New Interview on Irish Radio!

Last week the Irish radio station, RTÉ Lyric FM, broadcast a three-part interview with me on a program called The Culture File, hosted by Luke Clancy. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to record this interview about my book, The Universe in Zero Words, because...

Goodreads Giveaway!

My Goodreads book giveaway has begun! You have three weeks to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of The Universe in Zero Words. I am offering three copies. So far, in the first 12 hours of the promotion, there are 64 entrants. The deadline for entry is...

Capitola Book Cafe update

I have some exciting news to pass along about Capitola Book Cafe’s “Survive & Thrive” campaign. As I wrote earlier, they were trying to raise $285,000 by June 30 in order to keep their for-profit business going and also to start a non-profit...

Help Save Capitola Book Cafe!

One of Santa Cruz County’s independent booksellers, the Capitola Book Café, has just launched a fund-raising campaign called Survive & Thrive. Not to put too fine a point on it, they are in danger of going out of business. That’s the...

Eclipse!

Eclipses, such as the partial (annular) solar eclipse that was seen in the western U.S. yesterday, are one of my favorite opportunities for participatory science. It’s commonly said that to watch a solar eclipse, you need to look at the image of the sun through...

Welcome to my Redesigned Website!

Just in time for the publication of The Universe in Zero Words, I have dramatically updated the look of my website, and made some changes behind the scenes that should enable me to keep the site up-to-date much more easily. You might notice a small number of posts...