I write adult and young adult (YA) science fiction and fantasy novels, scientific journal articles on asteroid dynamics and occasional essays on science and faith. I secretly aspire to write and illustrate children’s picture books… stay tuned.
In progress: A new adult (NA) fantasy featuring Carey, the crippled prince of Surnia, who kisses the enemy spy trapped in his bedroom to save her life, and takes his first limping steps toward the treason that will save his kingdom. Read the first page of The Crown and the Crud here.
Just finished: An epic sci-fi fantasy duology co-written with my friend and fellow writer E. R. Sandfire — spacefaring soldier Tamera Glade fights against and alongside steampunk wizard Arlocke Attenmoor in Aether Unlocked and Aether Unveiled.
Next up: A YA contemporary sci-fi novel, Failsafe, whose goth-wannabe heroine Raven flubbed her first mission to save the world, and now must battle her alien-induced amnesia to take on her next. I couldn’t resist writing the prologue ahead of time; read it here.
2016: I completed a YA sci-fi, Fighting Blind, whose heroine Meia fights with a team of colonists on a distant planet to protect her people from a new threat, one that neutralizes many of their technological advantages… including Meia’s own “advantage” of assisted vision. Read the first few chapters here.
Prior to 2016: I wrote and rewrote (and rewrote) a YA space opera trilogy, Fugitive Star, whose heroine Aylin Starr tries to hide her expert combat skills at a military school that can’t keep secrets. Read the first chapter here.
In 2013 and 2014, I joined a community of thirty Calvin College alumni bloggers under age thirty, writing about science, faith, parenting and politics. You can read all of my posts here. My personal favorite is “Blood of a Thief.”
Once in a while, I like to share writing “snatches,” like YouTube videos (average 4:12 minutes, with occasional cats), on my blog: minutesnatch.blogspot.com.
Connect with me on Twitter! @melissa_haegert