News about Amy Rogers


2017 Events, Appearances, and Lectures

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Listen to me read excerpts of PETROPLAGUE and REVERSION at the Sacramento Poetry Center, part of the “Writers on the Air” program.

  • April 23, 2018. P.E.O. chapter meeting, Sacramento, CA. Topic: “Nurture the Garden Inside You.” Private event.
  • October 19, 2017. On behalf of California Writers Club for CA Writers Week: “Ten steps to becoming a successful writer” Nicholson’s Music Cafe, Folsom, CA 3 PM.
  • October 12, 2017. Sacramento Unitarian-Universalist Church, 11 AM. Topic: Microbiome
  • September 11, 2017. Sacramento Suburban Writers Club. Topic: Audiobooks. Open to the public.
  • September 4, 2017. Launch party for The Han Agent by Amy Rogers! Be one of the first to own a copy. Come to the launch party, book reading, sale and signing event, Labor Day, 7-9 PM at 2740 Creekside Ln, Sacramento, CA 95821
  • September 1, 2017. California Writers Club-Sacramento branch. First Friday network meeting, 9 AM, Coco’s, 7887 Madison Ave, Citrus Heights, CA. Topic: Tips and tricks for pre-launch marketing of your book. Open to the public.
  • August 10, 2017. Northern California Publishers and Authors. Topic: IngramSpark & Pronoun for indie distribution. Open to the public.
  • June 28, 2017. New Ulm Public Library SciFi interest group, 6:30 PM, 17 N. Broadway, New Ulm, Minnesota. With poet Richard Meyer. Open to the public.
  • June 23, 2017. Conference on Creative Writing at University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Keynote speaker. “Celebrate the Small Stuff: Let shameless, out-of-proportion joy drive you to success in your writing career”
  • June 23, 2017. Conference on Creative Writing at University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Workshop presentations on “How to do a book launch” and “Ten things to know about writing thriller fiction”
  • In, Out, and About Sacramento (Van Gordon Productions) Access Sacramento TV channel 17. Panel from California Writers Club-Sacramento branch.
  • May 10, 2017. Sons in Retirement private meeting, Carmichael, CA. Topic: American River salmon
  • April 22, 2017. Writers on the Air, 10 AM-1 PM, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St. Featured reader.
  • April 2017: Interview for Writers on the Air. 30 minutes discussing writing, science, and my path as an author and scientist
  • March 10, 2017. Renaissance Society Forum. California State University, Sacramento. Topic: The Human Microbiome

2016 Events, Appearances, and Lectures

  • November 10, 2016. Guest speaker Northern California Publishers and Authors. Topic: How to do a book launch
  • Coming soon: “Under the Microscope” article in Killer Nashville Magazine
  • July 8-9, 2016. ThrillerFest by International Thriller Writers. Look for me on the panel discussing science in thriller fiction. Buy a recording (MP3, CD) from VW Tapes (Science in Thrillers, Boyd Morrison & Panel CTFC-16-069-M)
  • May 26, 2016. Harvard Commencement, 25th Reunion Class Book Fair organized by Harvard Coop Bookstore. 9-11 PM, Phillips Brooks House
  • April 24, 2016. Northern California Publishers & Authors Book Awards Banquet. A ScienceThrillers Media title won first place!
  • April 8, 2016. Benjamin Franklin Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association, Salt Lake City, UT. One of the books my company ScienceThrillers Media published was a silver medalist for a major award. I’ll be there to accept!
  • Spring 2016: Guest host with Steven James on Internet radio talk show The Story Blender, episodes featuring Grant Blackwood and David Corbett

2015 Events, Appearances, and Lectures

REVERSION is on sale now. Click to my Books page for reviews & purchase links.

STMlogoMy publishing company ScienceThrillers Media has released Kindle ebook versions of Katie McKissick/Beatrice the Biologist’s picture book for kids LITTLE CELLS, and a collection of her science-themed cartoons AMOEBA HUGS. Both are available for purchase, or are free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Gina DeMarco’s brilliant and funny satire THE NEANDERTHAL’S AUNT, a kind of Bridget Jones’ Diary for women in science, is also in print from STM. Also: ORBITAL PATHS by Richard Meyer, a poetry collection, and EATING BULL by Carrie Rubin, a psychological/medical thriller about obesity.





Since July 1, 2015, I have serves as Treasurer and webmaster for Northern California Publishers and Authors, a local affiliate of the national professional organization Independent Book Publishers Association.

Publishing University 2015

Publishing University 2015


I was thrilled to attend Independent Book Publishers’ Association 2015 “Publishing University” in Austin, TX in early April, on a scholarship awarded to a member of my local affiliate chapter. I learned a great deal about the publishing business that will make my publishing company ScienceThrillers Media more successful.

Delightful conversation between me and poet Richard Meyer, my former teacher, at my hometown library in New Ulm, Minnesota.

“Science in the Neighborhood” columns by Amy Rogers


December 2017

Earthquakes in Sacramento
Certified CA Naturalist
Science cafes
SMUD's renewable energy
California's electrical grid managed by CAISO

July 2017



Stool bank and fecal microbiota transplantation

June 2017



Summer blend gasoline

May 2017



Powerhouse Science Center



April 2017






March 2017



Dutch elm disease
Nature Bowl



January 2017



Salmon run Nimbus Hatchery



December 2016



Wastewater treatment #3 of 3: EchoWater



November 2016



Wastewater treatment #2 of 3



October 2016



Wastewater treatment #1 of 3



September 2016


Mosquito and Vector Control #2 of 2


August 2016


Mosquito & Vector Control
NorCal Herpetological Society
Sacramento Flood Control: Forecasting Floods



May 2016



Sacramento Flood Control: Folsom Dam



April 2016


Sacramento Flood Control: Levees


March 2016


Sacramento Museum of Medical History
Cristo Rey students do science-y jobs
Blood Donation #2: At the blood bank
Blood Donation #1: At the donor center
The Delta Breeze
Trash #3: Ewaste
Trash #2: Landfill
Trash #1: Recycling
Seasonal Allergies
Vernal Pools
Great Backyard Bird Count
Sports drinks
Science of roasting turkey
Fluorescent lights
Distracted Driving
Fruit Ripening
Swim Safety
Solar Cooking
Traffic Lights