Schrock has written and published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her exploration of the management of intellectual property published as a book chapter in Cultures of Copyright.
Incense Rising is N. J. Schrock’s debut novel. Schrock spent twenty-five years as a corporate chemist and manager in research and development before going back to school to earn her master’s degree in English. Now, Schrock writes and teaches classes on chemistry and writing for science majors at the University of West Florida.
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Sometimes, I need to relax and rejuvenate—take a “micro-vacation.” Certain places—like the beach or art galleries—give me these micro-vacations. When I sat down to write this post, I realized why, and that water somehow plays [...]
by N. J. Schrock
Névé is a young woman who rescues things like dogs, sugar beets, and a scientific theory, which is in the possession of a fugitive scientist named Incense Rising. Incense is wanted by the Central Bureau of Intelligence for work she did with her murdered uncle. As Névé and Incense gather allies and dodge assassins, they will learn the harsh truths about their world, where consumerism has invaded every aspect of their lives, and the political system protects itself by making people and information disappear.