Work in Progress

House of Stars

The final version of House of Stars, a science fiction novel, is now complete and beginning the marketing process.

A girl raised among aliens comes to a human colony world to take part in an engineering project that may change the interstellar balance of power. But what matters most to her is the chance to find out who she really is.

Ariane’s interview on the Cloverpuff Blog Hop

The House of Stars playlist:

Ch. 1:  The Patriot: The Colonial Cause (John Williams)
Ch. 2:  Fidelio Overture, Op. 72b (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Ch. 3:  Frozen:  Elsa and Anna  (Christophe Beck)
Ch. 4-5:  The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan — Galliard and Air (Michael Kamen)
Ch. 13:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Only the Beginning of the Adventure (Harry Gregson-Williams)
Star of the County Down (lyrics, Cathal McGarvey; music, trad.)
Ch. 19:  The Two Towers: Forth Eorlingas (Howard Shore)
Ch. 20:  What Sweeter Music (John Rutter)
Ch. 22:  Rey’s Theme (John Williams)
Ch. 24:  The House of Christmas (lyrics adapted from G.K. Chesterton’s poem)
Ch. 25-27:  The Two Towers: Samwise the Brave (Howard Shore)
Ch. 30-32:  Star Trek: Insurrection: end title (Jerry Goldsmith)
Ch. 33:  The Return of the King: The Black Gate Opens (Howard Shore)
Ch. 34:  The Rocketeer: Rocketeer to the Rescue (James Horner)


The True Machine

I’m currently working on a short story entitled The True Machine.

When a small girl with a heavy burden of guilt can’t get the answers she needs from grown-ups, an artificial intelligence may be the right source.