What Is A Space Opera?

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I’ve written over twenty suspense novels and novellas, and three fantasy novels, so when readers became aware that I had a science fiction novel coming out, they weren’t really surprised. Especially when I explained this story-of-my-heart that has been in the works for fourteen years is a space opera. A what? *insert deer-in-headlights look* A space opera. Let’s break down this definition so it’s not really so “out there.” Basically, it’s a subgenre that falls under science fiction, but to the soft side, not the hard side (because Ronie can’t “science” to save her life, y’all). This subgenre arose during the 1930s, along with soap operas and horse operas (I had no idea that latter existed!). The term was a …

Brand of Light Maps

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing maps for fantasy and science fiction stories. Below are two maps I had created for use in The Droseran Saga. The Drosero map was created by a Fiverr artist, then updated/altered by Jame Foley to correct some things, and then Emilie Haney added the frame, since we were preparing these as postcards (she also designed a really cool back to the postcard, which isn’t shown here). The planetary map was beautiful depicted by Jamie Foley, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!! It’s incredible to see this storyworld coming to life!!  

Booklist Reviews Brand of Light!

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  You guys!! So a thing happened … and I might be screaming and dancing!! Booklist reviewed BRAND OF LIGHT!!!!!! I might be screaming and dancing!! They said it is “… an epic story in the making…” and that “Readers will eagerly await future books…”!!! THANK YOU, BOOKLIST!! We’re only 1.5 months from launch (*cue internal screaming*), so PREORDER YOUR COPY!! Blurb: There’s a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm. Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they’re not alone. After a …

BRAND OF LIGHT Cover Reveal!!

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BRAND OF LIGHT is the exhilarating start of an epic new saga! Kendig at her best! ~Tosca Lee, New York Times Best-selling author PREORDER NOW!!!!! I am crazy excited to share with you the cover for BRAND OF LIGHT, the first book in my space opera series, The Droseran Saga. This is a book that has been in progress for 14 years. To be fair, it was set aside–but never forgotten–as I pursued a writing career and branding as an author of paramilitary suspense. But Marco refused to let me forget him or his journey.  I have ached for this book to find its way to publication … and thanks to Steve Laube of Enclave Publishing, it is finally seeing …