Frontier Book Two
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Hague Publishing
Word Count: 133,000
Cover Artist: Emma Llewelyn
The much awaited sequel to Frontier Incursion.
The Garsal have landed and Frontier has changed forever. Now Shanna and her friends must master their new gifts that will enable them to seek out the alien invaders before they enslave her world.
On the plateau the Council under Tamazine (the Senior Councillor) allies with the Starlyne race. Only united do the Scouts, their starcats, and the Starlyne have any chance of surviving, but Tamazine's distrust of the alliance creates a fatal weakness.
Below, the Garsal plot. They need a new pool of human slaves to expand their empire, but first, they must locate the humans already on Frontier and subdue them. Time is running out for both invader and settler, and the outcome hangs in the balance.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/tvymDYRwj6Y
Originally from Western Australia, Leonie now lives in NSW in the Upper Hunter. She is the author of “Frontier Incursion” (YA Speculative Fiction) published in October 2012 by Hague Publishing, and also works part time as a physiotherapist. She dabbles in poetry, and has had a short story published in Antipodean SF.
Frontier Resistance, part two of the Frontier Trilogy was published on the 3rd of October 2014, and she has also finished the first draft of the concluding book. They’re full of glow-in-the-dark cats who like to sleep on the bed, alien invaders, and a planet out to kill the unwary.
She has a past life as a volunteer firefighter and State Emergency Service member, and once trekked almost six hundred kilometres with eight camels and several other human beings. She is married with two late teen kids, two dogs and two cats, one of whom frequently handicaps her ability to use a laptop computer.
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Please welcome Frontier Resistance author Leonie Rogers to Diane’s Book Blog.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
Although Shanna’s my main character, if I was stranded on a desert island I’d want Allad by my side. He’s super competent, has bucket loads of experience in all kinds of tricky situations, and he has his starcat Satin, who’s all kinds of special.
If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
I’d be friends with Amma. She’s clever, nice, doesn’t have a malicious bone in her body, and she really knows how to be a good friend. And of course, having a friend who always knows what the weather’s going to be is very helpful.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The story had been bumping around inside my head for about twenty years, and after a knee injury, I finally decided that I had enough time to write it down for our kids. They liked it a lot, so I thought it might be good to see if anyone wanted to publish it. Hague Publishing thought it was, and the rest is now history.
What is your typical day like?
For me it depends which day it is. I work part time as a physiotherapist, so on Monday, Wednesday and Friday I get up early (5.30am), go for a walk/jog with the dog, have brekkie and go to work from 8am-4pm and spend that time fixing people. Then I come home, have a cup of tea, deal with the emails and after dinner I write.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays I rise slightly later (6.30am), breakfast, climb a hill with a friend and the dog, do the shopping, drink coffee, and write. I also try and write on weekends for several hours each day. On Sunday evenings I blog.
Amongst all of that, I spend an inordinate amount of time pushing the cat off my lap, shoulders, neck, keyboard, table etc. He likes to help me….
How do you overcome writer’s block?
I write. Even if it’s a sentence or two that I discard later. If you don’t at least try to write something, nothing will change. I find that if I write something down, even if it’s rubbish, it tends to kick off a whole new train of thought which gets me back on track and eventually helps me to write something worthwhile.
Sometimes having a cup of coffee, exercising or showering seems to kick the creative process back into gear.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I finished book 3 of the Frontier Trilogy a little while back, so I’m now experimenting with another story idea. I’ve just finished inventing a plague, rescued my main character (Jeran) from a derelict spaceship, and she’s just discovered that All Is Not As She Thinks It Is.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
I like them all, but I’m fast becoming an eBook addict. I have a Kindle, and I can carry heaps of books around with me everywhere I go as a result. EBook readers are also safer to use when you’re in bed - they don’t tend to concuss you when you fall asleep holding a particularly long book.