Lyrissa is a woman on a mission with a haunted past. Peggy is a woman in a new world on a quest. The Agency and the Guard both want Peggy. Will Lyrissa help the Queen and the Guard for a healthy sum or will she find the courage to let Peggy leave so they can both go home?
Going Home is Book One in the Alien Encounters Series, a new adult supernatural fantasy set in a dystopian future for women of all ages, but recommended for those over 16. Go on a psychic inner and outer journey with Lyrissa and find out if she goes home!
Targeted Age Group: 16-65
Book Price: 0.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Science fiction writing differs from others in that world building is essential. Not only are there plot and story that drive the reader along but the new world that’s created needs to captivate the intended audience.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
To keep trying and get your work out there! Always stay true to yourself and your craft.
Kim started writing short stories as a young child but didn’t even consider writing a novel until she became a high school teacher. Her female science students weren’t connecting with the great WHY question of science the science fiction movies she showed in class presented. Kim realized these young women were much like her, unable to find themselves in the text. At that moment Kim realized she needed to write science fiction and fantasy stories to help those young women and all women have a voice. She wanted to introduce them to the far off realms she dreamed of as a child.
The Alien Encounter Series started out as a short story and grew from there. It will be a four volume set. It starts with the first novel Going Home and next book in the series, Gone Home is slated to come out on Amazon in Kindle format for May 2013.
Kim loves Jane Austen novels so she couldn’t resist trying her hand at a paranormal romance—the Deeps Trilogy. The first book in the trilogy, Stirrings, will be available for purchase on Amazon in the summer of 2013 with the second book to follow before fall 2013.
Not long after Kim was diagnosed with a disability she had to let her 17 year old cat go. She misses Joe very much and will be writing about her in an upcoming series.
Kim lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband and lots and lots of book. She loves to take pictures for inspiration and paints in her spare time to relax.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write a science fiction novel with a positive strong female protagonist and make her a three dimensional character.