Self, can I be excited about this now? In public, I mean.
Yes, self, you can.
Dust on the Wing – available for preorder!
Captain Tam spends his life travelling through space on his beloved ship, the Paradigm Princess, and he likes nothing better than being alone with the horizon. However, when a routine stop on his favourite planet brings an unexpected new crew member, he breaks routine and agrees to take her on board—because if Tam plays this through, the powerful Marquis will owe him a favour. Surely that’s worth a detour.
Part of the forthcoming Solitary Travelers collection at Less Than Three Press, DotW is a sci-fi novella with a grey-a protag and its existence is a perfect example of well that escalated quickly.
Truth: I had not written anything longer than a blog post since 2012. Link-hopping brought me to this call for ace characters wandering the universe and friends, that is my life. Fervent word-juggling ensued, and I can still recall the sense of accomplishment once I got to the end of the first draft.
Several drafts later, here we are! Now with a beautiful cover by Aisha Akeju that I swoon over every time I see it.
Dust on the Wing will be released on March 16, 2016, and is currently available for preorder.