Books by C. R. Downing
Traveler’s HOT L - The Time Traveler’s Resort
"Winner" in the "Fiction: Science Fiction" category at the 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
©2014 Koehler Books
The first eight award-winning accounts of time travel
and its results
Traveler’s HOT L Volume Two - 2nd Edition
New Tales from the Time Traveler’s Resort
©2014 Time After Time Publishing
Six more accounts of time travel and its sometimes-unexpected results.
Insecticide - A Science Fiction Thriller
©2017 Clurn Publishing
An epic tale of alien intrigue and invasion. In the end, the reader must decide is the title of the book a description or a prediction.
The Observers - A Science Fiction Odyssey
©2014 Koehler Books
Follow two bumbling operatives on four hilariously unforgettable missions
egamI esreveR (Reverse Image) - A Timeless Tale from
The Traveler’s HOT L Vol 3
©2015 Time After Time Press
Life in an antiparallel universe is more than simply reversed.
Patterns on Pages - Secrets of the Sequenced Symbols
The Traveler's HOT L Vol 4
©2017 Time After Time Press
Can time travelers save humanity?
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The Mixer Murder - A Mamba Mystery Volume 1
©2015 Mamba Mystery Press
Four cases of private investigator Phil Mamba. The last case is a “you solve it” story with evidence-including fingerprints!
Sir Isaac’s Car – 9 Tales of Daring and Disaster
©2017 CRD Publishing
Follow the (mis)adventures of Henry Langdon his best friend Aaron Fremont
Tune Up Your Teaching and Turn On Student Learning
Move from Common to Transformed Teaching and Learning in Your Classroom
©2015 Morgan James Publishing
Strategies and examples for changing the way learning takes place. For Teachers, Parents, and Administrators
NICU – An Insider’s Guide
©2017 CRD Press
Information, and examples of NICU process and procedure. The chapter, Insider Information, provides easy to read explanations of terms with which he is all too familiar. His granddaughter, Hadley Marie, spent 60 days in NICU.
Idea Farming – A Science Guy’s Read on Writing – Volume 1
©2015 CRD Publishing
A discussion of the best ways to grow a bumper crop of short stories, novellas, anthologies, and novels grown in an analogy of writing as farming.
Book Creation – A Science Guy’s Exploration of Publishing Resources – Volume 2
©2015 CRD Publishing
What you’ll find in these pages is how production of a physical—or electronic—book is significantly different from the process of writing the story that fills those pages or bytes.
Dr. Chuck (C. R.) Downing is a Teller of Tales. In a society where oral tradition dominated, he would be a Keeper of the History. His ability to spin a yarn worked to his advantage for over thirty-nine years in high school and college classrooms where he was able to "do five shows a day" as nationally recognized teacher and professor.
As long as he can remember, C. R. liked being in front of a group telling stories. Some were his own, and others "borrowed." His cousins recount his renditions of Bill Cosby's stories in their grandmother's front yard as teenagers. If you talk with any of the 5,000+ students he's taught, they will affirm that stories were (and still are!) a big part of nearly all classroom presentations. When he attends high school reunions from his days at Monte Vista, he is often greeted with "I remember the story you told..."
C. R. Downing's blog, "A Day in the Life of a Science Fiction Writer," can be reached from the link below. The fully formatted version of the blog is at: http://crdowning-author.blogspot.com
Dr. Downing received several awards for his teaching. He was a "San Diego County Teacher of the Year," won the CIBA-GEIGY Award for Excellence in Science Teaching from NSTA, was a Christa McAuliffe Fellow in 1992, and won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 1993. This year he was part of the inaugural membership class in the Monte Vista High School Hall of Fame, his alma mater and where he taught for 23 years.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Downing is a developer of curricula with six lab/activities marketed by Science Kit and Ward's Biological Supply. He's also authored three books of laboratory and creative activities that promote critical thinking and authored and edited a four-volume set of textbooks (Making Connections: Integrating the Science of 1) Water; 2) The Atmosphere; 3) The Human Body; 4) Energy) for a thematic-integrated science program. Each text was one semester of coursework. He is a highly rated speaker at science conferences at the local, state, and national levels. Topics covered by his workshops include: critical thinking, creative assignments, integration of curriculum, adding inquiry to laboratory exercises, "bringing about closure," the importance of kinesthetic activities, and effective questioning techniques. His consulting company, Engage in Science, provides professional development opportunities for school districts nationwide.