Please join me in welcoming new steaMG member Aimee Lucido.
When people find out that I’m a writer and a software engineer, I usually get one of two reactions. People either respond with something along the lines of “Coding and writing? They’re so different!” or “Girls in STEM is so trendy right now. You should write about it!” Both of these reactions used to drive me nuts.Read More
There’s magic in my first middle grade novel, a portal fantasy called Riverland, too… lots of different kinds: real magic, made-up magic, and glass magic.
Wait, hold up, you say. Glass isn’t magic.
It kind of is. But it’s the science kind of magic.
I’m not talking about witch balls -- which are in the book -- the fishing floats that some people think can help trap angry spirits. I’m talking about real glass, which has transitional properties through the magic of thermodynamics.
I loved writing about this for Riverland. Some of my favorite moments in the book are passages where my main character Eleanor’s science project research on glass crosses over to work in the magic dream world.Read More
Happy Book Birthday to Joshua S. Levy!
School hasn't just gotten out: it's gone clear across the galaxy. And now it's up to Jack and his friends to get everyone home.
PSS 118 is just your typical school except that it's a rickety old spaceship orbiting Jupiter. When the school is mysteriously attacked, thirteen-year-old Jack receives a cryptic message from his father (the school's recently-fired-for-tinkering-with-the-ship science teacher). Amidst the chaos, Jack discovers that his dad has built humanity's first light-speed engine and given Jack control of it. To save the ship, Jack catapults it hundreds of light-years away and right into the clutches of the first aliens humans have ever seen.
Welcome to our new virtual home!
This is where you’ll hear from each and every member of the steaMG Alliance as well as some distinguished guests. With this first post, I wanted to tell you all why I started this collective.Read More