In this fast-paced science fiction thrill ride, gravely ill Shannon Kendricks, attorney and seaquarium volunteer, must return the alien child Essi to her world, while trying to free a captive beluga Juneau, and combat a pair of ancient aliens set on destroying Earth. Her friends can help, but not everyone will survive. On the upside, with the arrival of the alien child, Shannon’s physical appearance changes dramatically and she now possesses useful, near-magical traits to help her with barriers that appear insurmountable. Will Shannon succeed in her quests before it is too late, or run out of time? Find the answers in POWER OF THREE, a thrilling novel from Cathy Parker.
Like her protagonist Shannon Kendricks, Cathy Parker is an attorney. She volunteered as a zoo keeper's aide for eight years and did have a very special beluga buddy, Mauyak. As to encounters with alien children, she is not saying. She was also a radio and print journalist and once was the 'Jill of all trades' for a small satellite paper in Wyoming. She did everything from taking to the photos to writing the articles and op-ed pieces to helping with layout and hauling the newspapers through blizzards once a week. As a result, she saw lambs being born and went on a cattle drive and ate her first (and last) Rocky Mountain Oyster. She has seen mountain gorillas in the wild in Rwanda and orangutans in Borneo and even rocked an orphaned baby orangutan to sleep on her chest. She has volunteered with a chimpanzee sanctuary for former research subjects. So you can see where her heart lies. Currently she is happy at home with her black brindle mastiff and her black cat. All similarities between her cat and Narcissus are purely and probably coincidental.
This extraordinarily short quotation from Power of Three mirrors my own state of affairs tonight perfectly. I was nodding off at 10 a.m., and at 2 p.m. By the time the clock struck 8, I was ready to retire for the night. But I couldn't because I want to write this bubble and I want to complete my Spanish lesson and I still have my blurb to write for the back cover of my new book, Power Stabilized, and I'm doing a reading from the book on Sunday [via zoom of course] that I have to practice. And why am I so very tired on this particular night? Because I stayed up well into the early morning hours finally, finally finishing re-editing and re-editing the awful mess my last editor made of my manuscript. Once I climbed into bed, I couldn't shut my brain down. Before I knew it, it was time to struggle out of bed to go get my vaccinations for my trip to Costa Rica. So now I am...so very tired. I have a feeling it's gonna be a laugher of a Spanish lesson.