book publishing

Proof you can boost your demand and credibility with this one thing

When I was laid off from my aerospace job in 2014, I was faced with a tough challenge. How to convert my experience and expertise into something valuable in the broader economy? I had to expand my options because I had moved to a new city due to a family relocation. There wasn’t a large […]

New Year Reflections and Goal Setting – What Is Your Story?

Happy holiday wishes to everyone who subscribes to this blog as we wrap up 2018. I hope your year has been happy, fulfilling, and productive. One of my traditions at this time of year is to devote dedicated time to reflect on my life over the past year. And make conscious goals and priorities for […]

From rocket science to drones – this new book on drones is delivering value 2

Hello friends and champions of innovative aerospace career trajectories! If you are paying any attention at all to our world, you know that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – or drones as they are commonly called – are a revolutionizing our world much like the airplane revolutionized our world in the early 1900’s. We have serious […]

Read realistic fiction Engineering Stories from Ken Hardman 4

Realistic fiction novels are a proven, effective, and FUN way to enjoy learning about any topic–especially for school-age children.  History, biographies, science, psychology….and we also have rocket science and engineering!!  Ken Hardman is a fellow aerospace engineer (AKA rocket scientist) at a Big aerospace company, who is also a talented short story writer. He has […]

We need more rocket scientists! Watch my welcome video.

You may be wondering–who is this person Brett Hoffstadt? And what is the book How To Be a Rocket Scientist about??

Here is a short video where I say hello and explain why I’m here.  And more importantly, why we need more rocket scientists!! 

Thanks very much for watching!  And thanks for anything you do to make the world a better place with more aerospace achievements or aerospace contibutors!



The power of rapid feedback loops

I am loving the book publishing services through Amazon and CreateSpace!  Even the physical paperback book is possible to tweak and update on a fast and frequent basis.  It is entirely print on demand (POD), so I have zero inventory costs and so does CreateSpace/Amazon. “You don’t have to be great to get started.  But […]

Paperback quality control is underway

On Friday, January 9th, 2015, the paperback edition of How To Be a Rocket Scientist is unavailable on Amazon while an update to the digital file is under review and processing.  Thanks to one owner of the launch configuration (Jason) who gave me more grammar improvement suggestions than I expected!  To thank him for that […]