December 2022 - where I put in my application to be a crew member of the Starship Teapot
I can’t believe we are already into December!
I pushed hard on this year’s NaNoWriMo project to finish last week (I’m happy with how this story is shaping up), then I headed out into the wilderness for a few days.
First stop was a trek through the forests on the moon of Endor, but I didn’t see any Ewoks (also it hailed because I dared go for a hike in late November).
Later, I marched along a beach with awesome waves and a waterfall. It’s called Mystic Beach and I’d been hoping to make it there for years. It wasn’t a overly hard hike in and there was a delightful suspension bridge made of a very-see-through metal grill —clearly meant to weed out those afraid of heights (but I made it over).
This is all part of my yearly adventure where I get together with a group of friends and rent a cabin the woods out past cell phone reception (and we pretend there is no wifi). It’s not roughing it (there was a hot tub), so the wind, hail and snow only added to the fun.
One of the best parts is that I get plenty of time just to sit and read in front of a cozy fire. I made it through The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd and Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty — I highly recommend both.
I’m just finishing off the formatting of my next novel — and there will be more on it in the next newsletter.
I lucked out and got an early copy of SI Clarke’s latest book, Consider Pegasus and it turned out to be exactly the kind of cozy world I needed to read about. If I could, I’d apply to become a crew member on the starship Teapot.
A secret unicorn, a desperate family, and a cop dead-set on hunting them down.
Lem and the rag-tag gang of galactic adventurers on the starship Teapot are set to become roadies for the galaxy’s hottest band – but an urgent call from Bexley’s family means the rock stars will have to wait.
Bexley’s soon-to-be-born sibling has a big secret: wings. On Hwin, skeledivergence is outlawed, so the Teapot crew swoop in to help the family escape.
But their planet won’t let them go that easily. Hunted across the galaxy by a fanatical and eerily-familiar cop, the Teapotters must find a way to outwit their pursuer and secure a future for skeledivergent people everywhere.
Dive into the next adventure in this satirical space opera series. Artfully intertwining deep themes with tongue-in-cheek humour and intergalactic ridiculousness, Consider Pegasus is a must-read for fans of John Scalzi’s take on Fuzzy Nation or TJ Berry’s Space Unicorn Blues.
Grab your copy now!
Until next time, keep warm!
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