Black Hole Picture

Researcher Katie Bouman and the team at the Event Horizon Telescope took the first ever pictures of a black hole this week confirming Einstein’s theories. Discoveries like this really help push the scientific community forward.

To celebrate this leap forward in mankind’s understanding of the universe, Turas Publishing is putting Teresa Blum’s Multiverse book, Special Relativity, on special for the weekend. Instead of the normal price of $6.99, it will only be $2.99 through Sunday at midnight.

Grab your copy and help celebrate!

Countdown to Special Relativity

Special Relativity, Book One of the Multiverse, will be live Tuesday March 5th. (Hopefully….in many ways I’m at the mercy of Amazon on that timeline.)

I have been working on Special Relativity for a while now. I began it in 2008? 2009? I’ve honestly lost count at this point. I began it and let it languish while I finished my degree. Like many other things during that time of my life, it just got backburnered. But I thought about the story a lot. I would World Build in the shower, practice dialogue in the car, come up with twists in the middle of the night. It was a story that just wouldn’t let me go.

This world, these characters are deep under my skin and I am excited to finally bring them to you this week. I hope they resonate with you as they have me.

On Tuesday, I will post a link to the book. Like other books with Turas Publishing, it will be available everywhere you can buy ebooks. At this time, it will be available electronically only, but that may change in the future, I’ll keep you posted.

Thanks and enjoy! Teresa Blum

The Woman Behind the Curtain

Part of writing is the journey of discovery that writing takes you on. And I’m not just talking about discovering the story you are writing. As an indie, you have to deal with the behind the scene stuff, too, the “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” stuff. The cover selection/creation, finding just the right title, advertising, the list goes on and on. This week, my personal journey of discovery has been finding the right title and cover to go with my latest, which I expect out the first of March.

I should go on record as saying, I am NOT the greatest at creating covers. There are scores of places on the web to generate or buy book covers. The choice between the two is largely predicated on your personal level of tech/talent balance and your willingness to pay someone with a higher tech/talent balance. Full disclosure: I paid a close friend with a higher level of tech/talent to create a cover for me. AND I LOVE IT!!

But now that I had a cover I loved, I hated my working title…The Third Option. It was technically correct, but had no pizzazz, no umph, no zing. Instead, my cover artist helped me find a new title that has all of those things, Special Relativity.

So watch this space for Special Relativity by Teresa Blum to come out sometime in March. I assure you, we will have plenty of the hoopla to go with.

Head over to my Facebook page to see a pic of the new cover!