Science in Fiction: Why Midichlorians in Star Wars Makes no Sense…

On September 1, 2016, Posted by , In Science in Fiction, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Don’t get me wrong, I love Star Wars.  I was a little miffed with the latest movie, but I still love the series.  Hell, I even love the prequels, and Lord knows some people really have a beef against the prequels. But one thing that’s kind of bothered me for…

Science in Fiction: Where’s the Alpha Female?

On August 1, 2016, Posted by , In Science in Fiction, tagged in ,,,,, , With No Comments

I read a lot of paranormal romance novels, and especially on Wattpad, quite a few of them involve werewolves, and especially alpha males.  But I can’t help wondering… where’s the alpha female?  After all, if werewolves are designed after actual wolf packs in any way at all, there should be…

Sometimes Technology Sucks…

On May 30, 2016, Posted by , In Administrative,Random Rants, With No Comments

If you’ve tried to access my website in the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed either that you couldn’t access it at all, or it looked really weird.  That is because, as of the middle of May, my old hosting service expired, and while I had set up new…

Science in Fiction: Jurassic Engineering

I’ve been watching the Jurassic Park series today, so my pet peeves have resurfaced.  Of course, there are the obvious things like how Dr. Grant could possibly know that the T. rex’s vision is based on movement or why such a massive automation project would only have a single programmer,…

Science in Fiction: For the Research Geeks in All of Us

On January 1, 2016, Posted by , In Science in Fiction, With 2 Comments

This edition of Science in Fiction is going to be a little different.  I found myself procrastinating again, like usual, and having not written the article on 12/31 when I told myself I was going to post on the 1st of every month, well… you can see where this is…

Science in Fiction: Genetic Manipulation

Genetics can be very exciting from a theoretical point of view. In fiction, we don’t have to worry about ethics, or the restraints of our time. We can open our minds to the very limits of what the world has to offer, then skip right over the border with a…

Displaced: Chapter 1

On September 4, 2015, Posted by , In Danielle's Writing,Displaced,Serial, tagged in ,,,, , With No Comments

The night air hung thick as sludge, reminding her of her Grandma’s milk gravy.  About as easy to breath in too.  Sam hated the weather here, and for the hundredth time, she swore to herself that she had to get away.  “Maybe Portland,” she mused.  “I would fit in in…

Science in Fiction: Physiology of a Werewolf

On September 1, 2015, Posted by , In Research,Science in Fiction,Writing, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

It happens almost every time you’re reading a werewolf book.  At some point, you’re reading along, and the author mentions something about the werewolf’s knees bending backwards, usually mid-shift or something.  I know, enough to make the average reader cringe a little, right?  But for someone with any of the…

New Story: Displaced

I have an idea for a new story, which I will be posting sporadically here on my blog.  The story will be a paranormal novel, but it will also be something possibly very different from what you usually see out there.  The intent of writing it, at least a little,…

Book Review: Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel @karissalaurel

On August 19, 2015, Posted by , In 5 Stars,Book Review, With 2 Comments

Review This review will be a challenge to write.  There were so many things I loved about this story, and so many of them I cannot say because I don’t want to ruin the surprises for potential readers.  I have so many comments in the book file, many of which…