Writers on the Moon

Logo created by Susan Kaye Quinn.

Mother and Daughter Florida Authors Send Books to the Moon – Press Release

I am a part of a project with 124 other authors called Writers on the Moon. Late 2021 we will be launching a digital data card in a lunar time capsule to the Moon. There will be stories on it, art, and so much more.

This lunar time capsule project is organized by Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author.

Writers on the Moon Website: https://www.writersonthemoon.com/ 

Writers on the Moon Blog: https://www.writersonthemoon.com/blog 

Manifest of Authors Participating: https://www.writersonthemoon.com/our-team

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/401157097809015

#WritersontheMoon

From the Official Website (written by Susan Kaye Quinn):

THE IDEA: Writers on the Moon is a lunar time capsule project. We’ll send a rag-tag fleet of stories to the Moon aboard a digital data card. We hope this snapshot of indie fiction from around the world in 2021 will reveal the humanity of today to the readers of tomorrow. 

For more info, check out the official README file for the project written by Susan Kaye Quinn.

HOW WE’LL GET THERE: Astrobotic and DHL have partnered to deliver “MoonBoxes” aboard Astrobotic’s lunar landers. Our payload will ride on the first Astrobotic lander to reach the Moon, the Peregrine Lander. It will remain there permanently, a time capsule for the future.

LUNAR CODEX:

The complete Writers on the Moon payload (including all stowaways) will have TWO separate launches into space and will land on the moon and be archived in TWO different locations.

Samuel Peralta, a WOTM participant and the creator of Lunar Codex, received permission from Susan Kaye Quinn (the creator of WOTM) to archive the entire WOTM payload on the Polaris time capsule. “Polaris is a multilayer memory card & nickel nanofiche time capsule with shielding,” which will further help to protect and extend the WOTM archive life.

1. The official Writers on the Moon launch will be this year (2021) in December. The exact date isn’t known yet. United Launch Alliance will send up a Vulcan rocket from Cape Canaveral, FL with Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander onboard. Peregrine will land on the moon, with the WOTM payload, at Lacus Mortis where it’ll stay.

2. In 2023, Space X will carry Astrobotic’s Griffin lander and NASA’s Viper Rover to the Lunar South Pole on the moon. The Griffin lander will have the Polaris time capsule on it that contains a backup of the Lunar Codex time capsule (for the 2022 IM-1 mission) AND the entire Writers on the Moon payload, including all official and unofficial stowaways.

Lander Locations, Credit: Lunar Codex

Also, Writers on the Moon will be memorialized in a THIRD location on the moon.

In 2022, Space X will be launching Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C Lunar Lander to the moon at Oceanus Procellarum. Although the WOTM payload will not be on this lander, there will be two “art pieces” for WOTM as part of the Lunar Codex time capsule that’ll be onboard.

1. The first art piece is an etching of the “International Library on the Moon” with a list of all the author participants, their manifest number, and the WOTM website URL. This info will be etched on “indestructible nickel foil (nanofiche).”

2. The second piece is a nickel wafer that’ll list the location on the moon where the Writers on the Moon payload/library can be found, with exact coordinates for future archeologists to be able to find our stories.

This will be etched on a nickel foil. My manifest number is 75, and my mom’s Elaine Kaye) is 76. Credit: Lunar Codex
This will be etched on the nickel wafer. Click to enlarge. Credit: Lunar Codex

FAQ:

1. What about radiation? Won’t radiation damage the disk?

We will be using TWO SanDisk’s Extreme microSD cards (one is a backup). Along with them, there will be a paper mini-book that explains what Writers on the Moon is to any being who may discover it and includes the website’s URL, as well as a thin piece of sheet metal (aka MoonChip) with the website’s URL. The website is our backup on Earth containing information about every participant’s payload and the stories behind the stories.

There will also be the complete copy of the WOTM payload on Lunar Codex’s Polaris time capsule that’ll be on a multilayer memory card with shielding to extend the archive life, as well as the nickel nanofiche pieces described above with the website’s URL and coordinates for the payload at Lacus Mortis.

Susan Kaye Quinn also notes “our payload will be buried inside a lander with other payloads. Lunar radiation is not so severe that it can penetrate more than a few thin metallic sheets, and we’ll have a lot of armor all around us. That’s the thing most likely to protect our stories.”

For more info, check out THIS blog post.

2. Why are payloads being sent to the Moon?

The Astrobotics and Intuitive Machines missions are the first cargo deliveries being sent to the Moon, consisting of science and technology experiments.

The Astrobotics Peregrine lander, that will be bringing up our Writers on the Moon payload, “will carry instruments to study several aspects of the moon’s environment. The different instruments will study the chemistry of materials in the lunar regolith, which future astronauts could harness and use; the radiation environment, which is perhaps the biggest obstacle to human survival and well-being on the moon; and the chemistry of the moon’s thin atmosphere, or exosphere. ” [1]

For more info on the Astrobotics payload, check out their manifest HERE.

Future cargo deliveries will be for further discovery and data gathering purposes.

3. Isn’t this like putting manmade trash on the Moon?

The Peregrine Lander is 1.9 meters X 2.5 meters, not much taller than an average person. [2]

According to NASA, “[their science and technology] payloads are each about the size of a shoebox.” [3] And our Writers on the Moon contribution is 0.75″ X 0.125″.

Our Payload: 2 SanDisk data disks, MoonChip, paper mini-book. (Coin for size reference.) Credit: Susan Kaye Quinn. Check out her blog post about Shipping our payload to Astrobotics.

Astrobotics accepted other capsules (DHL MoonBoxes) like ours as “small personal mementos for inclusion on its first mission to the Moon.” [4] How many, I can’t say, but the capsule sizes were 0.5 Inch, 0.75 Inch, and 1 Inch, all very small. [5] The purchase of a MoonBox supports lunar exploration, opening “the Moon to scientists, explorers, and other pioneers who will expand human activity in space.” [6]

Also, the MoonBoxes will be inside a single pod attached to the lander, where they will stay until its discovery by future Moon archeologist, meaning this will NOT create space debris. [7] 

Not only are the payloads small, but there’s a purpose for them. With our payload, we are essentially building the first library on the moon and bringing glimpses from the past in the form of art to future generations. I don’t believe science, technology, education, books, and art could ever (and should never) be considered trash.

4. How did Susan Kaye Quinn come up with Writers on the Moon and sending a digital data disk to the Moon?

Read about it in her own words HERE.

Astrobotic Technology’s Wikipedia Page:

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CHRYS FEY’S OFFICIAL PAYLOAD:

  • Heaven Born Series (4 eBooks)
  • Avrianna Heavenborn File (containing: Ghost of Death eBook, Detective Heavenborn eBook, Avrianna Heavenborn Illustration by Loni Townsend, three fashion designs by Chrys Fey)
  • Disaster Crimes Series (9 eBooks: The Crime Before the Storm, Hurricane Crimes, Seismic Crimes, Lightning Crimes, Tsunami Crimes, Flaming Crimes, Frozen Crimes, A Fighting Chance, and The Disaster Curse)
  • Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication
  • Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer’s Block, Depression, and Burnout
  • We Know the Truth, Do You? Anthology
  • Liftoff by Tyrean Martinson
  • Abducted Life by Patricia Josephine
  • Pieces of the Heart Anthology
  • Woman of Steel (essay)
  • If I Could Donate My Heart (essay)
  • A Girl from Pluto (essays)
  • Sky, The Littlest Witch (8 children’s stories)
  • The TRUTH OF Mary Magdalene (essay)
  • Un-Grow (song lyrics)
  • Here in the Grass (poem)
  • The Angel (poem)
  • More About Chrys Fey (info from her website)
  • Real-Life Memories that Inspired Flaming Crimes (essays)
  • Chrys Fey and Her Grandma, Her Angel (image)
  • Chrys Fey and Elaine Kaye – Mother and Daughter (image)
  • Young Chrys Fey – 5th Grade (image)
  • Chrys Fey Author Logo (image)

THE STORIES BEHIND CHRYS FEY’S PAYLOAD:

Heaven Born Series – The Heaven Born series is currently an unpublished series consisting of four books, but I could not do this (send books and other creations to the Moon) without sending the most important creation of all, the one that I consider my life’s work and lovingly call my Secret Book Baby Series. I’ve called it that because on social media, (up until now) I haven’t revealed the name of the series or the names of the individual books. Some people may think it’s insane to include books that aren’t published yet and that haven’t been professionally edited. Well, call me crazy, but I felt deep in my bones and in my heart that I had to send these stories that mean so much to me to the Moon. I had to send these characters (Avrianna and Rainer) who have been a part of me for so long to the Moon. It only makes sense to send characters who are out-of-this-world…well…out of this world. They are phenomenal in every sense. Their love is epic. And, dang it, launching them and their stories to the Moon is phenomenal and epic. While the four books in the time capsule won’t be what will get published one day, they are my visions. As close to my vision as they ever will be, considering I may have to cut out scenes to get them to an acceptable word count. And that means a lot to me. These copies will be rare. As rare as Avrianna and Rainer are.

Avrianna Heavenborn File This is a special, complimentary file that contains bonus content about Avrianna Heavenborn, the heroine of the Heaven Born series. This file contains the eBook Detective Heavenborn, which is the story I published in We Know the Truth, Do you? anthology; Ghost of Death, a short story eBook I published with The Wild Rose Press that was my way of introducing Avrianna to readers (minus worldbuilding details); a digital illustration of Avrianna designed by the talented artist and author Loni Townsend; and a few fashion designs I drew by hand to go with the stories.

Avrianna Heavenborn Illustration Designed by Loni Townsend

We Know the Truth, Do You? Anthology – This anthology, published by Pink Moon Books and Terri A. Wilson in 2019, was created to celebrate the raid on Area 51 and have fun with it.

From Wikipedia: “‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,’ commonly referred to as Raid Area 51, Storm Area 51, or Area 51 Raid, was an American Facebook event that took place on September 20, 2019, at Area 51, a United States Air Force facility within the Nevada Test and Training Range. The event, created by Matty Roberts on June 27, 2019, would involve raiding the site in a search for extraterrestrial life that conspiracy lore claims may be concealed inside. More than 2 million people responded ‘going’ and 1.5 million ‘interested’ on the event’s page, which subsequently attracted widespread media reaction and caused the event to become an Internet meme.”

A raid did not actually happen, but that didn’t matter. The “event” had brought people together, such as the 25 authors who contributed a story for the anthology.

When I found out I was a part of Writers on the Moon project and had room to include more than my own creations, I had to add this anthology. I love the idea that our stories about Area 51 and aliens will be on the Moon for future anthropologists or even alien life to discover.

The Disaster Crimes Series – I had to include the complete Disaster Crimes series (The Crime Before the Storm, Hurricane Crimes, Seismic Crimes, Lightning Crimes, Tsunami Crimes, Flaming Crimes, Frozen Crimes, A Fighting Chance, and The Disaster Curse) on my payload. Books 1-5 (including the prequel and an in-between story) follow Beth and Donovan as they fall in love and face one natural disaster after another and countless criminals. Books 6 and 7 feature Thorn, their best friend, and Amanda. Together, these four have gone through a lot. Now, their newest adventure is going to the Moon!

The Disaster Crimes Series: https://chrysfey.com/disaster-crimes-series/

Write with Fey and Keep Writing with Fey – Surely there will be writers in the future, as there has always been writers. While the marketing and publishing info, as well as any links or technology, will unlikely be relevant in the future, I think any writing tips would still be helpful, as well as my advice and encouragement when it comes to writer’s block, depression, and burnout.

Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication: https://chrysfey.com/write-with-fey/

Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer’s Block, Depression, and Burnout: https://chrysfey.com/keep-writing-with-fey/

Liftoff by Tyrean Martinson – Liftoff is a great YA story about a girl who learns she’s more than what she ever thought she was and would be. She goes on an amazing adventure that takes her to other planets, and she meets many different kinds of aliens. I had the honor of editing Liftoff and working with Tyrean Martinson, and it is my honor to be able to offer this story to future readers, human and alien alike.

Abducted Life by Patricia Josephine – Abducted Life is a NA story about two friends who were abducted by aliens, and their lives were forever changed by it. It’s a love story that proves nothing can stop two people who love each other from being together. It was my pleasure to be able to edit Abducted Life and work with Patricia Josephine on it. For a capsule going to the Moon, I couldn’t pass up the chance to include this story, and I hope that if alien life forms find this and read it, that they get a kick out of Patricia’s imagination and laugh at the idea of abducting humans.

Pieces of the Heart Anthology – This anthology was put together by Cherron Riser in support of and to raise donations for Autism research. The authors could contribute a story about anything, so I sent in my story Cancer Can’t, which is about a woman who finds out she has breast cancer and has a double mastectomy. I dedicated the story to Judy R.C. and Nancy K.K. Nancy had shared her experience with me from when she went through chemo and how she went in to each treatment with her head held high and jokes at the ready to lift up the other patients. I created Harley in her honor.

Woman of Steel (Personal Essay) Woman of Steel is an essay I wrote about the spine surgery I had a day after my fifteenth birthday to correct scoliosis. Fusion was inserted between my vertebrae and a steel rod was screwed to my spine. I detail what it was like going to the hospital to have the surgery, my 5-day stay at the hospital, and the recovery afterward. Science will likely be very different in the future, whenever this capsule is discovered, and things like spine surgery may not look like this (may not even exist). This essay is a bit of medical history, as well as the story of a girl who became stronger through all the pain she endured, becoming a Woman of Steel. No matter what the future is like, I figure girls will still be able relate to that. And for all the girls, boys, women, and men who have scoliosis, have had the surgery to correct it, and/or suffer a disability because of it, I wanted something on the Moon to represent them, too.

A Girl From Pluto When I was experiencing depression and severe writer’s burnout in 2017-2018, I started to write essays about my childhood (memories and lessons I learned). I wrote about puberty and bullying and all sorts of things that young girls can relate to. Even if things are different in the future, a lot will remain the same (such as a girl getting her period for the first time). These essays are important to me, and I thought they might be important to young girls in the future, whether they’re living on a space station, in a colony on the Moon, or on a spaceship.

If I Could Donate My Heart I wrote this essay when I was experiencing a slight heart concern that I later learned was Atrial Premature Heartbeats, but during the time when I was going to cardiologists and wearing a heart monitor, I was worried. I started to wonder what it would be like to donate my heart, which is something people don’t often have the chance to really ponder because the donation happens post-mortem. I asked myself, what would I want the person receiving my heart to know about me? About the very heart now beating in their chest and what imprints it may hold from the things I experience in my lifetime. Something like heart transplants may not be necessary in the future. The hearts could very well be robotic, but this essay is more than that. It’s about mortality and humanity and love and acceptance. It may just bring readers in the future to tears.

The TRUTH OF Mary Magdalene – If I could do anything, I wanted to make sure that truth makes it to the future by correcting a story, the story of Mary Magdalene, which had been twisted to lower her importance.

Sky, The Littlest Witch – With these eight children’s stories, I am educating children and adults alike about Wicca and paganism and witches, which have been wildly and widely misunderstood for far too long. Each of these stories highlight the eight sabbats in the Wheel of the Year (Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon, Samhain.) My hope is to shed the stigma and instead shine light on these beautiful celebrations and people.

Poetry – I included two poems I wrote when I was little. The first is called Here in the Grass. I wrote it when I was twelve, around the same time when I started to write the original series for Avrianna. In fact, I was sitting in the same spot where I had discovered the crooked, rusted screw that opened up my imagination like a key.

The second poem is The Angel. I wrote this poem one night when I was in tenth grade. It just poured out of me. I dedicated it to my mom, Elaine Kaye, because she is the angel in the poem.

Photos – In my payload, I have a few photos. One is of  my grandma (Clara) and me from when I was a newborn. Before I was born, my grandma was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She passed away when I was two years old. She is my angel in every way, and I love knowing that she’s not only in Heaven but also on the Moon.

Chrys Fey and her Grandma Clara

The second picture is of me and my mom at my brother Danny’s wedding in 2014. My mom and I are two-peas-in-a-pod. We are writing buddies, a mother-daughter author duo, and it felt right to share a picture of the two of us with future mother-daughter author/writing duos.

Chrys Fey and Elaine Kaye, Mother-Daughter Writing Duo

The third picture is of me from when I was in 5th grade, around the time when I started writing Avrianna’s first, original story. I wanted whoever discovers this capsule to have an image of me to go with my personal essays in A Girl From Pluto.

Chrys Fey – 5th Grade

Un-Grow – This is a song I wrote in 2019 about not begin able to un-grow. People can say to you that you’ve changed, as if it’s a bad thing, but it’s because you’ve grown strong and wise, so they can no longer use you or trick you. To them, your changing is a bad thing, but for you…it’s a great thing. You can’t un-grow from the lessons you’ve learned. You can’t un-grow from your past. I believe future generations will be able to relate to that, because humans don’t change all that much.

 

CHRYS FEY’S OFFICIAL STOWAWAY MANIFEST:

Loni Townsend – Avrianna Heavenborn Digital Illustration

Tyrean Martinson – Liftoff

Patricia Josephine – Abducted Life

Chrys Fey’s Grandma Clara

Avrianna Heavenborn (Heaven Born series)

Rainer McCoy (Heaven Born series)

Beth and Donovan (Disaster Crimes series)

Amanda and Thorn (Disaster Crimes series)

The Wild Rose Press (Publisher)

Dancing Lemur Press (Publisher)

We Know the Truth, Do You? Anthology:

CM Peters – Cargo

C.L. Williams – About Those Brothers

Arthur M. Doweyko – P’sall Senji

Jennie L. Morris – Galaxy Genetics Inc.

Annie Walls – Lavish Lure

Katey Tattrie – The Worst of the Worst

Chrys Fey – Detective Heavenborn

Lori Joseph – Taking Initiative

Renee Hewett – Area 51: Desert Sparkles

Carrie Humphrey – The Anniversary

Harley Easton – In the Air Tonight

C.L. Roman – Not Your Father’s Area 51

Valerie Puri – Burner Phone

Terri A. Wilson – Prison 51

Katherine LE White – LGM Duty

Jennifer Wedmore – What We Became

J.C. Layne – The King Just Went Home

Sherry Rentschler – Mermurings: An Evening Bower Adventure at Area 51

L.E. Perez – What Am I?

Debra Parmley – The Road to Groom Lake

Tich Brewster – The Failed Experiment

Cass Alex – Them Versus Us: The Siege at 51

Cherron Riser – Jewel from the Sky

Beverly Ovalle – The Road to Eden

Gracen Miller – Code Name: Nina

Pieces of the Heart Anthology:

Maggie Adams – Guilty Pleasures

Shannon Bell – Not Your Average Prince Charming

Robbie Cox – Another Page

Chrys Fey– Cancer Can’t

Joan Hazel – Show, Don’t Tell

Violet Howe – Breaking the Promise

Brenda Hunt – A Love for Sarah

Sam J D Hunt – Nicco the Eternal

Elaine Kaye – All Aboard

Tamsyn L. Key – Hunted

Michelle Louise – The Will to Love Again

Tara Ann Moore – Marigold

Nichole Parkins – The Girl in the Well

Cherron Riser – Through Frozen Shadows

Miranda Shanklin – I Got Scared

 

MEET CHRYS FEY’S STOWAWAYS:

LIFTOFF

LIFTOFF: https://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/p/liftoff.html 

A spaceship in disguise,

An Earth girl searching for a sense of home,

And a Thousand Years’ War between alien races,

All collide on a summer afternoon.

An old movie theater welcomes Amaya in and wraps her up in the smell of popcorn and licorice. But one sunny afternoon during a matinee, the movie screen goes dark. The theater rumbles.

Amaya gets trapped in the middle of an ancient alien conflict. Angry and frightened, Amaya entangles herself in a life-changing cultural misunderstanding with Sol, a young alien who keeps omitting key information, even while they’re on the run from his enemies.

What will it take to survive a battle between alien races involved in an ancient war?

TYREAN MARTINSON

Tyrean Martinson loves words. She loves the shape and the taste of them. She writes for her old self: the child who found refuge in the library, who found hope in stories, especially those which showed evil defeated by the roar of a lion, a small hobbit with a sword, a faithful friend, a bar of chocolate, or a band of unlikely heroes. Once a competitive collegiate saber and foil fencer, Tyrean enjoys writing fight scenes. She has a BA in English Education from Western Washington University and a certificate from the University of Washington program in Commercial Fiction. Tyrean is a member of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a Thursday Critique Group, Creative Colloquy, and the SCBWI. Tyrean has written and published The Champion Trilogy, Liftoff, Flicker: A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry, Dragonfold and Other Stories, A Pocket-Sized Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts, 5…4…3…2…1…Write: Speculative Fiction Prompts; Light Reflections (a poetry chapbook), and Dynamic Writing curriculum. She has also had over 100 short works of short fiction and poetry published in various magazines, ezines, and anthologies. Writing is in her soul and her bones, a part of who God created her to be.

You can connect with her here:

Blog/Website: https://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/

Personal Message (Tyrean Martinson) –

When I first heard about Writers On the Moon, I was eyeball deep in life stuff. The problem is, now, I can’t remember what I was doing that distracted me from the opportunity: my daughters at home from college, my husband’s upcoming birthday (a few days later), my dog’s illness (he is fourteen and may not be alive when the payload is sent to the moon). Really, though, that’s all a normal part of the roller coaster of life.

Writers on the Moon is an extraordinary, way-beyond-normal, out of this world opportunity to have some of my words kept like treasure alongside the works of other authors in a time capsule. Yet, I let it slip from my attention until a few weeks later when I realized I had missed out, but then, as it sometimes happens in the “dark of the soul” moment in stories, a great encourager (wise sage) handed me a sword of power (Excalibur!) and I hewed my way into the great treasure hoard of…wait, no…Actually, my editor and fellow author Chrys Fey wrote me an e-mail that said, something to the effect of: “Send me your novella and I’ll make sure it gets in as part of my stowaway payload.”

What Writers on the Moon means to me in this moment: my editor believed in me enough to make sure I didn’t miss this opportunity, and all it takes is one person to encourage another person to make an out-of-this-world difference in a person’s day, life, or career. I hope I can do the same for my fellow writers.

What it means to me as a speculative fiction author: When I was young, I made up stories about flying to Neverland with Peter Pan, somehow stealing Hook’s pirate ship to fly to Luke’s aid in Star Wars: A New Hope. I didn’t care about the nuances of crossing from one story universe to another back then. I planned to go, somehow, and have many singing, swashbuckling, starship adventures.

My novella Liftoff is the story of a young woman who is swept up in adventure when her favorite movie theater turns out to be a space ship, and she is plunged into an ancient battle between two alien races. I think you can see how my childhood imagination underpins my writing, although Amaya, the main character in Liftoff, doesn’t sing. Amaya does have a strong upper right hook, great aim, and more strength than the average human; because, of course, she is not what she seems.

 

ABDUCTED LIFE

Abducted Life: https://www.patriciajosephine.com/abductedlife.html

Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. A year later she reappears—alone. With no memory of what happened and strange, new abilities manifesting, Savannah struggles to rebuild her life.

Evan Sullivan never gave aliens much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted. Changed by the horrifying experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him.

But neither can let the other go. Reunited, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their old lives return. As they face what happened to them together, they realize aliens aren’t the only danger out there.

Someone closer to home is watching, waiting for the right moment to tear them apart.

 

PATRICIA JOSEPHINE

Patricia Josephine is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance books. She actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college. Her dreams were of becoming an artist like Picasso. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head for fun. That was the start of her writing journey, and she hasn’t regretted a moment. When she’s not writing, she’s watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. She’s an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes Young Adult Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.

You can connect with her here:

Patricia Lynne Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01EM6YLAW

Patricia Josephine Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00UH7GAK0

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pattyauthor07

Website: http://www.patriciajosephine.com/

Personal Message from Patricia Josephine –

The story of Abducted Life came from a dream. In it, a young man was a vampire because of aliens. They had imprisoned him and he was trying to escape. The idea stuck with me when I woke up and I developed it into Abducted Life. It’s a universe (inside my head) that has so much unknown to explore and discover. Much like the universe we live in and why I’m honored to be a part of this project.

I’d also like to dedicate my inclusion to my parents, Sue and Jerry, my husband, Kelly, my sisters, Katy and Linda, and my nephews, Emmet and Arik.

 

WE KNOW THE TRUTH, DO YOU?

(An Anthology to Celebrate the Raid)

What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?

We do.

Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.

The truth is just a page-flip away.

Cargo – CM Peters

About Those Brothers – C.L. Williams

P’sall Senji – Arthur M. Doweyko

Galaxy Genetics Inc. – Jennie L. Morris

Lavish Lure – Annie Walls

The Worst of the Worst – Katey Tattrie

Detective Heavenborn – Chrys Fey

Taking Initiative – Lori Joseph

Area 51: Desert Sparkles – Renee Hewett

The Anniversary – Carrie Humphrey

In the Air Tonight – Harley Easton

Not Your Father’s Area 51 – C.L. Roman

Burner Phone – Valerie Puri

Prison 51 – Terri A. Wilson

LGM Duty – Katherine LE White

What We Became – Jennifer Wedmore

The King Just Went Home – J.C. Layne

Mermurings: An Evening Bower Adventure at Area 51 – Sherry Rentschler

What Am I? – L.E. Perez

The Road to Groom Lake – Debra Parmley

The Failed Experiment – Tich Brewster

Them Versus Us: The Siege at 51 – Cass Alex

Jewel from the Sky – Cherron Riser

The Road to Eden – Beverly Ovalle

Code Name: Nina – Gracen Miller

CM PETERS

CM Peters would like to be ageless but hasn’t found the fountain of youth just yet. She hails from Québec and has been back at writing regularly after a long break since college.

An eclectic writer, CM is equally at home penning short erotica, quality fanfiction, and elaborate romance, sci-fi, and fantasy novels. Whatever genre she is working in, CM always centers her stories around complex, relatable characters.

She’s been published in erotica and romance anthologies, a collaborative book with Gallery Books, co-edited a few anthologies and is part of the collective The StoryPenners.

You can connect with her here:

Blog: http://writer434.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/writer434
Twitter: www.twitter.com/writer_434
Instagram: www.instagram.com/writer434

 

C.L. WILLIAMS

C.L. Williams is an international best-selling author living in central Virginia. He has written eight poetry books, four novellas, one novel, and a contributor to a multitude of anthologies and magazines. When not writing, C.L. Williams enjoys reading and sharing the works of fellow independent authors.

You can connect with him here:

Blog: http://writer434.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/writer434

Twitter: www.twitter.com/writer_434

Instagram: www.instagram.com/writer434

 

ARTHUR M. DOWEYKO

Arthur writes science fiction and fantasy. As a PhD scientist, he invented novel drug design software and shares the 2008 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the discovery of Sprycel, an anti-cancer drug. Novels: Algorithm (2010 RPLA) and As Wings Unfurl (Best Pre-Pub Sci-Fi 2014 RPLA); Anthology: My Shorts (13 short stories, pub 2017). His latest manuscript, Wind-In-Trees (winner of a 2016 RPLA) is currently represented by Stephanie Hanson of Metamorphosis Literary Agency and is about the last human, a Lakota Sioux, facing an apocalyptic invasion. Many of his short stories have garnered awards, including Honorable Mentions in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Competition. He is also an award-winning artist (oil and graphics) who has published book covers and internal illustrations.

You can connect with him here:

Website: www.ArthurMDoweyko.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arthur.doweyko

Twitter: www.twitter.com/aweyken

JENNIE L. MORRIS

As a self-proclaimed Anglophile and research geek, it’s no wonder Jennie L. Morris writes Romance and Historical Fiction with a flair for realism. Her love for learning led her to obtain degrees in Anthropology and Biology, which she often relies on during her writing process. Coming from NE Ohio and raised on a small beef cattle farm, life was anything but ordinary growing up.

Jennie now resides in rural Kentucky, among the bluegrass and dazzling horse farms, with her amazing husband and their boxer Archie. When she isn’t reading or writing, she feeds her tea obsession or perfume addiction, letting the scents and flavors fuel her creative fires.

You can connect with her here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJennieL.Morris/

Website: http://www.jennielmorris.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorjennielmorris/

Personal Message (Jennie L. Morris) –

Hello, Mooninites! I can’t imagine this future, the one you’re living in. I’ve so many hopes and a sadness to have lived in a time before we truly travelled the stars. Be stalwart in your exploration of the heavens. May our little book bring you some fine, humorous reading material along the way.

 

ANNIE WALLS

Annie Walls is an author of dark and urban fantasy. She resides on the Tennessee countryside with her husband, son, and bulldog. Far, far away from society. She’s a romantic and misanthropist. When she is not writing, she is reading.

You can connect with her here:

Website: www.anniewalls.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theanniewalls

Twitter: www.twitter.com/theanniewalls

Instagram: www.instagram.com/theanniewalls

 

KATEY TATTRIE

Katey Tattrie spent ten years as a medical professional before she decided she wanted fewer politics and more time to write. Now her days are spent in customer service, wrestling with her muse and characters, all the while hoping she doesn’t look too crazy. In her spare time she video chats with her best friend and fellow author, and her fur-nephews.

You can connect with her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/100009989018883

 

LORI JOSEPH

Personal Message (Lori Joseph) –

Hi! I’m Lori Joseph…my friends call me LoJo. I am a proud Hufflepuff, a ferocious book dragon, and an admitted candy addict. I have always been an avid reader with a wild imagination but it wasn’t until I started attending book conventions that I got the writing bug. And what a bug it is! With the encouragement from my wife and my best friend I agreed to write a short story for an Area 51 Raid Anthology. Taking Initiative was the MOST fun to write and I will be releasing it as a stand-alone novel at some point but for now you can read it in “We Know the Truth, Do You?”

I was born in Washington DC but have lived most of my life in Florida. I currently live in Melbourne, Florida with my amazing wife of almost 4 years, our adoring, twelve-year-old son, two dogs aptly named Barnes and Noble, and two spastic cats. My only real expertise is the ability to ignore everything around me while I read.  I’m also a fairly good cook and have never met a stranger, talking to anyone to collect tidbits for future stories. I have read several thousand books in my lifetime. I’ve tried to keep track but it’s nearly impossible. I have one goal before I’m 50; to publish no less than 20 books.

My next story, Rel’s Awakening, is set to release on February 18th, 2021. It’s in another anthology based on Grimms’ Fairy Tales.  In April, my first Crimson Moon Hideaway story will also be released. I’m hoping to release my second Crimson Moon Hideaway story in October. A lot of exciting things going on in 2021!

RENEE HEWETT

Renee Hewett writes spicy paranormal and sci-fi romance. She’s lived in western New York, central Texas, and Canada (prairies and central). She loves sparkles, cats, true crime, and her day job in marketing.

You can connect with her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReneeJHewett

Twitter: www.twitter.com/reneejhewett

Instagram: www.instagram.com/reneejhewett

 

CARRIE HUMPHREY

Carrie Humphrey lives in a small town in beautiful North Carolina where she writes, reads, wrangles three children and a husband, and finds the time to travel and swim as much as she can. Her current works include the Briarberry Estate series as well as several anthologies and looks forward to long future of novel and short story writing.

You can connect with her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/briarberryestate

 

HARLEY EASTON

I’m Harley Easton. I’m a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers. Having grown up loving fantasy, fairy tales, urban fiction, and humor laced with great love stories I’ve become an author.  Sometimes I write paranormal romance. Sometimes I write sweet romance. Sometimes I write sexy romance. No matter what, all of my romance comes with a kiss of magic.

You can connect with her here:

Website: http://www.harleyeaston.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8506548.Harley_Easton

Personal Message (Harely Easton) –

I am THRILLED that one of my stories is included in the Lunar Time Capsule. I love reading and writing because I have a fascination with language, an interest in the inner worlds of people, and a love of the process of storytelling. Humans have told stories for thousands of years. It transcends time as a way to explain the human experience. Whether that’s to offer a cultural reference or use as a piece of escapism, it’s still a vital part of living a full life.

 

C.L. ROMAN

C.L Roman writes fantasy and science fiction. She also writes paranormal romance under the pen name Leigh Roman. Cheri loves writing and thrives on the constant pursuit of chocolate. She lives happily with her husband in the not-so-wilds of North Florida with their mini-menagerie: Jack E. Boy, the super-Chihuahua, Bennie the Terrier Jet and Pyewacket, the invisible cat.

You can connect with her here:

Website: https://clroman.com

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1993968717511030

Twitter @cheri_roman and/or IG @cherileigh9

Personal Message (C.L. Roman) –

The best thing about writing is the freedom you have in answering some version of the question of what if. With a lot of genres, you are limited by what we currently know to be possible. That’s not the case with my chosen genres. It’s pretty much anything goes, so long as you develop a world in which it’s possible. Lots of freedom there, for the imagination.

This story developed from a popular “movement” in late 2019, with the tagline: They can’t stop us all! It was intended as a joke, but it begged the question, if Area 51 is what rumor says it is, and people did infiltrate the base, what would they find? Would it be aliens and their collective tech? Or has Area 51 become a storage facility for all kinds of artifacts too dangerous to be left out in society, but that the government doesn’t know how to use or what to do with? I chose the latter answer, and the result is “Not Your Father’s Area 51,” subsequently renamed “Alien Magic.” It was fun to write, and I hope you enjoy it.

 

VALERIE PURI

Valerie Puri is an author of Paranormal, Fantasy, and Young Adult.

In 2016, she published her debut novel, The Crimson Tree, a thrilling paranormal tale inspired by true events. Since then she has published many other stories and has multiple projects in the works. Her favorite aspect about writing is the ability to create something out of nothing. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, or listening to audio books. She is a Florida transplant, but part of her will always call the Midwest home.

You can connect with her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorvaleriepuri

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Valeriepuri

Instagram: www.instagram.com/authorvaleriepuri

 

TERRI A. WILSON

Terri considers herself a professional liar. That’s right, she tells stories for a living. She creates worlds and brings dreams to life. She loves love in all its many beautiful forms. She writes paranormal romance with the hope that she will help others fall in love with love.

When she’s not writing, she’s staying connected to her inner hippie and searching the internet for funny memes. Her tribe includes a dog, two daughters, a ton of imaginary friends, and an incredible man who keeps her tethered to the ground while she flies and loves her unconditionally.

You can connect with her here:

Website: http://www.terriawilson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTerriAWilson

Facebook Reading Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/terrisbookluvers/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/terri.a.wilson/

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/terri-a-wilson

Personal Message (Terri A. Wilson) –

I came up with the idea for an anthology based on the Area 51 phenomena about ten weeks before we published. I invited all my author friends and encouraged a few new authors to join the set. It only took a couple of days to put together the group of authors we had. We chose to donate the profits to our veterans. Everyone stepped up and worked hard to make this happen. It was fun and exciting. It was the first anthology I put together and I learned a lot. Several of the participants asked me to do another one.

The story I wrote, Prison 51, is about a former criminal who has to break into the prison she just left. No one trusts her, with good reason of course. My motivation behind this story stems from my love of creating characters that society feels are outcasts but are really heroes fighting on a different side.

 

KATHERINE LE WHITE

Katherine LE White is an award-winning poet and fiction writer, who goes about having adventures with her friends and family and then using them as inspiration for her stories.

 

JENNIFER WEDMORE

Jennifer Wedmore is a native of Florida, a wife, mom of three and now an author. Her journey in writing started with a bit of good-natured peer pressure. Growing up her goal was to be known as eccentric and she hopes that is evident in her stories. Why choose one genre when she can play in several?

You can connect with her here:

Website: https://www.jenniferwedmoreauthor.com/

 

J.C. LAYNE

J.C. lives in Charlotte, NC with her four fur babies. She works a techie nerd job by day and writes to balance out her brain…and to maintain her sanity. Her first love is rock star romance, a result of having spent many years as a music journalist for various outlets. But…paranormal romance is quickly becoming a favorite! J.C. is a die-hard Carolina Panthers and South Carolina Gamecocks fan.

You can connect with her here:

Website: https://www.authorjclayne.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorjclayne

Instagram: www.instagram.com/authorjclayne

SHERRY RENTSCHLER

Sherry Rentschler is a best-selling, multi-award-winning, multi-genre author, editor, and writing coach. A retired US Air Force non-combat veteran, Rentschler completed her bachelor and graduate degrees while serving her country. Her background includes bylines in newspapers, print magazines, and online journals, plus previous work as an assistant poetry editor, and a photojournalist. Rentschler has been a featured author in Southern Writers’ Magazine, and in Focus on Women Magazine, plus was a featured guest speaker on numerous radio shows (The Ron Shaw Show, La Femme de Prose, Off the Chain, Authors Corner, and Hangin’ With Web Show).

Rentschler is the author of paranormal romance fiction, social issues poetry, a fictional memoir, and photography.

Rentschler’s guilty pleasures include fine wine, dark chocolates, and old black and white Sherlock Holmes movies. A recognized vampire scholar and dragon collector, she and her husband live in North Carolina.

You can connect with her here:

Website: http://www.sherryrentschler.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorSherryRentschler

Twitter: www.twitter.com/poetphoenix

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepoetphoenix

 

L.E. PEREZ

L.E. Perez (Laura) is a published author of stories ranging from thrillers to reapers, to time travel and the paranormal, to romance for all ages. They write the stories that need to be written which unfortunately makes them a bit of a genre slut.

Their motto is: Strong Women, Strong Stories. They are a regular workshop presenter for the Orange County Library System and local writer’s workshop, Writer’s Atelier on writing topics and love to promote local resources whenever they can.

L.E. has recently branched out to help doctor action and fight scenes for other writers as The Fight Whisperer and provides sensitivity reads for writers in all genres.

Their writing role model? Their mother, Laura Luzmila, who L.E. grew up watching as she worked full time and wrote into the night. 

L.E. lives in Orlando, FL with their partner in life of over 30 years (as of 2021), as well as running their LLCs, Palmas Publishing and Manra Moon Press. Freelance editing as well as their own writing keeps them pretty busy. Add in the Legion of Writers Podcast they host and they have more than enough work to handle.

You can connect with them here:

Join my newsletter: http://bit.ly/LegionNewsletter

Website: www.leperez.com or www.palmaspress.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/lepereznovelreads  or 

www.facebook.com/palmaspublishing

Twitter: www.twitter.com/honorcpt  or www.twitter.com/palmaspress

Instagram: www.instagram.com/leperezauthor

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/leperez

Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/leperez  

Personal Message (January 29, 2021 – L.E. Perez) –

2020 was a heck of a year for the world. It was for me too. I lost my mom that year on November 7, 2020. To say this rocked my world is an understatement. It blew it away.

The story I have in this endeavor, “What am I?” borrows liberally from the dynamic between myself and my mom. My mother was the first to read it and she saw instantly what I did. Not only that, but she also wanted me to continue the story. According to her, there was more story to be had. I was able to speak with her about my plans to continue it and where I hoped to go but it didn’t go farther and regretfully my mom would never know how the story truly ends. Fast forward to this opportunity. To go to the moon. A dream for my mom. A dream possibly for most.

This week (week of January 25, 2021) has been difficult. Lost my job, found out I’m going to be a grandmother and oh yeah, your story is going to the moon. All within the span of three days. Three days. I’m blown away again, but I have a message for you from my mom and me. Never Give Up, Never Surrender and Keep Moving Forward. You never know what you will discover when you cross the street, turn the corner or turn a page in your life. Thank you, Chrys Fey, for this opportunity.

Signed,

A Happy Stowaway

 

DEBRA PARMLEY

Debra Parmley is a best-selling, mulit-genre author with over twenty books out. She is the author of a dystopian romance trilogy, The Hunger Road. A Change of Scenery, book one, introduces Navy SEAL Warren West and belly dancer Clarissa Heat. Parmley’s story here, in this Are 51 Anthology is a continuation of the couple’s adventures. The story will continue in book two, Down a Back Road and end with book three, Into the Convergence Zone.

Parmley writes dystopian romance, historical romance, contemporary romance, fantasy, fairy tale romance and military romantic suspense. She writes Cover Male Corner interviews for Affaire de Coeur magazine and hosted the radio show Book Lights – Shining a Light on Good Books.

She loves to shoot her Mongolian horse bow, pool and long guns. Dancing, traveling, and walking on the beach are three of her favorite things. She has set foot in over thirteen countries and many of her stories are set in places she visited. For the past twenty years, she and her husband have lived just outside Memphis, Tennessee. She is the founder of Shimmy Mob Memphis.

You can connect with her here:

Website: www.debraparmley.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/debra.parmley.7

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DebraParmley

Instagram: www.instagram.com/debraparmley

TICH BREWSTER

Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of six. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great, but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”

You can connect with her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TichBrewsterAuthor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TichBrewster

 

CASS ALEX

Cass Alex (A.K.A. Casper Alexandria) specializes in Urban Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, and the occasional anthology. She currently resides in central Florida with the love of her life and two feline furbabies.

When she isn’t writing she, um… Well, she is always writing something. She also reads way too much, is a staunch civil and human rights supporter, and likes to wander off and explore new places. Sometimes she even makes it home unscathed.

She is currently knee-deep in submissions to another author’s worlds, as well as working on the first books in several new upcoming series. You can also expect to soon see second and third anthologies to follow up her first one – As Cocky As They Come.

You can connect with her here:

Website: http://www.cassalex.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cassalexwrites

 

CHERRON RISER

Cherron Riser is a multi-genre author that writes in romance and paranormal. When not hard at work on her next novel, she can be found with a good read in hand or trying to convince her puppy that she is in fact a dog and not a person. She is a wife and mother to two girls. Her family is unabashedly geeky and enjoys sharing a good board game or role-playing game. Cherron is happy to spend time at conventions enjoying books and the geek life with friends, family, and fans.

You can connect with her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CherronRiserAuthor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CherronRiser

Instagram: www.instagram.com/cherronriser

 

BEVERLY OVALLE

Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a story to a writing contest. Beverly decided she had nothing to lose and since she’d always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back. Contract in hand she has never looked back.

Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl, collecting dragon books and reading everything she could find on them even down to the care of real-life dragons. She’s always been slightly panicked that the world as we know it will end, so has prepped for it, haunting survivalist pages and prepper projects she felt she needed in the event SHTF (shit hit the fan).

An avid fan of all romance, Beverly’s goal is to share her love of the written word and write the hot and erotic romances that she enjoys. She writes what she loves to read and it was only a matter of time before her obsessions crept into her writing for her to share. She hopes you enjoy her tales as much as she loves writing them.

A United States Navy Veteran, Beverly has traveled around the world and the United States enabling her to bring her settings to life. Reading romances since the fourth grade she’s followed as the genre changed and spread into the vast cornucopia of romance offered today.

You can connect with her here:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyOvalleAuthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ovalleba  

Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/ovalleba/

Website: http://www.beverlyovalle.com  

Blog: http://SSLYblog.wordpress.com

Personal Message (Beverly Ovalle) –

Who knows how many years has passed since this landed on the moon? It’s exciting to be writing to someone in the future. Possibly someone from a different planet. I hope you enjoy the stories in the anthology We Know the Truth, do you? I loved writing mine. I thought, who’s to say we didn’t come from the stars to begin with?

My story is about a non-event that sort of happened in the year 2019. Humans came from all over the world to break out any aliens being held against their will at Area 51, a United States Air Force base. Then, the aliens kidnapped thousands of people but only to save us from our fellow humans. On the up side, we were being shipped to help repopulate their planet. Turns out we were all descended from the same race. So, though they would never see their world again, they would be living on another world, a veritable Eden. Thus, began The Road to Eden. Enjoy!

GRACEN MILLER

Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She has an unusual relationship with her muse, Dom, but credits all her creative success to his brilliant mind. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and when blending coffee and writing together it generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs and Dom’s aggressive demands.

You can connect with her here:

Website: www.gracen-miller.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GracenMillerBooks

Twitter: www.twitter.com/GracenMiller

Instagram: www.instagram.com/gracenmiller

Pieces of the Heart

Fifteen incredible authors have come together with stories of love, passion, pain, and triumph in support of Autism research. Pieces of the Heart by Authors for Autism is a collection of romance short stories of various genre and styles.

Contemporary, fantasy, comedy, historical, and drama, all combined in an assembly of sweet short reads to fill your heart with emotion.

All of the proceeds of every sold copy of Pieces of the Heart will be donated toward Autism Research. This is a cause near and dear to every author involved in this project, and they are all excited to share these beautiful stories with all of you.

Guilty Pleasures – Maggie Adams

Not Your Average Prince Charming – Shannon Bell

Another Page – Robbie Cox

Cancer Can’t – Chrys Fey

Show, Don’t Tell – Joan Hazel

Breaking the Promise – Violet Howe

A Love for Sarah – Brenda Hunt

Nicco the Eternal – Sam J D Hunt

All Aboard – Elaine Kaye

Hunted – Tamsyn L. Key

The Will to Love Again – Michelle Louise

Marigold – Tara Ann Moore

The Girl in the Well – J. Nichole Parkins

Through Frozen Shadows – Cherron Riser

I Got Scared – Miranda Shanklin

MAGGIE ADAMS

Maggie Adams is a best-selling romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction – humor on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the best seller list. Her Tempered Steel Series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and the UK, and her follow-up paranormal series, Legends, looks to do the same!

When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling (usually just to the grocery store), dancing (around the kitchen to avoid cooking) and relaxing with her family (aka taking a nap while watching a movie). She loves to chat, so feel free to look her up!

You can connect with her here:

Website: http://www.maggieadamsbooks.com

 

BRENDA HUNT

Personal Message (Brenda Hunt) –

I was born in South Louisiana and have lived here all my life. Though I have traveled, this is always home to me, either in the house on 3 wooded acres or the houseboat on the local bayou with my husband of 38 years. I am the mother of 4 and grandmother of 14. I have written all my life, but I did take a detour into nursing for 42 years. As I was getting ready to retire, I found something I had written in the late 70s, reworked and with help self-published it. Now I am on book 6. My first 4 books were historical romances, my first love and then I tried a modern romance with a mystery murder to it.

When approached to write a short story for the Anthology that would support Autism awareness, I was all in. I have a grandson on the autism spectrum. He is my hero. As I write this, he is in high school attending regular classes with modifications. It was my suggestion title that was chosen, Pieces of the Heart. Autism symbol is puzzle pieces. All of these stories were close to the heart of the authors. It just made sense.

In peace and joy,

Brenda Plaisance Chauvin Hunt

ELAINE KAYE

Elaine Kaye is the author of A Bad Fairy Adventure series and A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster. He had a Cabbage Patch doll named Sammy, and that’s how Sammy the teddy bear came to be.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.

She is a grandmother to three boys and one girl.

You can connect with her here:

Website: https://elainekaye.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elaine-Kaye/e/B06X42CV9R

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/elaine-kaye

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainekayeauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16488350.Elaine_Kaye