Northeastern University’s Gary Goshgarian writes under the pen name of Gary Braver and describes his evolution as a teacher and writer like this: “Originally hired to teach linguistics, a subject which was turning my blood into ink, I introduced a course in Science Fiction. It was one of the first SF courses on the college level in the country, and my colleagues were hoping it would explode on the launch pad. But it took off, and I soon introduced two other popular culture courses—Horror Fiction and Modern Bestsellers. They’re all still going strong after 25 years.”
Dr. Goshgarian is the author of eight critically acclaimed suspense novels including Tunnel Vision (2011), Atlantis Fire (2012) and Flashback (2007). His mysteries are known for their clever and effective use of science and medical technology – it helps that he started out with a degree in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute before going on the earn an MA (University of Connecticut) and then a PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison) in English. How does he think this stuff up? Find out when he joins Tumblehome Learning’s own Penny Noyce as she moderates the “Writing a Science Mystery Adventure” panel at the Cambridge Science Festival’s First Annual Book Fair this coming Monday, April 15, 2013, 11am – 3pm at the First Parish Church, 3 Church Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.