Monday, March 26, 2012

A New Release and Writing Community

Bri, thank you so much for hosting me on your blog.  I am so excited to start the blog tour of my second novel Raven’s Song on your site.  I really get a kick out of seeing you at different book events and following your posts on face book. You have so much energy and enthusiasm for the craft.  Sometimes I wonder where you find the energy to do all the things you do.  One of these days we will have to sit down to coffee and I will spend a few hours siphoning out your secrets. (Fab Lucinda, congrats. I'd love to sit down and shoot the breeze.)

Let me introduce myself to your followers.  My name is Lucinda Moebius and I am a Science Fiction and Fantasy author.  My first novel Echoes of Savanna was released in August of 2010.  My second novel Raven’s Song was released January 2012.  These are the first two books in a five book series subtitled The Haven Series.  I have been a reader since birth (maybe even since conception since my mother read to all of her children all of our lives and she was reading to my brother and sister before I was born).  I am the third of eight children and my mother read to us in a house full of stories.  It became a natural extension of who I am to become a story-teller myself.  I love to create characters and see them come to life under my fingers.

I have many stories to tell but right now I am focusing on the Haven Series.  The concept for these novels started in a High School Creative writing class.  I was teaching my students how to write short stories and we were all writing together.  I happened to find an article on the Internet about the use of Animal DNA and stem cells to repair human genes.  This concept fascinated me and I started to develop a character based on this idea.  The story started to build from there and I spent the next three years researching ideas.  In the end, one character developed into a five novel series I call “The Generation Novels”.  Each novel covers twenty years of one person’s life.  In other words: one generation.  There is more information on these novels on my website:

I’m extremely excited to introduce a new section to my website.  I’m inviting authors of all skill levels to submit their original, unpublished work as part of a writing workshop community.  This is a call out for writers to submit poems, short stories and excerpts from novels to the Story Time section of my website.  Once the manuscript has been reviewed the writer will receive a response from our publication team.  All submitted work must be appropriate for all audiences.  Work will not be edited for content or grammar and will be posted as is.  The reason I am doing this is because I want to create a learning workshop.  The work will be critiqued and the writer will receive feedback from other writers and readers of literature.  This will give the writer the opportunity to reflect and improve upon the work.  My hope is to develop a community of writers who support each other and help us all improve our writing.

Thank you again for inviting me to post on your blog.  I am looking forward to seeing the talent of the amazing writers we have out there in the community.  

Again, congrats Lucinda. I think that's fabulous to create a community. I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for answering my guest post call.

Bri Clark
Literary Strategist/Consultant/Author/Speaker

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Echoes of Savanna:
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’s Song:

The next generation has come into its own.  Raven, Savanna’s impulsive, impetuous daughter has begun her own epic journey.
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

1 comment:

  1. A writers workshop on your page is a wonderful idea, Lucinda--very useful for authors.