Like her protagonist Shannon Kendricks, Cathy Parker is an attorney. She volunteered as a zoo keeper's aide for eight years and did have a very special beluga buddy, Mauyak, just as Shannon Kendricks has. As to encounters with alien children, as in the trilogy, she is not saying. She was also a radio and print journalist and once was the 'Jill of all trades' for a small satellite paper in Wyoming. She did everything from taking to the photos to writing the articles and op-ed pieces to helping with layout and hauling the newspapers through blizzards once a week. As a result, she saw lambs being born and went on a cattle drive and ate her first (and last) Rocky Mountain Oyster. She has seen mountain gorillas in the wild in Rwanda and orangutans in Borneo and even rocked an orphaned baby orangutan to sleep on her chest. She has volunteered with a chimpanzee sanctuary for former research subjects. So you can see where her heart lies. Currently she lives in Costa Rica with her black cat. All similarities between her cat and the trilogy's Narcissus are purely and probably coincidental.
Here is the cover for my soon to be ready free novella, Dormant Power. [Really, I am working hard on the edits. Really. Sure I stopped to play around with the elements of my cover for the novella for a couple hours but I am editing! In fact I just made a major change to the plot that I am pretty pleased with. Next I am going to focus on refining my characters] Those of you who are familiar with my trilogy Power Rising will know that the word Power repeats in each of my titles. And you will see that this not-quite-a-prequel-but-kind-of is no exception. The only thing that niggles at my mind about this cover is that it is not in sync with my trilogy covers. As you will have seen over the past weeks, the covers have a similarity and color framework designed to help potential readers recognize and feel comfortable with them. That similarity and my brand colors are missing here. New week I will show you the cover where I have at least added the brand colors. I don't care for it nearly as much.