The writing of Expedition

This book began a decade ago, but never got past the first chapter. When I decided to start writing seriously, I dusted off the manuscript to see what could be salvaged. In the end, only a small portion of the original was retained, along with the main idea.

As initially envisioned, the book was intended as a stand alone short story. After I finished it, my beta readers (bless their hearts) were interested in more back story concerning the villains of the piece, and I was compelled to add a significant amount of new material. This moved my “short story” clearly into the novella category and I was quite pleased with the final product.

A late afterthought as I was writing included the information of two other colony ships sent out from Earth long after Expedition was launched. My intention here was to goose up the story with an interesting tidbit, but instead it led to the perfect opening for a trilogy. Though each book may be read as stand alone, they all tie together and come full circle by the end of the third installment. When you finish with Expedition, you won’t be able to resist Odyssey and Exploration. Enjoy!

 

Author: Alexander Elliott

Alexander grew up in the Midwest, was compelled to attend private school, and ended up with an eclectic career. He’s still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. When not working to pay the bills, he loves to read, watch Star Trek, and laugh at Calvin and Hobbs cartoons. He also enjoys long baths, country music, nature photography, cooking and keeping up with his large family. Until recently, his writing included unpublished stories, music, poetry and drama scripts. Writing his first novel in 2016 changed everything, and he struggles to balance a boatload of ideas with very little time. His favorite genres include science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and romance. The author strives to create imaginative, generally upbeat stories with happy endings, making sure the bad guys get their comeuppance. He considers reading a chance to get away from it all and invites you to join him. If you enjoy Alexander’s work, he would love to hear from you. aelliottbooks@gmail.com

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