Longtime political aide Skip Tucker discusses his first novel, Pale Blue Light, a historical fiction that dares ask if the shooting of Confederate Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was an accident, or if more sinister forces were involved.
“Pale Blue Light” was another, much lesser known nickname for Stonewall Jackson. Skip discusses the setting of this Civil War spy thriller, as well as some of the personalities featured. Read more about Meet the Author: Skip Tucker
Dr. Stephanie Osborn, author of the Displaced Detective series discusses the myriad forms of research involved in writing a Holmesian novel, from cutting-edge science like M theory, to what effects narcotics such as cocaine have on the mind and body, to the typical furnishings of a Victorian home and what the well-dressed Victorian gentleman might wear. Read more about Meet the Author: Stephanie Osborn
What would it be like if we were suddenly to lose most, if not all, of our space satellites? Science fiction and popular science author Les Johnson believes that we’ve become dependent upon them. Les predicts what might happen to our economy, defense, and daily lives if they were suddenly destroyed. It would not be a good time… .
Les Johnson is a husband, father, physicist, and author of both science fiction and science fact. In his “day job” he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Join us for a special video chat with Canadian author Carla Gunn.
Carla discusses her novel "Amphibian," which follows Phineas William Walsh, a fourth-grader with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the natural world.
In a voice that has been compared to Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Phin reflects on the complex and troubled relationship between humans, animals and the environment all the while struggling to maintain his innocence.
Accolades for "Amphibian":
- Short-listed for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book
- 2011 Evergreen Award finalist
- Named a top book of 2009 by "The National Post"
- A Top Five First Fiction by "Globe and Mail"‘s Jim Bartley
- Called one of the year’s most original literary creations by "Quill and Quire"
- Published in German (as "The Frog Whisperer")
- Forthcoming in French, Italian, and Spanish translations