Author Archives: Christian

The ESO announces today what they’ve found orbiting Proxima Centauri. A new Earth right next door? Maybe could be…

Rumors say: the new guy is rocky, in the Goldilocks zone, & a mere 39.9 trillion miles away.  So, yeah, basically in our back yard.  Exo-deets to come….  

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We ALL want to meet advanced, hyper-wise alien space-dolphins wearing walksuits, right? I do! But some people, not so much….

Hope we find extraterrestrial life? Are you SURE you wanna go there? Personally, I’ve always looked forward to the day that SETI announces the BIG SIGNAL or whatever sort of answer we get from Great Out-There. But some thinkers think … Continue reading

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Yo, writerly types: Here’s your chance to polish your editing & revision chops till they gleam – w/ Harvard’s Mary Rakow – in Iowa City, April 22 & 23

The ever-awesome IOWA WRITERS’ HOUSE gang presents a world-class workshop in editing & revision with a true Jedi Master of the art. Clickety HERE for all the details. Mastering Editing & Revision: A Writing Workshop WHEN: Friday, April 22, 6-8 pm … Continue reading

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1 Book 2 Book Literary Festival hits Iowa City on 2/27. The words are waiting for ya. C’mon in!

All manner of books-and-comics-and-artists-and-authors stuff is slated to rear up and word-out in Iowa City on Feb. 27th as the One Book Two Book Lit Fest & Jr. High Writing Jam storm into town and touch down at the Hotel Vetro, the … Continue reading

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Look what WE got for ChristmaKwanzaYulishPaganDay…

Just in time for the solstice holidays: here’s a quick vid of the six horses that IERAL recently rescued enjoying their new home in our south pasture. Thanks to Karla S. for capturing their excitement at having room to run and grass to … Continue reading

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The nice humans at the Des Moines Register dropped by the ranchito for a chat. Zenn appreciates.

Click on the image to watch me bumble my way thru an interview with the Register’s Kyle Munson about the first Zenn Scarlett novel. Then, head outside to roam around the property with me, Kyle and the DMR’s indulgent video crew. You’ll have to sit … Continue reading

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This is really fun (for an author) to read: a review of “Under Nameless Stars” … Google-translated from a French review site.

Here’s the original on the French blog… https://leschroniquesaleatoiresblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/zenn-scarlett-t2-under-nameless-stars/ …which Google translates as “The Chronic Random Blog”  – which I hope the Google lingua-gnomes nailed, ’cause it’s a majorly fabulous name. Zenn Scarlett (t2) : Under Nameless Stars 6 mai 2014 · par … Continue reading

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Win a free copy of the sci fi adventure that’s “like Jurassic World… ON MARS!”

For limited time (like, hours, probably….) the galaxy-bestriding goliath that is Amazon is offering up a giveaway to win your very own copy of ZENN SCARLETT. All you gotta do is follow the link and then follow @cjschoon on Twitter. Don’t miss out, … Continue reading

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And now: Jules, in his walksuit. You’re welcome.

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So, another Iowa winter done. Coulda been worse. Now, spring… and all those pesky projects we’d been putting off until things thawed out…

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