Oh, the Places I went on my Spring Break

A poem by Robert L. Slater, inspired by Theodore Geisel In the spring of the year of twenty fourteen There was found a kind author with a penchant for green He printed his novels on backs of DOOSpaper* And tried to recycle all of the newspaper When to his hometown he...

Coming Home: What is a moment when it’s gone…

My first reading as a published novelist in the library where I discovered science fiction went very well. I had old and new friends, family and, hopefully, some new fans. We had 30+ people, I sold 17 books and had plenty of hugs and fond remembrances and fond...

Debuts of another sort.

Secret’s out. I’ve got my new glasses on. My hands look wrinkly. “Jes call me, grampa.” Poppy actually. Sitting here with Nonna Elena. Toasting the new babe with dark chocolate and a Syrah. Sheridan M. Musick Slater and Cameron Caya had a baby...

Two New Deserted Lands Stories? Done. Mostly.

Well, not totally done. Finished the first drafts of two new Deserted Lands stories while riding to Vancouver, B.C. for a significant other’s birthday. Great walk at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and then lunch at East is East. Great Indian food, lovely atmosphere....