CERES 2525 Archive

Author Q’s: What is Scifi?

Interviewed by Donna Campbell Smith for the Grey Area News, here is a Q and A. This marks the second in a series of blog posts of interview questions I have enjoyed.  Last time we talked about

Author Q’s: Plotter or Pantser?

Interviewed by Donna Campbell Smith for the Grey Area News, here is a Q and A. This marks the first in a series of blog posts of interview questions I have enjoyed.   Q) What is your

Is this Christian Scifi?

They told me, if you can’t find the book you want to read, write it! So I did: Ceres 2525.   Contrary to most of the SciFi market, I wanted to read about how Christianity *thrives* in

Reader Feedback for Ceres 2525

      Reader Feedback about CERES 2525:   “Now that is some great writing! Do a lot more of that!! Good work!” -Terry R. Hill, NASA engineer, author of “Third Exodus”   “Great work! I really

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book? Micheal Lee Nelson A: During my teen years, I brainstormed and worked out my own answer to an old unanswered literary question I identified.Plato said “Necessity…

From Her POV

Growing up on Terran Tor, fraught with alien dangers,       Only the strongest women survive. Those who rise to power,              Lead their Matriarchal society, shaping the world.Serenity set out

Jurassic Sci-Fi

Working on revisions over the last few days. I finally saw the Jurrasic World movie too. Out of that I decided to move up ome revelations of one character’s backstory that should peak some interest. My redhead

Go for it!

Go for it! is the phrase of the day. Of my beta readers only one suggested a particular major revision. He has published more books than all the rest combined, though, so I give his advice some

Storyboard Outline helped me start

I watched “Finding Nemo”s and The Incredibles extra discs. I saw how they did a HUGE story board across the whole wall. I did that and wrote it down into my outline. Here’s how:I had a large collection of

Are you a Solman?

Yes, I am looking for my own word for “human” of the future. In a galaxy presumably filled with alien life forms, possibly some sentients yet undiscovered, we may take up a more descriptive name than “Man”

Draft 4 of CERES 2525

Progress report: I have my draft 3 back from my editor. I am going through these, accepting almost all. That means she’s good! It will be draft 4 when this is done. That will go up on

Void Viking Promotion

“I’m proud of you son. Very inventive. You’re a crafty one, just like in the Sphere. You’ve earned your place with the Void Viking’s,” Tyrian said with pride. Ceres was getting the hang of his father’s respect

The Writer’s Inspirational Theme Music

While writing I like to listen to certain songs I have collected. Some remind me of my hero, a couple of villains, others just feel heroic enough. This helps keep me on genre, mostly, and my hero

Draft Day #3

Draft Day #3!! I finished my 3rd Draft today! It is off in cyberspace to my editor! This is a huge milestone as there are few remaining steps before publishing. (at least this is the digest version list:)

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth

Speaking of Speculative Fiction… What are your top ways to destroy Earth. Not ruin Earth for humans, thats old hat. This is about methods of total destruction. /discuss: Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth. .


CREATING THE FUTURE FROM SCRATCH   I’m hard at work lately on my Freshman Novel.  It’s a speculative Fiction about the future of Earth.  Well actually it’s about Man’s future, After Earth… Speculative fiction of course implies, the invented

Ceres’ Laws of Practical Robotics

(image credit: NASA)   Ceres’ Laws of Practical Robotics: +Robots are tools. They are not people. They are smart toasters. Do not be fooled. +Robots are merely self-mobile computers: GIGO applies. +Robots are as smart or dumb


Closing in on Completion. Today I am polishing chapter 21 to send off to my author critic circle. I had a good idea, finally. Its a talky chapter where the hero and villain confront each other on


I am very excited to finally share with you the title of my book: CERES 2525 will be set in the year 2525, and guess where? Dwarf Planet Ceres is a key location in the galactic setting