I wrote AURORA: MERIDIAN because the story of Captain Saul Harris and Corporal Carrie Welles was far from over. When I wrote the first book in the series, AURORA: DARWIN, it was supposed to just be the one book, but somewhere along the way the characters took over and I discovered there was a much bigger story lurking underneath. So, along came AURORA: PEGASUS, book 2 in the series, and now I have book 3, AURORA: MERIDIAN. And there will be more to come.
The Aurora series is a space opera, a military sci-fi, but it also has a strong romantic plot. Where some sci-fi bogs itself down with nitty gritty technical detail, I prefer to spend my reader’s time letting them get to know the characters, so that they actually care what happens to them when things turn south. It is very much a character-driven plot, but with all the excitement, adventure and also the horror you expect to see from a sci-fi.
There are two main characters in the series. The first is Captain Saul Harris, captain of the UNF Aurora, a man on a journey of personal discovery. While he tries to keep control of the chaos around him throughout this series, he uncovers who he really is and what his family mean to him.
Corporal Carrie Welles is also on a journey of discovery. When she starts this series she is very sure of who she is and what she wants to be. But then the shocking events that occur and the unexpected love she finds herself in, turn her life upside down. Like Harris, she too must reassess her life and figure out who she really is and what she wants her life to be.
Amid the thrills and spills of the series, Carrie and Harris aren’t the only two to question their lives and evolve. Each one of the Aurora crew is tested and forced to take a good look at themselves. The cool, calm and collected are pushed to the brink of their control, and hard military men discover that they’re human, and sometimes weak, after all. The Aurora series will change each one of them forever, as they battle for the truth and their own survival.
Just like Aurora: Pegasus did, Aurora: Meridian ups the ante once again and will (hopefully) leave readers gasping for more!
Born and raised in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, Amanda hails from fishing and farming stock. The youngest of four children, her three brothers raised her on a diet of Rocky, Rambo, Muhammad Ali and AC/DC. She studied film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University (BA Communication Studies) in Perth, Western Australia, which has been her home ever since, aside from a nineteen month stint in London (England). Her debut novel Aurora:Darwin was published with Momentum in May 2013; the sequel Aurora: Pegasus was published in December 2013; and Aurora: Meridian will be released on 11 September 2014.
I’d like to thank Amanda for visiting today and sharing why she wrote Aurora: Meridian. I know I love finding why an author wrote a book and I hope you do, too. Hope you’ll say hi to Amanda, maybe ask her a question, because it’s nice and I enter comments into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). I announce a winner the first blog post of the month. 🙂