Cindy Burke has had a lifelong interest in journalism and fiction writing. She started as a newsroom assistant and has contributed several articles to local newspapers. Her science fiction book, "Intimate Space: A Feminist Utopian Romp Through the Galaxy," was published in 2015.
Burke was born in Savannah, GA and lived for several years in California, Georgia and Florida before moving to Upstate South Carolina in 1998. She is a social justice advocate and Vice President of the Clemson Alumni Society for Equality (CASE), an alumni group that has established two student scholarships.
Her family is spread across the Southeast, including two sons, a sous chef and a navy technician. She lives with her husband, a computer analyst and fellow sci-fi and fantasy buff. Burke writes from their home located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Dismayed by a major blow to her fledgling career, journalist Alison James is given a second chance with an offer from the monolithic WorldGov, the sovereign power on Earth. The catch is that she will have to travel to a raw new planet in a far-away solar system.
Yearning to explore the universe, Alison ignores her misgivings and dives into preparations for a one-way trip across light years. The wrenching decision to abandon everything is fueled by a chance for adventure and the desire to make something out of her life.
As her trip begins, Alison encounters the voluptuous and engaging Rosalia Czartoryska. Thrown together as communication specialists, they have plenty of time to explore the attraction between them during the six month journey to Tau Ceti.
Will the rewards gained be worth what was forfeited back on Earth? Follow along as Alison encounters love, danger and a new life in this tumultuous odyssey among the stars.
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