My first novel: “A Way About” is available on, as an ebook.


Product Description

Colonel Esseline Robinson, the Planetary Police Chief of Ascendant, was on administrative leave helping her niece, Ariana, adjust to living with Essie after the deaths of Ari’s mother and father…Essie’s sister and brother-in-law.

The adjustment period was interrupted when Ari discovered a body at the archaeology lab where she worked.


Essie was now back on the job as Planetary Police Chief, and dealing with the emotions of her teenaged niece, her gallivanting parents, her partner, and sundry office politics.

Throw in some stolen artifacts that belonged to the previous inhabitants, an ex-husband, murders, and aliens, and you have a recipe for an exciting science fiction thriller.


Purchase price:   $2.99


Click here to purchase:  A Way About

“I enjoyed this read.  Reminds me of Asimov, an early dabbly in sci-fi murder mysteries…characters are believable and well portrayed.  I look forward to other works from this author.”


“I really enjoyed this book.  I am a big fan of scifi so this seemed to be right up my alley.  Once I added it to my kindle, it did not disappoint.  The characters are well developed and the plot is easy to follow.  I loved that the book begins right in the middle of the action with the murder scene.  It does a good job of drawing the reader in and the story has no trouble in holding their interest right up to the end.  I recommend this book to all scifi lovers.”

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Roxanne S. Barbour

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