Bestselling Author with German Ties to Send Books to the Moon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USA Today bestselling author Tina Glasneck is set to send her catalog of books off to the Moon. Her 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 in 2022, the payload will be delivered to Lacus Mortis, on the Moon, for future anthropologists and generations.
Glasneck, an author of more than twenty titles, is sending her catalog of Norse mythology-inspired fantasy novels to the Moon as a beacon of hope. “Future space travelers will discover the lunar time capsule and learn about our culture and world through the items we’ve left behind,” says Glasneck, “just like we’ve learned about the Norse, Egyptian, and Greek cultures before us.”
With her love of fantasy and fairy tales, she owes in part to the time she resided in Germany, in the small village of Niedernjesa, located near Goettingen, in Lower Saxony. At the University of Goettingen, Glasneck spent hours soaking in the stories in the theology department’s and university’s libraries studying. But it was the Latin course that planted the seeds for later discovery. “I never thought I’d use Latin in my every day.”
In crafting her stories, Glasneck admits studying abroad at the University of Goettingen helped her find her voice and be bold. “Living in Germany provided me with such a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, from the places to the wonderful people. I treasure those days.” In 2005, Glasneck returned to the United States to complete her studies.
“I wouldn’t be the author I am today had it not been for my time living in Germany. Both the Goethe Institute and the Volkhochschule helped me to learn the language, and the people taught me to live joyfully and authentically.”
Walking the streets filled with history in Goettingen’s Old City surrounded by lore and legends, visiting the castles throughout the area, and traveling along the Brothers Grimm fairy tale highway contributed to her continued desire to create fantastical tales of magic and myth.
And moving forward she is with her stories.
Glasneck is one of the 125 authors to send her catalog of books to the Moon on Astrobotic Technology’s Peregrine Mission One lander as part of the Writers on the Moon lunar time capsule. This mission is the first commercial launch, which includes payloads from NASA, DLR —German Aerospace Center, Bosch, and even Dogecoin. The launch is slated for 2022.
“Knowing that my books will be on a payload with DLR makes this even that much more special,” Glasneck concludes. She now resides with her family in Central Virginia and is currently working on her next novel.
Learn more about Tina Glasneck at her website: www.TinaGlasneck.com