Announcement: Brave New Girls

Long radio silence usually means that I’m up to something. (Or that I’m sick. But this time it means I’m up to something!) This year, I’m actually up to several somethings, and it’s time to announce one of them! I’m pleased to announce that I have a short story that’s going to be published in the third volume of Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack!

BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF HEROINES WHO HACK is a YA sci-fi anthology (edited by sci-fi authors Paige Daniels and Mary Fan) featuring stories about girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)… Girls who hack not just computers, but whatever puzzles come their way, using their smarts to save the day. It’s got sci-fi mysteries, cyberpunk, space adventures, and more! Proceeds from sales of the anthology will be donated to the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.

I’m very excited about the story that I contributed to the book, entitled “Sea-Stars and Sand Dollars.” It’s an Iamos tie-in short story about Tamara’s moms as teenagers, and it especially ties in to New World as well. Here’s the story’s synopsis:

17-year-old Delia Randall spends her days studying aboard a massive scientific submarine and building robots in secret. But her secret comes out when disaster strikes the GalaX Undersea Habitat, and the only one who can prevent tragedy is Delia—and her hand-built ROV, Amphitrite.

I’m also very excited to be contributing an illustration to the book as well! I can’t wait to share this story with you when Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack releases this July.

Here’s the list of all the stories in the book (in alphabetical order by title):

The Alchemist’s Daughter by Selenia Paz
The Altered Avatar by Mary Fan
Attack on Aegis by Paige Daniels
Becoming a World Builder by Valerie Hunter
Data Recovery by Nicholas Jennings
Discord on Harmonia by M.L.D. Curelas
The Experiment Called Life by Halli Gome
False Messiahs by Josh Pritchett
Impossible Odds by A.A. Jankiewicz
In Cyberia, Avatar Controls You by Jeremy Rodden
In the Shadow of Zyrcon by Joanna Schnurman
Inmate C87 by Kay Dominguez
Life Hack by Aaron Rosenberg
Login by Jennifer Lee Rossman
Moon Girl by Jennifer Chow
My Other Tree House Is a Rocket Ship by Russ Colchamiro
The Power of Five by Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg
Pyramid Scheme by Jamie Krakover
Sea-Stars and Sand Dollars by Lyssa Chiavari
Second Sun by Jorge Rustrian
ShockWired by Tash McAdam
Sword & Shield by Jelani Akin Parham
Twisted Brick by M.J. Moores

I’ll have more info about Brave New Girls as the release date gets closer! In the meantime, you can add it to your to-read list on Goodreads here, or visit the official BNG website here. Want to be the first to know when the book launches? Sign up for the release day mailing list here!

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