Hi there! I am following several you tubers, whose life stories I am interested in. Often writers look for inspiration, and I realized that these public figures are an incredible source of storylines. Here’s my selection of the most raw and memorable videos I’ve come across. I’m HIV+ (48hrs After Finding Out).  I am new […]

Meanwhile I’m settling down with a ton of reading from 2015  sci fi and fiction, and writing reviews for some of them, to somehow make this waiting bearable. I honestly am losing my patience with Hollywood. When are they going to film something based on Scalzi’s books already? All that rumor  about the lunch with […]

Writer’s angst over the word count is such a common thing. 17.000 words in a month may or may not be impressive to someone. To me –  it is one hell of an accomplishment, and I attribute it to the following factors: Ellie Maloney ≡ Jalapeño Fiction blog (this blog), because it motivates me to write […]

Who influences our thinking? Donald Trump? Caitlyn Jenner? J.K. Rowling? Jesus? No, No and No. According to The Telegraph (2015), these 10 spectacular personalities. Apparently, the criteria for the selection was “based on social media followers, number of books published, media appearances, catch phrase creation, amount of viral memes and fan base nicknames”. If you, like myself, […]

To stargazers and techies, To book grazers and skimmers,    To starship and AI dreamers,  To E.T. chasers and time travelers, To warp engineers and string theorists, To black hole and Higgs Bozon scholars,  To dark matter and dark energy ponderers, And to all of us, awe struck with the science and poetry of the universe, […]

Here is the rough list of things I’ve done over the past year (outside of the ‘real’ work) to avoid finishing my 2 novels. Sketching my characters Sculpting my characters from clay Reenacting scenes starring my sculpted characters Improving major science theories On this one, my spouse sometimes walks in and I give him ‘that’ look: […]