Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Science Fiction and Fantasy readers from ages 18 and up. For those who like classic science fiction or fantasy with a sense of mystery and adventure. Even though it is classic sci-fi, it also has its share of action, drama and suspense. There is some appeal as well through the use and development of the strong female heroin for those who read standard fiction; along with the family dynamics and relationships that develop.
Q: What is the book about?
A: The protagonist, Dara Drew’s son is born on the moon colony; she is told he has died; her disbelief launches her into a series of events that uncovers the secret of what is happening on the moon. She has a few days to find her son and save him from the clutches of the alien Inner Circle. The group she gathers together discovers an alien race is taking over control of the moon and its inhabitants. Charles, the father of her closest friend, explains that their only hope is to escape the planet. Although the group believes it’s a suicide mission, they agree it is their only hope.
Dara discovers and learns to draw from an e.s.p. ability that she uses to defend herself, as well as, uses it to make contact with an alien woman who will guide her through all she has to face.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: There is no one else that could. It is drawn from my personal dreams, feelings, experiences and beliefs. This mixed with my love of science fiction and the possibilities of what’s out there on other planets, made it a very personal journey.
It is written from my point of view. Although many others share my point of view on pollution or people’s complacency and lack of action, they couldn’t have mixed it with my personal challenges.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: There are strong female protagonists emerging more and more in science fiction, movies and other genres as well. The difference is bringing in the family dimension and personalities to make you care about the characters, which makes you pull for them as they go through their trials and tribulations. It is not just about the space travel or alien battles, it’s about people struggling to survive. I love books and movies where I feel exhausted at the end from helping the heroes make it through.
This book uses rich characters to pull the reader in and make them connect to the people and want to help them through their challenges. I have a strong female protagonist in a story that uses her fight to save her son as a catalyst for her to go from a wife and mother to a warrior. The evolution of the main character is what drives the story and makes this story unique yet still filled with the usual sci-fi mythology. This growth will continue in the next 2 books as well.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: I have tried to take science facts and mix them with science fiction; which I believe all good science fiction should do. The reader will find many parallels between the problems we face in our world and country today and what my characters battle through.
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