New Exclusive Blog Post – Deleted Scenes from Shark Station

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For the final blog post for Shark Station, I’ll be sharing some of the deleted scenes from the novel with you. After this blog post, there will be a break in posting until the next novel in the Oceania: The Underwater City series is released. I’m working on it now and hope to have it released sometime next year.

 

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Deleted Scenes from Shark Station

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Reality vs. Fiction: Animals at Depth

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This week, I am highlighting some of the liberties I took with the sea creatures in Shark Station and used the current gaps in knowledge in marine science to create an engaging and exciting storyline with a variety of sea creatures. Now, don’t freak out! I still kept the level of scientific accuracy in my Shark Station as I did in the other Oceania novels. I just stretched some of the potential capabilities of sea creatures that still have a lot of needed observational studies to determine more about their behavior. Read the blog post to find out more.

 

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Reality vs. Fiction: Animals at Depth

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Tour of the Depths

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I have a different type of blog post for you this week and I’m really excited to share with you. If you read my acknowledgments page for Shark Station, you may have heard me do a shout out to my favorite VR game Ocean Rift. I spent a lot of time before writing Shark Station playing this VR game and I came to realize some of the emotions Allie may be feeling when she’s underwater. The amazing thing about Ocean Rift (partly because it’s a VR game) is that it puts you under the sea in a way that wouldn’t be possible for most of us. In-game, you have the opportunity to swim with sharks outside a cage, with blue whales, humpback whales, a giant squid (although I still haven’t encountered it in-game yet), sea turtles, manatees, orcas, beluga whales, and many other species. As I would float in the blue waiting for something to appear, I thought of the many times Allie had been through that. It sounds ridiculous because I was in a game, but I felt both apprehension in what could materialize and excitement. One of the special opportunities the game has that I could never get outside of it was the ability to swim in the deep sea without a submersible. I was able to go around just like Allie and her friends did at the bottom of the Marianna Trench. So today, I’m sharing with you some of the video footage I took in-game before I ever wrote Shark Station. When I realized I wanted to do this blog post, I took a lot more wonderful footage just to find out the files were corrupted and unreadable by my computer. So the footage isn’t the perfect visage I wanted to share, but I still edited it and kept the best parts from the footage I’d taken months before. So without further monologuing from me, you can click the link below to be sent directly to the blog to watch the video:

 

Tour of the Depths Video

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Shark Station Dining Menu

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For the blog post this week, I’ll be sharing with you some of the kinds of meals Allie and Dylan would have had while staying on Shark Station. Some of it may be familiar to you and some of it may sound gross, but it’s a sampling of the cuisine, not an entire comprehensive list. Still, I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

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Shark Station Dining Menu

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New Exclusive Blog Post – How to Survive-Research Station Living Under the Sea

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This week I’ve done something a little different and decided to share with you a guide to Shark Station. Every research personnel who travels to Shark Station is briefed with this guide. Read the blog post to find out a little more about Shark Station and how it operates. Enjoy!

 

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How to Survive-Research Station Living Under the Sea

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Special Inventions in Shark Station

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As in the first two novels, I’ll be describing some of the new inventions I created in Shark Station for you. One of the inventions is only mentioned once in the novel, while the other two are featured more. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this post and let me know what you think. As I stated last announcement, all the blog posts from now until December will be every three weeks.

 

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Special Inventions in Shark Station

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Character Profile and Interview: Dr. Amaya Avraham

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The last of the character interviews is finally here. This last feature is of Dr. Amaya Avraham, which may not be your favorite character (if she is, please do let me know), but I hope you enjoy learning a little about her. I would also click the link to read about her personality because I think that helps to understand her character much more.

 

In three weeks, the special inventions in Shark Station post will be released, so stay tuned. Afterward, blog posts will be strictly every three weeks until December.

 

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Character Profile and Interview: Dr. Amaya Avraham

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Character Profile and Interview: Dr. Jay Kwon

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We’re almost at the end of the character interviews. Continuing with the mentor characters, the next is Dr. Kay Kwon. Following this one will be Dr. Avraham’s, so stay tuned!

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Character Profile and Interview: Dr. Jay Kwon

 

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Character Profile and Interview: Dr. AntoineGomez

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With this post, the beginning of the mentor character interviews begins with Dr. Antoine Gomez. The mentor ones will be a little different than the ones featuring the teen stars of the novel, so enjoy.

 

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Character Profile and Interview: Dr. Antoine Gomez

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New Exclusive Blog Post – Character Profile and Interview: Devon

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To continue with the character interviews, we now have Devon’s interview! His is the last of the friend’s group, afterward, the rest of the character interviews for this novel will be the onboard mentors of Shark Station. Enjoy!

 

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Character Profile and Interview: Devon

 

If you missed Max’s interview, you can click here to read it.

 

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