Category: Flashback-Friday

Flashback Friday: Back to the Future

Throwback Thursday: Back to the Future

This week’s Flashback Friday: Back to the Future Since everyone else is looking at Back to the Future this week and having such a fabulous time with it, I wanted to jump on board. The first film came out in 1985–I was 7 years old. While there are many films I recall seeing in the …

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Flashback Friday: Cats & Netflix

Flashback Friday: Cats & Netflix

This week’s Flashback Friday: Cats & Netflix Cats & Netflix…not really a Flashback Friday so much as a Flashback to last week. I have no real reason to have this categorized as a Flashback Friday other than my want to spend today talking about cats…and Netflix. Don’t blame me–The Doubleclicks started it. If you’re not …

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Flashback Friday: Moving

This week’s Flashback Friday: Moving…. Rather than a lengthy Flashback Friday post on something literary, I’m going to Flashback to our first day in Seattle, WA… No, not the 21-year-old college students who visited Seattle briefly to check out the University of Washington’s School of Music. (Gosh I was so young!!) Nope. I’m talking about …

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Flashback Friday: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This week’s Flashback Friday: The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Giver is one of those classic sci-fi novels that tops the Banned Book List annually and shocks parents everywhere for daring to talk about puberty and euthanasia. The book wasn’t published when I was in middle school, being that it was published in 1993, so …

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Flashback Friday: My First Con

ArmadilloCon Logo

This week’s Flashback Friday: My First Con.  Seems only fitting since I’m currently at WorldCon. I was 16 when I attended my first writing convention. I drove myself from Houston to Austin for ArmadilloCon 16 (10/7-10/9/1994) and I felt so professional, let me tell you. Armed with a Sony Walkman, I recorded hours of panels …

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Flashback Friday: Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed

The Martian Chronicles cover

This week’s Flashback Friday: Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed aka The Naming of Names by Ray Bradbury. When I first read this short story, it was titled “Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed,” rather than its original name “The Naming of Names.” I read it as part of The Martian Chronicles, which has many …

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Flashback Friday: Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

This week’s Flashback Friday: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. While not normally listed or thought of as fantasy novel, this book certainly has fantastical elements to it. We read Bridge to Terabithia in 6th grade reading class. Just the word–Terabithia–fascinated me. What was Terabithia? Why wasn’t it spelled T-E-R-R-A-B-I-T-H-I-A? Surely the author was playing …

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Flashback Friday: Franchise Novels

Star Trek: The Next Generation Cold Equations novel

This week’s Flashback Friday: Franchise Novels. I’m happy to have author April Daniels here for a guest post on how franchise novels  influenced her as a writer and taught her to never be ashamed of her interests and passions! So, I guess I’ve got to open up about my dirty little secret. Deep breath. Here …

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Flashback Friday: My First Doctor

Flashback Friday: My First Doctor David Tennant

This week’s Flashback Friday: My First Doctor. This post is Doctor Who themed in honor of Anglicon 2015, which is where I currently am this weekend. I’m way behind the curve here. Growing up, we didn’t have TV until I was in 3rd grade, and we didn’t have cable until 4th or 5th grade. We …

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Flashback Friday: Don’t Bite the Sun

Don't Bite the Sun by Tanith Lee

This week’s Flashback Friday: Don’t Bite the Sun by the late Tanith Lee. A few days ago (May 24th), Tanith Lee passed after a long battle with cancer. She was an author that I discovered in high school, but with Don’t Bite the Sun and its sequel, Drinking Sapphire Wine, being two books I love, …

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