For more than 400 years, the star cruiser Janus has been a virtual Utopia. Life goes on ... and on and on ... for the five hundred souls who fled Earth when the Global Assembly refused to legalize human cloning as a means to achieving immortality. What happens when a handful of human clones rebel against the system? Life aboard ship becomes an interstellar witch hunt not one of them may survive.
Kathy’s publishing career dates back to 1997, when she published a two-book romance series with Bantam’s Loveswept line. The first book in the series, For Love or Money, won a 1997 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award.
In 2012, Kathy self-published two thrillers. Amanda’s Eyes, the first book in a series featuring crime reporter A.J. Gregson, is a paranormal thriller that has garnered a 4.4★ average on Amazon and was a semi-finalist in Kindle Book Review's 2014 Best Kindle Book Awards. Her second thriller, Why Live?, is dystopian science fiction.
Current projects include the sequel to Amanda's Eyes, semi-sweet remixes of her two romance novels, and posts to her blogs Write Minded (on the writing life) and Momma D's Diary (a humorous look at aging and retirement).
As a communications specialist with a major university, Kathy wrote more than one hundred features for print and the web. Now retired and writing full-time, she enjoys meditation; reading; live performances by her sons (both professional musicians); brisk walks with her rescue dogs, Molly and Lucy; and playing handy gal around her 92-year-old, foursquare home in Martinsburg, WV.
"And what is life? A beating
heart? Individual consciousness? The genome itself? No, my friends. Life is
much more. Life is an ineffable mystery, a gift that should inspire reverence
and awe." His smile turned sad. "Yet we have demeaned it. Heedless
of the consequences, we have schemed and cheated and deluded ourselves,
arrogantly determined to bend this marvelous gift to our collective will.
Greedy for immortality at any cost, we have thoughtlessly thrown life away.
Does that sound like a contradiction? I promise you, it is not.