L.J. McLean

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Two things about L.J. McLean: he’s a writer, and he loves technology.

For writing being his escape from reality, he attended one creative writing class in Yucaipa, CA in 2007. First to break his grade school English grudges and research paper phobias, then create the building blocks to his debut post-apocalyptic novel, Mana Pool. He became a lead fiction editor for The Chaffey Review (Vol. 1 and 2), wrote several short stories in and out of NaNoWriMo, and contributed to a few writing-centric websites.

Technology has been his edge. He graduated with honors for his Bachelors in Information Systems in Cybersecurity, specializing in small business network administration, tech support, security and network consultation, etc.

But writing, whether fi
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Well, This Happened

Wasn’t at all prepared to receive this news last week, so now I must share it. It’s not book related, but cool nonetheless.


Months ago, a coworker of mine shared NASA Socials with me. It’s NASA’s program to share mission details with social media followers. They invite a handful of people to attend.


And the email last week confirmed I’m one of them!


The event on March 11 is Moon to Mars. It detail...

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