***Author Spotlight Sterling Walker***

April 30, 2018

Author Sterling R. Walker has been writing since she was old enough to spell, filling notebooks and -- more recently - laptops, with her stories. She earned a BA in English from North Carolina State University, with a focus on Creative Writing. The Orphan Ship is her first published young adult science fiction novel. It's received good reviews and was awarded a 2012 silver medal from Children's Literary Classics. 

Walker's exciting sequel to The Orphan Ship, The Lost Sheep, was published in October, 2013. The final book in the trilogy, The Last Orphan, was published in December, 2014. In February, 2016 she released The Orphan Ship Trilogy on Kindle, which combines all three books into one volume. She is currently working on book one in a new YA SF series.

Sterling R. Walker lives in North Logan, Utah, with her husband of 30 years and four of her six children. Her oldest son is married, and she has one grandson. He attends NC State University, along with her oldest daughter. Sterling is a Christian (Latter-day Saints), listens to metal and alternative rock music, likes to travel internationally, and is addicted to dark chocolate with sea salt. She launched an editing business in fall, 2017, called Sterling Edits. 

 

Here are some fun things about Sterling:

 

Do you have another job other than being a writer?

 

Mom and substitute high school teacher

 

Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel/novella/short story?

 

It took me five years to write it, so yeah.


What inspired you to write?

 

I'm an avid reader who has always written stories, from the time I could spell.

 

What has been your most successful avenue to get reviews on Amazon?

 

Running a free promotion.

 Please checkout Sterling's Book The Orphan Ship Trilogy

 

The Orphan Ship series boxed set, containing The Orphan Ship, The Lost Sheep, and The Last Orphan. Stranded 225 million kilometers from home on Mars Station, cousins Jake O'Brien and Lorina Murphy are drawn into a fledgling effort to help the hundreds of abandoned street children who call the station home.

 

Jake becomes a medical apprentice in an outreach clinic, while Lorina volunteers at a juvenile shelter. They soon discover that their efforts may be in vain because something much more serious than poverty plagues Mars Station. Also stranded on Mars Station, ship's captain Danae Shepherd faces the difficult task of hiring replacement crew after an alien virus claims the lives of four in her employ, including her husband. She stumbles upon the same problem that has Jake and Lorina stumped: why are homeless children disappearing without a trace? The Orphan Ship is a 2012 silver award winning book from Children's Literary Classics

 

What is your next/latest project?

 

New YA sci-fi series. Book one, Vesta Exiled, will hopefully be out this summer.

 

If you would like to follow Sterling and her work you can follow her at the links below:

sterlingrwalker.com/
www.facebook.com/authorSterlingRWalker/
twitter.com/SterlingRWalker

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