Featured Book Releases:
Remnant in the Stars
The Loudest Actions
November 7 – 21, 2017
Please welcome Cindy Koepp to the blog today!
A Kid Who Learns Differently by Cindy Koepp:
Ella Font (EF): Good morning. This is Ella Font of the Interdimensional News Network. I’m here today with Hadesha Calonti Pashan. How are you today, Pashan.
Pashan (P): Goop morning. (Looks off camera) I mean, Good morning. Daddy says you have very many questions for me today.
EF: Well, a few anyway. I understand you are in training to use your mental abilities.
P: (Hisses) Still. It is five years since my training starts, and none of my other sisters take so long to learn. I wish to be done now.
EF: Why is that?
P: I love my daddy, but I want to be with girls sometimes, and I miss Mommy, but Daddy has to work all the time, so we are not home.
EF: Why do you have to stay with your daddy all the time?
P: So the noise in my head does not get very loud. Especially when boys think nearby. Too much other people thinking hurts my head. Daddy can stop the noise and my brain is supposed to see how he does it so I can do it by myself.
EF: And that’s not working?
P: No. I am too slow.
EF: You seem to attribute that to yourself rather than your situation.
P: (Squints and leans back) I do not understand you.
EF: I’m sorry. I forgot that you are still learning English. How is that going?
P: Okay, I guess. I make many mistakes still. Daddy helps me by telling me the word I do not get right. Someday I learn enough. Then I am smart.
EF: Are telepathy and English the only skills that you find difficult?
P: No. I do not like math.
EF: (Leans closer) I thought Aolanians were good at math.
P: Daddy says there is always one that is different. Besides, I still get the right answer to the questions. I just do it another way than everyone else.
EF: How do you do it?
P: I look at it and my brain has the answer.
EF: You just look at it and poof! There’s the answer.
P: There is no “poof.” My brain says the answer.
EF: You’re not just calculating numbers in your head. I’ve heard Aolanians are very good at that.
P: No, no. I just know the answer. I do not want to talk about math no more – any more. Can we talk about drawing instead.
EF: Do you like to draw?
P: Yes, yes. I like to draw very much. Sometimes I even get to draw the answer to the math problems.
EF: That’s interesting, but how does that help you learn?
P: Because I learn how to draw, silly. Do you wish to see how I draw a fern sphere? The Montans live in one and my very good friend Cerise Vincent Doctor teaches me how to draw good by drawing bad way up. Here, I show you!
EF: Some other time. That’s all we have time for today. This is Ella Font of IDNN with Pashan Thanks for joining us.
About Remnant in the Stars:
Two hundred years ago, the Aolanian home world exploded and a remnant of survivors escaped. As their convoy combed the galaxy looking for a new world to colonize, they discovered Earth and were given permission to establish a temporary base while they continued their search for a new home world. When an Aolanian exploration vessel goes missing after transmitting a garbled distress call, the uneasy alliance between the humans and the Aolanians is put to the test as two anti-Aolanian groups jockey to use this opportunity to press their own agendas by foiling the rescue mission. Because his daughter was onboard the Kesha when it vanished, Calonti Sora reluctantly signs on as an astrogator with the Gyrfalcon, one of the ships in the search party. There he meets up with an old human friend, Kirsten Abbott. Together, they work to overcome prejudice and political plots as they race toward an enemy no one could expect.
About The Loudest Actions:
First contact missions are hard enough, but they get even tougher when the negotiator has an ego the size of a gas giant. Burke Zacharias, a first contact researcher, is chosen to spearhead humanity’s first official contact with Montans, an insect race that has already had a run-in with less friendly humans. Although his words and overtures toward the Montans are cordial enough, the Montans are put off by how he treats the crew of the scout ship that brought him to the world. With other, less friendly forces trying to establish a foothold on the world, the negotiation must succeed in spite of Burke, or the Montans could be facing extinction.
About the Author:
Originally from Michigan, Cindy Koepp has a degree in Wildlife Sciences and teaching certification in Elementary Education from rival universities. After teaching for fourteen years, she pursued a master’s degree in Adult Learning with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement. Cindy has five published science fiction and fantasy novels, a serial published online, short stories in five anthologies, and a few self-published teacher resource books. When she isn’t reading or writing, Cindy spends time whistling with a crazy African Grey. Cindy is currently working as an optician in Iowa and as an editor with PDMI Publishing and Barking Rain Press.
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