Sonya Craig – Author of ‘The Outbound’ Series
The life of an indie author is fraught with its own set of challenges…the foremost of which is attempting to be heard above the clammor of the five hundred thousand or so aspiring authors who have thrown their hats into the writing-for-pay ring since the advent and proliferation of the e-book. Each of these authors has their own individual reason for eschewing the traditional adgent-publishing house route. The Indie author oftern lives…and sadly dies…on the strength of word of mouth promotion.
The indie author is often viewed with a jaundiced and cynical eye…but ever so slowly, independent authors are making miniscule inroads in changes perspectives…one reader at a time.
My friend, Sonya Craig is an American indie author…whose genre of choice is Sci-fi…she is a prolific and determined writer and my hat goes off to her and her efforts. This blog is dedicated to her…
Retail Teaser for Outbound Book 1:
The following teaser provides the reader with an insight into the quirky, sometimes irreverent writing style that Sonya favors:
Sonya Craig is the author of the Science Fiction series, Outbound, featuring the precarious life and times of underdog-extraordinaire Taiga Chavez and her beloved misfit crew. Space has never been more unpredictable than when Taiga squares off against the totalitarian jerkwads of the universe.
Outbound is the first novel in the series.
Taiga is an imperfect person in an OCD type of world. A loyal soldier, she longs to earn her stripes and leave Earth behind. However, on her first Outbound mission, she soon learns that being the ‘good soldier’ can have an ugly meaning. On a planet filled with aliens that give new meaning to the term ‘wild life’, she must choose sides. And the only thing at stake? Simply the fate of two worlds. No pressure.
Sonya Craig and the Creative process:
The universe that I write about is always in my head. I have two lives: the one where I take care of my husband and teen daughters, cat, dog, yard, house, cars, errands etc. – and the one in which a young captain and her odd mix of crewmen strive against evil regimes in a futuristic realm.
It’s a realm where seat-restraints that are supposed to ‘automatically engage with any jarring action’ rarely work. A realm where your adopted brother says things like, “I not laugh in danger’s face but I may pee on him’s leg.”
Any other words, a universe much like our own, just a little more fantastical.
I write continuously, even when it isn’t on paper. Paper is great though, because without it, you end up jotting notes on the back of your hand, store receipts and anything else available when an idea must be noted somewhere, somehow. As a warning though, never ask the mean, old lady in the check-out line in front of you if you can have her now unneeded grocery list for a really important purpose. Just a safety tip there.
Where to find Sonya online:
Sonya maintains a quirky, humorous and insightful blog and I would recommend that everyone take the opportunity to stop by and peruse her content…cool stuff!!
Where to purchase Sonya’s Outbound Series…
Sonya Craig is typical of the many talented and determined indie authors who are laboring to make their mark in the genres of their choice and I hope that visitors will take the time to explore her catalogue of excellent Science Fiction offerings…