The new covers together

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I thought I’d share with you the new promo postcard I put together featuring the revamped cover of Rayessa and the Space Pirates and the new book Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures.

New RayessaI’ll be signing at Supanova in Sydney and Perth so come say hello and  pick up a card.

I had a very special email this week from a reader who liked the depiction of Gris and the relationship between Rae and him. It brought home to me how important it is to depict people from diverse backgrounds in our work but to also do it sensitively. While I think Rayessa and the Space Pirates is light fun, being true to characters and treating their differences respectively is still important. If you think about it Rae has a learning disability, although she is still clever. She lacked opportunity but also essential nutrients which means she hasn’t been able to reach her full capacity. This comes out a bit more in Rae and Essa’s Space Adventures.

Hopefully readers will like the sequel so I can write Opiea’s love story, which will feature corporate takeovers and jockeying and maybe a battle with space pirates. Oh and we’ve thought up a series name. What do you think of Love and Space Pirates?

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Rae and Essa Space Adventures

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The story continues. Once again Rae is out in space, but this time she’s chased by Essa. Both go searching for Opi, their mother and for Alwin Anton, who have gone missing.

Check out this awesome cover!

Rae and Essa Space Adventures

Due out on May 8 with Escape Publishing. I’ll come back with a blurb and links when they are up. No more slumming it on an asteroid. No more beans. Rayessa’s in a private school, working on her grades and practicing karate!