I am pleased that my story "the pupil" is in a new anthology called Exchange Students. I'd wanted to do something with my Sarah Meadows character and this opportunity came along. Now Sarah isn't an exchange student. She's been in a few short stories and stars in my science fiction novel Bonded Agent. In Sarah's world Mars is an independent republic with an uneasy relationship with a very militaristic Earth. She joins the army when Earth is at war with a reptilian race. The thing is, she's fighting on the side of the reptiles. The new story picks up after the war. Sarah has legal problems and has hired a lawyer to help her. This lawyer has a new pupil named Prairie Davis who comes from Earth through an exchange program to learn Martian jurisprudence. The book releases Tuesday although it can be pre-ordered on Amazon now. Exchange Students edited by Sheila Hartney. Order a couple hundred copies today.
This is the book's official blurb:
Study abroad! See new places! Meet new people! In our exchange student program, you can literally study anywhere or anywhen you can imagine. We'll send you to new planets. We'll send you to new dimensions and realms of existence. We'll send you through time itself! Don't believe me? This exciting anthology contains many tales of our thrilling and educational exchange student program. You'll read tales of aliens coming to earth and humans traveling to alien worlds. You'll meet a denizen of Hell who travels to Heaven. Some students will discover their super powers on their journey. Other students will have encounters with the undead. You'll meet a law enforcement officer who travels to the realm of the fae to help solve a crime of truly interdimensional proportions. Featuring twenty-two amazing stories by Roze Albina Ches, Jaleta Clegg, Ken Goldman, Paula Hammond, Sheila Hartney, Chisto Healy, Joachim Heijndermans, Sean Jones, Tim Kane, Alden Loveshade, Tim McDaniel, J Louis Messina, Jennifer Moore, Brian Gene Olson, David B. Riley, Katherine Quevedo, Holly Schofield, Jonathan Shipley, Lesley L. Smith, Emily Martha Sorensen, Margret A. Treiber and Sherry Yuan