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A Space Girl from Earth: Cover Reveal and Special Announcement

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Hi Everyone! Today I'm excited to finally, after years and years of talking about it, introduce you to Princess Robot Commander! That is, I'd like to introduce you to Ellie Whitmore, a young woman who is more of a curiosity than she'd ever thought, which is saying something! 
For this series, I've commissioned artwork from Missy Sheldrake for the covers. I wanted something that captured the retro feel of the paperbacks I used to devour in my youth, and I think she captured the spirit of those covers better than I could have ever imagined. Now, because of the detailed artwork Missy made, I decided we needed to do two separate covers. One for the paperback, and one for the Kindle edition. First, here's the paperback cover:


As you can see, there is a LOT of detail here. From the blue-painted tips of Ellie's fingernails right down to the Easter Egg laden doodles on her Chucks (including a robot who might be just a tad familiar to readers of this blog), the image e…

Dangerously Beautiful Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Today I'm spreading some indie love for some lovely indies who happen to be authors of all things love. Ember and Amanda are not just fabulous authors, but also two of the nicest gals you'll ever meet, and they happen to have new books to celebrate. So without further ado...

✰ Welcome to the Dangerously Beautiful Facebook Hop, organized by Ember-Raine Winters and Amanda Siegrist to celebrate their new releases, Beautiful Sacrifice (Pride & Honor - Book 2) and The Danger With Love. ✰

To help celebrate, 23 amazing Authors and Bloggers are joining us for some fun! Discover your new favorite blogger and share the love of books, or find a new author with a great story just waiting for you to read! Hop around to each page for games, fun, and prizes. You won’t be disappointed! Romance fun at its finest!

Since we're celebrating romance, I'm giving away one Kindle edition box set of my sci-fi romance trilogy, The Eyes of The Sun. For a chance to win, just visit…

The Not So Average Girl Next Door

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In sci-fi, especially young adult sci-fi, there are tons of tropes. One of the most overplayed is the average and completely unremarkable protagonist suddenly emerging from their ordinary and bland shell to be the chosen one who saves the day. There has to be. Right? Don't we all want a character we can identify with?

Maybe.

What's ordinary? What's average? Me? I'm about as average as it gets until I stand up and reveal to the world that I'm a literal giant. I absolutely cannot relate to those tiny little spitfire protagonists who stand all of five feet four.

And so, I don't write average. Well, there was Renee Ward in Kind of Like Life. Renee was described as average, but she wasn't chosen to save the world. Lucy, from The Eyes of The Sun, was a little less average having grown up in the shadow of DC, with an unusual appearance, and suffering from poor little rich girl syndrome. She doesn't save the world, but Lucy was definitely of the chosen one vari…