Author of Science Fiction & Fantasy

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News and Events

December 28, 2016 - All books have new covers and all interiors have been professionally reformatted. Website updated to reflect the new professional status.

November 12, 2016 - Attended the Cuyahoga County Public Library Indie Author Showcase.

October 22, 2016 - Attended the Geek Expo at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

August 27, 2016 - Dragonverse Origins is published.

August 19 - 23, 2015 - WorldCon 2015

July 29 - August 01, 2015 - Schrodinger Sessions, University of Maryland

June 01 - 07, 2015 - Launch Pad. 

November 07, 2014 - Peacekeeper 2 published.

July 13 - 20, 2014 - Launch Pad.

May 16 - 18, 2014 - Writer on the Lake Retreat, Geneva, OH

Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2013 - Dragon*Con, Atlanta, GA

July 14-21, 2013 - Launch Pad.

March 15-17, 2013 - Attended MilleniCon in Cincinnati, OH

November 25, 2012 - Had my writing story published in a local newspaper - The Ashtabula Star Beacon.  They were even kind enough to put my picture on the front page of the paper.  Here is a link to the online article:  http://tinyurl.com/c924oph

July 29, 2012 - Back from Laramie, WY where I attended Launchpad.  This was a National Science Foundation and NASA sponsored week-long event for writers, movie professionals, and editors for them to learn astronomy.  Professor Michael Brotherton headed up the workshop.  Special guest speaker was Geoffrey Landis, author and member of the Spirit Mars rover team.

July 21, 2012 - Converted the entire site to SiteBuilder 3 format and revised.

July 5, 2012 - Added visitor counter to the website. 

June 24, 2012 - Published When Ships Mutiny to all distribution channels.  Also uploaded Off Course to Smashwords.

May 19,2012 -  Purchased my own URL as well as upgraded this site to the enhanced version.  My new URL is www.dougfarren.com.

May 14, 2012 - I spent the day talking to six English and literature classes at the Ashtabula High School.  The students were attentive and they had some interesting questions.  I enjoyed doing the talk and the teacher is planning on inviting me back next year if she is able.

May 3, 2012 - I made the top 100 indie authors list at ireaderreview.com for the month of April, a blog targeting the Amazon Kindle.

April 19, 2012 - Today I learned that I will be attending the 2012 Launch Pad Workshop in Laramie Wyoming starting on July 22nd.  This is a NASA sponsored college-level astronomy course for writers and editors.  They accept only 12 people a year.  One of the guest instructors will be the head of the Hubble space telescope program.  The website is not well maintained but further information can be found at: http://www.launchpadworkshop.org/

April 3, 2012 - I made the top 100 indie authors list at ireaderreview.com for the month of March, a blog targeting the Amazon Kindle.