Friday, January 10, 2014

He Blinded Me With Science - by Brinda Berry

I love science and have gotten hooked on the Big Bang Theory - so when Brinda showed me this awesome post, I was excited to share it with you all! Here's Brinda!


I'll confess any day of the week to being a science geek. Wearing the geek banner proudly, I listen to science podcasts, watch the Discovery Channel, and marvel at exhibits in science museums. Admittedly, I'm not Sheldon Cooper (of Big Bang Theory TV show) geeky, but I do love technology.

A fascination with science is something that Tara and I have in common. Naturally, we've both included versions of futuristic technology in our novels. In my new release, Watcher of Worlds, Mia Taylor and her friends are exposed to many exciting and new technologies that may or may not be far from reality.  In one scene, there is a demonstration of quantum levitation.  This was one of my favorite scenes to write because I love the possibilities of using this very real technology in the future.

Writing this scene wasn't my first exposure to quantum levitation. When my son was younger, he did a science project and built his own quantum levitation maglev track. We still have it in our attic. Just talking about it makes me want to dig through all the goodies stored up there. Or maybe not. I don't have to wade through attic boxes to see a demo. We have YouTube! Check this out.


Thanks for having me here today at Tara's place. Science geeks unite!
It was my pleasure. That is so cool! And I can't believe your son did a science project on it. Brilliance runs in your family! 

Here's more about Brinda and her cool, new YA Sci Fi book! (check out the first two books in the series, too!)

Watcher of Worlds

By Brinda Berry
Whispering Woods Book 3
Novel
$5.99
ISBN: 978-1-941133-00-2

Senior year should bring fun, friends and happiness. Not portals, treachery, and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Mia Taylor, gatekeeper to an interdimensional portal, wants nothing more than to heal from her romance gone wrong. Illegally falling for her co-worker Regulus had been a huge mistake. But when Regulus goes rogue to hunt down a murderer, Mia must forget her broken heart and use her unique abilities to save him. Traveling across dimensions, she enters a strange and hostile world where a rebel faction holds the key to their escape. Her gift of synesthesia is in high demand, and a secret organization of the otherworldly kind has her in their sights. But sabotage and murder may be the least of her worries. Her ex-boyfriend wants a relationship. Her dad wants her to act normal. Her friends want her to stop moping. Who knew faking happy would be the easiest part of senior year?

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AUTHOR BIO:

Brinda Berry is the author of The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods #1),Whisper of Memory (Whispering Woods #2), and  Watcher of Worlds (Whispering Woods #3). She also contributed a short story to the anthology, Wild at Heart, Vol II.

Currently working in higher education administration, she spends her days thinking of ways to improve education for college students. Brinda spends her nights devising exciting tales that involve teens who might be saving the world.

Connect with Brinda on the Web:

WEB     BLOG     FACEBOOK    TWITTER   GOODREADS    YOUTUBE

37 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love science too! I just began watching Big Bang Theory for the first time a couple months back and I immediately got hooked :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I am not even close to being a science geek - I'm geeky in other ways! - but I've watched TBBT from the beginning and I love it. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Sounds awesome. People are always asking me if I watch Big Bang Theory. Too bad I don't have cable. Or time to watch TV. lol

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The video was very cool! Never seen it before.

Julie Flanders said...

I'm the farthest thing from a science geek simply because I can't get my brain to understand it, but this was still fun to read! And Brinda totally rocks so it's always great to see her pop up. :)

Happy weekend to both of you!

M.J. Fifield said...

I'd love to be a science geek, but I'm not smart enough. I do, however, love the Big Bang Theory (particularly Sheldon).

Best of luck with your book, Brinda!

Brinda said...

I'm glad you've discovered TBBT! Everyone needs that kind of laugh daily.

Brinda said...

That show has wide appeal. Who wouldn't love those characters?

M. J. Joachim said...

Science is cool!

Brinda said...

If you have to choose a television show to fit into a schedule, I'd highly recommend trying it. Now I have Netflix, so I can watch them when I can.

Brinda said...

Hi Alex *virtual wave*

Brinda said...

What a nice welcome here. I could just reach through the screen and hug you, Julie!

Brinda said...

I didn't say I was brainy. Ha! Sheldon is a riot. Have a great weekend.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I love is! Science is amazing, though I'm for of a science fiction fan myself.

Ellie Garratt said...

Wow. I'm a science geek and mad Big Bang Theory fan, so loved this guest post. Thank you, Brinda!

J. A. Bennett said...

I think science is fascinating too! Great post :)

Dana said...

Sounds great! Science is fascinating.

Christine Rains said...

Yay for geeks! And I'm a big fan of science too. Great post. :)

Have a lovely weekend, Tara and Brinda!

Brinda said...

I totally agree.

Brinda said...

I like science fiction as well!

Brinda said...

Hi Ellie! Thanks for commenting. :)

Brinda said...

Thanks, JA. Have a great weekend!

Brinda said...

It's official. Tara has the smartest blogger friends on the web. )

Brinda said...

You too, Christine.

Brinda said...

TARA--- I replied to earlier comments from my phone and something bizarre happened. My apologies! It didn't link my reply with the appropriate comment. Sorry about that. :0

Sherry Ellis said...

I'm a total science geek, too. I love watching the Discovery channel. It's the only one that actually holds my interest!

Tara- love your new banner!

Michelle Wallace said...

Hey, I've watched that show! And I LOVE some of those lines from the show... really priceless... especially when they are delivered with certain facial expressions.
I'm not really a science geek... but science IS cool!
Hi Tara *waves*
Writer In Transit

Kimberly said...

OMGosh, quantam levitation is so cool! I love science too and have a novel with some futuristic stuff going on. :)

Congrats to Brinda on the book! I added it to my Goodreads. :)

Brinda said...

Hi Sherry! Hope you are doing well. I see your FB posts and love them.

Michelle- Lines from that show are so quotable and funny.

Kimerbly- Thanks so much for the add on Goodreads. :)

Rhonda Albom said...

I like science, but hubby is the scientist in our family. However, Big Bang theory is very popular around here.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Tara Tyler Talks" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-sunday-drive_12.html

Medeia Sharif said...

Science is awesome and always fascinating.

I read book 1 and hope to read book 2, and also purchase book 3 of Brinda's.

Brinda said...

Hi Rhonda- Yes, I'm one of many who love that show. Thanks for dropping by at Tara's.

Jerry- Tara will be thrilled!

Medeia- Thanks so much. :)

Morgan said...

BBT CRACKS me up. It's sooooo funny. And I ADORE Brinda. She's such a wonderful writer/example/person. Perfect highlight, Tara. <3

Nicole said...

What a neat concept! Thanks for sharing this post.

Brinda said...

Morgan- *virtual wave* Thanks for the sweet comment. :)

Nicole- It's been a fun way to indulge in some geekiness.

Brinda said...

Tara- I placed a link for Pop Travel in my post over at Chris Stocking's blog today where I'm a guest: http://mentalsweatshop.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/guest-post-creating-a-book-trailer/