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Racing The Blue Monarch - Lap by Lap Notes

Junior Solar Sprint Racing

April 17, 2015

Tags: Racing the Blue Monarch, solar race car, thriller, kids, Michael J. Daley, building, racing, models, engineering, mentor, competition, pizza box solar oven, Junior Solar Sprint Racing, NREL, science, racing, confidence, renewable energy, hands-on, manual skills, character building

Racing the Blue Monarch is billed as a near-future solar race car thriller, but as the inventor Henson tells Scooter, our skeptical main character, “these cars already exist”. And guess what? Kids are building them AND racing them! We're talking models here – which is the starting point to all real engineering.

These kids in (more…)

Authorfest or Retailing Your Heart

April 13, 2015

Tags: authorfest, Jessie Haas, Michael J. Daley, retail, sales, public, humiliation, girls, boys, books, authors, racing, raffle, thriller, subscription, story, Racing the Blue Monarch, Shanghaied to the Moon, At Home With the Sun, advertising, Beach Socks, enthusiasm, pizza box solar oven

We must face it squarely – there's a sort of terrible humiliation involved in trying to make direct sales to the public. As you sit there in your booth at authorfest, behind your colorful, dynamic, wonderful display of your works, you are confronted with the stark fact that most people – and I mean like almost (more…)

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