Greetings. I am Marianne G. Petrino-Schaad. I am also known in fannish circles as Nine Tiger. Welcome to the portal to my very free flowing Blog The Star the Tiger Follows. I enjoy commenting on writing, books, movies, music and metaphysics. However, on any given day, I might mention any stray thought mote that drifts across my too active brain. (The metaphysical ones do pop up often so beware).
I participated in 2010 in the National Novel Writing Month. Because of NaNoWriMo, I self-published my first formal novel Coffee with Thunderbolts under my nom de plume of Marianne G. Petrino in February, 2011. You can (gratuitous plug) purchase the book from Lulu, and other Internet sources, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can read about my experience under the Coffee with Thunderbolts page tab For NaNoWriMo 2011, I did a sequel to this book, A Star Rose in Cerami, which is now available.
In November 2011, I published my first travel memoir entitled Full Tank & No Damage: Three on a Sicilian Odyssey. Click on the page tab above to learn more.
I am also a huge fan of the 1980s series Thundercats, which is being resurrected this year. (I think this might have been predicted by the Mayan prophecies of 2012, or Nostradamus, but you can never be sure about such things. Reality is in a constant flux). You can read my extensive Thundercats fan fiction on Thunderan Weavings, a web page that has existed since the early 1990s in one form or another (although it seems like it has been around since the Silurian).
Since the century turned, I have also reviewed anime for the television program Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction and Fantasy.
So if you have a moment, come take a quixotic journey in thought with me. And if you cannot stay, blessings on the road on which you travel.