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Introducing… Astronaut Arnie!

Written and Illustrated by Dave Dircks. We all have a hard time getting out of bed from time to time, but Astronaut Arnie makes an art of it as he brings us on the space adventure of a lifetime. Kids will love and relate to Arnie, the unlikely astronaut who …

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Where the Hell is Tesla? now available in Turkish!

It seems Nikola Tesla is all the rage in Turkey (rightly so). They can’t get enough of the eccentric genius who invented alternating current for electricity, radio (though Marconi got initial credit), x-rays, wireless telegraphy, and many more. (And according to Where the Hell is Tesla?, the INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSFER APPARATUS.) …

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Listen To The Signal: Short Stories Volume 1 – Available NOW!

Listen To The Signal: Short Stories Volume 1 Hi, Rob Dircks here. I’m the Audible bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla?, and I’ve been writing and narrating these stories since 2016 on my podcast, Listen To The Signal. But now I’ve made them available ONLY here in this …

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Michael McCarthy

It’s Time: from Michael McCarthy’s Blog

It’s Time How long asked Dr. King those many years ago how long to claim our angel part rather than feeding the beast deep in our bones humanity hardens ruby red blood pours into the streets staining common decency foolishness prevails a superiority complex reigns throughout those from on high …

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Goldfinch Select

You’re Going to Mars! makes the Audible Editors Select: Best New Releases for November

You’re Going to Mars! just made Audible’s EDITORS SELECT: BEST NEW RELEASES FOR NOVEMBER! From Editor Sam Pagan: “Rob Dircks’ Where the Hell is Tesla? has been something of a cult favorite among listeners for as long as I can remember, and Khristine Hvam Kies is something of a legend …

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An Interview with Khristine Hvam, Narrator of You’re Going to Mars!

My new novel, You’re Going to Mars!, will be published by Audible Studios on November 13. (You can pre-order here!) As part of the publishing process, I was thrilled to visit Audible Studios in New Jersey, and also take a little trip to visit the narrator, Khristine Hvam, in her …

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Michael McCarthy

“Music”: A Poem from Michael McCarthy’s Blog

Music Visceral vibrations awaken the body head bobbing, toe tapping. Arousal! It is poetry of the senses expressing, capturing humankind’s pulse. Wholly sensual! Lyrical revelations with a few ordinary, well-placed words. Wisdom unleashed! But the real magic comes from the interplay between sound and silence. Genius! Each of us excitedly …

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Short Stories

September’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “The Last One,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hi guys! I don’t want to give too much away on this story, so I’ll just say it was inspired by something I saw that made me thing that some people are so gifted, it’s impossible for me not to think they somehow touch something divine. Let’s get right to it!

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Short Stories

August’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Dakō,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hi guys! Today’s short story was inspired by an article I read in the New York Times about a couple of men who, many years after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011, still go diving every day looking for remains of their loved ones. It’s so sad, they understand I think the futility of the search, but something compels them to never give up, and it becomes a ritual to honor the dead, or sorts, or at least that’s what I thought of it. So as I’m reading this article, of course, I say to myself, “What if…?” and this story spilled out of my head, complete.

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Goldfinch DIY

This stuff works!  (No, I’m not selling vitamins, I swear)

Part of Goldfinch’s mission is to help folks with their own self-publishing or audiobook production through free resources and personal Q&As at Goldfinch DIY. So every week I get a few emails asking for pointers on selling books, or finding the right audio gear, or how to work with ACX/Audible/Amazon. But …

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