Lauryne Wright

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Pentapods: Adaptive and Rather Alarming Real-Life Aliens

Yesterday I researched Saturn’s moon Janus for Aliens Watch, seventh novel in the Other Worldly series, and to my surprise I discovered it harbors a real life alien straight out of scary central casting. A creature known as pentapods are the dominant life on Janus. Who knew? And who knew pentapods would be so very …

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Eschewing False Choices of Dogmatic Book Industry

This week I read an online Writer’s Digest article, “Finding Freedom in Writing Fiction” by Jean Trounstine, which so resonated with me that I started cheering aloud in my living room and then jotted down choice points.  This was the initial highlighted quote that had me clicking to read the entire piece: “The idea that …

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Spring Means Dandelions…And Dimwitted HOAs

It’s springtime, and that means dandelions are sprouting up in yards, which also means it’s an annual exercise in dealing with a do-loop of stupid. Specifically, I’m referring to Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and HOA management companies who still seemingly operate with an antiquated mentality from an era when we didn’t yet comprehend that dandelions aren’t …

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Empowered Women

Rowan Layne Praises SOTU on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, so named in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, wherein women protested against adverse working conditions. To honor this day, this post is dedicated to women who read, women who write, and fierce strong women who aren’t afraid to give voice to things like poor working …

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Interviewing Protagonist Rowan Layne On World Pistachio Day

Today is apparently World Pistachio Day, so in honor of pistachio-shaped iridescent alien spacecraft in my Other Worldly novels, as well as the alien-green hue of pistachios themselves, I thought it would be fun to do something lighthearted (I know I need it) for this week’s blog post. First, a caveat. I got the idea …

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Reckoning For Selfish Greedy Gun Mongers

I’ve delayed in writing my blog post this week because the subject of corruption, in particular lawyers, judges, and six justices of the not-so-Supreme Court, has become overwhelmingly tiresome and disgusting. Holding greedy men accountable happens few and far between in this nation, and it takes far too long for justice to be served. Yesterday …

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