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Thursday, November 16th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Pansy Petal!

I’m busy working on a book this NaNoWriMo! It’s one I’ve been wanting to write for forever. Seriously. I shaped the opening of the story back in 2002—twenty-one years ago, and those first chapters were sent to many, many writer’s contests, and gained awards, but something happened that pushed this project to the back of the line—I got published. And then I got published again, and again, and again.

I learned what I could write that would sell, and every time I saw Little Green Dreams in my “Future Projects” folder, I’d sigh because I knew (know) it would be a hard sale.

So, why now? I love this story for a whole lot of reasons I’ll try to explain here.

#1 — It’s the only story I’ve set in Arkansas, where I currently live, and where I spent my high school and college years.

#2 — My father, who passed in 2019, led me down the train tracks in his hometown of Gurdon, Arkansas, so that I could get “the lay of the land” when I wrote about the Gurdon Light. He was delighted I thought the legend was “worthy” of a book.

#3 — Many of the characters I write about in the story are modelled after real people I’ve met. If you read the story, you may think I’ve written some over-the-top characters, but yes, they’re that funny and odd.

#4 — It’s a story that’s hard to pin into one genre. It’s contemporary, a romantic comedy, and it’s both a sci-fi and paranormal tale. So, there!

Despite all the reasons I know I should concentrate on something you’ll be eager to read, I’m stubbornly, finally, writing this story—a strange little homage to my roots and my dad.

Little Green Dreams

Little Green Dreams

Still no official cover, but I’m working on it!

Sometimes, Joe Franchetti hates his job at the National Informer, especially when he’s sent on assignment to cover a story involving aliens from another world. When he is sent to investigate the story of a woman in rural Arkansas who claims her husband was abducted by aliens, he vows to debunk her story, no matter how much the truth might hurt her attractive daughter.

Sandra Billingsley has a problem. Her stepfather is missing, and her mother is the prime suspect in his disappearance. In addition to protecting her eccentric mother from a possible murder investigation, now she must contend with a national tabloid reporter set on exposing her mother as a murderess or a madwoman.

While the investigation turns up more suspects and the local townspeople scheme to profit from the “alien invasion”, Joe and Sandra work together to unravel the mystery, knowing their attraction is doomed to end in pain when the truth is revealed.

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I’m a huge fan of Sci-Fi movies and TV. My favorites include ALL THE STAR TREKS, Arrival, Aliens, Farscape, and Firefly.

For a chance to win your choice of story from among my backlisted books, tell me which science fictions movies or television shows you would recommend!

6 comments to “Why LITTLE GREEN DREAMS? (Contest)”

  1. Pansy Petal
    · November 16th, 2023 at 9:36 am · Link

    Wow! You aren’t asking much for this contest. Which Science fiction movies or television shows you I recommend? Your list is pretty awesome. But you left off Babylon 5! I loved that series. As for movies, Ice Pirates. Awesome cast, camping dialog and action. A wonderful b-movie in the sci-fy genre. I will leave it with just those recommendations, but I could go on, and on, and on, and on. Yep! Huge sci-fy fan here. This book sounds fun. Can’t wait to read it.

  2. ButtonsMom
    · November 17th, 2023 at 12:42 am · Link

    I am a huge Star Trek fan – all flavors but I admit I haven’t seen some of the new stuff that came out after I stopped watching TV around 2013. I also loved StarGate SG-1 and Highlander (There Can Be Only One). As much as I love watching sci-fi TV and movies I don’t particularly enjoy reading those kinds of books unless there is a romantic component to the story.

  3. Debra Guyette
    · November 17th, 2023 at 8:43 am · Link

    I enjoy Star Trek and Star Wars. I saw the cover on another post. It is perfect.

  4. Colleen C.
    · November 17th, 2023 at 12:49 pm · Link

    I love rewatching Stargate SG1… loved PICARD was sad that it ended.

  5. Jennifer Beyer
    · November 17th, 2023 at 9:11 pm · Link

    I loved Babylon 5 and Farscape. They are both kind of timeless.

  6. BN
    · November 19th, 2023 at 1:25 am · Link

    Star Wars

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