About New Sun Rising:
Kedzie Greer is pretty, smart, accomplished, and loved. She grew up in paradise: a small lakeside community with utopian ideals. But on turning sixteen — the age of legal adulthood in 2199 — Kedzie decides she has had enough of paradise.
Story 1, “The Town With Four Names,” is about Kedzie's idyllic hometown, which has survived against all odds for more than three hundred years. Cassie Stillwater, a 90-year-old descendent of the original founder, writes down the town’s history, a history that turns personal.
Story 2, “Leaving Home,” is about Kedzie’s decision to seek a life outside the town gates. She finds a job that horrifies her parents, who fear that they raised her too well and protected her too much.
I didn’t intend New Sun Rising to miss the YA market, but it does. Although the stories are set in the future and creatures called e-beasts run everything from inside Networld, they aren’t science fiction either. Speculative fiction is closer, but not quite right. These stories are genre busters. This is not a brag or even a humblebrag. It is just how they came out.
No violence, cursing, or sex. Story 1 is a stand-alone. Story 2 is a semi-stand-alone.
Excerpt from “The Town With Four Names”:
About Lindsay Edmunds:
Her favorite movie of all time is Local Hero. She is a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and in 2012 wrote about MST3K for HuffPost TV.
She blogs at Writer's Rest about movies and TV, books, machine intelligence, and life in southwestern Pennsylvania. Drop by, say hello, and share a story or two.