A military brat, fan of horror and occult fiction at an embarrassingly (for my parents anyway) young age, and a seeker of the true reality beyond that which we see every day, I try and include as much life experience in my writing as I can. Every story I write combines these elements into something that I hope you will not only enjoy, but tell all of your friends about. I am active in the podcast fiction sphere and am a contributing editor at Flying Island Press.
A fantastic science fiction piece, Ginnie Dare, while geared for a younger audience, has plenty to appeal to all ages in both story-telling and characters. I hope to see another volume in what could become an epic series of novels.
Really enjoyed this book. It's funny, exciting and totally endearing. It's not too long so it's perfect if you're not looking for a door stop. Good read for young and old alike. I really hope there's another Ginnie book in the future!
Ginnie Dare is an exciting, well-paced story, a great entry point into the world of spacefaring sci-fi for both younger readers and adults. The protagonist feels "real", well-developed--truly the heart of the story. You won't regret this purchase!
What more can I say about this wonderful story other than I dare you NOT to read it. It's full of adventure, mystery, aliens and American History! What? Yeah, it's in there.
You introduced a strong Y/A character that didn't need to rely on magic/luck/adults to get her work done Ginnie Rocks
Ginnie is a great kid, working for her family's shipping company, in Space. Their plans go awry when they arrive at their drop point and find that everyone they expect to meet, is gone. Vanished, Skidooshed. Ginnie being the insightful, intelligent girl that she is, begins her own investigation and what she finds brings us closer to the truth that many of the adults in the story would rather have you not discover.
Scott Roche has taken a great idea, infused it with Science Fiction, character development and adventure and written a story that any reader, young and old alike would be hard pressed to put down.
I dare you not to pick it up. I dare you not to like it. It's just that good.
I bought this on a friend's recommendation, and was pleasantly surprised to find a few ideas I thought novel, blended in with the usual space opera science fiction, which I have loved for years. And which few authors participate in, these days.
The characters are folks you care about, the aliens were imaginatively alien. The most fun was to see Scott's interpretation of what an alien mind will think of us and our ways. In true Gene Rodenberry fashion, being human is at the same time something to be loathed, and something to be astounded at in a positive way.
Ginnie Dare is a fast, fun read that will leave readers smiling and asking for more. Scott Roche's style appeals to my younger self who wants a book to read that doesn't require mapping out character relationships in order to decipher the plot. Young adult (and those young at heart) will enjoy this romp through the future.