Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Because, Science!

Who doesn't love science that involves clocks powered by potatoes? Nobody, that's who! An episode of the Big Bang Theory even had an episode featuring Professor Proton (the always fabulous Bob Newhart) and a potato clock.




While writing my latest book, a prequel to An Etiquette Guide to the End Times, my main character (spoiler!) finds herself with an abundance of rutabagas. I was noodling about what to have her do with them, when it occurred to me: Rutabaga clock! My better half was skeptical if it would work or not, so the only thing to do, obvs, was to buy a potato clock kit and test it out. The rest is nerdy history, folks:


My latest, featuring a potential collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, an overbearing home automation system, and rutabagas, will be out in March.

ETA: Rudy the rutabaga clock is still going strong - and has now sprouted hair:


8 comments:

Jess said...

Oh you tease! Excitement is brewing...

Maia Sepp said...

Well...I'm working on it :)

Jess said...

Nearly the end of march! Any updates on the boooooookkkkkk????

Jess said...

Any updates on the book front?

Maia Sepp said...

Ughh...sorry, Jess! I've been having some health issues and am not quite on my game. I'm just finishing up and it needs to be edited, but we're very close. Send me an email at maia[at]maiasepp[dot]com and I'll shoot you a copy when the edits are done. Does that work? ;)

Jess said...

Just sorry to hear you've been unwell. Get yourself better - that's all that matters. The waiting is part of the joy of reading. Take care of yourself! x

Maia Sepp said...

.....aaaaaaaand, it just went to the editor (first round). Woo!

Jess said...

yeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!