Hey! The next book in the Elise t’Hoot series is ready and waiting for you. Tenembras tells what happens to Marta when she gets to where she was headed in The Distant Trees. The core characters get to show who they really are: Barto the Seneca Police Chief, Alain Cartier the Ag King, Dear Mr Crannog the Nuke Director, Naomi … well she she shows her character all too well. Those Amigos get to work and and start making a real and good difference in the pathetic lives of the Tenemras exiles. Tenembras lets you see how the luckless lot might have a shot a making livable lives for themselves. By the way, if you thought The Distant Trees was a bit cerebral, Tenembras has much more action and gets to spread out over a planet.
Close enough for me, anyway! I just got notification The Distant Trees won the Science Fiction category of the Green Festival Bookfair! I’m sure the competition was fierce and the field immense, yet the dark horse got to the wire first…I suppose it’s apparent the Kentucky Derby just ran. Nontheless, I needed a little validation and this win is a great one.
The pictures are of the Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Whenever I think of green, I think of Keukenhof. Millions of tulips (and some other flowers) of every shape and hue arranged artfully, with clever sculptures and seating dispersed throughout. Is it any wonder that the heroine of The Distant Trees is a Dutch girl? Hint, Hint, the buttons to the right will help you buy the book and read it so you can judge for yourself!