Michelle Stone
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  • Mariposa, CA
  • United States
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Dune
About Me:
I've worked as an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley for 20 years as a programmer and project manager. I spent three years as a marketing manager for a pharmaceutical company producing medical instrumentation. I have in insatiable sense of curiosity and always had an adventurous spirit regarding the exploration of space. As an avid amateur astronomer, I started a business designing and building large portable telescopes. I currently manage a non-profit private astronomical observatory. My engineering background and eager interest in space exploration­ naturally have led me to write. I live near Yosemite National Park and participate actively in the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra.

I've enjoyed science fiction since I was a child. While I certainly enjoy the work of well-known and self-published authors, I've come to miss the adventure in the development of scifi technologies. I enjoy a story best when there's something novel or new... something that bends my mind. I like to learn something of science, history, human nature, or see radically compelling concepts from everything I read. I'm a big fan of space opera, don't get me wrong. But, I crave more. That was part of the inspiration that pushed me to start the Dimensional Shift series.

I'd been mulling the technologies over in my mind for years before I ever turned to the keyboard. I am a fan of music, history, and science. I enjoy taking events from history and real science with a slight twist to craft a credible story. One of my goals was to produce new technologies in my novels. You will find no tired scifi instruments like wormholes, ray guns, warp speed, and the like to develop my storyline. I use common terms from the sciences. I also attempt to clarify in two or three levels of explanation for those unacquainted with the terminology. I understand that not everyone will be familiar with biology or how a telescope works. Additionally, I've also written these volumes knowing that some of the technology development is not that important to many readers. I've therefore made a concerted attempt to write these works so that even those who glaze over those sections still have a fulfilling story to read. Finally, I've made a strenuous attempt to keep the books rooted in the sciences. I'd really like a teenager to pick one up one of my novels and learn something from it. As a result, the violence and intimacy in my stories lack the visceral nature we've come to expect in our entertainment. Yes, there are some military expletives, but they've been toned down considerably and are certainly nothing worse than what you'd see on television.

The two first novels of the Dimensional Shift series contain a fully self-contained saga. You won't be left hanging on for the next book. This is why I delayed the release of First Step until Waters of Babylon was nearly ready for publication. I've left clues and fragments of ideas on which I shall build in the future.

I enjoy feedback from my readers. I enjoy getting good ideas and scifi concepts from friends and others. Send them to me! My email address is available at the end of each of my books.

You may also find me on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/LightBucket

Email me at LightBucket@facebook.com
Website:
http://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Stone/e/B005FOV82K/ref=ntt_athr_dp_p...

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At 12:44pm on May 21, 2012,
Author
Glenn T Langohr
said…

I'm an author who loves to gift out copies and get reviews or interviews! http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A

 

Here is my facebook page for friends http://www.facebook.com/glennlangohrcalifornia

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Blessings,

 

Glenn

At 9:54am on March 10, 2012, Cami Hensley said…

Hi-

I am new here and just wanted to see if you could help me out and follow my book review blog: http://myaddictionisreading.blogspot.com/ 

I am having a giveaway right now for a $20 gift card. Feel free to enter! 

If you follow me, I will return the favor.

Thanks, Cami

At 12:53pm on January 6, 2012,
Author
Deidre D Havrelock
said…

Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs—if you are in the oftentimes horrific proposal / query letter process and are hunting for that elusive agent OR… if you have decided to go the ebook way…then remember the proposal process isn’t just for agents. A proposal is your marketing strategy! Join me at The Agent Challenge and leave me a comment. Also, I’m giving away the 2012 big book of agents or a book from one of our mentors. Drawing from followers at the end of February!

 http://www.theagentchallenge.blogspot.com

At 3:26pm on January 5, 2012, Liz Davis said…

Michelle, it's lovely to have you here. This is a great place to Network andmake friends. If you have a momentvisit my blog and let me know ifyou follow so i can return the favor. Go to: http://novel-moments.blogspot.com/

At 1:48pm on January 5, 2012, Amber Lane said…

Hi, and welcome to Book Blogs. Please check out and follow my blog! Leave me a comment on the blog letting me know you followed, and I'll follow you back. Have a great day!

Amber

http://falln2books.blogspot.com

At 12:47pm on January 3, 2012,
Author
Roberta Goodman
said…

Welcome to Book Blogs, Michelle :) Happy New Year!! This site can be a bit overwhelming at first, so if you have any questions please feel free to ask me. I’ve been a member for a few months and have found the resources on here to be excellent. When you get a chance, please stop by my blog http://ro-alwaysinspired.blogspot.com/. If you decide to follow me, please let me know and I will return the favor :)

Take care,

Ro

At 11:54am on January 3, 2012,
Author
Kelli Wheelwright
said…

Welcome to Book Blogs!

I am so glad you have come to join us! It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, Don't hesitate to ask questions- At least until you get your bearings! I am more then happy to help!

We are also looking for any one interested in being a regular contributor on our blog! Monthly, Weekly, Bi- Weekly... we are flexible! Know someone (adult or child) or are you interested in writing book reviews for our site? Family Friendly reviews of any genre are considered! If you are interested, email me at ekfamilybooks(at)yahoo(dot)com so that I can send you a copy of our blog post template to get you started!

Have a great day!

Kelli

http://www.ekfamilybooks.blogspot.com

At 10:51am on January 3, 2012,
Author
Ron Wyn
said…

Hi Michelle and welcome! Hope you enjoy Book Blogs as much as I do. If there’s anything I can do for you, please let me know. Also, when you have the time, please check out my blog at irregulartherapy.blogspot.com and website at www.irregulartherapy.com.

 

Best!

 

Ron

At 10:12am on January 3, 2012,
Blogger
Mary (BookHounds)
said…

Hello Michelle
Welcome to Book Blogs. Let me know if you have any questions. Be sure to check out Network Your Blog if you are looking for new followers! Please stop by my blog at http://maryinhb.blogspot.com & my YA blog: http://foreveryoungadult.blogspot.com when you have a chance!
Thanks, Mary

At 3:54am on January 3, 2012, The Coffee Bar said…

Hi Michelle,

Welcome to Book Blogs! When you have the time, please come and visit me at Reads, Reviews, Recommends by clicking on my blog button below:

 

There you will find Review Request from authors who are willing to give copies of their books away for free to readers willing to review them. 

 

Hope to see you there,
Kate

 
 
 

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