The Plot Thickens

Well yes, it’s true. The plot for my upcoming work-in-progress (AKA-barely started) novel is thickening. No, you read that right, not “sickening,” but “thickening.” But as this all begins to take shape, I find myself coming back from an adrenalin high coming from the high altitude at the Annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting in the mile-high city–Denver–to join Defiant the Firefighting Guinea Pig. This time in a never ending battle to put out ever smoldering fires in the halls of academe.

But I now race against time and all odds to finish the grading of my portion of 50 graduate exams, and time is of the essence–as I am soon to fly over the pond for visits in the Holyland. So I will bow out for now–with one final self-promotion for 2011. For anyone interested, please see/read my author-interview with Editor Robin Stratton at the Boston Literary Magazine (I have to admit, it’s so flattering, that I’m tickled pink–and green and all other colors as well…):

Cheers and happy holidays to all!

About Steve Caplan

I am a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska where I mentor a group of students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers working on endocytic protein trafficking. My first lablit novel, "Matter Over Mind," is about a biomedical researcher seeking tenure and struggling to overcome the consequences of growing up with a parent suffering from bipolar disorder. Lablit novel #2, "Welcome Home, Sir," published by Anaphora Literary Press, deals with a hypochondriac principal investigator whose service in the army and post-traumatic stress disorder actually prepare him well for academic, but not personal success. Novel #3, "A Degree of Betrayal," is an academic murder mystery. "Saving One" is my most recent novel set at the National Institutes of Health. Now IN PRESS: Today's Curiosity is Tomorrow's Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (CRC PRESS, 2021). All views expressed are my own, of course--after all, I hate advertising.
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6 Responses to The Plot Thickens

  1. Heather says:

    Whoo-hoo! (Stop it with “drivel” there.)

  2. Steve Caplan says:

    What’s wrong with “drivel?”

    By the way, Occam’s Typewriter receives its first-ever appearance in the literature in “Welcome Home, Sir…”

  3. Heather says:

    I can’t think it is (I have yet to acquire some of your prose). Unless you’re accusing your interview of being drivel? I thought it was very friendly and flattering overall. And a nice shout-out to Jenny, too.

  4. KristiV says:

    That’s fantastic, Steve – congratulations! Good luck finishing your grading, and have a wonderful trip!

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