Author: Alexandra

What Kind of Book Blogger …

… am I? I’m remiss on my book blogging duties these days, now that I’m earnestly trying to do my online writing project, setting up a website, and procrastinating over every little detail. So that I haven’t actually been thinking about book-related posts. And haven’t even picked up a book to read, let alone review, in the last couple of weeks. I just keep getting distracted by … oh, look, shiny! Okay, you get the picture. All this to say, what with the holidays coming up, and my new project absorbing all my energy and excitement, there will be a little less posting of book-related posts here, for a while. And probably a lot more, pop on by Terran Incognito based posts. But, in my defence, they will be to alert you that there’s something posted of interest, so you should stop by and have a read. Don’t worry, I will still be blogging, only not every day, as usual. And I will still continue to visit your blogs and comment, throughout the week. And, …

The 5 W’s Book #Tag

As I am at sorts today, and didn’t have a post ready, I thought I would steal this Tag from Shanah the amazing Bionic Book Worm, and why not! WHO — Name an author you would love to have a ‘One to One’ with. It would have to be Louise Penny. I was lucky enough to see her at a book signing last year, here locally. And got my obligatory 3 seconds with her as she wrote me a personal message in the book I was buying: GLASS HOUSES. But I would love to sit down with her and do a full-on interview at length, over coffee and cakes at the Bistro. WHAT — What genre do you most gravitate to? It use to be always science fiction but then, over the last couple of years, I turned to a life of crime … crime fiction reading, that is. I love me a good mystery, police procedural, or a good spy thriller these days. The Cold War is definitely not over, yet! WHERE — Where do …

Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful

But here, inside, delightful! Or so we tell ourselves up here, in the Frozen North, as we notch the heating dial up further. We had record snowfall and record breaking cold throughout November. And while, for the moment at least, it’s slightly milder right now, we’re still on track for a very snowy December. Yes, it looks like we’ll have another white Christmas. Remind me, and I’ll take photos, otherwise, check out my Instagram account for photographic evidence, here: @floraincognito The running joke here, in Québec is there’s only two seasons: July and Winter. I kid you not. As a result, Québeckers have this indecent need to throw the heating on high, or turn up the AirCon, as the handy graphic below, will show you. So next time you complain about the weather where you are, remember me!

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And So, It Begins …

SPACE FLEET Is Seeking New Recruits! Space Fleet is now “live” and open for business, seeking new recruits to join us on our unfolding adventure out beyond Earth’s gravity well, into near-earth orbit, and beyond. Out into our local neighbourhood—from inner Sol Patrol around Mercury and Venus, to the Daedalus Space Station, the Lunar Moon Base, and all the way to Mars, and the fledgling ‘Bubble’ city. While the website is “live” it’s also still under construction, we’re looking for people to read, comment, and support Space Fleet by tweeting about us to your followers! We’re also offering writers a chance to crew with us, and share their own unique experience with a new readership—if your inner geek wants to get out there, and join in, stop by the website, and choose your berth now: SIGN UP TODAY!

Aiming For The Stars

This weekend saw me hard at work on a new project that I’ve been working on for several years now. Inspired to give this one a second chance not as a TV series [which languished in development hell] nor as the book I’ve only half written, but as an online project—I’m building a website. What I hope will not be just any website. But an interactive writing project open to those dedicated enough to want to join in. There will be secret missions, assignment, spaceships and space stations, political intrigue, machinations, and corporate congloms hell bent on running everything in our lives. Sound familiar? Only what’s happening today will be happening in our future, almost 150 years from now, when we’ve finally established a presence in space. The Chinese and India having established bases on the moon, and planning on a full take-over on Mars. In a future where corporate war and take-overs are fought with smugglers and pirates, designer drugs, and designer humans. Does this sound like a project you would like to be …