Monthly Archives: August 2018

WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Robert Waters

Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Day of Reckoning – 5 Days –Fault Lines

Our ever-changing earth is made up of several plates that bump, grind, rub, and twist in a tectonic dance. All that moving around has created some pretty cool geological features, like mountains. If you want to see a really good … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Day of Reckoning – 6 Days – Vegetable Oil Engine

When petroleum isn’t available, what do you use to fuel your engine? Why vegetable oil, of course. In the post cataclysmic world of Star Touched, there are no oil refineries and gasoline is hard to come by. That’s why Marty … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Day of Reckoning – 7 Days – Gareth’s House

I remember reading an early draft of chapter three. My critique group was confused and it was easy to see why. There were three floors and a bunch of stairs that made up a store, a tavern, and rooms. Once … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Day of Reckoning – 8 Days – Map of Atherton, Kentucky

A lot of planning went into creating the town of Atherton for my novel, STAR TOUCHED. I had to figure out how large of a population could be supported on the farmland available. The map also helped visualize several scenes. … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Day of Reckoning – 9 Days – Supervolcano

Tour guide: Welcome to Yellowstone National Park. I hope you enjoy our visit. By the way, you are standing in the caldera of a geologically active supervolcano. Me: Wait. What? Shouldn’t they have mentioned that before entering the park? At … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Day of Reckoning – 10 Days – The Wonder of Volcanoes

Did you know there were 169 potentially active volcanoes in the Continental United States? Surprise. https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/index.html  has a cool interactive map of them. At least three of them have erupted since our country was formed. Volcanic eruptions happen all the … Continue reading

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