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What’s JY Up To?

Check out the latest page in my bullet journal. Lots of balls in the air for September and October. I’m finishing up editing and getting ready to republish Chosen, and researching my new project: a serial-killer thriller that takes place in the desert. I’m getting good feedback from my writers’ group. On top of that, I’ve lost my helper to college, so I have sole duty cleaning the litter box for two cats. Sign up

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The Spirit of Ink Sept pairing by JY Olmos: Lux University and a lemon drop martini with Tito's vodka

The Spirit of Ink for September

Someone asked me recently if I felt like Evonne after her daughter left to train on Ghent. It took me a moment to realize the similarity. Now that the seed has been planted, it’s become a weed that no RoundUp can exterminate. Therefore, this month’s selection for the Spirit of Ink is my own novella, Lux University. This science fiction young adult romance was written in 2017 and is a follow up to The HIVE,

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The Spirit of the Ink for August

This month’s selection is Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006). This is a science fiction classic originally written in 1961 and translated into forty-one different languages. The Kindle version was translated directly from the Polish manuscript, and some argue that it is closest to the original. I read this book years ago and again this past weekend. Although my impressions of the story from the first reading of this book stuck with me over the years,

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