Some of you may have heard about the new Star Wars movie that opened last week. A week before Christmas, Lucasfilm put out a film directed by J.J. Abrams, three decades after the original film was released in 1977.
Also three decades ago, I wrote (and illustrated) a book. So in spirit of all things intergalactically related, the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired me to reveal my first book, A Christmas on Mars (1983, Wainwright Publishing Co. Inc.) to the world.
You heard it here first.
Moving Parts wasn't my first publication.
In the gallery to the right and below, you will find PART ONE of A Christmas on Mars.
Coincidentally, my name used to be Lana Starchuck, as you will see in the copyright pages of the book. So, Star Wars...Starchuck. More Christmas synergy right there.
Please note: The book is not a trilogy. It is one story. Nine pages long. But Star Wars is always a trilogy. So I'm spreading this story out over three days this week, and if anyone chooses to celebrate Tibb's Eve on December 23rd like I do, you can do so along side the completion of the full reveal of the book.
I will also be sending a note to Dan at Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids, and maybe A Christmas on Mars will have a live reading someday.
But for now...
Will Jessica will get to see the Space Santa?
Will there be more glitter?
What does Mars have in store for Jessica?
Where will she spend all her triangular shaped Mars money?
Come back tomorrow for the continuing story of A Christmas on Mars...