Saturday, April 27, 2019

My Latest Interview plus a Book on Sale

Fiona McVie recently interviewed me on her blog, Author Interviews.  It's perhaps the most comprehensive interview I've ever had.  Fiona certainly asks a lot of questions, some of which are rather personal. Please check it out at -

Here's just one question. Fiona asks, "What makes you laugh/cry?"


John: I laugh at a lot of things. President Trump and political humor. Dirty jokes. Stephen Colbert and Saturday Night Live. Pickles and Doonesbury.

I don't cry easily. Males are discouraged from showing emotion. I did cry at my father's funeral, though I didn't do it very well. What I felt inside was terrible, though; a vast, permanent loss. I've gotten more sentimental as I've aged, and I can respond to more things. There's a video online about a little girl who lost a cat and then she enters a room and finds an adorable kitten. Her reaction gets me every time, especially when she looks up at her mother and pipes, "Can I keep him?"

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Growing up can be hard, especially when you have mixed feelings about a fellow sixth grader. Tommy Starr is drawn to Mark Harmon, but despite Mark's magnetic personality, he has a dark side as well. On Halloween, Mark displays terrifying telekinetic and other abilities that frighten Tommy and make him decide never to see Mark again.

His father also doesn't want Tommy to see Mark. Still, Tommy disobeys him, choosing to remain Mark's friend. Soon, events spiral out of control, building to a climactic event that changes Tommy forever.



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Writing Life Newsletter #7

The Writing Life Newsletter #7 - Jan. 2019

John B. Rosenman, SciFi & Fantasy Writer - (Subscribe on my Website at

{I hope you are all doing well.  Here's my latest newsletter.  Please comment and let me know your opinions about it and anything.}


What's New

My children's / young adult novelette The Lazarus Trick placed 6th in Critters Annual Readers Poll for SciFi / Fantasy Short Fiction. It's a story about a boy with paranormal powers. I will give a free copy to three people (chosen by lot) who can tell me what Stephen King work partly inspired it. My e-mail is
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Are You Eating the Right Foods?

All of us writers and readers like to eat. Recently I read an article by Peter O. Blumberg called "40 Nutrition Experts Told Us The Foods You Should Be Eating Every Day". He gives us 40 different foods, some of which I'd never heard of. Here's a Baker's Dozen. How many have you eaten, and can you guess the one I hate? Is there any food you can't stand? (1) Avocados, (2) Tea, (3) Ginger, (4) Olives, (5) Brussels Sprouts, (6) Flaxseeds, (7) Walnut Pesto, (8) Apple Cider Vinegar, (9) Watermelon, (10) Sweet Potatoes, (11) Kale, (12) Wild Salmon, and (13) A vegetable that a recently deceased president hated.

The Turtan Trilogy

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Hey, Here's one of my Giphys!

This is one of my modest experiments. A Giphy or GIF is a looping video without sound. This Giphy is for the first three novels in my Inspector of the Cross series. Isn't it exciting? My hero is 4000 years old and he's dedicated his long, long life to saving us from aliens. What a guy! Just click on the GIPHY to purchase.


A PDF copy of How to Write Science Fiction or Speculative Fiction. (To subscribe, just follow the directions on my website at Website).

What is science fiction and how does it differ from fantasy? How do you write the stuff and how do you catch a reader's interest no matter what genre you're writing in?

See you next time! If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at or