Book Title: Target Earth
Author Name: Mary Louise Davie
Genre: Science Fiction /Fantasy
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours
It’s a new day on Earth in the twenty-third century, and an awestruck public is witnessing the stunning arrival of what looks like a lunar lander in Washington, D.C. Called in for their scientific and linguistic expertise, husband and wife team Danny and Chris Marama wait eagerly to meet the alien visitors, whose spacecraft now rests in the American president’s Rose Garden. When two space-suited beings emerge, they surprise exo-linguist Danny by speaking English, among other languages, as they disclose their agenda: to explore Earth’s technology and return to their home planet with it.
Accompanying them is a prestigious assignment Danny is only too happy to take on. What she doesn’t discover until later is their secret agenda, much more sinister and life-changing for Danny, Chris, and the entire human race. And both Danny and Chris must choose: loyalty to Earth, whose leaders may be targeting their own people for death, or to the alien race—and life.
- How did you get started in writing?
I started writing when I was about eight. (My first ‘book’ was a novella with an oak tag cover & the lines that were an inch wide with a dashed line in between them. It was about a girl and her horse, a palomino and growing up in the Pyrenees.
- Who is your favorite character?
I’m torn between Bisesa Dutt from Time’s Eye (and then Sunstorm) by Arthur C Clarke or Ender Wiggin from Enders Game. I truly enjoyed that book as I feel that the author gave you friendships not just flat characters.
Who is your favorite author?
TS Elliott is one, Arthur C Clarke is another, Ray Bradbury too. I often prefer fiction – science or mathematics books.
- When do you usually write?
I am an early riser getting up at 4am so I love writing from 7am to about 2pm, longer if I am really into it.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?.
I never listen to music or want any distraction. I block everything out and then as I write sometimes it takes on its own life. That’s when the writing feels at its truest!
- What books have most influenced your life?
The book that had the greatest influence on me is Alice in Wonderland. I taught myself to read to a set of albums that came with the book so it has always been a favorite of mine. Not so sure my brother likes it though as there were times I played a sentence or two over and over and over again – just about drove him crazy!
- What are you passionate about these days?
NASA & Outer Space and science. I know it’s a lot but they are all related.
Born in rural Scotch Plains New Jersey (or at least it was – progress?) Now in very rural West Milford NJ (Bears and all!) A background as a chemist, then in Information Technology, with an English Teacher for a mother and a musician for a father – all the ingredients necessary for a Hard Science Fiction writer.
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