J. Dianne Dotson Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer, Science Writer, Artist.
Flotsam and Jetsam

Happy February! The Chocolate Month, proclaimed by me. So shall it be written, so shall it be done, or something. Hand over the chocolate, etc. It has been several days […]

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Local Author Showcase

A few months ago, I had a book reading and signing at Mission Hills Library, one of the several branch libraries of the San Diego Public Library system. The librarian, Steve, […]

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Heliopause Review Roundup

Seven months ago today, Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One launched into the world! What a long, eventful, amazing ride it has been in just over half a year’s time. As […]

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Book Two Feedback and Updates

Today I received my manuscript back from my editor! We were able to meet in person, so I went through the printed manuscript with her written comments. This gave us […]

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What Voyager 2 Means to Me

I owe so much to the Voyager missions. My novel Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One. My short story, EUROPA BURBS. But even before those, I was a child enamored […]

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Heliopause Holiday Happenings

Hello! How is it holiday time already? We’ve whirled right around the sun, and here we are, with rapidly shortening days and many cookies. It can’t be denied: the holidays […]

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Indie Author Day

On October 13, 2018, I joined several other indie (independently published) authors, as well as some traditionally published, for Indie Author Day. The wonderful folks at Coronado Public Library  and […]

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Book Two Is Finished!

It happened! I finished Book Two! This is the sequel, of course, to Heliopause: The Questrison Saga™: Book One. This happened within the last several days, and in quick succession […]

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A Group Book Signing

This past Sunday, I had the fabulous opportunity to be part of a Local Author Meet & Greet at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore! This was a unique chance to get to […]

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Great Connections

This past week provided me with some excellent opportunities to build audiences, promote my book, and make new connections. If you’ve not read my interview, here’s my blog post talking […]

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