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Novelist Stephanie Osborn has quite an impressive line-up for her appearances in 2013. She will be discussing her new releases : The Displaced Detective Series, Stolen Moments, and more!

Chattacon – Chattanooga TN January 25-27, 2013
http://www.chattacon.org/drupal/

Anachrocon – Atlanta GA February 22-24, 2013
http://www.anachrocon.com/

MidSouthCon – Memphis TN March 22-24, 2013
http://www.midsouthcon.org/

Southern Gathering of Sherlockians – Chattanooga TN April 5-7, 2013
http://www.sherlock-holmes.com/Chattanooga2009.htm

221bCon – Atlanta GA April 13-14, 2013
http://221bcon.tumblr.com/

Alabama Phoenix Festival – Birmingham AL May 24-26, 2013
http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com/

LibertyCon – Chattanooga TN June 18-30, 2013
http://www.libertycon.org/

ArChon – St Louis, MO October 12-14, 2013
http://www.archonstl.org/36/

Con*Stellation – Huntsville AL October 2013
http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/wiki/index.php?title=Con%E2%80%A0Stellation_Main_Page

BamaCon – Birmingham AL November 3 & 4, 2013
http://bamacon.net/

MCFC – Memphis TN November 15-17, 2013
http://memphiscfc.com/

Be sure to come on out and see her! To learn more about her, visit her website at https://www.sff.net/people/steph-osborn/

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Ever wondered what rocket scientists did after they left the field? Some of them become authors, like the lovely Stephanie Osborn. She has co-authored many books with Travis S. Taylor and Darrell Bain, but has a few novels she calls her own. The first was ‘Burnout: The Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281’.

If you have not heard, Stephanie Osborn’s first solo novel – ‘Burnout’ – is in the pre-production stages of becoming a movie. Still, there were questions left by the book that readers were intrigued to find out about. One in particular was a scene where“Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at atrading post. There’s a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be?” (taken from http://www.stephanie-osborn.com)

Mrs. Osborn answers this question in the short ebook ‘The Fetish’. Since it is a short book, we cannot say much more about it lest we give it away. So make your way to Kindle and pick up your copy today!

Want more non-fiction from Mrs. Osborn? In November her latest collaborative work with Travis S. Taylor will be available. The Rocket City Rednecks’ New American Space Plan cover art can be viewed at
http://www.baen.com/author_catalog.asp?author=tstaylor
and will be available to purchase soon. Don’t know about the Rocket City Rednecks?

“Meet the Rocket City Rednecks. They’re five “backwoods” guys from the rocket city: Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space program. Sure, they love to shoot stuff and drink beer, and one of ’em lives in a trailer, but with a family tree full of NASA rocket scientists (not to mention their own PhDs and advanced degrees), they aim a little higher—like using homemade moonshine to fuel a rocket!

“Now, in typical laid back style, Dr. Travis S. Taylor, leader of the crew, [with assistance from Ms Osborn] delivers the goods on how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight – and can probably do so with common items found in a typical redneck backyard. What’s needed is a good old ‘try anything’ attitude, a bit of gumption, and the spectacularly entertaining backyard science that’s the Rocket City Redneck specialty.” (taken from
http://www.amazon.com/Rocket-City-Rednecks-American-Space…)

NASA Rocket Scientist turned Novelist Stephanie Osborn will be at The APSU Physics Department Reunion from August 19-21, 2011 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN promoting her books! Come and see the lovely and talented lady who wrote Burnout and Human By Choice.

August 19-21, 2011
The APSU Physics Department Reunion
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN

About Stephanie Osborn:
Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” tutoring math and science to students in the Huntsville area, elementary through college, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

Retired NASA Rocket Scientist and Novelist Stephanie Osborn has been invited as the Science Guest of Honor at LibertyCon in East Ridge, TN! Come see and talk with her, and take a look at her recent release: EXTRACTION POINT, co-written with Travis S. Taylor!

LibertyCon 24
Comfort Inn & Suites
East Ridge, TN

(following taken from Stephanie’s Official Page)
Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” tutoring math and science to students in the Huntsville area, elementary through college, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

Chattacon

Come to Chattanooga, TN for Chattacon, January 21-23, 2011! Attending will be Stephanie Osborn (author of Burnout and the Cresperian Alliance series). See you there!