Starseeker: The Flower of Tamaroon

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Starseeker combines a Cinderella tale into an original space adventure for young adults and up.

In an amazing future world, Annie and her friends train on a space station for a world saving mission. Her friends include a humorous flying robot named E-Chip who can project himself as a human hologram and a bird named Tipper from the planet of Tamaroon. After meeting a handsome prince, the danger grows as Annie searches for the lost planet that could be the key to finding her parent’s expedition and saving the people of her world before it turns into ice.

“A tale of survival in the future.”

Starseeker: The Flower of Tamaroon by Diane Gronas. – In a distant future, Annie lives alone with her aunt in a high-rise refugee tower as the world around her turns to ice. The Starfire that once warmed the regions of the twelve kingdoms is failing. There is little to do in her cramped quarters and she spends far more time with star charts and flight simulation than what is required for any shuttle pilot. Uncle Jordan has become her mentor and tutors the prince of Treya soon to be crowned at a royal ball. Annie dreams of dancing at the ball but her deepest desire is to join the desperate flights of Starseekers searching the stars for food and survival. Launching into space is her only hope of ever finding her parents missing on the lost planet of Tamaroon. A triumphant tale of a dream that blooms into action.

“Young readers are sure to enjoy the fascinating and imaginative world of Treya, where teens fly Starseeker ships with futuristic gadgets and lead missions into space.” — Dayne Sislen, illustrator of “Madeline Delilah,

LIMIT EXPOSITION

Limiting exposition in your writing makes it stronger.

PICTURE BOOKS
Exposition in Picture books is best explained in illustration while reserving text for mostly dialogue and some action. There is a limit of 500 words but many editors prefer 200-300 words. I prefer a lyrical bouncing text with humor as I explore illustrations.
CHAPTURE BOOKS
I’m reading a YA book that has a Forward, a Preface, and a Prologue. I skipped most of it to read Chapter 1 but I’m halfway through it and the action still hasn’t begun. Writing exposition is fine to help the author develop story and think through things, but cut it off before you publish it. Your world will reveal itself through the action and dialogue of your characters. A story begins when things change. Jump into the action to submerge readers into your story. Balance is the key. Adult genres are often heavier on narration, but a conscious effort of balancing 1. Narrative, 2. Action, and 3. Dialogue will hold your readers attention. (Based on studies with The Institute of Children’s Literature.)