End of Summer


Do you feel like you should be buying school supplies? Notebooks, calendars, new pencils. I still go back to school shopping with my children, which satisfies the craving, but I have a feeling that I’ll end up buying pencil cases and graphing calculators even after my last child graduates from college.

I’ve just finished the latest draft of my book, and finished a new story as well. Now, as September approaches, I feel as though I should be starting a new project–although I have a couple outstanding. There’s something about the light this time of year, a shift from head on summer intensity to a shier autumn light. The days are cool; the air is crisp. Classes are starting up again. Everything seems possible.

One Response to “End of Summer”

  1. Dear Ms. Goodman,

    I hope you don’t mind my contacting you. I am a published author and playwright of “science-in-fiction.” Whatever it may be – quantum physics, the genetics of gender, or consciousness – such mysteries allow me to explore the big questions. For my newest book, I chose time travel. After all, what woman of a certain age doesn’t sometimes look upon her life and wish she could go back and do it all over again?

    That is the premise of THE MINDTRAVELER, due out in the spring of 2015. The editor at Bitingduck Press in Pasadena, California, has just asked me if I know an author who would be willing to read and review it in the interest of supplying a “blurb.” In fact, I don’t know many authors, but have a whole host of admired sf writers whom I have always wanted to write to. (INTUITION is a favorite.)

    Please let me provide you with a short synopsis of THE MINDTRAVELER -

    With more of her life behind her than ahead, Margaret Braverman, a physicist teaching at a small college, cannot help but regret the things she never quite got right. Most important among them was the tragic ending of her romance with her brilliant colleague Frank, something she has never gotten over. Then there is the prospect of restoring the respect of her colleagues after that unfortunate incident where she set her hair on fire. And, of course, it would be glorious to get even with that mean-spirited, conceited, womanizing Caleb Winter. Fortunately, after years of experimentation in the back room of her lab, Margaret has finally built a time machine. The key, she discovered, is in teleporting not the body but the mind. And so, at 5:03 p.m. on May 3, 2012, Margaret teleports her mind to her 1987 self.

    Though her body is that of a 35-year-old, the narration and point of view is that of her older self. “60″, as she calls herself, feels everything but can’t move a muscle. All she can do is to passively witness what she lived once before, and, until she figures out how to influence things, nothing is going to change.

    THE MINDTRAVELER is neither genre science fiction nor romance. Comic, with a solid grounding in science and a thorough sympathy for its characters, its story captures the universal desire for a second chance.

    If any of this intrigues you and you decide to review my novel, please email me at brozanski@rider.edu. I would be delighted to send you an advance review copy.

    Thank you!
    Bonnie Rozanski

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