Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Escapist Book Co. virtual book tour for Palmer Pickering’s Science-Fantasy novel Moon Deeds! Today, I am excited to help kickoff the tour by sharing an interview with the main characters of the book, Cassidy and Torr!
You can find our interview below, along with all of the info about the book, the author, links to purchase a copy of Moon Deeds for yourself, and a chance to win a copy in our giveaway! Also, be sure to take a look at the schedule here or at the top of the post and follow along to see the stops from our other awesome hosts!
Moon Deeds by Palmer Pickering
Published: March 7, 2019
Series: Star Children Saga #1
Genre: Science Fantasy
Intended Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Mythology Press (Self Published)
It’s 2090: the last outpost of freedom is the moon, the best defense against technology is magic, and the only hope for humankind rests in the hands of the Star Children.
Twins Cassidy and Torr must save Earth from a ruthless enemy at a time when the only force more powerful than alien technology is magic. Moon Deeds launches the siblings’ journey across the galaxy, where they must learn their power as the Star Children, claim their shamanic heritage, and battle dark forces that threaten humankind.
The Star Children Saga follows Cassidy and Torr as they slowly awaken to their destiny as the twin Star Children, born every millennium to reconnect with the source of all life. They come to discover the sheer enormity of their task: to find our ancestors on a lost planet across the galaxy and save humanity from a spiraling descent into darkness. The powers they must wield to accomplish this task are truly frightening and put at risk everything they love.
Come along with twenty-year-old twins Cassidy and Torr, who inherited deeds to lunar land parcels and want to use them to escape a brutal dictatorship on Earth. But first they must unlock their shaman powers.
A rollicking yet poignant adventure in the not too distant future, when we have colonized the moon and nearly lost Earth to a military dictatorship. Only the shamans remain free, plus the lucky ones who escaped to the moon.
High Tech Ain’t All it’s Made Out to Be • Magic in Space • And You Thought the Aliens Would Be Your Friend
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moon-deeds-palmer-pickering/1130813445
Could you please introduce yourself to our readers?
Cassidy: Hi, I’m Cassidy.
Torr: And I’m Torr. We’re twins
What music do you listen to?
Cassidy: Music from the stars. It’s elusive—I can’t always hear it. But when I do, it reminds me that we are not alone.
What are 3 items you can’t live without?
Torr: Food, food, and food.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is one thing you’d like to have with you?
Torr: Enough food.
Cassidy: A crystal ball so that I can check in on people remotely.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Torr: Men who join the enemy side to save their sorry asses.
What do you do in your free time?
Cassidy: Stare into my crystal ball.
What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?
Cassidy: I’d honestly rather stay in bed.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Torr: Be kind. Always be kind.
Cassidy: Our father always told us that.
What do you carry in your bag?
Torr: I wish I still had my guns, then that’s what would be in my bag.
Cassidy: I carry herbs and plant medicine. And a very special plant-spirit-medicine notebook that only reveals its diagnoses and prescriptions when you really need them, and it tells everyone something different.
What’s your favorite animal?
What do you think about Jasper?
Cassidy: He’s annoying.
Cassidy: He can be cute, though. When he’s not being annoying.
Torr: [eye roll]
If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go and why?
Torr: Muria. So I could study with Ramesh and unlock my shaman powers.
Cassidy: Mt. Shasta, to be with my parents.
What do you do to relax?
Cassidy: Relax? What’s that?
Torr: That’s a very personal question.
What is your favorite food?
Cassidy: Pretty much anything.
Torr: Yeah, when you’re limited to tiny daily rations and whatever you can get off the moon’s black market, pretty much anything will do.
What is your favorite season?
Cassidy: I used to like spring, but on the moon there are no seasons.
Torr: The moon is a dead rock. It kinda sucks.
How would you define happiness?
Torr: Life before the war.
What are you passionate about?
Cassidy: Freeing humankind from the scourge of the Tegs.
Torr: Finding the Star People.
How do you feel about your government?
Torr: Gaia United are cowards.
Cassidy: Well, if you mean the Global Alliance, it’s not so much a government as it is a dictatorship. That’s not a form of government, is it? I mean, enslaving your own population is not governing, it’s terrorism.
If you could change one thing about the moon, what would it be?
Torr: Air would be nice.
Cassidy: And plants. And animals. Rain. Wind.
Torr: Showers. I really really want to take a shower.
What’s your biggest secret?
Cassidy: Torr, where did you get all that gold?
Torr: [Shrugs] It’s a secret.
What do you hate?
Torr: That should be pretty obvious by now. The Tegs.
Cassidy: If I told you, that would be a spoiler for Light Fighters. Oh, I can tell you that I hate Gabira. What a witch.
What’s your biggest fear?
Cassidy: Being trapped.
Torr: Being forced to kill.
What do you think your best quality is?
Cassidy: They say that we are the Star Children. I suppose that if it’s really true, then that’s our best quality.
Torr: [Nods] If.
About the Author
Palmer has been writing fiction since she was eight. She received her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University, with concentrations in Religion and Race Relations.
She currently works in Silicon Valley in the gaming industry and high tech. In addition, Palmer holds a certificate in Chinese Acupressure, is a certified solar panel installer, and studied Tibetan Buddhism with the 14th Dalai Lama.
She lives and writes in the magical redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California.
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