What is the Book About?

JNS Cover

‘Guess what!  I have written a book.’  After having made this announcement a few times now, I soon learned to have a ready reply on hand to answer the predictable first question that always followed.

What IS the book about?

Not as easy to answer as it appears.  ‘It’s about a girl struggling to find her feet while her head is in the stars.’  This is what the story is about to me.  But as an answer, it really doesn’t say much.  ‘It’s an adventure story, for young people – how young? –you know, teenage-young, but older people like it too – what like, Harry Potter? – Sort of.  Both stories have parallel worlds, which makes them fantasies.  Is it fiction? (Yes, I have been asked that question after such an explanation) – Umm …yer sure, why not…

In response to my struggles to compose a succinct reply that sounded both intelligent yet airy at the same time – as if I had just pulled the answer out of thin air (which I guess is what ‘airy’ means), I have put together Reel Time – my YouTube Channel!

That was one of the reasons.  But not the ‘real’ reason why I have my own youtube show.  Having spent the last few years watching over my eleven year old son’s shoulder, as he watched the ever growing availability of youtube channels, mostly from America – I suddenly realised– hey, look at all the fun those dudes are having!  And so, now, I am too.

Jasmine Neutron Star is the first book of the Star Ways Chronicles.  It is a novel most suitable for young adult and teenager readers of speculative, fantasy / science fiction, urban fantasy.  It is a humorous account of Jasmine’s first adventure into the world of light – Quanta.  She is a spirem – a new kind of superhero – and perfect for the sphere of Terra.