It’s official! We're off to the Moon!
I'm number 54 on the manifest and am sending my catalog of books off to the Moon. My books will join the Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission 1 as part of the Writers on the Moon project led by Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn.
Set to launch July 2021, the payload will be delivered to Lacus Mortis, on the Moon, for future anthropologists and generations.
With more than twenty titles, my portion of the payload will include my Norse mythology-inspired fantasy novels, which I hope will serve as a beacon of hope. Think about it! Future space travelers will discover the lunar time capsule and learn about our culture and world through the items we’ve left behind just like we’ve learned about the Norse, Egyptian and Greek cultures before us.
With the rise of Norse mythology in pop culture, I also see this trip to the Moon as a step in the right direction, which I’m ecstatic to be a part of.
But Tina, you write fantasy. Why are you sending stuff to the moon?
The connection between the Moon and my work is made through Norse mythology and cosmology. In Norse mythology, the Moon is vaguely personified, with children named after the heavenly bodies of the Moon and Sun, whom two great wolves chase across the sky. But even more, with the creation of the worlds, and Norse cosmology, there is still that connection to space.
I’m even considering using this experience as a plot point in the next Leslie book, Four Times the Fight. There is something to be said about writing about your life and coming up with
Did you know that the Norse believed the Milky Way was the World Tree?
I see this as an excellent chance for those who love fantasy to again connect with the magic of old, as inspired by the majestic Moon.
In mythology and many pagan practices, the Moon is magical and a perfect inspiration for fantasy stories, like what I write, as well.
The one-hundred twenty-five participating authors are including art, music, single-titled novels, whole collections of series, and anthologies in the lunar time capsule. Some are even including reader stowaways.
This week, I will be contacting the stowaways in my payload.
You, my readers have helped me to achieve so much. I’m happy some of you along with me with my work to the Moon. They will be listed as a part of my manifest on my website and in the uploaded files.
Why did you want to participate in the Writers on the Moon project?
To be Frank, it’s not just about me. It’s also something for my children. I want to show them that you can shoot for the Moon, and indeed land on it.
I'll be sharing about the process the more we move ahead!