The future is bleak. Authority controls everything from weapons and food to music and pets. What animals haven’t gone extinct are highly regulated and targeted for confiscation.
Annie Birchfield is a tough seventeen-year-old, fighting for what’s hers. After a deadly run-in with Authority, she and her older brother, Cody, must take their beloved but contraband horses off-Earth to save their lives.
Barely a step ahead of the law, Annie discovers that her God-given talents may provide the funds for their journey and inspire an army to fight the oppression. Their rebellious escape not only exposes Authority’s tyrannical over-reach but ignites a galaxy-wide uprising.
Shooting Stars Traveling Circus is inspired by the performances and quotes of Annie Oakley, as well as several performers in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Shows.
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My new novel, Shooting Stars Traveling Circus is a YA, sci-fi Western. What? I know. But did you ever see Firefly? If so, it’s a tad like that. If not, you should.
I was inspired to write the story by several of my favorite Annie Oakley quotes, as well as a few wise words from Thomas Jefferson and the like. Other inspiration came from the many performers in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
Stay tuned for more info, as well a released date!