Life in Another ’Cosm

 

book cover
Book cover concept: Space background with baby bottle flying like a rocket.

Jinny’s parents are so in love, it’s really gross. Thankfully, her warrior grandpops are epic. Malley High is ugh, Jayke is ughier, but Selma’s pretty okay for someone donned in 50 shades of black. To cope with all the meh, Jinny spends her free time blogging about her microcosm. Her pointless existence goes snoozily along until the morning she meets a four-armed musician on the bus flight to school. She wants to get to know them but realizes she’s forgotten her Geology homework. Skipping first class to scrounge around a quarry, Jinny finds a solid specimen inside an abandoned vessel. The only problem is, this rock poops.

(The back blurb and cover might be subject to change.)


My second book in the ’Cosm series is still a work in progress, because I found myself writing and submitting The Stealth Lovers prequel instead, but Another ’Cosm is currently over 50,000 words. The writing of this story is going a little differently than with Life in the ’Cosm. Instead of a stream of consciousness taking me from start to finish, I’m writing from the beginning and from the end. Then random scenes pop into my head and I rush to jot them down. I reckon I’ll be assembling this book like a puzzle!

I was an adolescent in the ’80s, which had been a great time for teen movies. While I’m not really a YA author (I think), I affectionately nickname this book The ’Cosm Breakfast Club.

I’m sure I’ll post like gangbusters about its progress, my self-doubt, and how I want to self-medicate with cake.

My plan is to have a beta-reader draft by Fall 2019, edit like my life depends on it, and submit the manuscript to my publisher, Renaissance. Let’s hope all this happens, because, you know, *gestures at everything in my life*.