Monday, January 5, 2015
The Seeds Project begins
Stories grow from everything. Painted Boots grew from my grandmother's memories of growing up on a ranch in Wyoming. Being grew from viewing Kermario--in a single, passing moment--from a car window late at night. My third novel, The Seeds Project Interviews, grew from my obsession with the Yellowstone caldera.
If you don't already know, the caldera is a super-volcano sitting beneath the better part of Yellowstone National Park. It erupted some six hundred thousand years ago and it could blow again, any minute. Though I didn't much agree with the caldera's portrayal in the movie 2012, I do agree that when the caldera goes, much of the human race is likely to go with it. I don't think about the caldera going berserk all the time, but admittedly, I give way too much time to dwelling on the possibilities.
So [to my family, anyway] it makes sense that I have given an entire book to exploring the idea of the caldera and what science might do to try when it erupts. Hence, The Seeds Project Interviews was born.
The book will be published the first week of March. In the meantime, I'll be sharing lots of interesting tidbits about the book and about calderas (of which there are six super-versions, world-wide). The cover reveal is coming soon, as is the jacket 'blurb'.