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Mid-March 2023 - a new book is here!
Hope is the Thing With Feathers is out today!
Here’s the book description:
An airship. A message. A stowaway.
On the floating islands of New Venus, humans have lived for centuries. From far above the planet's surface, they mine the mineral-rich atmosphere, yet they know little about the opaque atmosphere below.
When Stella's father is given the opportunity to join the first scientific mission to descend down and explore the surface, he has to go—it's an honour he would never refuse. He joins the mission, promising Stella that he’ll send a message from the surface far below—but that message never comes. The airship crashes, all onboard are lost.
Now, five years later, Stella is consumed by the desire to uncover the truth about her father's disappearance when she hears that another airship, the Minke, is attempting the perilous descent. She stows away on the ship, determined to reach the wreckage of her father's ship and find the message he promised to send.
As she descends towards New Venus’ core, Stella begins to uncover secrets about her father's disappearance and the true nature of the world she’s lived on for most of her life. She must ultimately decide what she's willing to risk to find her father and his missing message.
What happens on the Minke will change Stella's life forever.
Do you dare to descend into the heart of New Venus?
The story is set in the same world as my Encoded Orbits series, but it involves a different set of characters off on their own adventure. And it’s a stand alone book and was hugely fun for me to write.
But, wait there’s more... A friend also has a book that’s just come out (a SciFi comedy)
It's a soul sucking job, but someone has to do it
Conman Ignatz Bauer considers himself an enterprising businessman and scrupulously avoids anything that resembles a common job. The very idea of working for someone else sends shivers up his spine. But when circumstances compel him to accept a commission to deliver an enigmatic package to an even more mysterious recipient, Ignatz discovers the true meaning of fear.
With the ship in desperate need of repair and falling apart around his ears, his AI having an identity crisis, and his bodyguard seriously considering a career change, Ignatz has four days to make a two-week journey across the galaxy if he wants to keep his own skin intact. Complicating matters, the item he is supposed to deliver turns out to be an ancient disembodied entity that may well hold the key to the fate of all life in the galaxy.
With death dogging his steps and little to no chance of successfully completing his task, Ignatz once again does what he always does and trusts that Lady Luck will bail him out one last time.
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