Today I'm happy to host science fiction and fantasy author Lucinda Moebius on the blog. Read on to find out about her background, her writing, and a cool new feature on her website, a section that's like an online critique/writing workshop!
Thank you KC for hosting me on your site today.
Let me introduce myself to your followers. My name is Lucinda Moebius and I write Science Fiction and Fantasy novels. In addition I am also a teacher, reader, daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt, student and everything else that could possibly make anyone’s life interesting and confusing. I’m sure my life isn’t any more complicated than the next guy’s. One of my many incarnations is that of an English Teacher. I write a little bit every day, read a little bit every day and continue to work to perfect my craft. I’m not an expert in the craft, but I’m always trying to find ways to improve and grow as an artist. While there is always a sense of fear when I share my work with others, I welcome feedback and take critique as a way to improve. Being a writer means being part of a community of artists who love to discuss their craft and improve their art. I constantly talk to other writers and discuss ways to create better stories. It’s not about competition, it’s about the art.
Even since I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. I love the idea of working with children and teaching them something that will stay with them forever. There is an almost magical feeling when a student gets a concept and has that Ah Ha moment. It is like a light bulb goes off and their eyes light up. I teach high school and college in addition to writing novels. My students always ask me if I get rich from my writing would I give up teaching and I tell them no. One of the reasons I write is to demonstrate literary elements. Even if I don’t teach in a traditional classroom I will always be a teacher.
I want to introduce your readers to a new feature on my website. Becoming a better writer means work. In order to write well I need to study the elements of writing: plot, characterization, dialogue, conflict and many others to numerous to mention here. I am inviting people to submit their unpublished, original works to the Story Time section of my website. All work must be appropriate for all audiences. Work will not be edited for content or grammar and will be posted as is. The work will be critiqued and the writer will receive feedback from other writers and readers. I intend to turn this section of the website into a writing workshop. The hope is the author will take the critique and use it to improve their writing. In my heart I will always be a teacher in addition to a writer. I hope to foster a positive learning environment where writers can come to learn and grow their craft.
Every generation has its defining moments, events that change history and turn the course of lives. Forever will the children of that generation be defined by those moments.
Savanna Taylor is a medical doctor in 2036, the same year terrorists release a series of plagues and viruses into the world. She is a nineteen year old Brain Trust whose task it is to find a cure for the diseases and develop vaccines to prevent their further spread. The world is thrown in turmoil and Savanna needs to find a way to survive with her sanity and family intact. She needs to find a safe Haven for herself and for those she loves.
Can Savanna cope in a world in constant flux brought on by war and disease? Can she save the world and protect her loved ones or will she make the ultimate sacrifice? How will she be defined?
Raven was born in a time of turmoil and war. She decides her calling in life is to be a soldier. Sacrificing the shelter and security of Haven, Raven puts herself at risk to save others. She finds herself in perilous situations and thrust into the role of leadership despite her own misgivings. The Siren’s Song of Haven is continuously singing to her. She could be safe, protected, sheltered and warm if she returned to Haven and its stone walls. But, is it her destiny to live in the walls of Haven, or is there another destiny in store for this child of Haven?
About the author:
Lucinda Moebius grew up in the mountains of Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Her mother taught her to read when she was four years old and since that time books have been her constant companions. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Teaching, a Master’s in Educational Leadership and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education. Lucinda supports her writing habit by teaching High School and College. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, stepson and their dog and cat.
Find me on facebook: Lucinda Hawks Moebius