In Plato Crater, there is a sub-plot around Holly, a young thief who is sentenced to community service at an antique Indonesian restaurant in the Netherlands. Blauw Zwaluw is one of the last restaurants licensed to burn hydrocarbons for the preparation of Dutch rijsttafel dishes.
In one scene Holly learns to cook bitterballen, the amazing, crunchy Dutch bar snack. I’ve shared my favourite bitterballen recipe in a guest post on Cat Rambo’s blog
So thrilled to see my name in print. My first appearance in a the print media, The Village Pump
The sequel to the Hills of Mare Imbrium is getting closer. Beta readers are giving me their views on Jonah, Yesha, and my brand new character Holly.
Plato Crater extends the story and takes it in twisty new directions. I even have a working blurb:
Jonah never expected to be back in Houston after his brother died. He would rather have stayed on the Moon with the woman he loves than face his father, or his ex-girlfriend and her drug-dealing brother. The faceless Council of Panamerica might send him back, if he agrees to their terms.
Holly just wanted to steal her breakfast. Now she’s cooking for a crowd of hungry marines and trying hard not to be terrified by the lunar mountains outside the window.
Yesha is struggling to be the Empress of the Moon her people want. The people are restless; everyone is talking about the new European base in Plato Crater; and the droids are behaving even stranger than usual.
Three people’s lives intertwine in a sweeping tale of choices that leave them questioning what it even means to be human.
Another advantage of having a paperback available is that you can get listed in the library system
My very first writer’s table, and doesn’t The Hills of Mare Imbrium look good on it?
Many thanks to Gillian Loyd and the Brisbane Writer’s Group Convention for a wonderful morning
Yes! It’s available as a paperback.
I was more than just a little thrilled when this turned up in the mail the other day. There’s something about the implied legitimacy of a real book that you just don’t get from having an ebook published.