Marcha Fox’s passion for science fiction began as a child. Her determination to write in that genre knew no bounds, such that she even went back to college in her 30s to obtain a bachelor’s of science degree in physics, after which she spent over 20 years working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Science and engineering experience notwithstanding, it’s the unexplained mysteries of the cosmos, such as the concept of a universal consciousness, which provide the setting for Beyond the Hidden Sky, first volume of a four-part series. Centered on the Brightstar family who has been torn apart by a storm of political and scientific intrigue, they will stop at nothing until they are reunited.
Halloween is almost here, soon to be followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and so forth. How does your family celebrate these holidays? These occasions are loaded with Family Folklore, whether or not you realize it. What about when you were growing up? What are your favorite memories for different occasions? Which traditions would you like to revive? I promise this little book will give you dozens of ideas worth recording as part of your family's history.
The Family History Fun Factor
Was Halloween a family affair? Was there a costume theme, such as the characters in Star Wars or simply M&Ms? What about other holidays such as dressing up like pilgrims for Thanksgiving? Did you traditionally purchase your ski equipment and clothing at the end of the previous season when it went on sale or better yet, in a thrift shop? Did you ever pack for the beach and get hit with a late season snow storm? It’s been said regarding vacations to take half as many clothes and twice as much money, something you may want to editorialize about. Did you substitute a pumpkin for the football one year because Cousin Rob forgot it was his responsibility to bring the pigskin?