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You’re Going to Mars! is coming to ebook and paperback May 15!

My latest novel, the Audible Original You’re Going to Mars!, was an audiobook exclusive for six months — now it’s coming to ebook and paperback May 15! So what’s You’re Going to Mars! about? It’s the story of a young woman named Paper who wins a chance to compete for …

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Just Released: Under the Covers by Doug Reina

A work of art 25 years in the making, Under The Covers is a deep dive into the mind of award-winning painter and cartoonist Doug Reina. Absurd, hilarious, and surprisingly touching, its images and words explore the anatomy of a yawn; strange creatures with even stranger, human-like qualities; send-ups of everything our society holds dear; very human moments of introspection; the achingly funny that sometimes accompanies the achingly sad, and so much more. It’s a strange and twisty odyssey you won’t want to miss.

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Where the Hell is Tesla? Listed On Audible’s All-Time Favorites!

PINCH ME! Where the Hell is Tesla?just listed as one of 18 audiobooks on Audible’s Staff Picks All-Time Favorites for Sci-Fi/Fantasy, alongside some of my heroes: Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Peter Clines, Philip K. Dick, Margaret Atwood and Nick Harkaway.

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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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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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