Monday, February 15, 2016

Rift Watcher by C R Simper



Sixteen-year-old Onnie, newly minted adult, isn’t sure what she wants in life, but she is sure what she doesn’t want, and going off to the Interplanetary Alliance’s Academy is at the top of that list. When she purposely flunks the entrance exam, she’s certain that’s why her father commanded her and her brother Jayesh to return to Rift Watcher Station. As Onnie settles into her new life on Rift Watcher, will she find a place of her own?

Chief Medical Officer Darragh Conally has issues. And secrets. As Onnie determinedly worms her way into his life and forges a friendship he doesn’t want, those secrets come dangerously close to being exposed. But how do you tell the Captain’s daughter to back off without risking your job?

There’s something wrong with the relationship between the Galladirans and the Earthers. It’s all polite on the surface; too polite. And Onnie can feel the tension rippling underneath. How long will it be until things break wide open?






C R Simper was raised seven miles north of a small town, with two sisters, thirteen dogs, and an open sky painted every night with billions of stars. This unharried childhood allowed time for much reading, which led into a desire to create stories of worlds beyond her own. 

She is a member of the American Night Writer's Association. She has two published short stories in the Steampunk genre. Besides writing, she has a passion for genealogy, volleyball, and bargain hunting.













              


Author Interview with C R Simper.

1. What is your preferred writing genre?
a. I prefer to write Space Opera style Science Fiction, and Fantasy.


2. And preferred reading genre? 
a. I don't really have a preference. I read a lot of Westerns and Mystery as a kid, then discovered Fantasy and Science Fiction as a teen. 


3. What are your top 3 favorite books?
a. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis, The Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien. 


4. Do you have any particular writing habits? 
a. Yes, I write pretty much everything by hand first and then type it in afterwards. 


5. Advice for writers? 
a. Keep writing, even if what you write now doesn't impress you, it's a skill that has to be practiced and will improve over time.



Author's Top Ten List 
10  Bird/bunny watching in my yard.
9    Playing the piano
8    Bargain hunting
7    Arizona Sunsets
6   Taking long drives in the country
5   Writing and more writing
4   Researching my ancestors (or yours)
3   Walking my silly dog
2   Helping my friends
1   Dinner conversations with my family



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