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Serena Schreiber
Palm Beach, Florida
Writing my way through life
Interests: travel, sailing, boats, diving, books, writing
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On February 27, I'll be giving a presentation in St. Augustine at the Florida Writers Association Mini-Conference "The Write Stuff." Please join us! Here are a few notes and links from the presentation. If you've been following my work, you may know I've wondered about the difference between writing for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Serena Schreiber
"Goggles and onboard cameras put pilots and spectators in the cockpit as the drones race at high speeds through crazy courses. The Drone Racing League's first season kicks off next month in Miami." Listen to the NPR story on drone racing: Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Finn's Rocket - the book
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Now open, our second annual False Key Poetry & Short Story Contest sponsored by Howl at the Moon Writers Jam. Enter your best short story or poem set in the world of False Key, Florida. Grand prize winner(s) will be published in an upcoming False Key anthology and receive $25... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Serena Schreiber
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In 2015 my real and fictional families had happy adventures in the Florida Keys, New Orleans, New York, Germany, and Sweden. Can you guess which events are real or fictional? Reunion in New Orleans--Fact or Fiction? True! A gaggle of kids, a 7-piece brass band, and all you can eat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Serena Schreiber
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Finn's Rocket is the latest page-turning, high-altitude adventure story in the Finn's Fast Books series. --------------------------------------------------------------- Review by Carol Anderson, author of Glad, Sad, Sorry Delightful middle grade fiction about a brother and sister who have an incredible experience during Space Camp at Kennedy Space Center. The story is well... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Serena Schreiber
WHEN HIS LITTLE SISTER GETS KIDNAPPED FROM SPACE CAMP, FINN WILL DO ANYTHING AND GO ANYWHERE TO GET HER BACK. EVEN THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. Purchase this Kindle book now > Don't have a Kindle? Contact Serena for other formats > Finn's Rocket --Finn's Books #3 via twofins.typepad.com WHEN HIS... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 6, 2015 at Finn's Fast Books
WHEN HIS LITTLE SISTER GETS KIDNAPPED FROM SPACE CAMP, FINN WILL DO ANYTHING AND GO ANYWHERE TO GET HER BACK. EVEN THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. Purchase this Kindle book now > Don't have a Kindle? Contact Serena for other formats > Finn's Rocket --Finn's Books #3 Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Finn's Rocket - the book
It's on! Barely has Finn's Rocket hit the shelves and the next book is on it's way. Finn's Copter is under development right now! Can't give too much away but it involves remote control vehicles of a flying nature! If you've played first-person video games, you know what an intense... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Finn's Fast Books
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Could there really be life on Mars? The Mars Rover has found evidence that at some point water existed on the Red Planet, and that's a hopeful sign. Would you like to travel to our neighboring planet? Can you imagine being an astronaut making the long journey? I can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Finn's Rocket - the book
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Artwork by Dj Voelker False Key Volume 2 is in the works! Plan your mini-vacation to the island of dreams & nightmares, shifters & mermaids. Have you visited False Key yet? Are you a fantasy or speculative fiction writer or poet? Enter our short story and poetry contest happening now.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Serena Schreiber
Thank you, Cora!
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Baba Yaga Babushka doll Aside from Laz, the cat dozing on my lap, I was left alone with my thoughts. The twinkle lights on the Christmas tree felt homey, and traditional holiday music played softly, recalling gilded icons and stained glass. Lovely to have some time off from waitressing and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
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“So, Candice, got a sec?” I didn’t really, but when the night desk clerk where you’re staying, who doesn’t say anything even though the place doesn’t allow pets but you’ve acquired a cat who keeps sneaking in your room, wants to talk, you would say, just as I did. “Sure,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
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Trick or Treating False Key a Halloween Story by Serena Schreiber We younger children, I gripping my plastic samurai sword and Bella tripping on her too-long kimono hem, crept closer to the dark house while our older siblings lit cigarettes and loitered outside the garden wall. Lumbering after us in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
Have you checked out Wattpad? From short fiction to full length novels, all the work is available for free. Discover new authors and discuss their work with them and other readers with like interests. I've just published my short story, Out of Alaska on Wattpad. Learn the origins of Snow,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
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Wow, it's finally here! Finn goes further (leaves the planet) and faster (17,000+ mph ) than ever before. He's on a mission to save his little sister Gabi, who's been been kidnapped, Finn suspects, to the International Space Station. Now counting down to our November 1 launch date! Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Finn's Rocket - the book
Happy release day to the Somewhere South of Normal anthology! Get your copy free--Scroll down to enter the giveaway. Blurb: Shed the humdrum mainland routine, and escape into our adult fantasy. You can raise a glass with locals masquerading as humans, or slip into extravagant costume for our parade. Until... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
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The Devil loved watching children pour down the front steps of the high school like lava from a volcano. Trolling for souls. He posed in one of his favorite guises today, a school bus driver. Upon climbing the tall steps of the yellow bus, one of the boys eyed him... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
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Finn and friends go-kart race at Monaco Grand Prix takes them to the Monte Carlo Casino. Watch the video to do some people-watching and car-drooling at the famous casino entranceway. Lisas Lacey Tourism Blog: Monaco part 4 - Monte Carlo Casino entrance via twofins.typepad.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 24, 2014 at Finn's Fast Books
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You're hoping your child will read more books. I sympathize. I remember when my son stopped reading for pleasure. In sixth grade he had a class called DEAR, which stood for Drop Everything and Read. He was allowed to bring in a magazine or a book for Reading Counts--a system... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
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Photo credit: Vincent van der Pas www.archetypefotografie.nl/ Skipping School with George When Roy found out he was allowed to skip school and go to the beach, he said, "Awesome!" "Come on," said his older brother George. "Let's put on our bathing suits." "No," said Mom. "Wear collared shirts. We're going... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
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Angel wing designer reaches new heights Under the heading of "Cool stuff I learned while researching Finn's Rocket," we can add a small, Brooklyn based space suit design firm, Final Frontier Designs. Ted Southern, a former costume designer who created sensational angel wings for Victoria's Secret runway models has teamed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Serena Schreiber
Kathryn *blush* It means the world to hear praise from a poet like you.
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I barely watch the evening news anymore, filled with contentious politics and other crimes against nature, humanity and optimism. Weltschmerz, my German mother-in-law would call this, an aching for the whole world. Like you, I've sought escape in books, movies and fairy tales--stories like I, Robot and Jurassic Park, Star... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Serena Schreiber
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In celebration of an excellent German tradition, we had two outstanding events: Mom, the girls and I partied at Oktoberfest at the American-German Club in Lantana. We had an oompah good time! Goodreads hosted Booktoberfest. 566 people entered. 3 lucky winners received an autographed copy of Finn's Ship. Congrats to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Finn's Ship - the book