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Return to Earth Spotlight: Veronica H. Hart

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The Alvarium Experiment Presents Return to Earth

The Return to Earth stories are unique in that each story is featured as an individual $0.99 Kindle ebook. The stories can be read in any order. Once you select your first story, be prepared. You just might get hooked and want to buy all ten.

Today, I'm spotlighting author Veronica H. Hart.

Interview with Veronica H. Hart
Veronica Helen Hart, like many of the Alvarium Experiment authors, writes in multiple fiction genres: women’s, historical and science fiction with a little murder and adventure on the side. “Recovery” is her first foray into science fiction and it is available for FREE today through 10/4 on Kindle. Follow link to download while supplies last!

Q: How did you come up with your story, ‘Recovery’, for Return to Earth?
VHH: My first idea fell apart, shattered by being too big for even a novella, much less a short story. I thought I’d do an interim sequel to Silent Autumn, my science fiction novel which is a finalist for a Roy…

The Running Girls: A Novelette

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The Running Girls A New Novelette Now Available
Two girls with nothing in common except the 500-Mile Summer of '89 Challenge
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Clara is an average student and below-average athlete. With some inspiration from her cross country coach, Clara decides to take on a summer running challenge: complete 500 miles in three months. The problem? Her parents don't want her jogging all those miles alone, but Clara doesn't want to run with the girl they suggest. Joan is weird, and something seems to be mentally wrong with her. Except none of Clara's other friends run. Will she complete the challenge, or does being stuck with Joan mean she's destined to fail?


Book Signing Hosted by St. Pete Running Company RSVP ON FACEBOOK When: Friday, 9/23/16 from 6-8 PM Where: St. Pete Running Company 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
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Writing About Girls Who Run

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The Running Girls Novelette Launch Date 9/17/16
What's the story about?
Here's the tagline: Two girls with nothing in common except the 500-Mile Summer of '89 Challenge.

Clara is an average student and below-average athlete. With some inspiration from her cross country coach, Clara decides to take on a summer running challenge: complete 500 miles in three months. The problem? Her parents don't want her jogging all those miles alone, but Clara doesn't want to run with the girl they suggest. Joan is weird, and something seems to be mentally wrong with her. Except none of Clara's other friends run. Will she complete the challenge, or does being stuck with Joan mean she's destined to fail?

Where did this story originate?
A couple of weeks ago, my running partner, Terry, and I had just conquered a six-mile run through Clearwater that included the Sand Key bridge. Needless to say, we felt strong and fabulous.
On the drive home, my phone rang. The bluetooth in th…

Return to Earth Spotlight: Tracie Roberts

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The Alvarium Experiment Presents Return to Earth

What if the alien visitors that surprised Earth were actually human? Ten authors unite behind this theme in Return to Earth, a unique science fiction collection. Each story is featured as an individual $0.99 Kindle ebook.

Today, I'm spotlighting author Tracie Roberts.

Interview with Tracie Roberts
Tracie writes in multiple genres including paranormal romance, YA, and New Adult. “Social Experiment” is her first foray into science fiction and it is available for FREE today on Kindle. Follow link to download while supplies last!

Q: So, Tracie, you weren’t involved with the first Alvarium project, The Prometheus Saga. How did you happen to join this second project?
TR: I didn’t even know about the first project! But my very good friend, critique partner, and fellow Alvarium author, C.L. Roman, vouched for me with the group and I was invited to join. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with other talented writers and hope to do so again…

Return to Earth Spotlight: Elle Andrews Patt

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The Alvarium Experiment Presents Return to Earth

I hope you're enjoying the Return to Earth short stories and the author interviews. Today, I'm spotlighting author Elle Andrews Patt.

Interview with Elle Andrews Patt

Elle Andrews Patt writes speculative and literary fiction and is a member of the Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of award-winning writers reinventing the way readers experience short fiction. Her novelette, "Someday Loyal" is available for FREE today on Kindle. Follow link to download today!
Q: How did you become involved with the Alvarium Experiment and what was the thought process behind evolving Return ToEarthas AE's second project?
EAP: My friend M.J Carlson vouched for my writing skills and introduced me as a prospect to AE co-founder Ken Pelham at the Florida Writers Association (FWA) conference just as AE was forming. The next evening, I won the First Place Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) from FWA for Published Short Fiction for a second year in …

Return to Earth Spotlight: Kristin Durfee

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The Alvarium Experiment Presents Return to Earth

Return to Earth is a unique science fiction collection where all ten short stories are featured as individual Kindle ebooks.

Today, I'm spotlighting author Kristin Durfee.

Interview with Kristin Durfee
Kristin reads and writes in multiple genres and is a member of the Alvarium Experiment, the consortium of award-winning writers reinventing the way readers experience short fiction. Her short story, “Project Bright Star” is available on Kindle. Follow link to experience her take on the Return to Earth project.
Q: What is the Alvarium Experiment and how did you become involved with their second project, Return ToEarth?
KD: The Alverium Experiment, referring to a bee hive, was developed last year by a number of award-winning authors who wanted to join together to publish an anthology. As a member of the Florida Writer’s Association, I became aware of the project through one of the authors, a fellow writing group member Ken Pelham, and was t…

Return to Earth Spotlight: Cheri Roman

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The Alvarium Experiment Presents Return to Earth

In Return to Earth, ten authors take on the following premise: what if extraterrestrials came to Earth, and they turned out to be human?

The stories are available for $0.99 each in the Kindle Store. Today, I'm spotlighting author Cheri Roman.

Interview with Cheri Roman 

Welcome, Cheri. How did you become involved with the Alvarium Experiment and what was the thought process behind evolving 'Return To Earth' as AE's second project?
CLR: Like so many other things, it came about through networking. Bria Burton and I are both members of the FWA. We had done some manuscript trading and become familiar with each other’s writing through beta reads. I’m not certain who came up with the new premise, but I was honored when Bria invited me to participate in the second project. Then too, the premise was too intriguing to turn down, so, here we are.

Q: What was your inspiration for this particular story?
CLR: It’s funny how a group of thi…