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April 07, 2021

#WritersontheMoon / Bad Fairy Strikes Again



First, I want to announce my mom's next middle grade book, BAD FAIRY STRIKES AGAIN, is coming out May 5th! Would you like to sign up for her blog tour (May 10-May 31)? I am doing it through Silver Dagger Tours, so you will get emails from Maia, the organizer, instead of me. 


Thank you in advance! And always remember me for your blog tours. 💗



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Logo created by Susan Kaye Quinn

I am a part of a project with 124 other authors (including my mom, Elaine Kaye, and a few other IWSG members: Jemi FraserGwen Gardner, Deniz Bevan, and Damyanti Biswas...I think that's all of us...) called Writers on the Moon. Late 2021 we will be launching a digital data card in a lunar time capsule to the Moon. There will be stories on it, art, and so much more. This lunar time capsule project is organized by Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author.

Check out my website for my answers to frequently asked questions, my full payload, the stories behind my payload, and a section devoted to my stowaways.

My mom also has a page on her website about this project, revealing her payload and shouting out her stowaways.


Writers on the Moon Website: https://www.writersonthemoon.com/ 

Writers on the Moon Blog: https://www.writersonthemoon.com/blog 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/401157097809015

 

From the Official Website (written by Susan Kaye Quinn):

THE IDEA: Writers on the Moon is a lunar time capsule project. We'll send a rag-tag fleet of stories to the Moon aboard a digital data card. We hope this snapshot of indie fiction from around the world in 2021 will reveal the humanity of today to the readers of tomorrow. 

HOW WE'LL GET THERE: Astrobotic and DHL have partnered to deliver "MoonBoxes" aboard Astrobotic's lunar landers. Our payload will ride on the first Astrobotic lander to reach the Moon, the Peregrine Lander. It will remain there permanently, a time capsule for the future.


SPOTLIGHT:

The real purpose of this blog post is to lavish love on a few of our stowaways. When my mom and I realized how much space we could fill and that, after adding everything we could possibly think of, we still had a bunch of megabytes left, we decided to get as many authors as we could on our payloads so we could send up even more books and characters to the moon. And most of them are IWSG members! (We wish we could've included SO many more books and authors as we hate leaving people out, but alas the space did get filled.)


Chrys's Stowaways:

Loni Townsend – Avrianna Heavenborn Digital Illustration

Tyrean Martinson – Lift Off

Patricia Josephine – Abducted Life

We Know the Truth, Do You? Anthology (25 authors)

Pieces of the Heart Anthology (15 authors)


*This is NOT a complete list.

**Visit my website to read about their books and their personal messages.


Elaine Kaye's Stowaways: 

Toi Thomas – Joe and Chip in Quarantine

Sherry Ellis – Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China

Tonja Drecker – Music Boxes

C. Lee McKenzie – Some Very Messy Medieval Magic


*This is NOT a complete list.

**Visit Elaine's website to read about their books and their personal messages.


Stories Behind Chrys' Stowaways:

A digital illustration of Avrianna designed by the talented artist and author Loni Townsend.


Lift Off by Tyrean Martinson – Liftoff is a great YA story about a girl who learns she’s more than what she ever thought she was and would be. She goes on an amazing adventure that takes her to other planets, and she meets many different kinds of aliens. I had the honor of editing Lift Off and working with Tyrean Martinson, and it is my honor to be able to offer this story to future readers, human and alien alike.


Abducted Life by Patricia Josephine – Abducted Life is a NA story about two friends who were abducted by aliens, and their lives were forever changed by it. It’s a love story that proves nothing can stop two people who love each other from being together. It was my pleasure to be able to edit Abducted Life and work with Patricia Josephine on it. For a capsule going to the Moon, I couldn’t pass up the chance to include this story, and I hope that if alien life forms find this and read it, that they get a kick out of Patricia’s imagination and laugh at the idea of abducting humans.


Stories Behind Elaine's Stowaways:

Joe and Chip in Quarantine by Toi Thomas – The Writers on the Moon project was created by Susan Kaye Quinn in response to the 2020 pandemic, when there was a need for positivity and hope and creativity. Joe and Chip in Quarantine is also about the 2020 pandemic. It’s a picture book written and illustrated by Toi Thomas that teaches kids in a gentle way about what is happening and why they have to wear masks, etc.


Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China by Sherry Ellis – Bubba and Squirt dig a hole that opens up a portal to China. When thinking about sending books to the Moon, I immediately thought of sending Bubba and Squirt on a new adventure to outer space, and it’s my belief that the portal in their backyard could probably get them to the Moon.


Music Boxes by Tonja Drecker – I love ballet, and Music Boxes by Tonja Drecker is a great story about a young ballerina named Lindsey, but…it takes a turn with wickedness and a mystery when students in her ballet class begin to disappear. I can’t help but wonder what ballet would look like on the Moon and couldn’t resist sending up this fun story for future ballerinas to read and enjoy.


Some Very Messy Medieval Magic by C. Lee McKenzie – Going to the Moon sounds like magic, doesn’t it? In Some Very Messy Medieval Magic by C. Lee McKenzie, her characters don’t go to the Moon. They go to 1173 England and have an adventure. Maybe next time they’ll go to 3020 and wind up on the Moon. Hey, anything is possible when you’re dealing with some very messy magic.


I will share updates on this project as I get them. To receive these updates, it's best to subscribe to my newsletter or join my Facebook group.


54 comments:

  1. I really appreciate your mother selecting those 3 DLP titles to send. Congrats to her on the next Bad Fairy book.

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    1. Of course! All three of them are great stories. :)

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  2. What a super cool idea!! Giving the first colonists something to read! Best to you and your mom!

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    1. The first colonists will have a lot of great stories to read. :) Thank you, Nancy!

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  3. Wow, you packed so much good stuff into this post. I love it. I finished BAD FAIRY STRIKES AGAIN and can't wait to feature it on my blog. I've also been sharing A Fighting Chance. It's such a good story despite some of the triggers I faced when reading it. Thanks for writing tough content that needs to be out there to uplift someone else.

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    1. Thank you so, so much for reading Bad Fairy Strikes Again and for sharing A Fighting Chance. I really appreciate both. Your review of AFC was wonderful. I loved it. Thank you!

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  4. Congratulations to all of you headed to the moon!

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  5. So excited to be going to the moon with friends! Love this project and so glad to know the mastermind SQK! :)

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    1. I was thrilled when I saw you in the group and noticed the others on the list. <3

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  6. I think it's so wonderful what you're doing AND that you're doing it with your mum. That is very kewl.

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    1. Thank you, Joylene. It's a lot of fun and is exciting. :)

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  7. Good luck to your mother with her new book.
    A wonderful post to read Chrys as always.
    Hope you and mother are keeping well.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! We are both doing well. <3

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  8. The Writers on the Moon is such a cool project. I really enjoyed hearing the stories behind the stories. Love seeing so many IWSG writers a part of it. I've read Lift Off and Music Boxes - both fantastic books.

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    1. Lift Off and Music Boxes are special stories to me. I adore them. :)

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  9. I'm so honored you included me as a stowaway. I promise to behave. ;)

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    1. You're welcome!

      Haha! Hey, we might throw a party on the moon once we land. ;)

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  10. Laughing at Patricia's comment!

    Love that you have so many awesome stowaways heading to the moon with you. The first moon colony will have an awesome library at their disposal. :)

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    1. The moon library is going to be packed with so many great books. :)

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  11. Your mom's middle grade book sounds nice :) good luck to your mom.

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  12. Congrats to your mom on her new release! And it sounds awesome that you and other IWSG members are working on the Writers on the Moon project.

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  13. That sounds like an amazing project. I love time capsules.

    Best of luck and congratulations to your mom!

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    1. Time capsules are so much fun!

      Thank you, Carrie-Anne!

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  14. Congratulations on your mom's new release! As always, your amount of creative output is inspiring. Great post Happy IWSG Day!

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    1. Thank you, Adrienne! Happy IWSG Day to you!

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  15. What a lot of projects! Go get 'em, Chrys! And best of luck to your mom.

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  16. I love that you're doing a time capsule! AND I'd be happy to host your mom. Congrats to her.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra! Your help is so appreciated. <3

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  17. I definitely feel the love! Thank you so much for including me, and for all you do as a writer, editor, and encourager! :)

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  18. Grats to your mom! And I'm honored my art gets to be included. :)

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  19. Such a great project! I wish I had known about it before. I'd have applied to be included.

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  20. Love the idea of a moon, time capsule. Couldn't've picked a better crowd.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  21. Congrats to your mom on her latest release! So exciting! And I love the moon time capsule. What a great bunch of books - I've read most of them. We need to send someone to the future to record the reaction of who/whatever finds the capsule when it's finally opened!

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  22. So happy to have my writing on the capsule with all of you! Susan was so cool to do this.

    Damyanti Biswas

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  23. Wow, Chrys, I am so impressed by the Writers on the Moon page you've put together! I'm so excited to be part of that project!

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  24. Ha! I'm taking lots of stowaways to the moon too! My critique partner, other authors, my book cover illustrator, and tons of family and friend photos! Thanks for the mention, Chrys. I can help with tweets for your mom's new release if you send me the info!

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  25. Hi Chrys - this is an amazing post and a shout-out to so many ISWGers ... and that lift off to the moon - incredible idea to think about ... Good luck to you and to your Ma, Elaine, for her new book ... just a super positive post - cheers Hilary

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  26. I love being a stow away. It makes life exciting to be just a bit naughty and off on a great adventure. Thanks for letting my boys tag along with Elaine!

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  27. The writers on the moon (and the stowaways) is such a neat idea!

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  28. What an amazing and cool project. I wonder when our first alien visitors will find it. Or will it be Earthlings finally settling on the Moon?

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  29. I just love that you and your mom are so close. You're such an inspiration on so many levels. Best of luck to everyone!

    Elsie

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  30. That fantastic about your mom's book!

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  31. First, congrats to Elaine for another MG book. The moon project is so exciting. I hope everyone had fun participating.

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  32. Bravo to your mother on her new MG book. All the luck with this new release. The Moon Project sounds intense. You guys are amazing. Good luck with this new venture. Have fun!

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  33. The Writers on the Moon Project is astounding. In addition to the Western Canon, there will be a Lunar Canon.

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  34. Such an exciting project and a brilliant twist on a time capsule. I'm sure this took some nifty organization skills to pull off. Congrats to all!

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  35. Oh, my. How did you manage to pull it all off? The sheer organization required to set up something of this magnitude. Congratulations to everyone!

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  36. I am so excited to be a part of the Writer's On the Moon Project!

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