Author Archives: Christian

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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St. Stephen’s guest-list appears. Zenn is overwhelmed.

The guest author/artist list for the upcoming St. Stephen’s literary festival is now up over at their site. Headliners include Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried), Over the Hedge co-creator Michael Fry and … Continue reading

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Headed for NewBo Con, Feb. 7? Drop by New Bo Books for a Reading from Zenn’s Latest Adventure!

Are you one of the gazillion or so science fiction/fantasy/comic book groklings who are transporting in for the upcoming NewBo Con comics convention at NewBo City Market in CR on February 7? Well, y’all have an added attraction to shoe-horn into the schedule-y lobes of your wily, genre-seeking … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess with… this Texas Lit Festival.

Am honored to find myself on the list of authors and other creative types invited down to Austin, TX, for the 2015 St. Stephen’s Literary Festival in February. All the deets from the St. Stephen’s announcement: Another exciting event sponsored by the Friends of Becker Library is … Continue reading

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Zenn gets reader-luv. Thanks, SHS!

Zenn Scarlett #1 book at SHS @cjschoon thanks to READz club #iowatl #yalit pic.twitter.com/wdRYjADE4A — Kathy Kaldenberg (@scsdmedia) September 18, 2014

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Zenn & Under Nameless Stars earn a thumbs up… from a sci fi buff who (IMHO) obviously knows his exovet SF

As I suspect you’ve sussed out from earlier posts,  I’m always super-grateful whenever Zenn’s books are reviewed by the universe at large (thanks again, universe). And the review takes on a uniquely relevant slant when it’s spun up from a blogger working on his PhD in astrophysics … Continue reading

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