The Gypsy Pearl
Caz has lived on an Interplanetary City Station all her life and is bored to the point of rebellion. When a fight with a class bully gets her sent to a reformatory on “the Surface”, she heads down to the planet Caren full of anticipation. She hopes for adventure, and is more than rewarded with it when she meets an escaped delinquent, gypsies, and the alien creature that travels with them. A bizarre encounter with the creature leaves Caz with a gypsy pearl inside of her arm, and the side-effects alter the course of her destiny.
The planet Caren is somewhat Earth-like, though it spins a little faster, causing more violent fluctuations in the weather. There is an ocean with golden beaches, and mountains with green forests. The overall climate is approaching tropical. There are only about a dozen colonies on the entire planet, all located on the land mass just north of the planet’s equator. The colonies are like small villages, each with some specific purpose that serves the Granbo Solar System (with its two other inhabited planets and the Interplanetary City Station system). The Rik Peninsula is known for fishing, but it also hosts the juvenile Lamond Reformatory for delinquent youths.
Definitely spend some time scuba diving, as the water is not too deep, and is not teeming with predators. Charter a fishing expedition on a hovercraft.
What dangers should we avoid in Caren?
The whole trilogy will be looking at the balances of power, and whether or not uniformity for efficiency’s sake is truly the most productive (or happy) way to live.
I was born in Oregon, but spent several years living in North Carolina, Scotland and Guatemala as well as traveling in Europe and South America. Since my youth, I have loved to read and write, as well as sing. Starting in grade school, I wrote skits for class presentations and school assemblies, and by my freshman year in college had written a musical comedy which was produced by Salem, Oregon’s Children’s Educational Theaters summer troupe. I taught English, Geography, and Spanish in high schools and private language institutes until my first child was born, at which time I became a stay-home mom, tutoring for pay and writing scripts and narrations for non-profit organizations (choral, dramatic, educational and religious). In 2011, I published my first full-length novel, The Circle of Law, and entered the world of indie publishing. Since then, I have published four more books with a fifth due out this fall. Last year, I created Clean Indie Reads, a blog and FB network promoting books free of explicit content. We now have over 700 authors and a readership beyond my most ambitious aspirations. I have returned to Oregon and live with my husband, two children, a dog, and a cat. I’m also a black belt in Taekwondo.
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Where, and in what formats, can we purchase your book(s)? The Gypsy Pearl is available through Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format.
I hope you all enjoyed the trip to Caren. Questions about the planet or the book? Ask them in the comments and the author will get back to you!
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Please join us again next Monday for a trip to the planets and moons of our solar system a hundred fifty years in our future, in Realm Explorers Part IV!