Friday, October 16, 2009

Heroine to recover NASA’s Mars Phoenix Lander in NaNoWriMo novel

Joi Weaver, a twenty-something woman who dreams of Mars, is preparing to write a novel set on the fourth planet for National Novel Writing Month 2009, which runs from November 1st to November 30th. Here’s how "SaintJoi" described her yet-to-be-written novel in a recent NaNoWriMo forum:

"My story is based on a very short story I wrote last year, when the Mars Phoenix Lander shut down in Martian winter. My story is set in the nearish future, in one of the first colonies on Mars. My heroine is Dejah Sorenson, a college student (at the beginning of the story) who makes it her mission to go out and recover the long-lost Phoenix."

Check out the one-minute book trailer on!

This will be the sixth time SaintJoi has participated in National Novel Writing Month. Her favorite writers include C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. She resides in Orange County, California, and maintains a blog called Dreamer of Mars.

Best of success, Joi!

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