikimedia Commons What does it mean? Not much. The size of the magma chamber doesn’t change what we already knew […]
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Renewal

(Originally posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers) A few weeks ago, in the midst of this exhausting book tour for ASHEN WINTER, I saw this tree: It’s an old, hollowed out sycamore tree growing beside a stream in Fortville, Indiana. From the top of that seemingly dead trunk sprouts a vibrant young sycamore about […]
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The Value of an Author Visit

(Originally Posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers) Author visits can take a lot of time to schedule and prepare for. Teachers, school administration, and parents aren’t always supportive. Some argue they aren’t “curricular.” (This isn’t true. Unless writing isn’t part of your curriculum. In which case your school has bigger problems than the lack […]
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ASHEN WINTER Artwork

Here are a few of my favorite pieces of artwork inspired by ASHEN WINTER. They’re all hanging in the Barnes & Noble in Fenton, MO. The artists are students at Hillsboro High School. Very cool, no? One of my favorite things about being an author is the fact that I sometimes inspire–and get inspiration from–artists […]
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Authors Behaving Badly

(Originally Posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers) Goodreads exploded in another of its periodic conflagrations this weekend. This time it was a self-published author whining in disturbing terms about bloggers who allegedly promised reviews in return for free e-books and allegedly failed to deliver. He even went so far as to post a list […]
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