Saturday, June 23, 2018

Guest Author Cheryl Lawson

Guest Post Author Cheryl Lawson

Cheryl Lawson (Bezuidenhout) lives in Kamloops, BC, Canada, with her husband and son. Cheryl grew up in South Africa, moving to Canada in 2006 when her son was just a year old. They settled in the lower mainland of BC, before moving, in 2017, to Kamloops.
After a long career as a graphic designer, photographer and artist, Cheryl began pursuing writing, full-time, in 2014. She released her first non-fiction book in 2016. When she is not writing, Cheryl continues to pursue her passion for nature through her art and photography. She has recently exhibited a selection of water colour paintings at a local, Kamloops art gallery, and volunteered time as an editor for the BC Lapidary Society’s quarterly magazine, the BC Rockhounder.
Cheryl is a member of the Federation of BC Writers, the Interior Authors Group and the Kamloops Arts Council.
Her non-fiction book, a manifesto of her career as a creative professional, is entitled Authentic Creativity, How to Make the Most of Your Creative Intent, Strategy & Perspective. It is penned under her married name, Cheryl Bezuidenhout. It was released in 2016.
“We Are Mars” is Cheryl’s first fiction novel. Genre: Science Fiction (Thriller), with 390 pages. Part One of a two-part series. Sequel, “Storm At Dawn” is work in progress. Due Fall 2019 (Hopefully! No cover yet, although I’m currently conceptualising it and looking for images.)

Here is a brief story breakdown:
Rubicon is in Trouble...
         The year is 2128.
         For the people of Rubicon, Mars is Home - hostile and unforgiving - but still Home. When Rubicon is taken by surprise by an unexpected and deadly threat, it’s a race against time and a desperate fight to stay alive. 
Jax and Dana, Ridley and Chuck, Lenny and Maliyah all stand on opposite sides of a class divide, battling passions and tensions in equal measure. But can they work together to avert a disaster? Could the fundamental differences between them be the key to their survival, or to their destruction? 
To make matters worse, unsettling events on Earth put the entire Mars Mission at risk and Rubicon – with little choice left – declares its independence. The news of this is not welcomed by powerful politicians that devise dubious plans to shelve the settlement, once and for all. 
Mistakes are made, allegiances shift and lives hang in the balance. No one can be trusted as allies become enemies and the true nature of life on Mars is revealed – One wrong move, and it could be your last.
Links to social media and website: (contains a bunch of links on the home page direct to We Are Mars on bookseller websites)

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