Here’s a wonderful post from my publisher concerning my new release Surrogate: Hunted. It gets to the heart of what makes the Surrogate series work.
“In the mood for something unique? Surrogate: Hunted may be just what you’re looking for.
“It’s not often that I say I’ve been privileged to be part of a book’s process, but it’s true in this case. I got to work behind the scenes, and I can say this book is not like anything else I’ve read.
One of the things that make this story stand out is the attention given to details about family life. It’s not limited to one type of family or one culture. There’s deep exploration of romantic and sexual partners as well as the parent-child bond and what forms those elements of family life. Because the story spans worlds, readers can experience different types of interactions and compare them.”
I love writing Sci-Fi, especially Social Sci-Fi, but there seems to be a dearth of it these days. I want Sci-Fi that goes beyond the tech to look at the species, cultures, and families inside the story. I want those cultures to interact and sometimes clash. I want them to integrate. I want those families to be affected, to grow, and to change as a result. I want religion to influence these worlds as much as I want science too. But, most of all, I want my stories to be relatable. Yes, my protagonist is an alien, but she’s also a mom, a working mom at that, and must balance everything to make things work.
That relatability is what I love most about the Surrogate series. 😊