Author Archives: Laer Carroll

About Laer Carroll

I am an aerospace software and systems engineer recently retired to become a professional writer. My genres include sci fi and fantasy, young adult, and technical books.

THE THRICE-DEAD GIRL is now available

THE THRICE-DEAD GIRL tells the story of Alice Willoughby, an immortal shapechanger. She has lived more than 400 years as many people, including a German soldier, a conquering African empress, and a Chinese artist and counselor to the immortal empress … Continue reading

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WORKS IN PROGRESS – starring Amelia Earhart & others

I am always working on several books at once. If I lose inspiration on one I can usually switch to working on another. Currently I am spending most of my time on the sequel to AMY AND THE STAR RANGER … Continue reading

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GREAT BOOK – Rarity from the Hollow

I seldom recommend a book until I’ve read the ending. Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton is first ever. I’m three chapters in and I already feel this book deserves the Pulitzer and Booker and the HUGO all together. … Continue reading

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KATHERINE RYAN – quirky British comedy

I recently discovered a new (to me) hilarious comedienne. She’s Katherine Ryan, a Canadian comic living and working in the UK. She has two comedy specials on Netflix. Katherine Ryan: In Trouble Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room After watching her comedy … Continue reading

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ENOLA HOLMES – Sherlock’s little sister now on Netflix

Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft (who as everyone knows is the smarter of the two) have a little sister: Enola. She has had an unusual upbringing, taught by her mother to fight (among other unconventional skills). When her mother … Continue reading

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ALIEN DANCE – the STARWALK

  Near the end of the climactic book of The Space Orphan trilogy, Voyages of the Orphan, Jane Kuznetsov visits a stellar system which is the home base of the Star Guardian who protects our solar system. During that visit … Continue reading

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FUN DANCING SCENES from Great Older Movies

Just for fun – a mashup of dancing scenes from movies set to the tune of Footloose. Click on image to see the video.

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Michael Jackson inspired BILLY JEAN dancing

Whatever Michael Jackson did in his personal life, in his public life he gave joy to many millions of people all over the world. Here is a dance mashup of performances by both expert and amateur dancers to the tune … Continue reading

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FUN VIDEO – tune from Status Quo band: In The Army Now

Want to see Darth Vader & Storm Troopers dancing? (And some cute girls and guys?) Watch! The tune is from an album by the UK band Status Quo. Video by videditor KM Music in Thessaloniki Greece. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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RESPONSIBLE GUN LAWS

I’m a gun owner and fan from way back. My first gun was a Winchester-like BB gun. The second I got when was I was 17 – a Colt .45 1911 pistol which I customized with Goncala Alves grips. I … Continue reading

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