Cover Reveal - Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates by KC Sprayberry
Oh yes! We finally get to share the cover for this new adventure series designed for teenage boys from 13-16. Definitely an interesting cover for the action inside this book. Check it out now, and stay tuned for the scheduled release on July 26, 2013.
BD Bradford resides on Canoples Station in 2364. He's on his last break before graduating high school. The biggest worry on his mind is scoring enough creds to buy the latest vid-game, and making up with his girlfriend, if she'll stop glaring at him. An announcement at breakfast hatches an idea in his ever-active brain – space pirates might be in the vicinity. Visions of creds tumbling around him after he captures the miscreants war with thoughts of what he did to torque off his girlfriend. He catches a glimpse of the villains outside the promenade's viewport, but he beats feet to safety upon hearing one of his sworn enemies having a drama moment.
Kc Sprayberry started writing young, with a diary followed by an interest in English. Her
first experience with publication came when she placed third in a Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now a teen getting ready to enter his senior year of high school.
Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories, and her Young Adult novel Softly Say Goodbye, released in 2012.
Canoples Investigations the series is the one thing I promised myself would one day be published. BD Bradford and his crew hold a special place in my stable of characters. It is because of this very talented group that I began writing again after 9/11.
Like millions of Americans, I heard about the first plane crashing into 1WTC at 900 AM on that day. The deejay of a local radio station, Luther Massingill, commented about how early in his radio broadcasting career that he had to announce the aircraft crashing into the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945. His calm voice put me at ease, although I did turn off my radio and turn on my television to see if CNN had anything to report. Only minutes, maybe fifteen, I discovered what was really happening when I along with many Americans witnessed the crash into 2 WTC. We all know the rest of the story of that horrific day, when it seemed the shocks would never stop coming.
My youngest child was in kindergarten then. In August of this year, enters his senior year of high school. Watching this child accept how his world was no longer as safe as he had always believed it was, I almost buckled under the weight of showing him how to remain the same inquisitive, energetic, adventure loving boy I loved.
One week after terror visited our shores, still struggling to prove to my son that things would get better, but unable to write, BD Bradford, Carl and Cassie Wills, and Terry Ashley burst into my head. The location and story they told me evolved over the last twelve years, until Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates became a reality.
I have to admit to the world now what my husband and son always knew. BD Bradford is mostly based on my son's joie de vivre, his tendency to dive head first into whatever interests him, his eagerness to discover what is just around the corner, and the way he cares about those he loves.
Instead of showing my child how to get back that feeling of safety, this child of mine gave me back the desire to write, by demonstrating to me how to believe world events couldn't keep him from living his life fully.