Sharon T. Rose grew up in the military, which did its level best to turn her into a properly-functioning and positively-contributing member of society. Being a little on the thick-headed side, Sharon needed a few decades to realize that she didn’t have the legs for combat boots, but she did eventually wise up and go AWOL. After a decade or so of college and cube farming, Sharon got the bright idea that maybe, just maybe, all those stories banging around in her head weren’t the waste of time The Brass seemed to think they were.
The break for freedom began when Sharon discovered online serial fiction in January 2009. Enveloped in a Blinding Flash of the Obvious (BFO), Sharon quickly set up an account with digitalnovelists.com and began posting stories. It was a ray of sunshine in the dark, dank cellar of the cubes. It was a rebellion. And ultimately, it was rebirth.
Late in 2010, Sharon left the cube farm for the greener pastures of her own imagination. The Brass screamed, the farm condescended, and Sharon put one trembling foot in front of another and made it work. After months of trial and effort, she completed a trilogy, released an ebook, syndicated a serial, sold a short story, and has so many WIPs that she sometimes wonders why she did this in the first place.
Oh, right. Because the stories must be shared.
Fun Facts About Sharon!
- She lives under a rock.
- She could eat Haribo™ brand Gummi Bears until she puked and be glad of it.
- She’s allergic to way too much stuff, including flowers, pets, and milk.
- She is fluent in over 12 accents.
- She quilts by hand.
- She is The Pundit.
The private war between Jregli and Shdr’edno isn’t as secret as they’d like. Others have noticed, and they’re choosing sides. The biggest threat, however, doesn’t involve them at all, but it could change everything.
Commander Neim has his hands full running the Station; the last thing he needs is a group of sentients making waves. The mysterious K’Tomals didn’t bring trouble, but trouble happens around them. They didn’t come to negotiate, and no one can stop them from doing what they came to do.
Business is not as usual aboard Fredan Sector Station 5, and the internal problems are the least of anyone’s worries. The prized Wormhole now threatens half the galaxy, and Shdr’edno’s patience grows thinner by the hour. Who will survive this Fall Through Space?
Jregli might be too smart for her own good. She thought that tricking a new Master into buying her would make her life as a slave better, but she didn’t count on Shdr’edno being as clever as she is.
Station Commander Frank Niem has suspicions about the crafty Yerbrans claiming to be uncle and niece, but running a Space Station keeps his attention elsewhere.
Dozens of Races and thousands of sentient beings pass through Fredan Sector Station 5 every day, and the culture clashes can overwhelm even the best-prepared. Survival favors the bold and the smart, but will that be enough to navigate this Leap of Space?
The Galaxy’s a big place. No matter how well you prepare, you aren’t ready.
Jregli thought she was tricking someone into buying her; she got more than a new Master. Shdr’edno thought he was buying a machine, and he got a slave who outsmarts him at every turn. Frank Neim thought he was pursuing a military career, and he got an opportunity to fail.
Their lives collide as they try to survive Space & Time.