Avanti Centrae on Reinventing Yourself

Avanti Centrae is a former Silicon Valley IT executive turned thriller author. Before becoming a writer, she worked for ALCOA, Texas Instruments, Hughes Aircraft, IBM, and Hewlett Packard. You can find out more about her here, see her books here, and read her latest post here. Avanti Centrae Have you ever thought about reinventing yourself? Changing careers? Working for yourself? Like many others who have changed careers later in life, I took on a new challenge several years ago, right before I hit fifty. In this post, I share my background, hurdles, successes so far, and a few tips and…

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Avanti Centrae asks How Far Would You Go to See the Future?

Avanti Centrae is the author of the VanOps thriller series, and is working on the third one now. You can find out more about her here, see her books here, and read her latest post here I’m currently six chapters into my next action-packed VanOps thriller and thought it would be fun to share a behind-the-scenes look into my writing process and some background on my current research subject. From what I can tell, every author has their own method, whether it’s flying by the seat of their pants until the very last words hit the page, or the other…

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Avanti Centrae on How to Meditate

Avanti Centrae is the award-winning author of the VanOps thriller series. You can find out more about her here. You might not be an author, but have you ever been stuck trying to drum up an email for your manager? Maybe you’ve always wanted to try a creative outlet like painting or sculpting. Or perhaps you just want to learn my secrets… A little about me first. I’m the author of the international multi-award-winning and #1 bestselling VanOps thriller series. An instant Barnes and Noble Nook bestseller, The Lost Power took home a genre grand prize ribbon at the Chanticleer…

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Avanti Centrae Tells us A Story About Stars

Avanti Centrae is the multiple-award-winning author of the VanOps thriller series. You can read more about her here. A few weeks ago, we were enjoying a socially distant vacation up in the Lake Tahoe basin, and discovered a bald mountaintop that we used to star gaze. We’d hoped to see Neowise, but the comet was already fading. Looking around the black sky, the Milky Way stood out, and the blanket of stars was so thick, it was hard to find a space between them. Using a scope, we could see Jupiter’s four moons, and the gorgeous rings around Saturn were…

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