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Monday, October 25, 2010

Meet the crew of Astrella II

Permission to come aboard granted.  Now meet some of your fellow shipmates:

Captain Richard Hughes, Commanding Officer of Astrella II
Commander Malkis of Tartarus, ExO of Astrella II
Lt. Cmdr. Kalom of Eris, Astrella's Second Officer and Astrogator
Lt. Cmdr. John G. "Jack" Jackson, Chief of Internal Security
Lt. Cmdr. Lyra of Cytherea, Chief of Data/Comm
Lt. Tiko of Cytherea, Data/Comm Tech
Lt. Astra Marano, Helmsman
Lt. Nova Majeski, Scan Tech (Surveillance)
Lt. Borok of Eris, Internal Security Officer
Lt. Demeter Paleologus, Med Assistant
Ensign Corona V. "Rona" Scott, Data/Comm Tech
Ensign Esteban Esposito, Data/Comm Tech
Ensign Gordon C. "Gordy" McCormick, Internal Security Officer
Dr. Johann Weiner, Med Supervisor (civilian)
Dr. Kyp of Cytherea, Science Supervisor and Astrophysicist (civilian)

Welcome aboard Astrella!

M. R. Tighe

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Proofing Judgment on Tartarus

Just finished "proofing" my author's review copy of Judgment on Tartarus. I was very happy to find corrections needed on only 25 pages out of 234---not a bad percentage! And most of the needed corrections are minor---incorrect punctuation and a couple typos. So I am eager for the next step in the publication process and feeling very encouraged. Not much else to add right now until the book is out (soon I hope! ) and I can start getting some feedback on it.

'Til then,

M.R. Tighe

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Author's Proof is in!

There's been nothing so  exciting so far as seeing my book in "print"---copyright and all.  It is a dream come true and a day I thought I'd never see. Althpough I've been writing in one form or another for many years ( I wrote my first novel at age eleven---typed and all,) I had just about given up hope of ever being published.  My aim is to share the stories I imagine with others who might enjoy them.  I will keep you informed of my progress and when Judgment on Tartarus will appear in print!

Thanks for reading.  All my best,

M.R. Tighe

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Adventures of Astrella's Crew Begin!

Hi to all fans of "soft" science fiction!

This is my first blog to let you know my first novel Judgment on Tartarus will be published by Wheatmark in the near future.  This is Book One of a trilogy: Book Two will be titled True Son of Tartarus and Book Two, Ransom of Tartarus.

Judgment on Tartarus is loosely based on the ancient Greek myth of Hades and Persephone.  This adventure begins when a young DataComm tech named Corona Scott is assigned to the retired starcruiser Astrella II  and immediately finds her dreams and ideals in serious jeopardy. I had a lot of fun writing Judgment on Tartarus, and I think you'll find it a fun read.

That's all for now.  All my best,

M. R. Tighe ( rhymes with "sigh"---it's Irish! )