I turned in the manuscript for TechCareers: Avionics Technology, the second in the series that I’ve written for TSTC Publishing on April 14th. About two weeks later, my publisher emailed and asked if I’d like to write another one called Gaming.
Ooh, I thought. Vegas. Atlantic City. Finding out how those one-armed bandits look on the inside and how techs work on them. Field trips!!
Then I found out it’s about creating computer games and iPhone apps and stuff like that - the 3-D graphics and the programming for them. Even better! I won’t be losing money on the tables. (Actually, the only games in Vegas that I play are the quarter slot machines. But I have a winning formula. Keep this quiet: Put in $20. If you start losing too much, cash out, take a break, breathe. Then try again and when you start winning and get back up to the $20 you started with, quit. Or if you get distracted and look down, only to discover that you’re up to $40… scream, cash out and run.)
Oh, er, uhm … Back to the gaming book.
I’ll be looking for people to interview who know about creating computer games -- students in a gaming program, instructors, employers, experts in 3D graphic design, programmers, etc. From those interviews, I’ll create Profiles. Email me! But be quick. This book has a fast turnaround. The drop dead deadline is August 1.
Email me at: helenAThelengingerDOTcom
P.S. One advisory on using my slot machine system: Don’t use it unless you can sprint really, really fast. Casino guards do not like someone who screams, grabs money and runs through the casino. They go a bit nuts. Seriously. Run fast. Really fast.
3 weeks ago