Category Archives: Write Time Blog

Writer’s blog: the joys and craziness of being a writer and why I wouldn’t do anything else.

Patriotism by Word & Action

I have experienced the heart of patriotism. In simplest terms, patriotism is devotion to one’s country. It’s no surprise that the heart of patriotism lives in our nation’s capital. No, it’s not the Capitol nor the Supreme Court. Certainly not … Continue reading

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The World All Lit Up

Sometime you can be aware of something without comprehending its significance. That describes my relationship with Christmas lights to a T. The Christmas lights of my youth don’t hold an important place my memories. I remember outside lights being much … Continue reading

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Women and Computer Science

Typically when I’m researching one of my female subjects for STEM books, I have to hunt hard for women in the early days of a particular field. In the history of sciences, women’s work was often appropriated by husbands or … Continue reading

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Storytelling Beginnings from Native American Cultures

For writers, it’s all about the story. We tell stories, whether it’s about a murder, planning a trip to Santa Fe, or a boy wizard conquering evil. They are all stories. And while readers read for multiple reasons—to learn, reduce … Continue reading

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A Library is a Thing of Wonder

Our democracy is made up of federal, state, and local governments. Local and state government is often a microcosm of federal government. Laws and regulations are made and enforced. Each branch comes with different duties and responsibilities. Specific agencies and … Continue reading

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Bouchercon Turns 50

I’ve just returned from my second Bouchercon. My first was in St. Louis in 2011, the year before my first (and so far, only) novel was published. For those not familiar with Bouchercon, it’s an annual world mystery convention for … Continue reading

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Call of the Aspens

I am on a quest. It’s a quest to discover the perfect aspen grove at the peak of its golden glory. I’ve been on this quest for several years now. I live in the flat lands, only a thousand or … Continue reading

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Do We Need More Books About Women in STEM?

After a long wait, my latest books are out. The new Gutsy Girls Go for Science series comes from Nomad Press. I wrote two of the four releases, Paleontologists and Programmers. The other two are Astronauts and Engineers. Yes, this … Continue reading

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Free Fun 50

Oceans, mountains, ancient ruins, crossing borders, guitar building, iconic farmers markets, rain forests, Olympic swim trials, jaw-dropping bookstores, and cities with big personalities. That was family vacations in the Gibson home as my children were growing up. We had to … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASES COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Gutsy Girls discover dinosaurs, study fossilized poop, and find human’s early ancestors. And who was the first programmer? Who created the first programming languages and compilers that made personal computers possible? Gutsy Girls, that’s who. On, and Gutsy Girls were … Continue reading

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