It’s Weird Science this #WriterWednesday…
With Biophysicist turned Indie Author:
- Aurora Springer is a scientist morphing into a novelist.
- She has a PhD in molecular biophysics and discovers science facts in her day job.
- She has invented adventures in weird worlds for as long as she can remember.
- In 2014, Aurora achieved her life-long ambition to publish her stories.
- Her works are character-driven romances set in weird worlds described with a sprinkle of humor.
- Some of the stories were composed thirty years ago.
- She was born in the UK and lives in Atlanta with her husband, a dog and two cats to sit on the keyboard.
- Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include outdoor activities like gardening, watching wildlife, hiking and canoeing.
The Secret Supers: Book 1
“Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse fight vicious villains in the skies above Atalanta.”
A quiet summer at her uncle’s farm turns frighteningly weird for seventeen-year old Estelle Wright after she trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust with her secret: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike?
“One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love.”
“[A]ction adventures in space with aliens, dragons, and a sprinkle of humor…”
“Intrepid scientist solves mystery of scaly aliens.”
The Lady is Blue: “If you like feisty heroines and mysteries where deceptions abound, then you’ll enjoy this science fiction adventure…”
Dragons of Vkani: “If you enjoy science fiction adventures with battles and betrayals mixed with romance and scientific explorations, read Book 2 in the series, Atrapako on Eden.”
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Getting Weird with Aurora Springer:
1. What genres do you normally focus on?
AS: My stories are science fiction adventures combined with romance, and sometimes paranormal powers. Most of the novels involve adventures on other worlds, although my new superhero story is set in Atalanta, a fictitious Atlanta, or perhaps a sunnier, southern version of Gotham City. In reality, my works can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Some of my protagonists are 17-18 years old, while others are in their twenties or thirties. The youngest reader to my knowledge was a ten year old girl who loved one of my books. Beware, one novel, A Tale of Two Colonies, has an explicit “adult” scene.
2. What are you working on now?
AS: Since I have just released Book 1 of the Secret Supers, I am currently focused on writing Books 2 and 3 of the series. Also, I have the start of a couple of science fiction stories. One is a “near-future” story set in our solar system, and the other takes place in two galaxies in the far future.
3. When can we expect your next release?
AS: In about 3 months for a full-length novel, unless I decide to compete a short story or novella. My writing is scheduled around a full-time job at a university, so my output of fiction may vary.
4. What was the last book you read that you loved?
AS: Since I started to self-publish my stories, I have been privileged to read a number of books by other indie authors and books from small publishers. Also, I have frequent opportunities to find free and discounted ebooks. Mostly, I prefer to read books in the science fiction and fantasy genres, although I have sampled others. So, I’m selecting the fun book Sorrel in Scarlet by indie author, Peter Vialls. The story follows the adventures of Sorrel, an impetuous fighter pilot who crashes into the Chasm. She work with her old nemesis, Wrack, the dragon shifter, to survive the dangers of this unique world. I enjoyed the world-building and the humorous asides of Sorrel.
5. If you had to compare yourself to 3 other authors, who would they be and why?
AS: My stories are inspired by many books, but I aspire to write like these three authors in particular: Jane Austen, Andre Norton and Larry Niven. My stories are character-driven and include includes romance, and I attempt to emulate Jane Austen’s caustic humor and pithy descriptions of characters. I love the science fiction and fantasy adventures in Andre Norton’s stories and the forlorn outcasts who find a home in unexpected places. I admire Larry Niven’s science fiction stories with their unique aliens and worlds with unusual physical environments. If possible, I’d love to merge the best features in the works of these authors in my stories.
Thanks so much Aurora Springer for taking us on a much needed adventure today!