Why Girl from the Stars?

I often write from a male character’s point of view. I don’t know why that’s my usual style, but I enjoy it and my readers seem to as well. I never really thought about it until I was doing a panel at Comic Con and a woman in the audience asked if I had written a series with a strong female character that her daughter could read. She wanted an example for her daughter who was strong but still maintained her femininity. That thought spurred me to write the Girl from the Stars series. Liora, my main character, survived a difficult past, was raised in a society that valued the ability to live through pain, and she was once sold as a slave. But Liora doesn’t break under pressure; instead, she uses the difficulties of her youth to drive her forward and spur her on toward succeeding when many others give up. Liora has to learn to open up her heart and to understand where reasoning comes before fighting. Her safe zone is in the battle. She grew up in a combat-oriented race, and she excels with a weapon in her hand. Yet not every battle should be fought with a weapon, and despite her reluctance to trust anyone after what she has gone through, she finds herself surrounded by the camaraderie of life on a starship and being included in the crew. It also helps that the two men who rescued her, the dashing young captain and the ship’s chief medical officer, know what it’s like to suffer and survive, and they don’t judge her for what she has gone through.
Liora Day is a strong, damaged, but very brave main character who evolves through the series, experiences love, loss, family, and friendships she would have never thought possible, and maintains her femininity and the gentleness deep inside despite everything she has gone through. I really enjoyed writing this series and I hope that you enjoy it!I often write from a male character’s point of view. I don’t know why that’s my usual style, but I enjoy it and my readers seem to as well. I never really thought about it until I was doing a panel at Comic Con and a woman in the audience asked if I had written a series with a strong female character that her daughter could read. She wanted an example for her daughter who was strong but still maintained her femininity. That thought spurred me to write the Girl from the Stars series. Liora, my main character, survived a difficult past, was raised in a society that valued the ability to live through pain, and she was once sold as a slave. But Liora doesn’t break under pressure; instead, she uses the difficulties of her youth to drive her forward and spur her on toward succeeding when many others give up. Liora has to learn to open up her heart and to understand where reasoning comes before fighting. Her safe zone is in the battle. She grew up in a combat-oriented race, and she excels with a weapon in her hand. Yet not every battle should be fought with a weapon, and despite her reluctance to trust anyone after what she has gone through, she finds herself surrounded by the camaraderie of life on a starship and being included in the crew. It also helps that the two men who rescued her, the dashing young captain and the ship’s chief medical officer, know what it’s like to suffer and survive, and they don’t judge her for what she has gone through.
Liora Day is a strong, damaged, but very brave main character who evolves through the series, experiences love, loss, family, and friendships she would have never thought possible, and maintains her femininity and the gentleness deep inside despite everything she has gone through. I really enjoyed writing this series and I hope that you enjoy it!

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